Saturday, 21 July 2012

Matte, Sparkles and Shattered Nails

I recently went a bit bold with my nails. I'm usually the one to just stick with painted nails sans nail art, glitter or thrills. But hey-ho I went for a change and amped it up! 

The first one was a glitter tip nails. Here I used Illamasqua Baptiste and Barry M Hologram Glitter Nail Polish. 

Here I used a nude pinky nail paint as a based and then a purple shatter nail paint. Unfortunately I can't remember the brands or name of the polishes :( I also used a matte top coat over it. 

And my favourite one of all. The matte glitter nail! 
I used Essie's Nutmeg as a base colour and then OPI Rainbow Connection (glitter polish) on top. Then to tone down the sparkliness of it all I used Essie's Matte About You Top Coat. I really like the effect of the matte top coat on top of the glitter. It really brings out the colours and makes it look a bit more grown up. I'm not a massive fan of sparkly nails but I would definitely rock this again!

It was a pain trying to remove the glitter after but I have a tip for you! Soak a coat pad in nail polish remover and wrap it around each finger, and then wrap foil around the cotton pad. Leave it to soak for about 5 minutes (depending on how glitter-fied your nails are) and then remove them. You should find it much easier!

Hoped you like this post! And apologies for the photo quality, I used my iPhone to take the pics. 


  1. Gorgeous nail art. My favorite is the first one! Your blog is so cute =)

    Suzie Q

  2. God, they are gorgeous. You seem to be quite good at this. :D

    followed your blog, follow back mine? :D

    1. Hehe thanks! I seldomly do these cos I'm so lazy! haha x

  3. I really like the first one! So pretty!

    Sandra from The Puzzle of Sandra's Life

    1. Thanks! It's so easy to do as well :) x