|my base color was 2 coats Zoya Raven + here's what the box of the holo glitters look like :)|
|BONUS: Blurry photo!|
This mani is inspired by the queen of placed glitter, Polish All the Nails. The first time I saw any sort of placed glitter nail art was from Laura a year or so ago - so either I am really slow at things OR she made it a thing, either way whenever I think of placed glitter I think of her!! I had originally wanted to do 3D cube nails (with glitter) because hot daniel, they are so rad but I thought they were done with square glitters and alas, they are done with diamonds. So instead I said, "Hey, let me stick all of those glitters from the craft store that I bought before there were solvent glitter suppliers on the internet onto my nails because I can't use them in polish and what else will I do with them!" and ta-dahhhhh.
These are SO SWEET YOU GUYS. I wish you could all come over and look at them! They remind me of snakes a little, but really cool snakes and not gross ones [snakes and I are not BFFs, so I'm imagining some magical realism jewel encrusted snakes that bring me chocolates or something]. This is my first go at doing full-coverage glitter placement and I feel like I learned a ton. It also didn't take me near as much time as I thought it would, but that's because the large glitters are LARGE and made the process much faster. I did try to buff the ones that hang over away, which does not work at all, so keep that in mind if you try this. I think next time I'll try and trim them with rounded manicure scissors to fit the shape of my nail better?
Anyhoo, check out the other blingy nail art for today and don't forget to check out our sweet $200 gift card giveaway if you haven't entered yet (ends 9/15)!
PS. Here's a fun Xzibit meme for my dearest internet friends!