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Essie After School Boy Blazer with Red, Gold and Silver 3D Glitter Cubes!

Even though it's August, super excited about fall because that means new nail polish yayyyyy.  I went on a bit of a rampage at my local beauty supply store.  They have so many new dark blues, it hurts my brain.  Not the best considering I thought it would be fun to lay out all my nail polish on our dining table and it looks like this... Anyway, it was the Reddit Toronto Monthly Meetup on Saturday so of course I had to do sparkly nails to maximise the attention I'd get.  Had to do cubes because they're the most sparkly. 


To start, I applied three coats of the absolutely gorgeous new Essie polish, After School Boy Blazer, a nearly black navy blue.  This polish is super shiny - ignore the weird finish in these pictures, my bottle of Seche Vite was misbehaving.  I went for three coats over two because I needed a nice thick base for my diamond shaped glitter.  I went with my usual technique, picking up each piece of glitter with an orange stick and gently pressing it into a thin coat of non quick-dry top coat.  Remind me to update that tutorial, it's a bit old now.  I found it easiest, when doing cubes, to start at the cuticle and build upwards, one cube at a time.  It's fun letting them meander up your nail.  Top it with two coats of Seche Vite - remembering to wrap those tips - and you're good to bask in all the attention you get when you hold a drink displaying your sparkly nails.





The Verdict: I LOVE how this came out.  Finally, I managed to not get the base colour to bleed over the glitter.  Sure, no one can really tell but I can and it bugs me.  The diamond shaped holo glitter is super flashy as well.  Really should have taken a Vine....

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