Our girl Scrangie gave me the coolest idea the other day. She posted a black glitter over a neon. Since I had just gotten a swell new black glitter in the mailbox, it became obvious what to do with it!
My new glitter love is called Uninhibited, and is part of the new LA Girl collection Glitter Addict. It's all black glitter in two sizes of hex shapes, dispensed in a clear base. This means endless possibilities! I had a few unused neons to choose from, and ultimately decided on one from Depend, 161. Of course it turned out all wonky in these photos, and I was too lazy to do the underwater shot I sometimes do. Here it looks traffic cone orange, but in reality it's the sort of neon that goes on pink at the first coat, and in the end settles for being a sort of coral red pink sorta hue. Think Color Club Youthquake.
I did two coats of the neon, which is pigmented and very nice in all aspects, and then tried to do as thin a coat of the glitter as possible. As you can all see, it easily becomes very dense and therefore my index nail looks different than the others.
Tricky thing about this manicure is that it doesn't look half as cool in these photos as it did in reality. It even rendered a conversation at the local Kicks beauty supply store. I called these talons my little pip filled neon watermelon slices. Maybe I should have done a green french tip.
I was so glad over Uninhibited that I pretty much immediately ordered another bottle - there are no boundaries as to how many grim frankens one could produce with it!
I get my LA Girl polishes from Cherry Culture. Relatively cheap thrills, as they are often on sale for $2.80.
Swedish word of the day:
vattenmelon -noun watermelon
I prefer the pip free ones.