Sunday, 12 January 2014

FingerFood's Theme Buffet - Shapes/Geometric


This week's theme is Shapes/Geometric. I've wanted to recreate this mani by Laura from Polish All the Nails since I first saw it. She is the queen of glitter placement, she does amazing manis! Last week I got some more diamond shaped glitter, so it was time to try this myself! Be prepared for sparklies!


I started with a base of Essence - Superheroes LE named 04 Super, Man! I got a few of the Superheroes Limited Edition polishes and jars of loose glitter from my coworkers as a birthday present. Super, Man! is a so-called holo effect polish. It is not holographic, it is basically a silver polish that is loaded with holographic microglitter. It is very sparkly and even though it's not holographic, I still love it. I am wearing two coats in the picture below (indirect light). It does dry slightly gritty because of the glitter, so you need a top coat to smooth it out.



Next I started placing the diamond shaped glitter. I already owned holographic ones that I used for my snake that you can see here. The Superheroes LE has 3 loose glitter mixes, a jar of small holographic silver hexes, a jar of magenta diamond glitters, and a jar containing a mix of mostly blue glitter. That mix jar has hexes, bars and diamond shaped glitters. I actually fished out the diamond shaped ones to be able to do this mani. But you already knew I was a bit nutty *winks*.



Placing the glitter was not that easy, but it was fun nonetheless. I placed them on wet top coat and topcoat the finished design twice to seal the glitters in. Can you tell which nail I did first? Hint: check the alignment of the coloured sides of the squares.


All in all, I was very happy with these. Go check out the other ladies below!
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18 comments:

  1. This is absolutely amazing - the placement is perfect! I bow to your patience!!! :)

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    1. :) Thanks, it's not perfect, but good enough for my first try

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  2. Wow, those are incredible! I don't think I've seen anything like these, they are just so cool!

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    1. You should definitely check out Polish All the Nails, she does amazing glitter placement manis!

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  3. I love this mani, so pretty, and that essence is lovely :) x

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    1. Thank you! It's a lovely polish indeed :)

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  4. LOVE! I wanted to do this design too, but didn't have any diamond shaped glitters. You did an amazing job!

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    1. You should get some and do one of your own!

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  5. Cute, I really like that you mixed up the geometric glitter application on each nail.

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  6. I love these nails!!! You did fantastic! I've been meaning to buy some diamond glitter so I could try this!

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  7. oooh this is a cool mani! I like the geometric shapes well done :)

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  8. This must have taken so much patience!! And the holo base looks awesome!

    I have tagged you in my Liebster Award post, I hope you don't mind. I look forward to reading your post! :)
    http://emma23mereta.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/liebster-award.html
    x

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    1. :) Thank you! I still have another award post I have to do, I'll combine them if you don't mind

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