Well, that’s what I tell myself, anyway! I’ve seen a lot of pinterest pics with glitter tips and glitter bases, and somehow, I only own one glitter. So I picked up two at Walgreens this week – a chunky red/green/gold from Wet ‘n’ Wild, and a silver/blue from Sinful – silver base with blue flecks. I am a sucker for silver and blue all winter long.
So the manicures all seemed to be about a concentration of glitter at top or bottom, fading to no glitter and basecoat only, like this. Sounded easy enough, I thought! I chose OPI’s Slushied from the Glee line as my base and topped it with Sinful’s Ice Dreams.
For a cheap Sinful polish, it is LOADED with glitter. That’s one coat of glitter. There was no fading this, it was glitter or no. So, not exactly what I thought it’d be, but I love it. It makes me think of snow against a bright December sky, and that makes me a very happy camper.
I’ve also tried doing gradient manicures, painting stripes onto a make up blending wedge and stamping it on – I need to work on finding better colors to blend, and stamping precision, but it’s a fun technique. I ended up having to restamp with all one color, and the resulting texture was cool. I’ll give it a try again soon, see if I can get better shots.