I'm yet to come up with a fancy name for the glitter nails I've been doing lately. Hand-placed glitter nails? That's about as far as I've gotten. Anyone got any ideas? Anyway, the reason I want a name is that I kiiiiinda got a little carried away the other night and came up with my favourite <insert catchy name here> nails yet! I've used this glitter before but only as an accent nail. With the Toronto Reddit Monthly Meetup on last night, I had to do something special.
For the nails below I started with three coats of China Glaze Pool Party, an eye-punchingly neon pink. I was actually quite surprised about how well this one applied. In three coats it was 95% opaque and not streaky, like a lot of other neons. Then, started with my thumb, I coated half my nail in a non quick-dry top coat and went to work with a toothpick. I really love this glitter as it's easy to create a grid pattern without having to do anything special. It's very forgiving. Once done, you have THE SHINIEST NAILS IN THE UNIVERSE. Oh, and add lots of Seche Vite on the top, these suckers can get a bit scratchy.
The Verdict: I now have a new favourite neon pink that doesn't require babying, yay! Also, hooray for mirror ball nails!