A little bit of sparkle to finish off a long, long week
This is my first composite gel-mix manicure; ration is one part gel polish, one part AB Silver/Mirror Glitter and one part Gold Glitter. Base coat, cure. Then apply 2 layers of gold base colour (cure, then apply the composite (cure); for a contrast to see how the composite would reaction I have also done a dark navy nail. Now for the tricky part; depending on your rations of dry products, a blot and spread motion is best for apply an even layer.
Careful to keep your layers even, but not too thick or your cure will be terrible (like a gooey sticky gold mess!). Next step is really important – otherwise you’ll have bumpy nails, file down any really pointy bits and remove dust/reside coating with alcohol solution and a lint free swab. Apply a clear/translucent glitter layer, to fill in the ridges created by the dry mix (cure). Apply top coat (cure).
Little disappointed that you really can’t see the amount of refractions these bad boys put out – you can kind if see the glitter flashes between my fingers in some shots. Seriously. Glittered. The AB mirror glitter adds a lot more dimension then the solid gold glitter would be able to achieve. Loves it.
You’d be able to replicate this with any composite, and swap the colour way around – limitless options. I’d love to try some unexpected colour blends, black base with a bright purple and teal glitter.
Seriously happy with this look and it looks super Diva, which is what’s important.
So what you think, Darling?
Share your experiences with mixing media, any hilarious lessons learn (example: black spray paint is seriously heavy duty, will blacken your lawn and then kill the grass… apparently.) touchy-touchy…