I hope you're not sick of glitter yet cos I sure as hell am not! I still have so many pots of glitter sitting on my desk, taunting me (cos glitter can be quite pushy) so I've got quite a few variation to try out. I recently picked up two new Essie polishes from the Chrome collection - a silver and a lavender - and thought that the the silver, No Place Like Chrome, would make a good base for my holographic turquoise glitter.
First up, let's take a look at No Place Like Chrome. I used two coats here which was fine in terms of coverage. I was impressed at just how bright and shiny a silver this was, it really is a true chrome. However, this polish will show every single lump, bump and bubble in your nails and application. Even a top coat doesn't smooth it out completely. I highly recommend buffing your nails and using a very even base coat with this, otherwise you're going to have a bad time. That being said, it's so shiny I don't care, hah hah! Once the two coats were applied, I used my normal technique to add my chequered pattern. If you want to try this, I found the best way to get the pieces to line up is to start in a top corner then place a piece underneath, touching the corner, working your way down in a zig-zag.
The Verdict: These were mistaken for nail decals by, like, three real people so win! The combination of the turquoise holographic glitter and the shiny chrome makes for very attention-grabbing nails. Love it.
- Essie No Place Like Chrome, $6.75, various locations
- Turquoise square holographic glitter, ebay.