First of all, sorry for the smudges, bad cuticles and general nail disarray. I wanted to make an orange version of China Glaze Ruby Pumps or Emerald Sparkle- a smooth, glossy glitter-laden strong color.
First of all, I made a base of carrot orange, 1/3 red and 2/3 yellow creme. Get the most translucent colors you have for the most successful result. The base can’t be too opaque, or your sparkles will be all glunky and the finish will be very rough.
I painted one coat of the base on, and while it was still wet, I mixed in some Sinful Colors Serena and Chloe, a translucent sparkly orange. (Let me say that Serena and Chloe is a great color. I’ve never seen a duplicate of it. It’s a shimmery burnt orange with orange glitter. It’s really unique and is pretty good quality.) After the base + S&C was mixed, I dumped in some orange glitter from the craft store. I then applied one coat of the mix and Voila!
Orange-except for coral shades- is kind of an overlooked color in the nail world, probably because it looks good on so few skin tones. But this glitter orange might be fun for Halloween. At the least, it’s cheerful for winter.