You might remember in my last post I get the newest set of stamping plates from MASH nails. That wasn't the only thing in the package, there was also a set of 12 holographic bar glitter pots. I'm normally not the biggest fan of bar glitter. It sticks up, it catches on things, it generally drives me a tiny bit crazy. This set had the most perfect set of rainbow colours I had to try out a hand-placed glitter arrangement. So I present rainbow glitter pin stripes!
To start, I applied my usual two coats of Rimmel Black Satin over a base coat. I've just switched to Essie Protein Base Coat and it seems fine. I've had a lot of nail breakages lately so figured I'd better try something a little more proper. Next, using my slowest drying top coat, I painted a strip down the side of my nail and went to work with my toothpick. Sure, it takes a while but nice neat pinstripes make up for it. I found the best way was to start at the cuticle and work upwards because it's easier to just trim glitter off the ends of your nails than try to do it around the cuticle. I added an extra coat of Seche Vite over normal because I hate bar glitter and it should be completely buried, and voila!
The Verdict: Of course I love this. It's so sparkly! I even made a vine because sparklies suit the six second video format. LOOK:
That's all I have to say about that, other than my cuticles aren't doing so great right now, so please excuse the slightly dodgy pictures. Turns out though, that if you run out of quick-dry oil, olive oil works too!
Wait! You HAND PLACED BAR GLITTER?? Are you insane? Or insanely patient? It looks stunning.ReplyDelete
Wow, these results are fabulous--I love the way they sparkle! ^_^ReplyDelete
omg. I will do this. Hopefully. Great idea, and it looks fantastic.ReplyDelete
wow! they look like nail wraps, thats how perfect they are!ReplyDelete
You're so amazing. <3ReplyDelete
That little video really made this mani so much more awesome! I made audible "Oooo and Ahhh" sounds :)ReplyDelete
I just watched that video like 6 times. Awesome mani!ReplyDelete
I am always amazed by your patienceReplyDelete
I try to do this be cause well its so darn awesome I want some of this awesomeness I am lucky to finish 1 nail before I am wondering Why.
I guess Ill have to bask in your awesome looks I'll never have the patience to get the skill to achieve :)
It's less about skill and more about patience and willingness to prod the glitter until it lines up properly with the other pieces.Delete
You can do it, I believe in you!
Oh wow... that .gif of them really shows how great they look!ReplyDelete
Wow! That's absolutely gorgeous! And I admire your patience and skill! Go glitter (even the bar one, sometimes ;-) )ReplyDelete