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.
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!
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:
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!
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 🙂