Are you having a good week? Summer has hit Durban in full force this week and I believe tomorrow is going to be a scorcher. I am not looking forward to it. Anyway, on to the glitter 🙂
I knew I wanted to do glitter placement for this prompt. I’ve never done it before but I love how beautiful it looks. It didn’t really go as well as I had planned and after doing 3 versions I finally settled on the ‘cheat’ version. I will show you all 3 but the main one…..
Yup, that’s it. Little glitter flowers 😛 I started with 2 coats of Essence – Black is back. Once that was completely dry I went to work with some regular top coat and loose glitter. I used a goldish glitter for the centre of the flower and then used red for the petals. I then added a few green glitters for the leaves. On my middle finger I did 3 rows of green glitter. Topcoated and done. I wasn’t really feeling it but man is glitter placement harder than it looks. Am I just being silly? What is the trick? I am not sure if I was just me being in too much of a rush or needed to use something different to place them. I don’t think I am too fussy. I will keep practicing though. Shout if you have any tips. Let me show you the other 2 versions
Here I started with 2 coats of Essence – Icy princess (original version) and once that was dry I tried to make stripes with blue and pink glitter.
Here I started with 2 coats of Essence – Black is back. Once that was dry I placed the coppery coloured glitter. See the gaps on the tip of my index and some spots at the cuticle? I swear there was glitter there. I took the photos (many of them) and looked at my nails, I could see the glitter but it was just not coming out on the photo. How bizarre!
Glitter placement takes forever and my stiff neck was evidence of it. I love the effect though and will definitely keep at it. I actually have a really cool idea that I will work on and show you after the challenge 🙂
The polishes I used here:
Essence – Black is back
This is 2 coats with no topcoat. I actually really like this glitter. It has a good formula and good opacity.
Essence – Icy princess (original version)
This is 2 coats with no topcoat. This is a silver foil and I do know they have ‘upgraded’ this polish. The new version is more metallic / chrome. This is a little sheer on the first coat but looks great on the second. Good formula too. This is the silver version of Go Bold.
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