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Sparkly Blue Nails for Obama!

I may be an Australian living in Canada and thus the American election doesn't really effect me but omg I'm happy Obama was re-elected.  Sanity prevails! What better way to celebrate than with super sparkly blue glitter nails?

I have a lot of glitter.  When I get bored, I go on ebay and search for "glitter", sort by buy it now and price lowest + shipping.  You can get a surprising variety of glitter for under $3 delivered.  Plus, it takes so long to get here from China I've usually forgotten about it and so glitter surprise! Anyway, I realised I had a lot of blue glitter that would be perfect for a Democrat win.  To apply the glitter, I used my usual technique, using Essie Everyday Top Coat as a base for the glitter.  Given I was using larger glitter than normal, I modified my routine slightly.  For sticking the stars and large hexes on, I applied a thick layer of Essie then used a toothpick to make sure that all the corners and edges of the glitter were stuck down.  I applied the biggest pieces first then filled the holes in with the smaller pieces.  







The Verdict: I'm really happy with how this came out, especially with how well I managed to get the stars to stick down.  Sure, I added what ended up being three coats of Seche Vite on the top but at least nothing is sticking up and catching on things!

Yay Obama!

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  1. Ohhh how gorgeous! I love the random mix of glitter, makes for a very interesting mosaic effect :)

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  2. Holy crap this looks so good! How do you keep amazing me?? You are the Goddess of Glitter.

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  3. love this! glad to know im not the only one who does a search for glitter on ebay when i get bored :D

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  4. Each time I come to your blog my jaw drops, this is unbelievable!

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  5. wow! Your manis just get better and better LOVE this!! :D

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  6. This is beautiful! How do you get it to be just one layer?? Do you use a toothpick or something? Gorgeous mani :)

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