I love glitter so much it's a little embarrassing. Anything sparkly and I'm in. It's probably why every third mani or so I do is hand-placed glitter, mostly because the lined up glitter catches the most light. When I don't have the time to do a full coverage glitter mosaic, I like to use smaller pieces of glitter, in a grid pattern, for that retro feel. This one came out so sparkly, you'd think I have LED's embedded in my nails!
To start, I added two coats of American Apparel Crescent Heights, an acid lime green. My bottle's a little old so it was a bit gloopy but the second coat evened things out. Then, using my usual technique, I started with the blue glitter, spacing them out evenly. The trick with a grid is to start at the top of your nail, making sure that you don't end up with a gap as your nail curves. Also work out if you're going to have three, four or five columns across your nail and space appropriately. Once I'd done all my nails, I then added the pink glitter in the gaps. I love this little glitter, absolutely no pieces have lifted off 12 hours later, which I <3.
Please excuse the overexposure of some of these pics, it was late :)
The Verdict: I love this one, the colour combo, the sparkliness and how well the glitter is staying down. LED win!
Wow. Your glitter skills amaze me!ReplyDelete
Your nails are awesome. What do you find the best to get glitter off?ReplyDelete