Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The very hungry glitter

Hi guys! Phew, it's been a while, huh? Sorry for the hiatus, lots of things happening. I'm currently attending my last semester of my Graphic Design undergrad, and working on my thesis project. Also, I broke a nail on my 'swatching' hand, it was the saddest nub ever, and I didn't feel like painting my nails or taking pics of them for a while.

But, my nails are slowly growing back to their old self, and today I finally felt like taking pics of my mani :)

Today's mani is a glitterbomb from China Glaze's fall collection On Safari named I Herd That, which was sent to me by the love Eileen aka The Sneakerette.
 I Herd That is one of the two glitters from this collection (I also have the other one, I'm not Lion) and it's a warmer shade, mainly with gold, copper and tiny bits of holographic micro glitter.

 I Herd That was very easy to work with and was practically opaque in 2 coats. I did 3 on these swatches because I had a tiny bit of VNL. It is a very hungry glitter though (therefore the title of this post), I needed 2 coats of Gelous and top coat to smooth it out. Still, it's really worth it.

And for funsies, here's a last macro shot of the amazing tiny pieces of glitter. Do you like this kind of shots? I recently got a macro add-on for my camera and thought it'd be fun to add a macro shots to my posts from now on.

And that's it. Thank you for reading and keeping up with me. I don't know how often I'll be posting, but I hope to write you again very soon!