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Aztec Nails! That are Rainbow! And Don't Involve Whole Rolls of Striping Tape!

I've been working with hex-shaped glitter for years now and let me tell you, switching to triangles is quite the revelation.  There are so many new patterns and shapes to make, especially when you have fifteen colours to play with.  My current favourite thing to do is to make aztec-inspired patterns, mostly because the triangles in said pattern are such a PITA to create by hand.  So, let's take a look at my latest triangle thing, shall we?

It doesn't really matter what kind of base colour you use when you're going with so many different colours in a glitter placement.  I have found that too-bright colours look weird but that just might be me.  For this mani I started off with two coats of Nails Inc Disco Lane which is a pretty black polish filled with micro holo silver glitter.  I really like it cos it's an alternative to just straight black.   I then applied my usual stripe of slow-drying top coat and went to work with my glitter from the cuticle up.  This design is really quick to do as it doesn't actually have a lot of pieces in it.  When done I covered it with two coats of the gel top coat in the Nailene Ultra Quick Brush-On Gel kit.  I'm very hard on my nails and this actually has decent staying power and is shiny.  So that's a thing.  Any top coat is fine too of course. 







The Verdict: I really like how this came out.  Mixing matte and holo glitter together always looks cool and triangles are awesome.  This is not just because I sell triangle glitter sets.  I sell it because it's awesome and no one else sells non-wholesale amounts of triangle glitter that doesn't require you to spend $20 in shipping and to buy bags of glitter at time.

This glitter is available from The Sparkly Shop from $6.99.

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