Digit-al Dozen does Glitter: Reverse Glitter

Hold onto your butts kids. Today is about to get weird. Of course I had to save the weird look for last. I'm just going to show you. I'm not even going to try and explain it until after you've seen it.




Welp. There it is. I'm calling this the reverse glitter. It's obviously NOT PRACTICAL at all. To create this, I first did my nails with OPI Bubble Bath, which in case you were wondering, is my perfect nude. After that was dry, I applied a "top coat" of liquid latex and waited for that to dry. Then I aggresively sprayed my hand with hairspray and dumped a metric shit ton of glitter on. I used a mix of three neutral Martha Stewart glitters. I continued to add hairspray and glitter until I liked the mixed up look. Finally I topped it off with a final spritz of hair spray to set it. I quickly pulled off the liquid latex to reveal my "bare nails" and I then took pictures. It was immediately washed off, while I tried to avoid touching anything in my house.

So there it is. Five glitter looks for Glitter Week. I hope you enjoyed it. Be sure to check out the other glitter looks in the link up below.

Enjoy & until next time, Amy Lee
*self purchased


OPI

Digit-al Dozen does Glitter: Glitter Placement

Day 4 brings us to a Glitter Placement. I recently got Cirque Colors New Year Trio in the mail and I couldn't wait to use Clink! on my nails. This is a stunning metallic blue that almost glows from within. I had a really hard time capturing it. Below you'll see two easy coats.




Once my base was dry I went in with glitters pulled from Cirque Colors Pop! and placed them in a line down the middle of the nail. It was a quick fun look. I'm loving those star glitters! 




Be sure to check out all the other glitter-fied looks below!

Enjoy & until next time, Amy Lee
*self purchased



Cirque Colors

Digit-al Dozen does Glitter: Pixie Dust SnowFlakes

Hey All! For Day 3 of all things glitter, I chose one of my favorite glitter finishes. PIXIE DUST!! I adore the fine glitter finish on these polishes. They are so amazing. Recently we had a "bomb cyclone" (what the hell is that?) and we watched inches of pretty snow fall on the city. It struck me that those snowflakes really glitter in the snow, so I added in some pretty snowflake accents as well.

I started with a base of Zoya Sunshine, two coats. With these polishes it's important to remember to leave lots of dry time between coats. I then went in with Uber Chic Christmas-02  and MoYou London White Knight to create half moon snowflakes. 




These glitter polishes slay me every time! Be sure to check out all the other glitterific looks below.

Enjoy & until next time, Amy Lee
*self purchased
ZOYA
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Digit-al Dozen does Glitter: Glitter Outline

For day 2 of the Digit-al Dozen glitter prompt, I decided to rock some glitter outline nails. I've seen these rocking around Instagram lately, I believe they originated with South Korean Nail Artist, Unistella.

To put these together, I did a base coat of gel cured, then a second coat uncured. I then placed the glitters individually and pushed them into place. Once they were in the right spots, I cured the second layer. Finally I topped it all off with a top coat. No polish, no nothing. Just base, top, and glitter.




These are pretty fun but they were pretty time consuming. Be sure to check out all the other glitter filled manicures from the link up below.

Enjoy & until next time, Amy Lee



Digit-al Dozen: Glitter - Full Coverage Glitter

Hey All!

First post of 2018 (can you believe it is 2018 already) and I'm rocking all things glitter with The Digit-al Dozen. I have some fun looks coming up, but for day 1 I decided that a good old all glitter manicure is the way to go.

I searched for a classic glitter polish and came up with OPI Never Too Much Confetti. I applied it with the sponge method for an all over coverage. It's pretty simple as far as glitter goes but it's still fun.




Be sure to check out all the other glitter mani's from the ladies in the inLinkz below. See you tomorrow for day 2.

Enjoy & until next time, Amy Lee
*self purchased
OPI



Digit-al Dozen: Science Fiction - Jurassic Park

Hey ya'll! Day 5 (woo-hoo I made it, despite a small child who makes things hard) of Digit-al Dozen Story Genres brings us to science fiction.  Jurassic Parks is one of those movies that I always stop and watch, no matter where it is and what I was looking for. I just love it. I love the book even more, so it seemed natural to pick this as one of my inspirations. So hold onto your butts, cause this look has lots of polishes in it!

I started with a base of Painted Polish Kissin' Kelp a deep teal scattered holo, with glints of gold. I thought it'd be the perfect base for what I had in mind.




I then went in with a ton of Painted Polish stamping polishes and MoYou London Tropical Collection 11 plate. I blopped on dots of polish from Tide Pool Teal, Stamped in Starfruit, Stamped in Greenery 2.0, and Stamped in Seafoam scrapped them all together for a fun mix and put lush leaves on four of my 5 fingers. On the ring finger I tried (real hard I promise) to freehand a t-rex. He's a little derpy and not at all intimidating, but he's sparkly so there is that. He's made with Painted Polish Stamped in Greenery, Midnight Mischief, Gaga for Greenery and MoYou London White Knight.




There you have it! 5 days, 5 story genres, 5 fun looks!

Enjoy & until next time, Amy Lee
*self purchased


Painted Polish 
MoYou London

Digit-al Dozen: Story Genres - Picture Book

Hey ya'll! Day 4 of Digit-al Dozen Story Genres brings us to picture books. Seeing as I have a tiny kiddo now, there is no shortage of picture books in my house. She's a little too young to appreciate them at the moment, so I tend to just read aloud to her from whatever I'm currently reading. I picked through her books though and pulled a favorite Little Golden Book from my childhood, The Poky Little Puppy.

For this look, I used a ton of polishes, I'll list them below. I used a combination of freehand painting and stamping to recreate one of the illustrations in the book. Hopefully you can tell it's the Poky Little Puppie's bum as he digs under a fence with a sign that clearly states "Don't Dig Holes". If you can't tell...just lie and tell me it's pretty. I'm out of practice.





On my thumb and pointer, I tried to recreate the Little Golden Books classic spine. The base is Cirque Colors 24K Affair and the details are freehanded with Painted Polish Midnight Mischief.  For the rest of my nails the base is OPI Be There in a Prosecco. I then used Painted Polish Stamped in Brick and Stamped in Sweet Potato to create the fences, partially with a design from MoYou London Pro Collection XL 01 plate. The puppies body is mostly MoYou London White Knight and detailing done with other polishes. Whew..that's alot. Anywho, hope you love it.

Enjoy & until next time, Amy Lee
*self purchased


Cirque Colors
Painted Polish 
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