Sunday, January 08, 2012

All That Glitters

Finally! Something recent! In fact, I'm still wearing this design on my nails as I type. I'll probably remove it later on today though. Winter break ends today so it's back to school tomorrow. I want something less girly-glittery and more edgy-glittery for the occasion :P
This design looked a lot better in my mind, even on paper. I physically drew the whole thing out but the execution went totally awry. The purple polish is getting a bit too old- it was all thick but still sheer and I really had to dunk my brush into the bottle. The bow and ribbons were looking bulky yet see-through and just horrendous. To solve it I covered it all up with some glitter. I wanted to add more definition to the bow but once the glitter was on there that wasn't an option ):

Started things off with Essie Sand Tropez followed by OPI San Tan-Tonio for the polka dots. The bow was done using Essie Nice Is Nice, all covered up with an Art Club purple glitter striping polish.

I quite like this short nail business. Life is so much easier when you don't have to worry about breaking a nail. This length might stick around for awhile...

Whether you've already headed back to school/work or you'll be joining me tomorrow, I hope you have a great start for the new year! x


  1. i love your nail art! i follow you on bloglovin :)

    chlo @chlowitty blogs

  2. Pretty as always :) The glitter looks great even though it seemed like a lot of trouble lol.