Just so you don't think I have abandoned my cute little glitter polishes by InDecisive Lacquer, here are some new manis I've done with them. I've been toying with the fact that there is no difference in color in my gel nails between the free edge and the nail plate. This gives a whole new set of possibilities for the use of sheer polishes glitters. I'm so used to trying to hide the free edge of my nails (which is usually also yellow in color), that I wanted to focus on this issue on this post.
First I have a mani that I personally fell in love with. I guess you could say these nails really look like me! If I was a mani, this is what I'd see in the mirror :). I used two of the custom glitters by InDesicive Lacquer, Gunmetal (dark silver metallic mini glitter) and Turquoise (matte mini glitter). I wasn't sure how the matte and the metallic finish of the glitters would work together, but I'd say they play very well with each other.
I used only two creme polishes with the glitters but non on the entire nail. I separated areas using tape and added glitter on top of the polish only in my pinky. I really like how the glitter looks on a bare nail juxtaposed by the dark grey (Licorice by Gina Tricot) and neon coral (Flip Flop Fantasy by China Glaze). I only needed to add (a whole lot of) silver studs to finish the look.
The second mani of the day is also done on almost bare nails. This time I polished my nails with one coat of U28 (sheer shimmery jelly, not a submarine) by Flormar (Kone Helsinki). I got obsessed about these shimmery jellies by Flormar a while ago and I think I have all of them. They look fantastic on black or any dark shade, but now I realized I can use these independently on a bare nail, since I have no visible free edge on my nails. This sheer polish gives my nails just a hint of cold violet shimmer and it was a pretty base for the glitters.
I used two custom glitters by InDecisive Lacquer for the glitter gradient on the tip of the nails. Black Holo has already been introduced in a previous posts here and here. The other glitter is a gorgeous cold purple-ish blue, making it Blurple. They are both super shiny but over the top used only as a gradient. I suppose the "over the top" part comes next as I added clusters of beautiful super shine rhinestones, which I purchased from Sanna Tara Nail Art. These rhinestones come in 2-3 different sizes and I can't tell you how pretty they looked prior to top coat.
The AB coating on the rhinestones appears to have almost melted by the top coat. I was not a happy camper when I saw this happening before my eyes. I'm not giving up on top coat! No way, no how! I have about a zillion different top coats, so I'm convinced I will find one that will behave. My kingdom for a fast drying to coat (like HK Girl) which will also work on all nail art (decals and rhinestones included)! If you really squint your eyes, you'll see how pretty the nails were before the meltdown :).
So, which mani do you like better lovely ladies? You know my opinion :).
See you soon,