Aww yeah, you know what time it is! SQUARE GLITTER TIME AWW YEAAAAHHHHH. You know all the times are square glitter times when a new shipment of glitter comes in! After my last adventure with square glitter, I was hesitant to do another full coverage mani. Having square glitter, funnily enough, gives you plenty of different options to play with though. Thus, grids! By the way, have I said "square glitter" enough?
I had an idea to play with the idea of gold-laced turquoise so I started with three coats of what turned out to be an amazing polish: Aldo Vintage Cadillac. This was bought for cheap at an Aldo store (I know, strange place to buy it, right) so I wasn't expecting a whole lot but it turned out to cover nicely and be the most beautiful shade of light turquoise. This one will definitely be going on the rotation. Once dry, I painted a strip of my stickiest top coat down the middle of my nail and laid the glitter out, using my usual technique. The gaps in between created a nice grid effect, I'm going to have to try this over a full nail. The most interesting thing about square glitter is that a whole swatch of pieces catch the light at once, making for very shiny nails.
The Verdict: Gold and turquoise together is hardly revolutionary but it sure is purty. Gotta try out more square glitter like this too.
- Aldo Vintage Cadillac, $5, Aldo stores
- Gold square glitter, $5.99 in set of 12, ebay