Glitter addicts are us

Here's my current nails. My black glitter wasn't sparkly at all so I mixed in some holo gold and silver.

I'm not sure i I'd be better with a chunkier glitter I never think my rockstars look as bling and glittery as other people's. I use ultra fine glitter.
 

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Nubar nail jewels
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Really sparkly glitter :)
 

Bo

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Here's my current nails. My black glitter wasn't sparkly at all so I mixed in some holo gold and silver.

I'm not sure i I'd be better with a chunkier glitter I never think my rockstars look as bling and glittery as other people's. I use ultra fine glitter.
For more bling dont pat down the glitter so much. When you really burnish it in it gives a more satin apearance.
 

For more bling dont pat down the glitter so much. When you really burnish it in it gives a more satin apearance.
Yeah I think that's my issue. I'm going to try adding it to the wet colour coat next time I think instead of the tacky layer and see if that's better for me. When I add it to the tacky layer I end up burnishing it in too much to stop too much of it falling out when I topcoat it.
 
These are my mums she normally just has purple every time so managed to get some glitter on them :)
 

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Rachel_GGN

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Heres my latest!

Pics a bit blurry, only person about was my 9 year old son who was eyeball multi tasking with the tv and fridge at the same time time, bless :/

 

Rachel_GGN

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Close up

 

Bo

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Yeah I think that's my issue. I'm going to try adding it to the wet colour coat next time I think instead of the tacky layer and see if that's better for me. When I add it to the tacky layer I end up burnishing it in too much to stop too much of it falling out when I topcoat it.
I'm getting ready to redo my toes when I realized I had experimented technique on the glitter. The picture does not pick up on how much more blinky the left one is. The right one I pressed the glitter down smooth so it looks satiny. The left one I laid the glitter down with the side of the brush into the tacky layer. Do not dab with the end of the bristles. Then only pat down any pieces that are really sticking up. Then I float on a coat of topcoat. Don't worry about polishing that well. You're just trying to to wet the glitter not move it. Cure. Now topcoat really well with attention to the sidewall that you probably missed with the first topcoat. If any glitter is sticking up, file gently, topcoat again, cure. I'll take a pic about holding the brush. HTH
 

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Bo

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The first picture results in more blink using the brush flat. Have fun!
 

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Thank you!
 

WaxGirl

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Yeah I think that's my issue. I'm going to try adding it to the wet colour coat next time I think instead of the tacky layer and see if that's better for me. When I add it to the tacky layer I end up burnishing it in too much to stop too much of it falling out when I topcoat it.
I'm using gelicure with glitter

and just this week tried out the method where you just put glitter on the tacky layer

the result is totally different from when you put it on the layer when its not cured

not cured - intense glitter

cured - shiny more foil effect
 

Here are some rockstars - sandwiched in between a layer of sweet chocolate gelish and gelish TIO. Ths is bodypainting/stencilling glitter!
 

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