Hey There Polished People!!
As promised in the last post where I showed you my neon rainbow gradient nails, today I have a quick continuation of those nails to show you today. I wore these nails at work last week and the kids LOVED them. Even one of the secretaries was grabbing my hand asking how I did them. It’s funny, sometimes I just try to explain away my nails really quick, like, “Oh it’s just nail polish, I paint them myself.” But sometimes if it’s someone I know, like the secretary, I try to explain a little more about how I did them. So I told her I painted nail polish on a sponge and then sponged it on my nails, then added glitter on top. Well I still don’t think she fully understood (and who can blame her?!) because I think she thought I used some sort of loose glitter or confetti instead of glitter nail polish. That reminded me of how unique (in the mainstream nail polish world) chunky glitter really is, and black and white chunky glitter at that. Anyway, let’s see these nails!
Neon Rainbow Gradient with China Glaze Whirled Away
How To Get These Nails
- Follow the instructions for the Neon Rainbow Gradient Nails from the last post.
- Apply a layer of ChG Whirled Away using a dabbing technique, don’t worry about getting out the large white hexes. You probably wont get them out without making a mess of your nails (bubbles). Instead I recommend that you use a method that Cynthia from Of Life and Lacquer told me about- she uses her dotting tool to fish out large stubborn glitters and place them on her nails. That’s what I did here and it worked SO MUCH better than dabbing this thick, goopy base a thousand times to try to get the white glitter on your nails, only to be left with a million bubbles that you know how to fix, but that you really don’t want to mess with.
- Once the glitter is on your nails, apply a thick coat of topcoat (I used SH Mega Shine this time) to seal your nails and voila! You’re done. 🙂
Even though I kind of hate using this glitter polish (the base is so goopy, and without Cynthia’s method it’s nearly impossible to get all the glitter on your nails just how you want it), I do love how it looks. The Cirque Du Soleil Worlds Away collection (of which this polish is a part) was probably the last China Glaze collection that I was really excited about.. sad, huh? Anyway, I like the variety of glitter shapes and sizes, I love the black and white color and I really like how it adds a starkly contrasting graphic element to these nails. I know these aren’t anything too unique, but I was really pleased with myself and I liked them a whole lot. 😉
Do you have a bottle of nail polish that you like the look of but hate the formula? What do you do to get around it, or maybe you just give the bottle away entirely. Let me know in the comments below. As always, thanks for reading and till next time- Happy Polishing!! 😀