33DC Day 11: 3D
Anticipating this day of the Crumpet’s Nail Tarts 33 Day Challenge, I’ve been buying all sorts of nail charms and studs as I’ve come across them. But surprisingly in the end, I chose to go with some adornments that I’ve had for some while.
I used silver holographic sequin discs that I got many months ago, but which I hadn’t used before. They’re flat so I’d mainly anticipated using them down the centre of my nails, where they could sit snugly against the nail. However, I’ve always thought they might be great for a mermaid nails look.
I could have overlapped them like fish scales – one centred and placed above the two below – but I tried this on a nail wheel and they were quite bulky. So in the end I just overlapped them slightly one over the other in one direction.
I used a slow drying top coat – W7 Diamond Top Coat – so they were only loosely stuck by the time I’d finished. I then liberally applied more of the same top coat and employed some patience in waiting for them to dry. Finally they did dry and they were pretty rock solid. If I’d have caught them in anything, I’m sure they would have some off. But they stood up to some light duty use for half a day before I decided to take them off and move onto the next 33 day challenge manicure.
I teamed the accent nail with a lovely mermaid combination: Sinful Colors Nail Junkie over a base of Sinful Colors Aqua.
Nail Junkie is a teal base with small blue and gold glitters, and small and micro glitters that shift between teal and pale green. It looked lovely with just one coat of the glitter, but even better with two.
Although you can’t see the sparkle (my camera set-up is not inclined to capture glittery-ness), you can at least see the rainbow of colours of these holographic sequins. They certainly were very blingy in real life.
On Friday it’s a “pattern in your home”. I have something in mind, but it needs free-handing, so it may not make it to the blog unless I do it justice! [EDIT: I managed it and am really proud of my efforts – watch this space!]
- Base colour: two coats of Sinful Colors Aqua
- Glitter: two coats of Sinful Colors Nail Junkie
- 3D nail: silver holographic sequin discs over a base of one coat of Barry M Foil Effects Silver
- Top coat (over the glitter): Glisten & Glow HK Girl
- Top coat (over the sequins):W7 Diamond Top Coat
Have a look at what everyone else doing the challenge has come up with:
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