I wanted to do a special manicure for my niece's 5th birthday party. I decided on a "birthday cake with sprinkles" look so I grabbed my essie Adore-a-ball and Nicole by OPI Rainbow in the S-Kylie. The essie Adore-a-ball went on beautifully but i went for 3 coats because I wanted it to be pretty opaque then I added a layer of Rainbow in the S-Kylie. Then it kinda got out of control. Some of you may already know that glitter polishes can be tricky to apply. You can't necessarily just brush it on like regular polish, if you do most of the glitter will brush off with the brush stroke. This is where I ran into trouble. The first coat of glitter went on pretty sparse and looking back I should have left it because I think it was actually what I was going for. You know, just a few sprinkles on a bed of delicious frosted cake. But I got caught up in the moment and needed MORE GLITTER! After the second coat where I loaded on the glitter I felt it was overdone but I was out of time and needed to finish up so I wouldn't be late for the party. So I went like this...
My almost 3 year old nephew thought it was awesome, but I thought it was too much. It was more birthday party than birthday cake. I knew I needed to tone them down so I made what is called a "glitter sandwich".
3 coats essie Adore-A-Ball
2 coats Nicole by OPI Rainbow in the S-Kylie
+ 1 more coat of essie Adore-A-Ball
Topped with Seche Vite
What does this polish job remind you of? Cake? Balloons? Muppet barf?