Thursday, November 15, 2012

Glitter All the Way

I love the new polishes for the holidays, there's so much sparkle and I am particularly fond of sparkle.  I am not however ready for holiday manicures.  So a little inventiveness was required.
 This is China Glaze Glitter All the Way and Wet n' Wild Black Creme with a few hand placed hexes and some Sinful Colors micro glitter.  
At first I was just testing the coverage of Glitter All the Way, so it's something like four or five coats on my middle finger with no base color.  I liked it so much that I decided to build a whole mani around it.  So WnW black went over the remaining four fingers.
From there I figured it would be a little odd to have the ever popular middle finger as the accent nail so I pulled out my hex glitter and selected the colors that are in Glitter All the Way, red, gold, purple and green.  My daughter calls it Mardi Gras in a bottle.
I usually don't have the patience for hand placed glitter, but really wanted to work it into the look.  Seriously, love it, going to have to do more.
 So, with my two accent fingers done, I went on to the rest of the nails.  I applied Glitter All the Way on the diagonal across the nails.  Once that was dry I took a thin line of foil glue between the glitter and black, I then adhered my Sinful Colors micro glitter in gold to create a definite line between the two.  I need to get some nail tape, I think that would have looked better. but anyway.
 Glitter All the Way isn't a terribly grainy glitter and happily doesn't drink a lot of top coat to get a smooth surface.  Even so, I think it took two coats of Out the Door and a coat of Seche Vite to get a mirror surface.  I love how it turned out though, very happy with this one!


  1. That is a bautiful Fall mani! I think I like the hand-placed glitters over the black the best, though!

  2. They were my favorite part as well. They just add that bit of something to the look that draws the attention right to it. Love it.

  3. I think this is a bold touch of color to be applied to the nail, but very beautiful.


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