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.






Cat said...

This is really gorgeous. Must give this a shot. Thank you for adding me to your blog roll.

Kay said...

There's so much depth in this effect. Love it!

Slayer3 / aka. Rbb.Red.Bull.Babe said...

That looks sooo nice; and thank you. I added you to my Blogroll. :)

Johanna (Paillette) said...


Beautiful manicure!!!1

ABBY said...

that's so pretty! I bet it would be a pain in the ass to take off though lol.

Please add me to your blogroll :)

Anonymous said...

Wow! I am drooling!

Starlight Radiance said...

I love this because glitter is one of my favorite things! Also, I just saw the link to your jewelry site! AWESOME! I'm going to have something else to drool over now. :)

Minnie said...

Woow!! They're so sparkly~!! I love them~XD Congratulations with the 700th post!! I have to learn from you, hehehe;p

FOREVER '92 said...

The glitter is so cute! Congrats on your 700 post!

Jill said...

This is amazing!

Unknown said...

Ooh pretty! I have a couple of polishes that come with a little pot of glitter but I haven't tried them yet. Do you think it would work as well if you dipped your finger into the glitter rather than sprinkling it on? Trying to think of a way to make less mess!

Erin Gorbach said...

SOOOO pretty :)

And I would love to be added to your blogroll!

<3 <3

♥beauxs mom said...

Congrats on your 700th post that's AMAZiNG! And this mani is so shiny and sparkly I love it I really need to buy some glitter and try this love the idea.

kaderkismet said...

so nice, i cannot take my eyes off of it..

and cangrats on your 700th post..
i think these manicures lift your spirit as much up =)

Paola said...

ohhhhhh this one is sooo cute! I'm totally addicted to purple and I adore glittery nails, so of course I'm loving it. The only thing that scares me with these many... is thaking off all that glitter!!! what a nightmare!

♥ Sarah Claire ♥ said...

OMG THAT IS FANTASTIC!!!!!! [definitely needed to be said in caps!]

Lydia said...

So. Much. Glitter. I love it!

Unknown said...

And your glitter is awesome!

Gwen - SpaceLifeThoughts said...

Sparkly, I like it!

Unknown said...

this is gorgeous!
shel xx

Unknown said...

DUDE! 700 posts! How awesomesauce! I"m not even close, what with my 400ish. Hee! Yup, I'ma bloggin at (You said pimp my blog!)

By the way, I'm particularly thinking your nails look amazing with most any color, and thank you for providing so much inspiration!

Unknown said...

How'd you get SOSO many followes!?

Girly Bits said...

OH EM GEE this is great!!! ♥♥♥

Unknown said...

I love everything about your blog! I just started putting my "nail diary" together at . I would love it if you would add me to your blog roll.

<3 Shannon

Amanda said...
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Amanda said...

Thanks for mentioning my blog! your mani looks amazing!

polishloving said...

that glitter is amazing D:

ER-Nails said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!