Monday, July 18, 2011

glitter bomb!

Good morning!
I know I said yesterday that I would be posting my Teeez holographics today, but I forgot that this is Monday. And Monday means Monday Nail Art Challenge on Polish-Aholics Anonymous!

Before I get to that, however, I want to share a link with you.
Recently I came across this blog - Loodie Loodie Loodie.
This lovely lady shares all her knowledge about nails, and I have learned SO much from reading all her posts. I read them all in 2 hours because I was so interested. I know so much more about my nails now!
Go read her posts. Your nails will thank you! She also has some YouTube videos!
(Have you noticed this happening to you? I have, and this post saved me some worrying! I thought there was something wrong with my nails!)

Okay, back to my own nails!
This week's theme was glitter bomb.
I have a lot of glitter. It took me a while to figure out what I wanted to do.

I decided I wanted to try a glitter gradient, using the colors from my peacock mani as inspiration!
It turned out pretty nice! But it had to come off right after taking the pictures. You'll see why.

Glitterrrrrr! The gradient effect was much smoother in person.

For these blinged-out nails I used:
Color Club - Object of Envy (green)
Milani One Coat Glitter - Blue Flash
Milani One Coat Glitter - Purple Gleam
Icing - Runaway (pinky purple)
I also used several glitters from the 2 way nail art pen set. (Shades of green and blue to help smooth out the gradient.

This was so pretty and glittery and I would have liked to keep it on... But...

Look how thick it was! It would never dry.
I took the easy way out and wiped it all off with a tissue.


  1. Oh it looks so awesome! But I hear ya, I could never deal with a thick mani!

  2. that is really amazing looking i am in love with the last picture!

    shel xx

  3. Love how it looks and don't blame you for taking it off!

  4. A gradient glitter mani is such a good idea! But yeah, some glitters are rather thick...
    Anway, I really like how it turned out! it looks so sparkly and fun! ;D

  5. Love it, but yes they're so hard to take off that I don't blame you for taking it off early!

  6. that is gorgeous! It is too bad you had to take it off

  7. Oh what a great mani - so sad that it won't dry cause that'd be an awesome one to rock for a bit.

  8. Aw, it was so pretty! Too bad that you had to take it off but I understand. At least it's immortalized in photos now!

  9. Oh, how pretty! Too bad it wasn't workable as a wearable mani.

  10. I love Loodie's blog. I stalk it like crazy. LOL.

  11. It looks fabulous! I'm jealous, I wish I could do a similar mani!

  12. Wow this is simply gorgeous & blingy ! :D

  13. Look awesome, I love the colors. I don't blame you for taking it off though.... LOL, the thickness :P

  14. Too bad it wouldn't dry. Sure was pretty. Thx for sharing.

  15. Aw, it's so sad you put in all that work just to take it off!! But it still looks awesome!

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