Thursday, August 11, 2011

Purple holo glitter sprinkle & NEW BLOGS & my 700th post

wow - my 700th post!

Here are a few new blogs I have come across, and added to my blogroll. I am trying to do a 'plug yourself' post as often as I can, but have been a busy gal as well as having some major computer issues, so please plug your nail blog in the comments, I will list your nail blog in a post and add you to my blog roll.

nails & jjjustii

 esmalte pouco e  bobagem 

 polish and charms

 painting rainbows 

 purple fairy dust

 lovin nailz

the polish diary

 crystal's truecolors 


 beautifully chaotic

in love with lacquer

Bonnie Binnacle

 the khromazone

 chosen nail files 

AE Make-up


hopefully, I got the proper name of everyone's blog in this list......

A glitter sprinkle mani is when you apply polish and sprinkle loose glitter onto the wet polish. Then add a coat or two or top coat; I usually add a coat of clear first; then a coat of real top coat. Glitter sprinkle mani's are messy - so I do this over the sink and wash away any glitter that did not adhere to my wet nails.

Most of the time, the glitter sucks up multiple coats of TC and it never has that smoothe shiny finish - but the holographic effect usually makes up for a lack of a high shine. One of the best top oats I have tried for thick glitter effects such as this has been China Glaze Fast Forward, it smells terrible but it does dry fast and it does level out an un-even surface such as this.

This glitter sprinkle mani is over Wet n Wild Eggplant frost except my thumbs. I applied a very thick coat of Nailene Top Coat, lightly sprinkled on the purple holographic glitter and waited 5 minutes then gently pressed down on  the glitter to have all the glitter pieces laying flat, then added another coat of TC, and another coat when that was dry.





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