Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Polish Days: Bling!

It is the first Tuesday of the month which could only mean one thing, Polish Days. With the holidays just around the corner it was time for something sparkly on the nails and this month's very appropriate theme is Bling! It was the perfect opportunity to finally play with some of the loose glitter I got a while ago. Unfortunately when I started going through my stash of glitter I realized I was missing an essential one to make this work. Green! So I headed to Wal-Mart after work, at midnight, to pick some up. Yes, I really was that crazy person buying glitter at midnight, but it was worth it...

I also entered this manicure in the Nail Polish Canada Nail Art Challenge for this week. It is their last challenge out of three, but the first one I'm entering. I'm kind of late to the game, but better late than never. Please check out all the beautiful entries and vote for your favorite. If that happens to be me, that would be great, but if not that's OK too. Vote for your favorite... :)


I started out the manicure with Barielle Lindsay's Dancin' which is a gorgeous darkened red shimmer from the new holiday Carnival Fiesta collection. If all goes well, I will show you full swatches toward the end of the week. For adding the glitter I used a great Glequin Tutorial from Sammy, The Nailasaurus. She does the most amazing glequin/glitter manicures and doing one myself, I have a whole new appreciation for her patience and perfect glitter placement...



I used green hex glitter for the tree and one piece of gold hex above the tree, but it blended in and is not at all noticeable in photos or in real life. The rest of the nails were covered in a sheer iridescent hex glitter. In the bottle the glitter reminded me of snow, sheer and white. On the nails, it took on a life of it's own with gorgeous gold, green and violet color shifts. Not at all what I expected, but I absolutely love it! I'm tempted to try this little glitter over every polish color now, just to see what it does...


Although I only needed 24 little green glitters for each accent nail, I ended up getting a "tub" of it at Wal-Mart last night. I should mention this 4oz jar was the smallest container they had. There were smaller tubes of glitter, but not the shape/size that I wanted. I pretty certain that I have enough green glitter for the rest of my life. Maybe I should start making nail polish... Anyone interested in clear with lots and lots of green glitter? ;)


That's all for today! I hope you enjoyed this manicure and don't hesitate to let me know what you think of it!

Thanks for looking!
Anutka :)

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37 comments:

  1. That's really cool! It was totally worth it that you ran to Wal-Mart ;)

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  2. This is so well done and blingy!! I love it!

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  3. Awesome, perfect glitter placement! There are no words to express my admiration towards people who did this design on all of their nails, i was lazy and only did an accent finger :D

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  4. Ooooooh this one is definitely my fave! It's so so so beautiful! I must get some glequins for myself!

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  5. Lovely mani! Really like the subtle tree design

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  6. Would love to do this, but it would take me forever! :(

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  7. Talk about patience and dedication. Oh my!

    Lovely result though.

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  8. I can't believe you did all your nails and did a full cover! Bravo! Looks great! I can totally see the tree!

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  9. These are gorgeous. Love the little Christmas tree.
    You must have the patience of a Saint.

    :)x

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  10. These are beautiful! I thought that the glitters on the non-accent nails were actually all different shades of pink and pale orange until you said it was an iridescent one - you're right about it taking on a life of its own! I love how you made it look quite subtle but still sparkly <3

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  11. I love it- especially the fact that you took the time to place every glitter piece perfectly!

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  12. Wow! This is so pretty. I probably have the patience but not the time to do this. How long did it take?

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  13. what a pretty manicure! great idea :)

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  14. WOW! I love your subtle little green Christmas tree! This is a lovely holiday mani. I really admire your patience, haha!

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  15. OMG GREAT JOB!!
    I don't think I can apply those glequins as neat as you...Perfect application I've ever seen! Beautiful <333

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  16. Thank you so much everyone! I'm beyond excited to know that you like it. Yes, this is time consuming, but it was my first time and I got faster with each nail. I would say about 6-10 minutes per nail. In total it took me a little over an hour to do. The tree took the longest to make sure I had it all straight :)

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  17. My goodness! You sure get the Patience Prize for this challenge.

    Gorgeous, gorgeous mani.

    Great job!

    Lisa

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  18. Haha! Love that you went to Wal-Mart to get the essential glitter! So worth it, this is so puuuurdy! :D

    Aysh xoxo

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  19. What a great idea to make the tree with the sequins like that!

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  20. I laughed so hard at that container of green glitter! OMG, so funny! Did you get those little glitter pots from Dollar Tree around here? I saw people were finding them, but I could never find them!

    Anyways, I LOVE this mani! And your glitter placement is perfect!

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  21. Wow! Perfect glitter placement! Admire the patience!

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  22. This is amazing! I have not the patience for this nor would I go to Walmart at midnight! HAHAHA

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  23. I'd say: perfect glitter placement and beautiful glitter manicure! :-)

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  24. LOL! Thanks so much every one! Yes, I'm nuts going to walmart at midnight, but hey, it had to be done. So glad you like the manicure! :)

    @Angie, I did find them around here, but only have seen them in one store and I can't remember which one. It might be the Everett one on Aurora, but not 100% sure. If I see them again, I will let you know...

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  25. I just adore the little tree! I don't think I could get them on so perfectly!

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  26. That Christmas tree is perfect! I love your glitter placement (:

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  27. Well the Aurora one is less than a mile from work....will have to stop by tomorrow!

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  28. @Original_Wacky, Thank you so much! It really isn't as bad as it looks... other than facing them all the same way :)

    @lilacsrip, thank you! I'm so glad that you like it :)

    @Angie, Good Luck! I hope you find it. I'll be on the look out for it again as well :)

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  29. Wow! Very nice design, and all in line! Great job!

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  30. This is so flashy and I love the tree that you incorporated in the mani!

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  31. @Lani, thank you so much! I tried :)

    @Alexis, Thank you! I'm glad you like how it turned out :)

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