Sunday, 26 January 2014

FingerFood's Theme Buffet - Sparkle!


Hi all!

My last two FingerFood's Theme Buffet mani's were rather sparkly, yet this week's theme is really Sparkle! Uhm... as if I could ever top my Geometric mani.... it is incredibly sparkly. I decided I couldn't, so today we have a more sophisticated sparkle. The fancy dress kind of sparkle.


This is what I used:
  • Maybelline Color Show - 184 Light Wave
  • Essence - LE Superheroes - 01 Super, Man!

The Maybelline polish I am going to show you is fairly new, I grabbed it in Big Bazar, where they sell old make up collections at a discount (and an assortment of all sorts of stuff). It is my first Maybelline polish and it's a real blurple. It has a base of purple with tons of blue shimmer. I needed two coats to get it opaque, as you can see it is slightly brushstrokey.


With a coat of topcoat it smooths out nicely though. I really love this colour and finish!


Of course, on it's own this would not be sparkly enough. In my birthday haul I showed you I got some loose holographic glitter. Well, it was allowed to play... and I swear I will find bits of it everywhere for weeks to come *winks*.



I cut a zigzaggy pattern in a piece of scotchtape that I applied to my nails. On the exposed end I applied top coat and dunked my nail into the little jar of glitter. I used a brush to get the excess glitter off my nail (and most of it back into the jar). I had to apply two coats of top coat to seal this in, and some glitters were being naughty and ended up on other parts of my nails. Ah well...


A deliberately blurred picture to show the holosparkling!



So, do you think this is sparkly enough? Do you use loose glitter like this yourself?

22 comments:

  1. La manicura ha quedado genial, pero el esmalte de base es PRECIOSO!! un beso

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    1. It is gorgeous indeed, I am very tempted to go back and grab another bottle ;)

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  2. Beautiful! The holographic glitter looks perfect along side the blue polish, it is gorgeous! I don't think you can see the brush strokes too much either :) xx

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    1. Thanks :) I often find that top coat smooths it out a bit.

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  3. These are super pretty! I love that blurple polish!

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    1. I grabbed another bottle or two for a giveaway I plan on doing... seems I have a lot of purple polishes set aside for it though... must see if I can change it

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  4. Ohhh what a pretty mani! That blurred picture makes me want to go play with some loose glitter...... Darn you nails of mine for taking FOREVER to heal.

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    1. Go play with glitter on some falsies then!

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  5. Love that maybelline polish! and the glitter just sets it off nicely :)

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  6. Love this! It looks frosty! :)

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    1. Ah, one place where there's frost then ;). Mildest winter here in years

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  7. I love the base color and the glitters too :-)

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  8. Gosh, Light Wave is soooo gorgeous, and then the sparkle on top totally is amazeballs. Great job! :)

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  9. Ohh this is so nice! I just entered your comp and prize #1 was my fav and I followed the link here to check it out! It's beautiful <3 the silver glitter goes perfectly! Love it xx

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    1. This is a great polish :) Soooo pretty.

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