Saturday, 14 September 2013
A break from the norm.
Hi all, hope you're having a great weekend so far. Today I have a mani for you that involves a lot of glitter, and not a stamp in sight! Don't worry, I have not taken leave of my senses. I just wanted to post something a bit different today. I will be back tomorrow though, with a massive post about basic stamping. I don't really want to call it a tutorial, as I'm not an expert, but really, it kind of is. Hopefully some of you who are not familiar with stamping will find it useful. There's definitely a few things I've picked up that I wish I had known when I started!
The base for this mani is Headline Colors - Poolside Party. I had never heard of this brand before, but got it in my very first Beauteco Box (now called Love Me Beauty) and I think it retails for about £9. A bit pricier than what I'm used to, but it is very nice. Lovely colour, good pigmentation, and the formula was nice to work with. It's smooth and creamy, a lot like Barry M - Blueberry Ice Cream formula wise. (Anyone else love the way that polish applies?)
I was planning to tape off half of each nail, I even had the tape pre-cut and everything, but when I was waiting for the base to dry, I lost my patience and decided to just freehand it. The glitter here is China Glaze - Snow Globe. This was a massive impulse buy for me. I saw some swatches, and immediately ordered one off ebay! I couldn't really afford it, but damn it, I wanted it. I actually ordered it from America as it was only £4.41 including international shipping here. My way of telling myself I was still being somewhat frugal and therefore responsible! I then added some little aqua holographic circle glitter that I picked up off ebay a while back, down the middle of the nails, and top coated. By the way, they stained my nails like a b**ch! Half of each nail is very blue where I've pulled downwards on them with the cotton pad. Looks like it's dark colours for me for now!