Monday, 6 August 2012

NOTD Glitter Nails

As we both love China Glaze Dollhouse we decided to take part in another of Fee from Make up Savvy 15 days of Nails. (link here)

Today is day 6 in her 15 day challenge and is any glitter nail design. Both L and I love our Doll house it's a baby pink chunky glitter. I think one of us has a fake though as we both have different size glitter unless two different sizes were released.

Mine is a rather larger glitter, which I love. I love huge glitter nail varnishes. As my nail tape arrived today from Hong Kong (eBay special found here for £1.19) I decided to do a design that involved that.

My nails were already painted in Nails Inc Piccadilly Circus and as I couldn't be bothered to remove it I just painted the glitter over the top.

I used one coat and dabbed it on as opposed to just painting it so I got the glitter where I wanted it and covering the nail completely. My bottle is now almost empty so the polish is thickening up now. I need to get a new one.

After I'd painted them with the glitter I cut my stripping tape into small pieces and stuck it on the nail in different directions, making sure my glitter base was completely dry. I've tried a tape manicure before but with normal sellotape here. It's much easier with the proper tape as it's thinner. 

I decided to paint them with grey over the top today instead of black to see what it looked like with different colours. I also think this particular one would look great with Nails Inc Piccadilly Circus over the top again.


Once the top layer of the nails have dried it's time to gently pull up the tape. To reduce tugging it helps to pull them up in the opposite way to which you laid them on your nails. You can see I was a little impatient with mine.

This is my favourite nail! I love this look and will definitely try it more. Do you have stripping tape?

Love M


Doll House is most definitely my favourite glitter of ALL TIME!

Which is saying something as a person who blogs about nails all the time.

This is a design I've done similar of before, but never with a glitter (you can find it here)

First I painted my nails with a base coat (Revlon's Post Trauma Nail Treatment) and a pale pink colour which is from 17 but I can;t remember the name sorry.

Then I used Nails Inc's Black Taxi to create a V shaped pattern in 2 stripes on the nail.
You can do them both at the same time if you want, though it is easier (but longer!) to them in 2 different goes.

Once this has fully dried I applied Doll House in the same way.
I needed 2 coats of this as mine is running out slowly but surely!

And also I love the way it looks when it's more glitter the better!

I've run out of cotton buds to clean up the edges so excuse the messy edges please :)

What do you think of our Doll House designs?

I think I'm going to have to pick up some tape to give some designs a go!

L xxx
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