Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The Digit-al Dozen Bling Week day 3 - nail art with loose glitter

Happy Wednesday, my loves! We're halfway through Bling Week and today I have some mega-glittery nails to show y'all. I'm not gonna be too wordy tonight because I have so much to do, but I have plenty of pretty pictures!

Dressed Up Nails - loose glitter pattern nail art on Lime Crime Milky Ways

I had about a million ideas for bling week since I'm kind of obsessed with all things sparkly, but last night when I was about to start my nails I had the idea to do these diamond patterns and little flowers with glitter and then I couldn't get it out of my head so I just went for it.

Dressed Up Nails - loose glitter pattern nail art on Lime Crime Milky Ways

The base is Lime Crime Milky Ways, which I love because I can't get enough off-white polishes in my life. I like how this one has a verrrry soft pink tone. This is three coats and it was still slightly streaky after the third, but I knew I'd be covering most of it with glitter so I didn't really worry about it.

Dressed Up Nails - loose glitter pattern nail art on Lime Crime Milky Ways

When my base polish was dry I put a coat of clear polish on one nail at a time and used an orange stick to place the glitter. I messed up my middle nail the first time I did it, so I had to do that one TWICE, which I was not happy about. Otherwise I'm pretty much in love with these. The only bummer is that when I topcoated, it sort of pulled the milky polish color over the glitter in a streaky fashion... you can hardly tell at all in real life, but of course the close-up pictures reveal EVERY FLAW.

Oh well, though. Sometimes these things happen!

Dressed Up Nails - loose glitter pattern nail art on Lime Crime Milky Ways

Also, before you guys leave comments about how long this must have taken and how much patience I must have, I'll just tell you that it really didn't take that long! Maybe 30-40 minutes, which isn't bad considering the amount of time I've spent on my nails in the past haha. Doing hand-placed glitter like this always looks mad time consuming but once you get rolling it's kind of just methodical and quick.

That's all for today! What do y'all think?


12 comments:

  1. Glitter placement is always such a great look. Perfect for bling week!

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  2. holly glitter! this is amazing! Love how you did the colours on the patterns differently :D

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  3. They are totally gorgeous - not sure I'd be able to take them off!

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  4. wow this is beautiful. Only 30 minutes? wow would of took me longer. I would have to break lol.

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  5. The placement is perfect and so are the colors. Awesome, as usual, girlie!

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  6. Like I said on IG - STOP BEING SO AWESOME! These look so great :)

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  7. girl - where do you buy this much patience?!

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  8. I'm loving bling week, your manicures are so awesome!

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