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!