I've slacked a bit on my nails because I either don't feel like doing them (Gasp!) or I just don't have time. I've been really pushing myself on some other projects of mine so some things had to fall by the way-side.
Towards the end of June and through the beginning of July I did these really cool 'Mermaid' looking nails.
Both of these glitters are by Barielle; from the Bling-It-On Collection.
The Teal with large gold hexagons is called Sea Urchin. It's a frost and the formula is a little thick but I didn't have any application issues. It also has a duo chrome shift to gold. The other hexagon glitters are teal and light green. I used 2 coats over a base color of China Glaze, Exotic Encounters. I used a base color because it's a little too sheer for me to use alone. I did this combo on my toes too and it came out really cute. The only thing I will say is to be sure you tap the glitters smooth on the free edge of your nail; I stabbed myself a few times and it really hurt!
The Blue/Purple or Blurple Glitter is Shooting Star; a shimmery sheer base packed with blue hexagons. It looks like there are two different sizes of hexagon glitters. The base is a micro shimmer and also has a duo chrome effect (shifts to a purply/pink). In the bottle it looks frosty but it doesn't translate that way on the nail. The formula is thinner than Sea Urchin and applies very smoothly. I used 1 coat over Gabriel Cosmetics, Lagoon (a perfect base color for this). I didn't have an issue with glitters poking off the tips of my nails with this one.
My favorite of the bunch is Shooting Star, I mean, just look at the photo! Like, Whoa!
I've also got a Bonus Dupe Comparison for you; In the Bling-It-On-Collection I noticed a glitter that made my brain scream 'DUPE!'. Golden Halo is a dead-on dupe for aEngland's She Walks In Beauty.
aEngland, She Walks In Beauty on the Left; Barielle, Golden Halo on the Right.
2 coats each. I even prefer the formula of the Barielle Shade.
I love finding dupes like this because it has become hard to get aEngland here in the US since new mailing regulations went into effect.
I hope to have a few more posts going up for you; one is a wear test on the FingerPaints Endless Wear System.