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Midnight Oil Slick Disco Ball!

Oh everyone, do I have a roller-coaster ride of emotions, all in the one story, to share with you today.  The story begins, like so many do, with a mysterious package arriving in the mail.  Shaking it, it rattles, which is either very strange or very bad, depending on what you were expecting.  The contents? SQUARE GLITTER, MOFOS! I had forgotten I'd ordered a set of 12 pots of square glitter a few weeks ago and I was rather giddy with excited over how sparkly it all was.  At least half the pots were a holo glitter too, which literally made me drop everything and run to my table to experiment with the clear standout, the charcoal grey holo glitter.....

My process started well.  I started with two coats of Rimmel Black satin and let them dry thoroughly.  Using my stickiest base coat, I painted a third of my thumb and went to town with my toothpick.  You can see my tutorial on glitter mosaics if you want a more picture-y explanation on how this is done.  I finished all my nails and the result was so mind-blowingly sparkly....sigh.  Something about the shape of the glitter meant that it caught the light as a whole nail, creating the most holographic (useless) mirror I've ever seen.  Here's where the heartbreak comes in.  I ruined it with the top coat.  I got excited about my gel kit I got the other day and decided to see what would happen if I added that top coat, see if wouldn't last longer.  On every single nail I flooded my cuticles without noticing while not having it thick enough and the result was...unsatisfactory :(







The Verdict: I love this glitter and loved it before the top coat made it...subpar.  IT WILL BE AVENGED!

The Sidenote:  In case you're wondering about the gel kit I tried out, it's still on my left hand.  It's holding up really well, I'll post an update thread in the next few days.

The Supplies:

  • Rimmel Black Satin, various locations
  • 12x Glitter Square Shape Nail Decals, $5.99, ebay


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  1. This made me want to get a Disco Ball and start dancing. I like it, awesome idea!

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