Hello again everyone, I hope you have been busy trying out dotty manicures after my 2 part post showing you how to achieve the look.
Today I am doing a quick post showing the nails I wore for the weekend. I've had this idea going round my head for a while now but only just got round to trying it! ELF - Lilac is a sheer polish that I knew was asking to have some glitter sandwiched between it and I had the perfect polish for it. Claire's Cosmetics have done a really pretty pastel coloured glitter that annoyingly has no name or number to it!
For the manicure I did two thinnish coats of the Lilac and then one average layer of the glitter. It contains pale gold, pink and green larger hexagonal shapes and smaller square or hexagonal pieces - I can't tell really due to camera issues and don't think my eyesight is any better! Then another average coat of the Lilac to top the sandwich. All finished with a garnish of Revlon topcoat.
Here is the glitter without the final layer of Lilac so you can see the colour of it properly in natural light:
With the final layer of Lilac over the glitter the reflection of light against the glitter is stopped revealing the perfect pastel colours of the glitter and I really like this so much. Even removal was pretty painless as I didn't want to layer too much of the glitter on - keeping it delicate and in keeping with the subdued colour of the lilac.
Below is in natural light:
This is under artificial light:
Close up, not great focus but enough!:
I hope you liked this look, have any of you tried this glitter sandwich? What are your favourite combinations if so? xxx