Today I have some really sparkly nails to show you - they're like disco balls!
I had been wanting to do glitter placement nails for a while but didn't have any suitable pieces of glitter, and I also thought it would be too difficult and time consuming to do. However I was wrong. All you need is a bit of patience (and of course the correct items and tools!). I actually found it a lot easier than I thought I would.
I used a dotting tool and a clear base/top coat to apply the glitter. The individual pieces of glitter are 2 mm in size. I found this to be a great size, any smaller they would have been too difficult to pick up and place, and any bigger they probably wouldn't sit correctly on the nail. As the pieces are thin, they sit flat on the nail and don't look bulky which I think is really important for glitter placement.
I picked up my pieces of glitter by dipping the tip of my dotting tool into a base/top coat and tapping it on one of the individual pieces of glitter to make it stick to the tool. You then dab the glitter piece onto your nail. You can also use tweezers to pick up and place the glitter.
There's a nice range of colours of glitter as you can see in the pictures below. My favourites are the deep blue and purple! You get loads in the tub, I don't know how many but there's enough to keep you going for a long time, I don't think I'll be needing a refill anytime soon!
Overall I think these are brilliant, and for £1.54** you should definitely give them a try (you can buy them here). Also, if you use the code 'NM10K31' you can get 10% off everything on the Born Pretty Store, with free worldwide shipping too :)
**Price correct at time of writing