Tuesday, 29 July 2014
Loose Glitter Gradient Nails with Essence Multidimensional Glitters (Call Me Galaxy)
I'm not a huge loose glitter fan... Loose glitter is messy and tricky and never seems to be worth the payoff (in my opinion). And yet for whatever reason I was drawn to Essence's selection of multidimensional glitters the last time I was at the pharmacy. I ended up picking up a cute mixture called Call Me Galaxy which had a variety of pink, blue and silver pastel glitters in it (of course). I decided to give it a try over Julep Lissa and I think the colours work together really well! It's very mermaid-ish imo.
Basically I painted my base colour and once it dried I put a thick coat of top coat (in this case Julep Freedom Polymer Top Coat, but any non-fast drying top coat would work for this purpose) and then on my ring finger I just dumped a bunch of glitter on top. After a few seconds I patted it down and the tapped it to remove any remaining loose glitter.
For my other nails I applied top coat on the bottom third of my nail and then gently poured a bit of glitter so it would give a quasi-gradient effect (or at least that's what I was going for). Then I used some extra top coat and a dotting tool to manually apply the scattered glitter going towards the tops of the nails. When things looked generally dry I gave them another gentle pat down and then sealed it with two more coats of top coat.
I like how the colours work together, but I'm still not a convert to the world of loose glitter. It still seems like such a pain, and I found glitters around my desk for the next week even though I did it all over loose paper so I could pour the excess glitter back in the jar. :/
Do you like working with loose glitter? Any tips that I should try next time? Let me know!
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