Sparkling Rainstorm

I have a bottle of CG Rainstorm, which is a sort of watery periwinkle with very sparse blue microglitter. My bottle has a whiff of rotten eggs about it- I have never smelled a polish like this before. I really like the color, but it’s sheer after three coats and just doesn’t build all that well. It’s sort of runny and tends to pool around the cuticles.

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This is three rather thick coats and still really bad VNL.

So, glitter to the rescue! I added some MAC Reflects Blue glitter to it, and it made it much more opaque and glittery, without altering the color too much.  I had a puddle of nail polish about the size of a US quarter and added a small pea-size scoop of glitter.

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This is two thin coats. Still a little VNL on the pinkie, but the glitter made it a lot more opaque without changing the base color too much.

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And then for some reason, I decided to apply a bit of Crackpolish over it- you know, that 80s style polish that shrinks as it dries, creating a “crackle” finish:

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EPIC FAIL! It stained my cuticles like crazy and instead of “cracking,” it sort of  just clumped up. I’ll have to experiment with it some more, but man, it was a mess.

I have been painting my butt off lately getting ready for the Design Festa- I decided to either go big or not do it at all, so I got two booths next to each other.  I have to make another 400 sets of nails before October 24. Yikes! I don’t plan to sell all them, but I want a really good amount of work to show.  I currently have: 39 sets of bejeweled nails, 35 sets of Konaded nails, 600 plain and I haven’t even really started the Japanese nail-art ones. If anyone wants to come over to my place to paint, you’re invited.

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About nevertoomuchglitter

Nail artist. Wanderer. I'm a color-holic, in fact, it was my love of color that brought me to the nail art world. Well, that, and the fact I was too cheap to pay crazy Japanese prices for nail polish while living in Tokyo, so I had to start mixing my own. That's how NTMG began.
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6 Responses to Sparkling Rainstorm

  1. Violet says:

    Omg that’s a hell of a lot of sets of nails!! I think you’re going to go really well though 🙂 It’s a real pity about the China Glaze, the colour so pretty. Maybe that bottle was a one off formula mistake? I’ve never smelled a polish like rotten eggs either. The glitter version is very cute though!

  2. Kae says:

    It looks so great with the mac pigment! a bummer about the crackle ;x

  3. Pushpa says:

    That’s such a pretty color with the glitter! Using the crackle polish is a neat idea too, I’m sure you will find some way to make it work!

  4. Polly says:

    That’s really pretty! I bought that a few years ago and was disappointed that it was so sheer, and that the glitter was so sparse that it seemed lumpy. Perhaps I can resurrect it. 🙂

  5. Lucy says:

    Very pretty color on you. Your crackle look is funny and disgusting looking! Sorry your crackle lumped up instead. Funny!

  6. Annabelle says:

    I can help with painting!! And glueing things!! And mixing colors!! LOL just let me help!!

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