Two colors today! I was trying to franken a metallic white shade with microglitter flecks. Unfortunately, the microglitter, which was not in a polish base (just dry, loose glitter) did not make friends with the metallic pearl. Instead of glorious twinkling polish, I got gritty metallic silver pearl.
But I’m not one to give up! I painted it on, and of course the finish was rough and fairly matte. I added a couple clear coats with my Seche Vite, and the effect was pretty cool. It looked like that frosted glass with air bubbles in it. The finish was totally smooth, with the odd texture encapsulated underneath. It looked sort of like a paperweight.
Despite the appearance in the photos, the finish is totally smooth.
Pearl shimmer + white creme + loose glitter. And a good solid topcoat.
Then I started thinking about blue sea-glass and paperweights, so I added a transparent medium blue:
An interesting experiment, though I’m not sure I’d do that again. Glitter polishes are great, but sometimes they need quite a few layers of topcoat before they’re ready to go. Beware of the chunky glitter matte finish, unless you are patient. The stucco/glassy finish was cool for a day, though.