Happy 2013! I took a bit of a break from posting but here's my first post of the new year. To kick things off I wanted to go a bit brighter since the holidays ended with a lot of dark metallics and glitters. I've seen a lot of cool manicures that use micro beads to frame rhinestones so I wanted to try that out as well. I went with an underwater colour palette, trying to emulate water by using the watercolour technique. I added a touch of gold and sparkle for some deep sea treasure :P
I started with American Apparel Office. I used the watercolour technique to apply American Apparel American Denim, American Apparel The Valley, and American Apparel T-Shirt on top. I used topcoat to adhere the large rhinestones, and outlined them with gold micro beads, followed by iridescent blue hex glitter. I also added a row of the glitter around the cuticle of the rest of the nails.
Working with the micro beads and loose glitter was tedious but I kind of like the result. Have you worked with them before? Link me in the comments below or tweet me your creations! (@preciouspolish)