Wednesday, July 27, 2011


This is actually the second time I've done this mani, the first was a few months ago, and I forgot to take pictures right away and they got messed up.   I liked them so much though that I had to do them again so I could share.
I used Finger Paints' Gallery Glam, a lovely, deep, dusky, blue.  This is two coats and the formula was great, I didn't have any of the streaking and bubbling from the heat that I've had as of late with other polishes.

While the polish was still tacky I put the sequins on using a toothpick.  I got these at Sally's and they're listed as being black.  They are on one side, but the other side which is what I used is this great iridescent green. 
My favorite picture, it really shows off the sequins!

After that I put on two coats of Seche Vite.  I drew the brush very slowly over the sequins because I didn't want bubble to form.  One wasn't quite enough to take the edges off, there was still too much risk of snagging so I used a second coat which did the trick. 

I really like the look of these, I've been on the look out for more of these sequins in different colors but haven't come across any locally so I'll start looking online.  If you know of any, point me in that direction if you please
Unfortunately these didn't survive a day at work Monday, even with the extra coat of Seche one of the sequins popped off. 
Is it bad that I actually look forward to my polish coming off?  I see it as an excuse to change my polish to something new.  Are any of you the same way? 
Thanks so much for stopping by and reading, I do appreciate you my readers, and your comments do so much for keeping me motivated.  Thank you so much, and until next time, take care.


  1. This is very nice.Never saw this kind of sequins

  2. love this mani!
    the sequins really make it pop, literally lol

    <3 BB

  3. Have you tried your local craft store? I love this!

  4. This is gorgeous.
    I have to say if I get a chip in my polish, my brain goes 'Oh dear, have to change it'. Only problem choosing what to change it too.

  5. @BeautyBehaved, Thank you, they really do add that certain something.
    @Persnickety Polish, I've only ever seen the apparel sequins at craft stores, never these little flat ones with larger holes.
    @Cat, Dinged polish is the best excuse to change. I have a hard time choosing too though, I'll sometimes just sit and stare at my polish then have to get up and come back to it later before I can make up my mind. It doesn't help that I have so many colors to choose from.


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