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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.

 

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Rings of Plum Power

 

I am apparently on a purple(ish) polish kick.  I intended to grab a more berry colored polish but instead picked up this one thinking it was something else.  Oh well.  I still like the over all manicure.

 

I started by applying my base coat (Sally Hansen Hard as Nails).  Then I applied two coats of Sally Hansen Plum Power. Then, I swiped on CND Amethyst Sparkle.  for the design I used Pure Ice Silver Mercedes and more Plum Power.  I used different sized dotting tools to create the rings on top of one another.  Finally, I sealed everything in with a coat of Out The Door.

 

Somehow I managed to get a couple dents in my polish without realizing it.  I didn’t even see them until I stepped into the sunlight to take photos.  That frustrates me a bit but I wasn’t about to remove the polish and do it again.  I’m incredibly lucky to get any color on my nails at this point.
I’m thinking it might be time to start busting out some holiday manicures.  I’ve been in the Christmas spirit for about a month now!  HAHAHAHA!