As I said in my last post I ended up with a lot of glitter polishes over the Christmas period and around new year I did various glittery manicures. All the polishes I used were Nails Inc as I had ordered a selection of colours to be delivered to my mum in the UK (they don’t deliver to Spain and cost a lot more in Sephora here than in the UK) which I had planned to pick up when I went to visit over Christmas time. My mum had had the same bright idea and also ordered me a whole load of Nails Inc polishes so I ended up with tons of new colours – lucky me!
The green is Symons Street covered in gold glitter: Chelsea Embankment with purple glittery tips: Bow Street (although you can’t quite tell they’re purple glitter here) All Nails Inc
The blue/purple is Belgrave Place with a pink glitter stripe of Chelsea Square (both Nails Inc)
Tan coloured Cadogan Square with pink Princes Arcade over the top (both Nails Inc)
My mum is usually a strictly neutral shades person but was quite jealous of my glittery fingers and thought she’d get in on the festive glitter act.
In the first pic she’s got Porchester Square covered with Marylebone pink and silver 3D glitter and in the second she has The Boltons with an Electric Lane holographic topcoat (which incidentally she loved so much that it didn’t manage to make the journey back to Spain with me!) Again, all Nails Inc.
So fun times with my mum and loads of lovely new polishes. The only thing lacking was my photographer boyfriend to take good shots of the nails as we spent Christmas and New Year apart this year, so these pics are probably not up to the usual standard.
Not sure about this one. I ended up with a whole load of glitter nail polish after Christmas and still felt a bit festive and like I could put off that back to work feeling just a little bit longer by going glitter crazy, but of course it didn’t quite work and I’m not sure if this design did either really.
I was a bit stuck for ideas, and then I came across this video by meliney and thought I’d do a pink version with glittery polish instead of a shimmery one. In the end it turned out looking nothing like the original inspiration.
It was fun and bright and I don’t hate it. I just don’t love it either.
I used: Pink Rose – Gosh, Ruby Ribbon – Revlon, White – Bonbon and a tiny bit of Holland Park Road – Nails Inc
This is my second attempt at using the glitter polish Out of the Blue by BYS. I think it looks much nicer over a dark colour and somehow it was easier to spread out the bits of glitter over the darker base colour.
Out of the Blue – BYS and Jungle Queen – China Glaze
This one had no artistic skill involved but was the first chunky glitter polish I ever bought. I wasn’t sure about it at first as it was difficult to get it to go on well. This was 2-3 coats of the polish and involved a certain amount of pushing the larger glitter pieces into place or encouraging them to come of the brush with the aid of a toothpick. It felt like more work than it should have been!
I do like the effect in the end but think it would look nicer over a dark colour rather than straight onto the nail, as it has a slightly bluish tinge to it which made my hands look permanently cold.
It also peeled off in quite a strange way, leaving little curls of polish all around the edges, but this could be to do with the fact that I went scuba diving the day after I painted them and perhaps the 90 minutes or so that they spent in salt water didn’t agree with them…
I’ll try this one over a dark colour another day (and not take them down to the bottom of the sea next time!)
Out of the Blue – BYS