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Festive Wrapping Paper Nails!

The Reddit challenge this week is "Glitter".  I don't know about you but I find this an incredibly intimidating task.  I've done so many manicures with glitter, be it glitter mosaics, stained glass glitter, geometric glitter, glitter polish or mermaid nails.  HOW THE HELL AM I SUPPOSED TO CHOOSE WHAT EPITOMISES GLITTER TO ME.  IT'S TOO HARD.  It's like trying to choose which of your hypothetical children is your favourite.  I realise this is a lot of shouting but it's mostly because while I like this mani, I made the mistake of starting at midnight and there just isn't enough glitter here.  So let's just pretend these are wrapping paper nails!

To start, I applied two coats of China Glaze For Audrey, a nice light turquoise creme.  Next, using my usual process, I added the glitter stripes, alternating between gold and silver first then adding the pink.  I've changed up my top coats for this to try and stop the massive amount of bubbles I've been getting lately and it seems to have worked.  Instead of Essie Everyday Top Coat and Out the Door I'm using Sally Hansen Invisible and a lovely new bottle of Seche Vite.  I really like Invisible as a glitter base, it doesn't dry too fast and doesn't leave bubbles.  So yay! 







The Verdict:  I'm hoping I have enough time tonight to do the super glitter nails I have in my head right now.  In the mean time, look, sparkly!

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  1. Gorgeous!!!! I need to try this myself, I only hope I'll have enough patience! :)))

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  2. Oh pretty! I still need to get my hands on some of this hex glitter. Love your manis!!!

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  3. I will end up with slanted and messy nail mani haha u are good :) looks so pretty

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  4. This is GORGEOUS!!! I totally want to try this! You must have the patience of a saint!

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  5. This is sooo gorgeous and inspiring <3

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