Ok! So. Stuff. I've had an interesting few weeks lately. My mum came to visit and we got to surprise her with a trip to Curacao and it was so awesome. I saw soo many fish, seriously, if you like diving or snorkeling even a little it's like paradise. All this plus work means blogging is hard so here's something I did a little while ago. It's glitter, but it doesn't take a million years to do. Hooray! Sparklies, stuff, blah let's go.
I started this mani off with the very interesting Orly Smoked Out, a sparkly blackened teal polish that dries a cool semi-matte which is ultimately irrelevant cos it's covered in top coat but yeah there's that. Once I'd applied two coats I went to town with my silver, blue and green diamond glitter to make the cubes. I find it easiest to start by making a cube in the middle of the nail at the cuticle and then just building out a meandering pattern. Make sure you apply lots of your adhesive base coat so that the glitter sinks in otherwise you will have pieces catch on things. Finish off with a coat or two of Seche Vite or the like and done.
The Verdict: The spacing could be better, as could the exposure levels but all in all it's not bad. I do like my 3D glitter cubes and now I want to do it again soooo yeah sparklies.