Last week I somehow managed to mess up my whole MacBook, which led to the guy at PC World having to recover all of my data, and pretty much restore the whole thing! I was in Edinburgh for the weekend, so he was able to sort it while I was gone (my MacBook is like my baby, it’s never far from me!) Thankfully he was able to recover a lot of stuff, but I now 85,655 folders (yes, 85 THOUSAND!) to go through to re-organise everything!
Luckily, I was able to search for my photos for the pink week, so I didn’t have to search through everything!
For the pink week, I decided to get my loose craft glitter out again. I used Nails Inc Elizabeth Street, and the bubblegum glitter.
A few months ago I spotted this glitter set in TK Maxx, and I couldn’t resist, it was so sparkly! There was a couple of different sets, and the one I chose has 12 extra fine glitters, and 12 chunky glitters. I’ve looked at it a few times since I bought it, but I thought it was going to be really messy to use!
I decided to use the fine amethyst first, and started off with 2 coats of Barry M’s Prickly Pear Gelly.
After the second coat, I painted a third, and applied the glitter one nail at a time. I had a folded sheet of paper underneath to catch the excess, and just poured it liberally all over my nail. Then I tapped my finger to get any loose off. I expected my fingers to be covered in glitter by the time I was finished, but surprisingly there wasn’t much stuck to my fingers, and it washed off easily.
My new Glisten & Glow HK Girl top coat arrived this morning from Rainbow Connection, and I knew this would be the perfect time to try it out. I didn’t want any loose glitter going in the new bottle, so I started off with one coat of cheap top coat, and then two coats of HK Girl. HK Girl was very quick drying, and left my mani very shiny!
Have you ever used loose glitter to create a sparkly mani?