I wonder sometimes what you think when I write a more critical review of my nails. I hope it's not that I'm fishing for compliments - I swear that's not me. I just like to be honest about how something turned out sometimes. Like this ruby slippers mani: looks a bit like fruit in jello, doesn't it? And for some reason that just skeeves me a bit. It's still pretty though! I guess! Let's take a look, shall we?
I felt like using my big red glitter for this mani and I wanted to match my base colour as close as I could, for max sparklies. The best match I could find was A-England Perceval, one of my favourite reds for the brilliant colour and excellent formula. All A-Englands are one-coaters. Anyway, after applying three coats because I like to have a deep polish bed for my big glitter I went to work. I'm currently using Sally Hansen Invisible to apply my glitter but you can really get away with any cheap top coat, as long is it isn't a quick dry. I started off with my usual line of glitter down the centre of my nail, cuticle first, then working my way outwards. I like to trim the pieces of glitter to fit around my cuticles and I do so using a sharp pair of sewing scissors. It really isn't that hard with the bigger pieces like this. Top it off with two coats of Seche Vite and you're done.
The Verdict: As I said about, something about the finish here is just a bit weird and it ruins it for me. You should have seen it before I added the top coat. That's not practical to wear so I don't believe in showing you something that's just going to disintegrate after five minutes. It is sparkly though....
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