Monday, September 17, 2012

Day 17: Glitter

 Today's theme was a bit vague... Glitter... I decided to try something new that I've never done before. I did a Jelly sandwich :) My first ever!!! And I love Love LOVE it!
 Since I was going to be using glitter I used Elmer's glue as my base coat. You can't use anything between the nail and the glue, I learned that the hard way. After the glue fully dried I added 2 coats of Revlon "Rich Raspberry" It a bright happy medium between pink and purple. I found myself liking it more then I thought I would.
 After that I applied 2 semi-thin coats of Orly 'Atomic Splash' I had to do a little dabbing with the brush, but for the most part it applied great. I didn't have to fish any glitters out either. I guess you could call this a gunmetal glitter. It's not sliver, or gray or even black. Kinda a mix of them all. Either way I liked it :)
 I was originally going to use Butter London "Disco Biscuit" but I didn't give the effect I wanted so I ended up choosing Icing "Lipstick and Lovers"
 2 coats of "Lipstick and Lovers" I love the blue shift and how clearly it translates from the bottle to the nail.
 I think the way it changes the color of the glitter is pretty awesome.
 All in all I am very happy with how this turned out and I am totally going to be doing more jelly sandwiches.. Which is funny because in real life I dislike jelly very much. I prefer just the peanut butter on toasted bread ugh.. yeh..... Umm so as you can see the color of the top polish affects the color of the glitter that lies below it.
Look at all the pretty blue shimmer :)
Well my friends, that's it for today. Thanks so much for reading and make sure to check back tomorrow for half-moon day. And remember to check out all the awesome manis below :)


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