Hey There Polished People!
If there is one nail art thing that I really like, it’s gleequins. I like how they’re big and bold like studs, yet flat and usually sparkly like glitter… they’re easy to use and pretty versatile, and they’re something that not just ANYONE on the street has seen before so they tend to have a pretty big impact. My first gleequins I ever used were from winning a giveaway on Amanda’s blog, Mae’s Beauty. They were kind of a shifty lavender color and I loved them!! Click here to see some nails I did with them back in the day. Anyway, I’m a fan of gleequins so when I got the chance to sample and review some Turquoise Green 2.5mm Circle Glitter (NNAIL-HB16-2-5mm) I was excited to give them a chance. These gleequins were larger than the ones I have tried before, so I felt like I didn’t find the absolute best use of them yet, but I definitely enjoyed trying them and I was mostly pleased with what I came up with. Let’s see how they turned out…
Turquoise and Blue Gleequin Mani
Gleequins (or circle glitter as kkcenterhk calls them) are really easy to use. All you do is paint your nails with you base color, allow it to mostly dry. Apply a stripe of clear topcoat (not fast dry) to the area where you want the gleequins, put a dot of top coat on a sheet of paper and dip the tip of a cuticle stick into it and then use that tacky end to pick up a gleequin and place is on the nail. Once you’ve applied all your gleequins, add a thick layer of topcoat and call it macaroni! 😉 These were really easy to work with, the quantity of gleequins in a package was excellent, I seriously probably have more in one little container here than I’ll ever use in my lifetime. kkcenterhk definitely gets an A+ for value! Also something that I appreciated was that at least in my package, I didn’t have any sloppily cut out gleequins that are like half circles or look like quarter moons. I sometimes find that sloppiness in execution to be very annoying. If you haven’t tried using gleequins yet, check out all the circle glitter here at kkcenterhk.com.
Are you a fan of gleequins? Do you have a suggestion for how I might use these in the future? As always, thank you all for reading and till next time- Happy Polishing!!! 😀
These gleequins are so cute! I love how they lay flat on the nails! 😀
Thanks! Yes I really like that about gleequins too. They’re so smooth, I can’t stand anything all rough on my nails. Well, except textured polish, but no humongo 3D nail art for me!
You can use them as the center of flowers?
Also I really like these!
That’s a good idea! Maybe I can do something like that. Or use them for the petals around a dot of polish…
Oooh, I just got some silver glequins and I’ve been wondering how best to use them. This is great inspiration!
Ooh fun!! Are they plain silver or holographic? If they’re holographic I may fly into a jealous rage. Beware. ;p
You know, I haven’t even looked at them closely. I think they’re just plain silver, no rage needed 😉
These are awesome! I’m glad they behaved for you. I got some gold ones from them that bled like crazy!
Oh really?! That’s terrible. These didn’t bleed but the polish color is pretty dark. I should try them on white and see how that goes. They sell nail polish glitter too, I think, so I wonder how that works…
These look so pretty! I don’t think you can go wrong with dots. I think the color combo looks great and I love the look of them in low light.
Thank you! I feel like all my nail art has been getting bad reviews lately so I’m glad you like these ones. They’re really cool in low light, huh? Too bad my picture is crap.
LOVE these! The colour combo is amazing and now I am totally inspired to try gleequins!
Thanks so much!! You haven’t used gleequins yet!? Get on the bandwagon! All the fun of studs, but easier to wear 🙂 I bet you’ll do something cute when you get em!
It would be cute to write the word LOL or LOVE on your nail and use the glequin as the O! Hehehe
That’s an idea! 😉
Hey, I helped with the color selection for this manicure! *feels proud*
I love the idea of using them as centers for flowers and also using them with white.
I have a 12-pack of gleequins, the shiny, hexy kind that The Sammersaurus first used. Have I tried them yet? Of course not. :p
Get to using them!!! I bet they’re really pretty! I love gleequins. 🙂 And- yes, you pretty much chose this mani for me, shame on me for not mentioning it!!
Uh, you do not have to shame yourself because I picked a color off an Instagram photo, hahaha!
Oh good, thanks. :p
oohhhh! now these are cute! I can do anything thats virtually flat like these, I love the contrast of the colors, super pretty! ❤
The first gleequins I ever had were the purpley pearly ones I won from your giveaway. I love gleequins! And yes- they’re so flat that it’s really not a problem. With 2 costs of TC you don’t even feel any texture at all. Just how I like it. 😉