Monday, January 28, 2013

Manicure Monday: Geometric Glitter (Tutorial)

What You'll Need:
  • tape
  • a base coat
  • a solid nail color
  • a glitter polish
  • a top coat

Products used (left to right) scotch tape, Orly rubberized basecoat,
Orly  Bubbly Bombshell, Revlon Rock, L'Oreal Paris top of the line
I applied one coat of basecoat and two coats of Revlon Rock. Make sure your nails are completely dry before trying the next step. 

How to Create a Geometric Design

Step 1
Step 3
Step 2

  1. Use scotch tape to make a right angle and then taped it to the nail, creating a small triangle at the bottom. I taped all the nails except the ring finger.
  2. Then apply a coat of glitter over each nail. For this look I needed two coats of Orly Bubbly Bombshell.
  3. Wait at least 2 minutes before trying to remove the tape. When you do removed the tape, do it quickly, like removing a band-aid.  I thought carefully and gingerly removing it would be the best way. I was wrong. When I pulled the tape off too slowly, polish came with it. Don't know why.

Apply top coat and clean up the edges with a q-tip.

Nail Tip: Fast drying top coats work best to set designs with a lot of coats and details. My favorite is Seche Vite. Their formula binds all the layers of polish, so that it's not only the top coat which dries faster.

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