I just heard about this technique a few weeks ago when Nadia with Moonflower Polish posted about it. I watched her tutorial video and immediately placed an order for 2 loose glitter colors; silver and gold. After trying the gold in a mani I was immediately hooked! I loved it so much I ordered 4 more colors. I’m even excited writing this post, cause I LOVE this technique! Okay so let’s take a look at my mani and I’ll tell you more about the technique at the end.
With a crazy cold January everywhere from the New York to Central Texas to sunny Florida I was looking for inspiration in winter weather. I have always loved the glittery look of ice and snow covered trees, and knew that loose glitter stamping was the perfect way to do it!
- Zoya Dovima
- Moonflower Polish Loose White Microglitter
- Moonflower Polish Loose Silver Microglitter
- MdU White
- Sally Hansen Luxe Lace Eyelit
- UberChic Lovely Leaves Stamping Plate
To create this look I started with 2 coats of Zoya Dovima. I topped it with one thin coat of Sally Hansen Luxe Lace Eyelit (for a little falling snow in the background.) Once that was dry I dabbed a thin layer of glitter over the head of my stamper. I could not decide between white glitter or silver glitter so I mixed them! White snow covered trees with some silver holographic sparkle for ice sparkling in the light. I then applied my base stamping color, in this case MdU White, to the stamping plate and scraped normally. I picked up the image with my stamper like I normally would and stamped the image on my nail.. Voila! I had a white glitter covered tree. The beauty of this technique is that it gives you look of texture and dimension with your stamping, without a rough feeling of texture. Since I wanted my nails matte and the glitter to really stand out I did not apply a top coat over my final look.
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I hope you enjoyed this week of glitter nail art. I’m admittedly a little sad to see it come to an end as it was great fun. But I’m already planning my manis for next months theme! You can follow The Digital Dozen on Instagram. And don’t forget to check out the inlinkz below to see everyones final glitter mani!
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