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Neon Orange Glitter Mosaic!

Having missed last month's Reddit Monthly Meetup, not only did I have to be there with bells on this month, I clearly had to bring seriously sparkly nails.  Cos, you know, it's vital for a bar full of people from the internet.  Since it's been a little while since I last did a good mosaic glitter, let's go with that.  

As another other than my most eye-bleedingly orange neon polish would clearly do my silver holo glitter a disservice, I started with three coats of Claire's Neon Orange polish.  Like most neons, the first coat was a little unruly but it smooths out nicely after three coats, which isn't unreasonable.  Once this was dry, I coated one third of a nail with my stickiest top coat.  Using a toothpick, I then placed each piece of glitter in a dot pattern.  See my full tutorial here, if you're interested. 







The Verdict:  I actually went outside (to a park!) for a friend's birthday and this was so so so sparkly I couldn't even handle it.  I'll always love this technique, even after you're all sick of it :)

If you're wondering, I do only do this on my right hand (I'm left handed).  I don't really have the dexterity to do with my non-dominant hand.  Instead, I use the same base colour and find a glitter polish that roughly matches my loose glitter.  In this case, American Apparel Light Year was a good substitute :)

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  1. I'm left handed too! Somehow that doesn't always mean my right hand is the better nail job lol xD

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  2. I will never be sick of this. Never ever ever. After seeing it on here and falling in love with it, I do it all. the. time.

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  3. You have the patience of a saint.

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