I usually don’t do much for New Year’s, but it’s the ultimate sparkly holiday. Even the ball in Times Square is silver and glittery- so a non-sparkly New Year is unthinkable. Even if I’m just watching movies at home, there will be glitter.
I really wanted to post these for you before the holiday, but I had a CF card and my folks only had an SD reader. Oh, and no Internet. So I apologize for the belated bling, but I think you’ll find it very sparkly. This design came about because I thought the China Glaze Emerald Sparkle would make a fantastic olive. From there, the martini idea evolved. I did a quick re-do of the design as the original photos were lost, but you can get the general idea. I used tips and painted them with Color Club Magic Attraction, a thick silver based multi-color glitter, and then just threw a topcoat with all different glitters over it.
Behold the Glitter Olive!
I used the new Sally Hansen nail art pen that I got at Walgreen’s. It was $7.99, but they had a buy-one-get-one free. It’s a thin marker of water-based nail polish. It beads up on dried nail polish because it’s water based, so do not move until it’s dry. I prefer my Sharpie, which is cheaper and doesn’t smudge, but Sharpie can’t be sealed with a topcoat- or at least not one that I’ve discovered. Topcoat sort of melts it off, but I find that Sharpie will wear for a couple of days. I usually use Sharpie marker on tips rather than my real nails, but I don’t think it’s probably any worse for you than regular nail polish.
Below, under indoor lighting:
Sorry about the belated post and hope everyone had a happy and safe New Year!