Mermaid Glitter Placement Nails

Hi everyone!

I have something extra special to share with you today. Glitter placement is nothing new, but it’s the first time I’ve tried something quite like this. I have done glitter placement before, but with much larger glitters.  I have a set of various glitters I bought ages ago from Bundle Monster. When I was looking for a specific one the other day, I happened to notice the set included some opalescent hexagonal glitters… and I knew I had to do a glitter placement look.

Painted Fingertips | Mermaid scales glitter placement

I just couldn’t stop staring at my nails with this on! It was almost like wearing an amazing multichrome polish because the colours would change depending on my angle. It’s just so sparkly!

Painted Fingertips | Mermaid scales glitter placement

I wanted the glitters to really have some pow so I used a dark base – Tip Top In the Navy!. Yes, this took ages to finish – it was about 3 hours in all (although that included time trying to pick some glitters which fell out of the carpet!). I didn’t think it was so bad but there is a reason you don’t see a weekly glitter placement feature on this blog! The good news is it can look amazing as an accent nail as well:Painted Fingertips | Mermaid scales glitter placement

I did prefer the final full-on glitter look though! My initial idea when doing these nails was Mermaid nails, but when they were done the colouring made me think more of dragon skin. Well, whether I’m turning into a mermaid or a dragon rider, my nails are going to look on point! Painted Fingertips | Mermaid scales glitter placement

I did get some ideas for different glitter placement looks while doing this, but it might be a while before I attempt a look like this again! I really love it though and I’m glad I can still hold onto the photos even though it’s not on my nails any more 🙂

Painted Fingertips | Mermaid scales glitter placement

What do you think? Mermaid or dragon?Painted Fingertips | Mermaid scales glitter placement

  • Arathael

    Wow!! I wouldn’t have patience for one nail, much less more. I can’t decide between dragon or mermaid either, how about dragon-mermaid hybrid, breathing fire underwater 😀

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Hahaha, that sounds awesome! I’ll go with that one yes! I did it while watching a movie so it really didn’t feel so bad 🙂

  • http://flowbeth.wordpress.com KaboodleMum

    Mermaid!
    These are awesome! I would never manage both hands, I might have a go at an accent nail though 🙂

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Haha, I didn’t even try for my other hand! Far too much effort when I know I won’t be wearing it for more than a day or so 🙂

      • http://flowbeth.wordpress.com KaboodleMum

        Haha, I don’t blame you, I think with the right colour mixture it would make for a great disney Ariel theme for your nails

  • http://ongleterre.blogspot.nl Eva

    I vote dragon! They are lovely 🙂

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thank you! 🙂

  • http://www.cdbnails.com Cheyenne

    These are great! I have always wanted to try this but I’m just too scared lol maybe at some point this year I’ll try it!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thanks! You should definitely try it! 🙂

  • http://www.thedalailamasnails.com The Dalai Lama’s Nails

    oh my goodness, what perfect glitter placement!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      *blush* thank you!

  • Jennifer Starnes

    This mani us so awesome!!! A mermaid’s tail is what popped in my mind as soon as this mani appeared on my screen. It’s very creative and beautiful.

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thanks so much! I’m glad it managed to look mermaidy 🙂

  • http://glowstars.net Glowstars

    How about a mermaid riding a dragon?!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Haha, yes, that works!

  • http://doctorcrafty.wordpress.com doctorcrafty

    Whoa baby! This is gorgeous!! It’s a merdragon 🙂

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thank you! 🙂

  • http://www.cosmeticsanctuary.com Lisa Heath

    I bow down to you. I tried doing this once on one nail and about lost my patience. This looks amazing!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thank you! I was pretty glad once it was done. My thumb nail seemed to take forever! 🙂

  • Juanita Smit

    Oh my Goodness

  • http://behappyandbuypolish.com/ Jessica W

    I ADORE this! You totally killed this. 🙂

  • http://geekyowl.blogspot.com/ Kirsten (Geeky Owl)

    Wow! Mermaid, or Rainbow Fish!

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