Friday, October 19, 2012

Stained Glass Nails 2 - The Stained Glassening

Alrighty then, so you all liked my stained glass glitter nails, then, huh?  I hearby take that as free licence and encouragement to do all the glitter nails!  Hooray!  One takeaway from that post was that they could be, how to put it... stained-glassier.  I took that as a challenge!

This is such a nail blogger problem, but it's really hard to make shapes out of hexagons.  Especially when the types you generally get with glitter aren't true hexagons.  After a bit of experimenting, I found that rotating (shocking!) the glitter a little meant that I could create diamonds, a more stained-glassier shape if ever the was one.  To create this mani, I used my usual technique for applying the glitter.  I've recently switched up my top coats and I'm now using Essie Everyday Top Coat.  The trick is to find one that doesn't dry too fast - sticky is the key.  It's been working really well and is super shiny.  In case you were wondering, it took me about an hour to do these and my glitter generally comes from ebay.  Just search for "small hex glitter". 








The Verdict:  Of course I love these. I think the rainbow version I did on Monday was perhaps slightly more my favourite as it had more types of glitter and I love rainbows, but this is still good for me.

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