Friday, February 22, 2013

Glue Base Glitter Method

Many of you have probably heard about using school glitter as a base to make your own 'paint and peel' style polishes. This idea is fantastic, especially for a manicure that you only want to wear for a day that might be difficult to remove- like a glitter bomb for a party! I had to give it a try myself...
For less than a $1 you can pick up school glue from just about any retailer, and from my local nail supply, I was able to get an empty polish bottle for 70 cents to put the glue in so I could paint it on my nails.

I painted a generous amount on to my nails, giving it a chance to mostly dry before painting any color on.

Then I painted on my color- a base of Revlon Royal and two coats of the stunning Girly Bits Daddy's Little Girl. This glitter filled polish would usually be a challenge to remove!

I topped it with some flash dry top coat since I was in a hurry to get out the door, but I wore it for a good six hours before attempting removal. Because I put on the quick dry top coat, I did give all the nails a quick swipe of nail polish remover before starting to gently lift off the polish with a cuticle stick. I could not be more impressed with results! This is the removal from the thumb, accomplished with quite minimal effort...

I know there is some of the Revlon Royal that came through, though I can't complain as that last bit of color wiped right off with some remover. Ta-da!

Without a doubt, I will use this method in the future! It was cheap, easy, and peeling off the polish was actually quite amusing. I hope you give it a try too!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Companion Cube Nails

Dear husband gave me Portal and Portal 2 for Christmas.
This manicure was inspired by the darling Companion Cube.
I think the Mosaic Lacquer Paper Anniversary really made this manicure stand out! Those white hearts brought the whole concept together.

DDP Dorthy

Today we have DDP Dorthy over Pure Ice Getting Gorgeous.
I was in the mode for a green glitter bomb and this combo fit the bill perfectly!
DDP Dorthy is a beautiful variety of light green, teal, and gold glitters in a clear base.


Friday, February 8, 2013

Layal Ceramic Effect 52

When I saw this at Ulta, it quite literally make me squeal!
All these incredible color changing flakies in a purple jelly base- it was just too much!
This is two coats over Revlon Royal- do you like it as much as I do?

Friday, February 1, 2013

OPI Man of la Mancha

  I did quite of bit of layering today. I was really happy with the result! I started with OPI Grape Set Match, then put on a layer of the beautiful multichrome OPI Man of la Mancha, and topped it all of Finger Paints Flashy. I loved the way these polishes played in the light!