Monday, June 27, 2011

Avon Bare Necessity with glitter

This is 3 thin coats of Avon Bare Necessity, with an addition of a holographic multi-sized glitter franken. I sprinkled on some purple holographic glitter as well.  after sprinkling on a small amount of glitter I gently pressed down on the surface of my nail to get all the glitter laying flat. 

I wanted my nails to look like they had a casual addition of glitter. I like this type of look as much of the original base polish is visible and it is a nice contrast between the creme polish and glitter. For the glitter franken, this is Claire's Hollywood, a multi-sized silver glitter, I added Claire's Magic to it, so it has a slight purple base instead of clear.

Whenever I add a sprinkling of glitter to a manicure - it is always messy. No matter how hard I try to keep the glitter in a single area it usually ends up all over the place - but the results are pretty 99% of the time.

stuff i used; Avon Bare Necessity Claire's Hollywood Franken, holographic dark purple glitter

swooped on glitter, then filled in between

sprinkled on the dark purple holographic glitter

every time I do this { sprinkling glitter onto wet polish } I tell myself ' do it over the sink' = but i rarely do. that is the best way to do this because all the wayward glitter can be washed down the drain.

 in this photo there is a few pieces of glitter sticking up, i gently press them into the wet polish with my finger-tips..... generally i bank on needed 2 or more coats of top coat to get a high shine bump free surface when i use a dense glitter like Claire's Hollywood.


.... and a few more photos


Olivia C. said...

I really like this!

Minty said...

WOW! That glitter!

paint that nail said...

This is very cute! I love the glitter!! I think it would look awesome over purple!(:

Anonymous said...

nice contrast of colours! it's so glitter-y

Anonymous said...

Love it! I love the base color. So neutral but yet it adds something to the nail design!

carissakuo said...

oh wow! I'm loving your mani! :)

Audrey- The Nail Affair said...

Thats such a cute look! and im sure the glitter you put on is a lot easier to take off then actual glitter polish

Unknown said...

Love that glitter!! :)

Dominika z said...

Love your nails. It's great!