Saturday, 13 March 2010

Babelcute: glitter polish

When I grow up, I want to be a little boy girl.

Not quite in the league of deco nails (but fun anyway), glitter polish is a big thing right now (yay!). For nail polish advice, check out my Easy Nails post! Nails stickers are big also; mini kids stickers work almost as well as nail stickers, but you get more variety. Layer them on and seal with a glitter top coat. To keep super on trend, go with a dark, matte purple or a hot neon as a base. Think texture.

How I do it: For my first attempt, I decided to go sweet and went for a light pinkish base (Sally Hansen, Lilac Creme), white flower stickers (Flirt, Wal Mart) and a glitter top coat (Sally Hansen). The pink was really, really thick. After waiting several years for my nails to dry, I applied the stickers. They were a bit fiddly, but really not too difficult at all. However, when I pushed the stickers down (lightly), the polish oozed out around the edges, forming a ridge. The glitter polish was amazing though. In it's defence, World's Thickest Polish didn't ever seem to chip, but after a week I was annoyed with the colour.

For my second attempt I used a dark blue, almost black polish (Kabaret - Nails Inc), yellow flowers and the same glitter coat. The stickers didn't form a ridge with the Nails Inc polish.
I am SO CHUFFED with the results.

A better way of doing it:

Feautured on the Grimoire blog, simple and sparkly!

You can get an effect similar to Katy Perry's super cute nails using stickers

For unadulterated deco nails, fellow blogger Violet LeBeaux sells false nail sets that she makes herself. Visit her Etsy Shop to get a set. And while you're at it, check out her blog, Tales of an Ingénue. It's is full of crafty advice, all writen in her unique, sugar-coated-yet-savy voice.

Add some sparkles to your hands!