Girly Overdose Pink

Well, the scary stuff isn’t ending with the Kit Kats…this weekend, I made a color that was pretty overwhelming in its girliness- bright Barbie pink with metallic baby  pink glitter:

This one was very easy- 2 parts creme white to 5 parts warm bright red (Color Club Hearts on Fire). It was pretty opaque in two thin coats. I had some leftover franken polish, so I added half as much clear polish to the that, and then the threw some glitter into the mix. If I had just added the glitter to the mix without thinning it with some clear polish, it would have been too opaque for the glitter to show through. It’s true that you can add a glitter topcoat to any color, but I like my glitter coat to have a little color in the base for a more jelly-ish look.

A franken field note about red: All reds are not created the same- some have a blue base (“cool red) and some lean more towards orange (“warm red”).  This is not always apparent until you add white to the mix, which is another good reason to start small when you make a franken.  You may find your red yields a different pink than expected.  Red shimmers do not often mix well with white creme, so I recommend sticking to red cremes when you want to make a pink shade.

And if this wasn’t frou-frou enough, here is some coordinating Konad:

This may be proof that I have been in Japan too long- total kawaii overload.

And…well, OK, I wasn’t going to tell everyone this, but I’ve gone to the Dark Side- or maybe I should call it the DecoDarkSide. This weekend, I made Japanese sweets nails with silicone whipped cream and a frosting nozzle.  As I was sitting there piping silicone whipped cream into impossibly adorable shapes, it felt like I had crossed some invisible line. There is no going back….pretty soon everything I own will be festooned with rhinestones, lace, fake ice cream cones and silicone whipped cream.  The worst? I used up the whole tube of silicone whipped cream and I went back to the store and bought another- AND a pink one so I could make strawberry-whip nails. Save me!


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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10 Responses to Girly Overdose Pink

  1. Jin says:

    Welcome to the dark side! Once you start there’s no stopping…hehe. Can’t wait to see your kawaii overload creation.

  2. kayluh says:

    Those are so awesome. I seriously wish I had the guts to wear stuff like that everyday! And you should post pictures of the other nails. You have my curiosity way up and I really really want to see them. I’m loving the “japanese nail art” and have been trying to do some of my own.

  3. Rebecca says:

    Cute franken!! I’d wear it 😛

    • nevertoomuchglitter says:

      I might consider it as a pedicure color, but I’m not sure if it’ll make a re-appearance on my fingernails….;)

  4. amanda c. says:

    Ahh, the insidious cute! It got me years and years ago. (I dig that color pink. I’d totally wear it.) Soon you won’t be able to think of living any other way….. very soon, judging by the pink whipped cream!

    • nevertoomuchglitter says:

      Oh no! Is there no way out? Or should I just go ahead and cover everything I own in pink whipped cream? The worst part is, it makes me hungry. The smell is kind of chemical-y but if it smelled like strawberries or something I’d really be doomed!

  5. Lucy says:

    I adore the girly stuff. I also love the dark polishes. Since I’m a Libra I always have to be balanced. My one side is girly and the other vampira! Love to see the nails your working on.

    • nevertoomuchglitter says:

      A Libra…hmm. You’ll either have to do a vampy pedicure and a girly mani, or divide yourself vertically down the left and right sides! Check out my next post for some girly overload!

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