Monday, August 6, 2012

Makeup Savvy 15 Day Nail Challenge Day 6: Glitter

Hi!

A while ago, I bought a load of different glitters on eBay with the intention of using them for nail art and frankening. I got a selection of different ones from this seller. I chose to get mine in little bags, but they come in pots too.

I've said it before - I'm a marketer's dream. I would never, ever wear a lime green polish, but whack a name like ACid/DC on it (hello Catrice) and I'm all over it. It's the name that attracts me first, I cannot bear polish with no names (sometimes I make names up for them, yes, I'm that sad). While choosing my 12 glitter options on that eBay listing, I knew I had to have both dark blues. Why? Because they were named blue steel.

[Source: celebgossip.com]

If they were named 'dark blue', would I have bought them? Probably not. I'm a fool. Anyway, turns out both blue steels were pretty nice, and went perfectly with one of my favourite (sadly discontinued) nail polishes, It Blue My Mind by Catrice.


One coat of my trusty Essence basecoat, one of IBMM, one coat of topcoat, dip the tips into the fine glitter, then place the large hex glitters on with an orange stick, et voilĂ : Glitter-tastic disco ball nails.






I loved this, I want to try it again over black using different colours of hex glitters. 

If you want to take part in the 15-day challenge, you still have lots of time to join in and you do NOT have to be a blogger. All details are HERE.

Have a great Bank Holiday, 

S xx

18 comments:

  1. Lovely design! Going to try it out myself.

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    Check out my blog and follow back if you like. :)

    www.sweetsaremyweakness.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks Julie! I'd love to see it, send me a link when you try it x

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  2. Now this must have taken you ages to do! Looks nice, bet you wont want to take this off.

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    1. It actually didn't take as long as you'd think! One nail at a time :) It was MURDER to take off. Foil method FTW. x

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  3. Intense mani! Worth the effort though!

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    1. I couldn't stop looking at it! Want to do a really over-the-top disco ball one in silver :)

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  4. This is gorgeous, I would never have had the patience to do it! xx

    http://hedgehogloves.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I bet you could, it didn't take too long :)

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  5. Love the blues! And these are stunning! Great job! :D

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  6. Aaaaah so sparkly pretty! Haha! I'm totally with you there on names for polish's! Love your idea of just naming them yourself, totes gonna start doing that! :D

    Aysh xoxo

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    1. No-named polish drives me up the WALL. Even 'blue' or 'red 1' would do but to have nothing.... aagh! Thanks for reading xx

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  7. Those nails are fab, and I love a quirky product name too xo

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    1. Thanks Emma! The names are what catch my eye, I know it's ridiculous but it's a good marketing tool! x

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  8. Beautifull, it reminds me of a mosaic pattern around a swimming pool. just insanely gorgeous
    liloo/@tsunimee xx

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