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