Friday, 30 November 2012

Glequin Skittles!

I'm getting really frustrated with the difference between how my nails look to my eyes, and how they look in a macro photo. I did these, cleaned them up, was confident that the glequins were mostly more or less aligned, and that my cuticules were clean. Then I saw the photos... Argh!  I think I need a giant magnifying glass for doing my nails.

Anyway, this is two coats of my usual black, Rimmel Black Out. Another fail - this has gone all gloopy! Even with a good amount of Seche Restore added, it's still thick and didn't dry smoothly the way it usually does. Seche Vite sorted that, but I'm not happy. I will try adding a good bit more Restore, and see if that works.
glequin skittles 1
I then added these glequins from the Born Pretty online shop, in two lines across each tip. I considered using all one colour, but when I couldn't decide which colour, I went for multiple colours instead. I then added three layers of topcoat, to smooth it all down.
glequin skittles 2
These were really sparkly in the light, and I had to keep wiggling my fingers around to catch the light. It kept me entertained for hours!
 

8 comments:

  1. Love these. Disco nails.

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  2. You make me want to try glequins.
    Actually... you make me wanna go to a Springsteen concert too. ;-)

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    1. 1. Oh you should, they're so sparkly! And cheap too. Sammy at Nailasaurus has a discount code on her blog for 10% I think. And you probably have better eyesight than me.

      2. You REALLY should, because they're amazing fun. Like nothing else I've ever experienced.

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  3. This is awesome! I have ordered some of these and can't wait until they arrive :-)

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    1. Ooh, excellent! They look SO sparkly in the flesh!

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  4. these look so great especially when the light hits them!

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    1. Thanks! I couldn't stop wiggling my fingers around in the light. Easily amused, me...

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