September 11, 2013

The Digit-al Dozen Does it Again: Bling! with A Rainbow of Glitters - Hand-Placed Glitter Nail Art

Is glitter 'bling'? I mean, it's really reflective and pretty but whenever I think "bling" I think 3D things like rhinestones and studs. Anyhoo, today's theme is bling and I did some really *ahem* eccentric placed glitter nails full of rainbows, wiggly lines, and holo. So it's like rainbow on your rainbow! And hence, because it is glitter (reflective) and most of it is holo glitter (like 15x more reflective, with magic) I feel like every photograph I took looks like "....wat is that?" because most of them are blurry or weird but in person I feel like a mermaid wizard with enchanting fingers. I'm probably going to post like 259895 photos and videos to Instagram (I'm @manicurity if you wondering) because iPhones have some sort of super-smart camera eye that can take awesome photos in low light, and specifically of holo-y goodness. Anyhoo, feast your eyes here and then don't let the party stop - take yourself on over to Instagram when you're done!!

Manicurity | A Rainbow of Glitters - Hand-Placed Glitter Nail Art

Manicurity | A Rainbow of Glitters - Hand-Placed Glitter Nail Art

Manicurity | A Rainbow of Glitters - Hand-Placed Glitter Nail Art

my base color was 2 coats Zoya Raven + here's what the box of the holo glitters look like :)

Manicurity | A Rainbow of Glitters - Hand-Placed Glitter Nail Art
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!

Manicurity | A Rainbow of Glitters - Hand-Placed Glitter Nail Art

38 comments:

  1. OKAY! Now stop. These are so freaking cool, I can't even express! My new favs of the day!

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  3. Holy poop Emma, I just died!! These are sooooooo freaking awesome girl!

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  5. Girl, I can't handle all that awesome in one mani!

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  6. Oh my gosh, the patience! They're gorgeous!

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  7. Love! Only one problem... now I NEED to buy more glitter.

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  8. Oh my goodness! These are just.....I'm mean they are.......I'm am stunned and blinded by the bling! :) Fabulous job!

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  9. Looks lovely, must have been a sad day removing these!

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  10. *Faints* This is fabulous rainbow overload - LOVE!!

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  11. This is seriously beautiful! I want to try this...asap

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  12. This is awesome!! It reminds me of a chameleon! Cause the big hex glitters looks like scales, and well, chameleon's change color all the time!

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  13. WOW! These certainly do deserve a 'Ta-da!' They are quite beautiful...I never would have the patience to apply each one of these - I would get as far as 1 or 2 accent nails done and that would be it - but the bling so works here with ALL 10 done! I love them in the rainbow...hope you had some fun event to go to or at least went out to dinner or something with these on!

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  14. It's so beautiful, I could spend the rest of the day just staring at your pictures 💖

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  15. OMG... it is so beautiful that my eyes are bleeding! *___*

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  16. Wow these are intense! I love the look but I couldn't pull it off on ALL of my nails... maybe just an accent nail or two :)

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  17. This is beyond absolutely amazing!

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  18. It looks like a beautiful glitter lizard!! Amazing! I have these glitters too and only used them once! :)

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  19. TOO MUCH GORGEOUS

    CANNOT DEAL

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