Sometimes, I like to set myself little challenges. Never very hard ones as I do my nails quite late at night, but challenges all the same. My challenge last night was to see just how much glitter I could fit on my nails. I will have to do more tests, but I think this is approaching the upper limit of how much glitter can fit on nails :D
To start, three coats of Urban Outfitters Afterhours, a very slightly pink-tinted holo silver micro glitter. This polish is super pretty on it's own, super sparkly with all the holo-y-ness in there. It's pretty much opaque in two coats too, but I felt like adding a third. Next, a coat of Quo Pink Champagne, also known at Orly Be Brave, from the Flash Glam FX collection. This polish has pink holo bar glitter in a clear base. I'm always on the fence about bar glitter because it's a bit of a PITA but it fit with the glitter theme I've got going here. Last but not least, I added a coat of China Glaze Techno to finish off.
The Verdict: I love how this came out. With the diffused light from my lightbox this looks a super soft, textured pink but believe me, it's blinding with direct light. It's a shame I have to manual focus my massive macro lens as it means I can't really ever take photos away from my desk. One day I'll figure out how to do it differently. But yay, glitter!
That is surprisingly pretty!ReplyDelete
OMG ALL THE GLITTER. These are awesome. I was thinking the other day about layering a bunch of different glitters together and now I REALLY WANNA.ReplyDelete
YAY GLITTER indeed - this is really, really pretty.ReplyDelete