this is the pin I was inspired by. The mani belongs to Frau Wahnsinn Lackiert, a German (from what I can tell, anyway) blogger, with some super adorable nubs. I really liked this mani, and I loved how the glitters contrasted with the matte black. But, I also really really love how A-England - Avalon looks under a matte top coat, so I wasn't disappointed by losing some of that contrast.
First I mattified my base, and then I used a striping brush to apply curved sections of Barry M Glitterati - V.I.P and Socialite on alternate nails. As that dried, I felt like it had lost too much of it's sparkle to it's slightly gritty texture, so I top coated the whole nail again, and then this morning I carefully applied a matte top coat just to the purple areas, and there we have it.
So, that's all from me today lovelies, but I'll be back tomorrow with a holo mani to show you. I guess I'd better go and work on one, eh?
While I do that, as always, I'm advising you to check out the other mani's for today by browsing the thumbnails below :)
superdrug.co.uk at the moment. :D