Today I’m trying something new: loose glitter! I’ve kind of always been curious about the loose glitter but haven’t tried it until today.
I started with one coat of Appeal4 – Butterfly Orchid and framed the nails with a small nail art brush and some clear nail polish. Then I dipped my nails into the glitter and brushed off the excess glitter. You have to work one nail at the time, especially if you use fast drying top coat to frame the nails. After you’re done it’s actually surprisingly easy to adjust the design if you see imperfections. Just add a little bit more clear polish and repeat the process or push the lines gently where they are uneven. I saw afterwards that I should have adjusted more on the ring finger but by then the design was off my nails :D I photographed the nails without a top coat first. I loved how the glitter stood out on the nails like snow or sugar on top but I’m pretty sure the glitter is going to disappear if you live it that way so I’ve topcoat it afterwards. Some of the loose glitter followed with the brush and “contaminated” the creme surface so I guess I should have brushed off more glitter to be safe.
More about how to frame the nails in my e-book “Basic Nail Art Techniques and how to combine them“.
The glitter comes from Edgy Polish.