More after the jump!
I was actually able to get pretty full coverage with 2 coats, but I added 3 coats to all fingers without the sequins. I seriously love full coverage glitters. For the accent nails I used 3 different colors of the sequins. I used the blue, teal and bright silver sequin. I wanted to go for a "gradient" look, and actually it turned out well! Being not at all talented in nail art, I had a feeling this was going to be a hot mess, but I actually really like it!
Having watched Sammy's video, I thought "piece of cake!" (I'm pretty sure that's what I say every time I try to attempt nail art), but I immediately found positioning the sequins the way she did was not happening.....it was not effing happening! So I had gotten discouraged by that, but after I realized that the glitter in the Butter London hid the fact that the sequins were not perfectly applied. If you think this hand looks bad, you should see my left hand! (I'm left handed)
But honestly, this looks so awesome from far away. Who's looking at your nails close up anyways?!?
Ignore that nasty dry bit at the corner of my nail....I hate when the season's change and my skin gets super dry! It always just kinda hits before I realize how dry my cuticles get!
You can kinda see the gradient of the colors I used (you can also tell how terribly placed they are!) It seriously looks much better from farther away!
I LOVE the way this turned out, its like a disco ball on my nails! I really wish I had the patience to do this to all my nails, but I'm pretty sure I would get mad or pissed off, and that would ruin the fun of this mani. The pics don't do this justice, it was so sparkly!
Some tips I have for applying these are:
- Take your time. If my coat of Gelous wasn't tacky enough, I would pick up my sequin, carefully dip it into the blob of Gelous, and then apply.
- Use a pointed dotting tool. I used the smallest one I have. Sammy uses a toothpick, but I am not at all dexterous enough to use something so tiny.
- Use a couple coats of topcoat to finish this off. After I applied these, let everything dry, then hopped in the shower, I noticed I was loosing glitters left and right. Even though I applied a coat of topcoat that was perfectly smooth, I was still loosing glitters.
- And most importantly, don't apply when you have an empty stomach and nothing but coffee on board. I was shaking like CrAzY! And it was not helpful, lol.
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*This product was sent to me for review.