Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Twinsie Tuesday: Shattered Glass

Good morning polished world!  How are you all doing today?  It's snowing here!  It's about time my new tires get some use.  I was starting to think I could get one more winter out of the old ones.  I'm so thankful I bought them because I really would have skid off the road for sure last night.

It's Tuesday which means it is time for another Twinsie Tuesday!!  This week we are sharing shattered glass manicures.  Now, usually this design is done using cellophane, but I didn't have any of that, so I had to improvise.  It came to me that stained glass windows are created using pieces of shattered glass.  Right?  Maybe?

Regardless, I decided to do a stained glass manicure.  After looking around pinterest, I found this gorgeous design by Miss Bella Tracy and I decided to re-create it.

Let's take a look!

Colors Used:
  • China Glaze - Assorted Neons
  • Nine Zero Lacquer - Holo All the Things
  • Orly - Instant Artist Black

So I didn't do a typical sponge gradient for this manicure!  Instead, I did a dry brush!  Meaning, I started with a purple polish and dry brushed it over white, then did the same with the other colors down the rest of the nail.  When I added a top coat it blended it together and it looked like I did a sponged gradient!  Honestly creating a gradient this way took a lot less time and clean up versus the typical gradient.  I'm sure though I wouldn't be able to do it for all designs, but I might try it again in the near future!

Once my gradient was complete, I added a top coat of Holo All The Things by Nine Zero Lacquer.  I am so happy to have a holo topper in my collection!  Now I will literally be holo-ing all the things!  The top coat dried kind of matte, so after I did my stained glass lines, I added a topper of INM Out the Door.  This made the whole manicure shine and sparkle.

What do you think?  Fan of this look?  Pass for shattered glass?

Don't forget to check out the other Twinsies!

Amanda at Amandalandish
Amanda at Fashion Footing
Amber at Nails Like Lace
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Claire at Kerruticles
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Marisa at Polish Those Nails
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Savannah at Addicted to Polish
Sharon at Behind Green Eyes
Steph at Lovestruck Lacquer

Until next time, <3.