Today’s theme in the 31 Day Challenge is glitter, and I’ve gone all out! I did full-on glitter placement and it’s super sparkly!
I’ve been meaning to do glitter placement again ever since the mermaid glitter placement nails I did in January. My original plan with these was to do a gradient of sorts with different shades of iridescent glitter. I started with a base of Tip Top Turbulence topped with Essence Party Princess. I thought Party Princess would make the iridescent glitter even more sparkly… when I started to place the glitter though, I realised the base I’d chosen was too dark and overpowered the colours of the iridescent glitter. I quickly switched plans and decided to use an opaque glitter instead.
Glitter placement like this does take quite a while and by the time I’m on the last nail or two, I’m over it, but the result is so gorgeously sparkly. These nails looked so much more blingy and sparkly in real life – taking pictures in my light box really toned them down. I decided to take some pictures with different lighting to try to show you show sparkly they were:
This one I took with my camera flash. It did show the sparkliness but it also messed with the colours! It made the gold glitter appear much more bronze – the colour was more like in the light box photos but with this sparkle! The next morning I managed to get a natural sunlight picture. This was the closest to what they looked like in real life!
In previous years, I did a pretty glitter gradient and… a second glitter gradient! Glitter gradients are really pretty and are always winners but I’m going to have to pick today’s nails! What do you think?
Check out some more glitter nail art: