Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Falling Confetti NOTW

Hi! I feel like it has been a minute. Almost a week! That's too long. I had a busy week last week. It was nice out. We went on some walks. Barbeque's. Hanging out outside. One of my good friends got married. I drank way too much. I also already wrote this blog post but somehow it was gone {wtf} I wore this mani this past week for all of those fun things

I just love how it looks. 

It perfect for a night out or a day out. 

I think the matte top coat really adds a little something and what makes it special, for me. 

To wear a matte top coat on top of nothing but a white polish is just too much....can we say White-Off? But when you add a bright fuschia glitter on top of that, ombred, it looks like I took a million years. Or maybe it doesn't, I don't know. It looks like a million bucks, rather. It's just neat.

Here's what I used + How I did it:

Sally Hansen's Xtreme Wear Nail Color.  
It is $2 at any drugstore {Dollar General too} and I am telling you, so easy to work with. You get a nice even coat after the 2nd one and I couldn't ask for another great white polish. Once I waited for that to dry completely, I moved onto....

Revlon Top Coat: 
Here's the deal. I painted the tips of nails with this then dragged the rest of whatever clear coat I had on brush down the nail. You don't want to be too exact, just like you wouldn't want to be too exact if this was a  normal glitter ombre mani. This is what is going to hold the glitter on. 

-Wait like 20 seconds for it to dry. You don't it to be too wet or else the glitter will cling to every little part of it and it won't have that trickle down effect. You don't wait it to be too dry or else it won't look ombred. It will just look like glitters here and there
-Have a piece of paper ready on a hard surface underneath your fingers so when you sprinkle the glitter over it, it will catch the remainder of the glitter. I put my loose glitter back in the package or you can just throw it away...

Sally Girl Sparkle Effects.  
It $1 at Sally's Beauty Supply. They have a ton of different colors, I want to collect them all! :) anyhow, I think this is a steal for $1. I mean, honestly. The possibilities are endless using loose glitter. On the nail. In arts + crafts. Yeah, I just said arts + crafts. I know. I'm really cool. But im serious! 

Matte-ly In Love from Hard Candy 
The Matte top coat I used is only a couple bucks and can be found at Wal-Mart. I have been loving Hard Candy nail stuff lately. If you don't have a matte top coat, you must seal it with at least a gloss top coat. If you have no top coat, the glitter will fall off of all your nail's by the end of the day. I just really love the look of it with the matte top coat. It's how you turn glitter into confetti.

It's only been a week, but I swear I feel guilty when I don't blog! I feel as if I am not being creative or something. There has been Instagram though. And I still have been photographing. I signed up for a newsletter on tips for using a DSLR. I think I am going to do a photo-a-day challenge. This one looks really fun.  Anyone else down? Anyway's

I hope your having a great week!

some new blog post's/videos coming up:
Favorite Meal Bars
B+BW Candles
Get Tan {I will need to come up with a much wittier name. I probably won't though}
Curly Hair, Don't Care
OOTD's from the Wedding {maybe even the brides 2 outfits!}
Favorite Nude Pink Lipsticks



Steph Lau said...

the effect looks so cool. Kinda reminds me of party decorations (:

Erica Jackson said...

oh yeah! i hope you try it (:

Gem | Miss Makeup Magpie ♥ said...

Oh wow I love your nails.. they looks sooo pretty xx

Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

Chris said...

Hi Erica, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

Erica Jackson said...

hey Chris! glad to have you (:

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