Hooray! 100+ followers! This started just for fun, I didn't think anybody would ever really read it!
This look consists mainly of a black & silver french tip, then a crazy studded accent nail thrown in there. Check it out:
I started with painting all my nails (except the one accent nail) with one coat of China Glaze - Fairy Dust. This is a clear polish with tiny holographic glitter in it. Then I taped off my tips and painted Sally Hansen Insta Dri - Silver Sweep (or China Glaze's Millennium) on the tips. I also painted my entire ring fingernail with silver. I waited for that to dry completely, then taped my tips off again. I tried to line it up to where just a bit of the silver would show. Painted them with Pure Ice - Black Rage. Then topcoat.
On the accent nail that was solid silver, I took my foiling glue and painted over the whole thing. Once it turned clear, I started adding the silver studs. I got these in a pack of 48 from Dollar Nail Art. When I was done, I only had 6 silver studs left over. So it took 42 to cover one entire nail! Once they were all on, I pressed down with my finger to make sure they were all completely adhered before I applied the topcoat.
I will most likely just use the topcoat next time to adhere the studs. The foiling glue didn't seem to be sticky enough. I don't know if it was drying faster than I was working, but they didn't stick on very well. If I hadn't used a topcoat over the tops of them, they would've fallen off very quickly.
A direct sunlight pic to show the holographic glitter on the base.
It's not a look for everyone, I got a lot of confused looks from people. It was definitely neat to try though!Pin It