Sunday, 25 August 2013

Mrs and Mr Glitter

Glitter top coats come in all sorts of varieties, most normal nail polish brands use similar sized glitters. Essence however has one glitter top coat with bigger hexagon glitters: Mrs and Mr Glitter. I wanted to wear it in combination with nail art. I chose my polishes to match the colours of the glitter.

From left to right:
  • Catrice - 42 Nickel Minaj
  • Catrice - 810 ACid DC
  • Essence - 13 Mrs and Mr Glitter
  • Rimmel - 800 Black Out
  • KIKO -  Sugar Mat 637 (turquoise)

I also used crafting scissors and tape.

I was wearing a base of Nickel Minaj and added 2 coats of Mrs and Mr Glitter on my thumb and ring finger. I used my crafting scissors to cut tape and applied that on my other nails. For my pinky and middle finger I just placed the tape down the center of the nail, covering half of it. I added one coat of polish on the exposed side and removed the tape while the polish was still wet. The tape I placed on my index finger was cut double sided and placed in the center, leaving the sides exposed. This time I used 2 different colours on each side of the tape, again removing it while the polish was still wet. When everything had dried well enough I added a coat of HK Girl top coat.

Mrs and Mr Glitter is a fun glitter topper with metallic green and turquoise hex glitters and the occasional black ones as well. You do need to take care and dab the glitters in place, or you'll have them clumped together in one spot.

As I mentioned in my post on Nickel Minaj that polish shows brush strokes very well. Wearing it on it's own would annoy me, but combined in a nail art like this it looks lovely. Using crafting scissors is easy, fun and makes this manicure very interesting. It looks intricate and difficult, but it really isn't.

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