Time for a Monday quickie!
Da line up: China Glaze Glitter All The Way, L.A. Colors Art Deco Gold Glitter, China Glaze Liquid Leather & Orly Matte Top Coat
I started with 1 coat of Liquid Leather undies (sounds kinky LOL) & added 2 coats of Glitter All the Way. I could have gotten away with 3 coats of GATW & no undies, but I didn't want any nail bed to show thru...I wanted this to be DARK. I added a French Tip of Liquid Leather using da bottle brush & then a thinnish line of da gold glitter using my skinny striper cuz da L.A. Colors nail art brushes kinda suck. There wasn't anything 'wrong' with this one (i.e. wild hairs) but they tend to be on da too thick side for nail art. I topped with a coat of Seche Vite.
For da most part I've found that buying nail art polish in da skinny bottles is a waste of money cuz more often than not da brushes are bad & they're too thick for using as a regular polish, tho I've found some can be used for stamping. Most regular polishes can be used for nail art if they aren't too runny &/or sheer. All you need is a striper &/or small detail brush & palette of some sort to hold a lil puddle of da polish. I use a pad of sticky notes. I can fit quite a few drops of polish per page over time & when da page is full I just peal it off, chuck it & start on da next page. I get them from my mom. She's a nurse & da drug reps leave piles of free sticky note pads with da company logo on them when they visit. If you don't have a source of free sticky notes you can buy them & you can also use a piece of aluminum foil, wax paper, a plastic lid or a small piece of glass. The glass can be cleaned with acetone, the others are disposable.
I pondered whether I wanted to matte this or not...
Ta Da! Da matte tc made da most difference on da black French Tips, but it does make
da individual glitters stand out too. I really resisted da trend to mattify glitter polishes
& now I don't know why I waited so long. LOL
Thanks for stopping by!
P.S. This is my 100th nail art related post! My 1 year nail art blog-a-versary is coming up in June & me thinks a BIG give-a-way is on da horizon!!!