I've fallen in a little bit of a rut this winter, unfortunately, and I didn't care about polish and fancy manicures very much. That's bad because I totally am in love with pretty, well polished nails.
I loooove my wood-fireplace more this winter I guess, specially cause it also had an upgrade :) Reading and writing some letters beside it's warmth is quite comforting. Then I look at my dry cuticles and charcoaled finger nails... oh, doesn't that make me feel sad :( Something needs to be done, fast!
I forced myself to some creativity mode and made a DIY glitter polish. Using some glitters from the dollar store, an old eye-shadow and a top coat, i concocted a perfect hue of pretty-in-pink glitter polish. Here goes...
Pink glitter, who could be sad now, huh? :D
What do you think?
It did the trick... I felt a sense of pretty-fulfillment later on and a lot of cheer... hee hee... It's also quite noteworthy that since this manicure is loaded with glitter, it also cleaved to my nails quite well, lasting for a week without chips! Talking about durability :)
A generous amount of top-coat is needed to soften the roughness of the glitter. But not necessary if you like that texture. I prefer the smooth side, that's why...
The only thing about not having the right kind of polish base is, all the glitter settles into one part of the polish. I fear that all the glitter there will end up drying and become unusable. I read that a 'suspension lacquer base" is the way to go if taking the DIY glitter polish seriously. But for a seldom kick of creativity, it's a very good deal. It made me feel like a scientist trying to do a science experiment, it was a nice way to lighten up the day.
I am thinking: Another alternative could be - mixing the suitable glitters into a tiny bowl and dipping your fingers into the dry mixture after applying a generous top-coat. That, instead of mixing the glitters directly into the top-coat.
This will create a few bowls of dry glitter mixtures rather than sedimented bottles of nail polish :(
I'm gonna try this next time ;)