Green Glitter Makes Everything Better!
I was shopping at Wal-Mart a few days ago, and came across a craft glitter set that was on clearance. It was Marsha Stewart brand, and looked like it was left over from Christmas. I usually prefer cosmetic glitter when frankening, but decided to try this since most of the bottles in the set were very fine grit. And, well, just look at the gorgeous green on the far right! 🙂
For the base, I decided on clear (NYC brand clear) with a few drops of Sally Hansen Emerald City for a subtle tint. I filled the bottle up 3/4 full, leaving room for my glitter.
Using the paper funnel method, I added my glitter. I wanted to make this particular polish extra sparkly, so I used a lot of glitter (approx. 1 tablespoon). After adding my ballz and shaking, I let the polish sit for about an hour while I busied myself with other things. I was slightly disappointed when I returned to the polish and found the glitter had settled at the bottom. Usually when this happens, I consider the polish a FAIL, and move on to the next. But I was so mesmerized by the color, I refused to accept that this polish was not worth keeping. I gently shook the bottle again, making sure it was mixed well, then swatched it on a nail wheel.
Talk about WOW! I didn’t even wait for the swatch to dry before I was quickly doing a full mani. I could not stop staring at my nails! As much as I hate having to shake polishes before I use them, I’m willing to make exceptions! This is DEFINITELY a keeper, as you can see by the many photos I took!
I will have to try out the other glitter that came in the set soon…hopefully they will be just as stunning!