I hope you aren't sick of my hand-placed glitter yet because I have quite the doozy to show you tonight. I got a set of 12 glitters in the mail the other day and I've been experimenting with covering my entire nail in glitter, especially since hexes tessellate so nicely. I tried something with the largest glitter yesterday over lunch but the pieces were too big and didn't sit flat enough for me. Armed with slightly smaller glitter and more time, I tried for FULL COVERAGE NAIL ARMOUR.
The glitter pots I ordered came in four different sizes, which is a little annoying if you want to work with multiple colours. The most complementary in the same size were a fuchsia and silver so starting with three coats (for maximum stickiness) of my trusty Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Celeb City, I used an orange stick to stick the glitter on. I found that the best adhesion came when the polish was wet and the glitter was pressed flat to the nail. I had much less glitter sticking up, which bugs me endlessly. One day it will be perfect! Oh and I couldn't decide on a pattern, hence the different lines.
The Verdict: This glitter size was a lot better than the giant stuff I used last time but it's still...not...perfect. I'm going to have to try this one more time, I WILL GET ALL THE GLITTER FLAT. That being said, as much as I hate the word, these were so incredibly "blingy" that it made me happy. Being such a large surface the light just pings off the glitter, it's awesome.