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!