Monday, October 15, 2012

Stained Glass Glitter Nails

A good friend of mine, who I affectionately call Other Laura, had a birthday party this weekend.  As we often compare nail polish and she likes to call me a glitter crack addict, I had to do something special.  Given that I'd just sorted out my bag of glitter pots, I thought that the nine different small hex glitters might be able to help me out.  Turns out, when layered over black, it makes the most sparkly, rainbowy, commented-upon stained glass manicure I've ever done.  I did this Saturday afternoon, it's Monday lunchtime and I can't bear to take it off.  Let's take a closer look, shall we?

I initially started this mani as just thumb and ring accent nails over Wet 'n' Wild Black Creme.  Using my usual technique and starting in the middle of the nail, I spaced out the nine different glitters in a column down my nail.  Then, alternating placing them up and down offsets, I filled in either side, keeping the spacing consistent.  I had a bit more time on my hands so I decided to fill in my other three nails.  To keep things interesting, I reversed the rainbow on these nails.  I love using this glitter size as it all sits flat and smooth.  

The Verdict:  I think I have a new favourite mani.  Like, ever.  You can see how sparkly it is in my terrible attempt at a gif.  Yay glitter!

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