It's almost the end of the month, which (hopefully) means the end to shitty cold weather! Sickness that we give each other and last weeks! Seasonal depression! ALL OF THE THINGS! So, needless to say - I am excited. Let's move on forward already, shall we? Today I've got a review of one of the items I received in my Rainbow Honey February Mystery Bag - a brand spanking new product: nail art glitter. Poking around on social media, I found there were 3 different permutations.
This particular permutation is Rainbow Honey Electric Love Nail Art Glitter (phew, that was a mouthful!). It's a small pot, plentiful filled with iridescent micro glitter, neon pink hearts, mega hexes and multi-sized squares, a slight off neon pink raspberry hex, and a pinch of neon lime stars. I went through a bit of trial and error with applying this as I've never played around with loose glitter before - totally foreign to me! As a foundation, I had one of my invoices folded so I could dump the excess back into the pot. At first, I would apply a coat of polish, and while wet, I would pinch a bit of the nail art glitter and throw it onto the nail... It didn't make for a lot of control!!! What I found worked a bit better was I took a couple of pinches and put them onto my working paper foundation. Then, I would essentially "pick" which glitters I wanted to have fall on the nail. I would pick bigger glitters first, then pick up the small ones. I think I've still got a ways away to get this looking good, but I did like my results!
As inspiration, I took Dee's glitter spill from Instagram and applied it to my nail. For the base, I used Zoya Noot. (I wish I had a slightly lighter grey but apparently out of 400+ polishes, I don't have one!)
Here's my successful one first, haha. This is where I used the method of spilling the glitter first, and then picking which glitters would fall onto the nail. I used Seche Vite to finish it off with a nice sleek finish:
Now here's the go where I was pinching a bunch of random glitter from the pot and basically throwing it onto the nail. *headdesk* Yeah, that's me, clumsy ol Cthulhu. For this one, I finished it with the Rainbow Honey Unscented Top Coat, which I think might work as a usual top coat, but as a top coat for glitter - it dries too thin to have a nice even finish. The ridges of the glitter shapes still stand out. I'll have to re-evaluate it when I use a regular non-glitter polish. For now, Seche Vite is still my top vote, hands down:
You know, I actually ended up thinking this product was a lot of fun and produced a nice result. I was pretty apprehensive but once I figured out how to get more control of the glitter, it actually turned into a lot of fun. I did have some smearing with both top coats with this combination but I think it was due to my own impatience. I would still recommend to use Seche Vite as these glitters are a bit larger than usual and need that extra thickness to even the surface to a nice glossy finish.
What do you think about working with loose glitter? Do you have a favourite top coat for glitterbombs? Let's say good riddance to February already, have a good weekend guys!