I started with the base colors in a gradient (except for the black) so that I wouldn’t have to worry too much about full coverage with the glitter. Then I dabbed on the glitters with a sponge and top coated. And then top coated a couple more times (at some point I’d like to buy a thicker topcoat for glitter-heavy manicures). Then, I stamped matte top coat on the black nails. I was originally going to stamp the same pattern on the glitter nails in black, but I loved the glitter so much that I wanted to enjoy them fully for a few days.
Using a matte top coat to stamp is a great way of getting some variation on a flat color without drawing too much attention. You can also stamp clear polish on a matte nail. Just be sure not to use a fast drying top coat when you do!
- Base Colors: Revlon’s Parfumerie “Espresso”, Milani’s “Sugar Plum”, Bonita’s “This Beach is Bombay”, Sinful Color’s Silk “Real Teal”, Sinful Color’s “Worn Before”
- Glitter Polish: NYC’s Crystal Couture “NY Princess”, Sephora’s Formula X “Catalyst”, Wet ‘n’ Wild’s “Vague de Choc”, Wet ‘n’ Wild’s Mega Rocks “Slap the Bass”, Poparazzi’s “Never Too Rich”, Bitzy’s “Perky”
- Stamping Polish: NYC’s matte topcoat
- Nail Plate: WP23
Stay tuned tomorrow when I post pictures of what this manicure looks like with stamping on top of the glitter. 🙂
Edit: A few days late, but here is part 2