Friday, March 16, 2012

St. Patty's Day Glitter Layering

HI MY LOVELY FOLLOWERS!! Finally a new post, I'm so excited to be posting again =) My lovely blogger friends have been on my ass lately to start posting again (as they should!) so I figured spring break was the perfect time for me to get cracking again! Today I have for you a super blinged out glitter manicure for St. Patrick's Day. I can't stop staring at my nails, I am so in love with this layering combo!

I started out with two coats of an old vintage Wet n Wild. The polish has no name, but a number (416A to be exact) and is a lovely medium green color with phenomenal golden shimmer running throughout. I will have to do a post on this color by itself one day, it is such a fab green. I know, a vintage green polish - so typical of me!

Then I layered two coats of Orly Here Comes Trouble on top, which is an awesome grass green glitter. You could probably get full coverage with this after about 4-5 coats, but I wanted to layer it over a green that was a bit darker to add some depth.

The pièce de résistance in this manicure is the one coat of Essence My Sparkling Acrobat that I added on top. I am obsessed with this polish!! I acquired this Euro-only color in a lovely swap with Caroline from Good Lack, Nail! and I have used it in at least 3 manicures so far, it is that awesome. My Sparkling Acrobat is a dual-ended polish that has a great black creme on one end and a gold glitter on the other. This is not your typical gold glitter, however. It is gold square and micro glitter in a clear base. SQUARE GLITTER! Is there anything in life better than square glitter? I think not.

Anyways, here's the glitterbomb! The layers are as follows:

- base coat
- 2 coats Wet n Wild 416A
- 2 coats Orly Here Comes trouble
- 1 coat Essence My Sparkling Acrobat
- top coat

The first two pics are natural light, the rest are artificial light indoors. As you can see, my photo skills are a bit rusty so please bear with me! Enjoy =)







19 comments:

  1. Wow! Me likey!!! Perfect for St Pattys day!

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  2. I LOVE THESE!!!!!! great job Jacqui! ill be working on my St. Patty's Day nails later today ;D thanks for such fabulous inspiration!

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  3. WOW i love this combo me being a green freak will have to try this out :) Welcome back !

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  4. i love how it sparkles, perfect for the holiday.

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  5. Welcome back my love!!!!! This mani is amazing!!!!! You always cone up with such genius layering combos!

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  6. This is so gorgeous Jacqui!!! Welcome back ;0).

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  7. Thanks for all the sweet comments my lovelies =) It's great to be back <3

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  8. Welcome back, and great manicure!

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  9. You've got shamrocks and the pot o'gold wrapped up in one mani!!

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  10. glad you are back...and with a gorgeous mani!!!

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  11. whoa, lady!! this looks awesome! mesmerizing...

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  12. Now that's an awesome mani! Love it! :)

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  13. Awww I'm so glad you all liked it. Thanks again!!!

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  14. Green and gold, one of the rare combinations when gold works for me every single time. Your combinaiton is totally awesome!

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