Friday, December 9, 2011

An Inspired Glitter Design

Hey hey! Well the lovely Amber from Nails Like Lace let me have a guest post on her blog and I wanted to share it with you!

For those that don’t know I am a HUGE Lady Gaga fan – hence Little Monster, and of course my blog title Claws up, based on Paws up.  I watched one of her interviews on TV and loved her nails!
Clearly I am no professional but I was really inspired by this look.  I love the accents of sparkle by her cuticles and I wanted to try a simpler style inspired by this look.

I started with black – Sally Hanson Hard as Nail Xtreme Where in Black out.  For the glitter, instead of nail polish, I used loose glitter – Splash Nail Art Glitter in Onyx.  It is a little jar full of, you guessed it, glitter, and I love my glitter!  This glitter is a beautiful dark silver/black with hints of green and goes great with any dark polish.  I love how easy it is to work with.  You and sprinkle it on, dip the tip of your nail for a French manicure look, or dip your hole finger for even more glitter.  What I love about this compared to glitter polish is that you gate so much more glitter on your nail and you don’t have to glob on lots of polish to get the glitter overload look you want and that I love.  Splash also makes a clear coat to go with their glitter.  I like to use it so I don’t get glitter into my normal clear coat.  The formula is great and really doesn’t push around the glitter too much if you are careful and it seals on the glitter to prevent it from falling off.

How I achieved this look: Start off with my secret weapon – Sally Hanson Miracle Cure for Severe Problem Nails.  Follow with two coats of Sally Hanson Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear in Black out.  Then done, nail-by-nail, one more coat of clear and then the sparkles.  I took an orangewood stick, and with the flat cut side I scooped up some glitter from the jar and poured it onto the bottom on my nail by the cuticle, and shook off the excess back into the jar.  Finished off with a layer of the Splash Nail Glitter clear coat.

Tell me what you think!

Thank you again to Amber for letting me post on her lovely blog, remember to check it out and follow her! This is the original post Inspired Glitter Design with Claws Up

1 comment:

  1. Yay that's awesome! So cool you did a guest post! And the glitter is so much fun!




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