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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Glitter Waterfall

I have seen quite a few “waterfall” manicures recently.  They’re all quite lovely and inspiring.  I wanted to give it a try, too, but with some densely packed glitter polishes.  This ended up being the finished result.

 

I used all Milani glitters for the stripes of colors.  These are the polishes I selected:
  • Red Sparkle
  • Purple Gleam
  • Gold Glitz
  • Blue Flash
These were layered over a base color.  The polish I selected to do that job was Orly Black Vinyl. It is a matte finish.  I felt that the glitter finish over a matte finish would be striking.

 

The problem that I ran into was that the glitter polishes are very rough.  It was rather obnoxious.  They were catching in my hair, and picking at the fibers of clothing.  I wouldn’t be able to wear this manicure with it doing that.
My solution was to take a thin brush and swipe clear top coat only over the areas that had glitter.  As you can imagine, this wasn’t entirely easy seeing as each glitter stripe was a different length down the nail.  I managed a pretty decent job, but as you can see, there are some areas where the clear ended up extending beyond the glitter.
Considering the base was a matte polish, this wore extremely well.  I didn’t have any chipping for many days.  I would like to do this again but more holiday themed.