Sunday, May 15, 2011

Guest Post: Glitta Gloves-Ocean Manicure

Hello lacquered lovelies! I'm so excited to be doing a guest post for Stephanie, I've been reading her blog for a while now and I have a nail crush on her. Which isn't weird at all... anyway! Since Stephanie is going on a cruise, I wanted to go with a sort of ocean-inspired mani using one of my new BM plates!

I started out with three coats of China Glaze Cyberspace, a colour that always reminds me of sand in the bottle. It's from the Tronica collection and it's not a linear holo, but it's pretty nonetheless. Sadly, I couldn't get good light when I was starting this after work, but this is what it looks like most of the time.

Next, I stamped a full nail image from BM-215, which kind of looks like seashells to me. I used Konad white special polish. Then I added some glitter, of course! I used Color Club Sultry, LA Colors Color Craze Goddess and Sephora by OPI Only Gold For Me. Goddess has these circular holographic bits of glitter in it, which isn't much like real sand at all, but who can ever say no to sparkles?

And super macro so you can see the details...

And that's it! Really simple but I like how this came out. I don't often just sit and play around with polishes but I kept looking at that shell image and thinking I should try something with it! I think this would look cool with a gradient base too, different sandy browns, maybe something with some silver shimmer thrown in to look like real sand? I wish I knew of a polish like that! Do you?

What do you lovelies think? Do you like "theme" manis? Have you gotten the new BM plates? I love them, they've improved so much between the last set and this set. The images are larger and sharper and they're still so affordable and a great alternative to Konad plates!

Thank you, Stephanie, for letting me do this! I hope you have an awesome time on your cruise, sugar! And thank you all for reading! Have a beautiful day!

You can find more excellent post by Glitta Gloves on her blog!


  1. What a cool manicure!

  2. Beautiful color ! Love it . 

  3. Great looking mani! 

  4. MissmidnightBlueMay 15, 2011 at 4:02 PM

    wow! that is so cute and pretty! :)

  5.  This is really pretty! It looks like you dipped your nails into sparkly sand!

  6. Perfect theme!!  This mani is cute as all get-out.

    Let Steph know I tagged her for a blogger award!! :)

  7. That is lovely. Very creative. :)

    I do own the new Bundle Monster plates. Just received them and am itching to try them out, when I have time.

    Great guest post. :)

  8.  Looks amazing! makes me want to go to the beach :)

  9. I really love this, It's amazing and you did a great job!! 

  10. LetthemhavepolishMay 15, 2011 at 11:12 PM

     I love the chunky glitter and the cte little fans! Adorable!

  11. Omg. I've said before how much I enjoy your writing style... Nail crush... Love it. I usedthis stamp and it reminds me of shells OR decorative fans...
    I ADORE this mani. Makes me want to get to a beach fast!!! Love the sand and shells and the gold gradient tips. SPECTACULAR!!!!!

  12. was also wondering if there was another brand with a color similar to this I could never find this color anywhere 

  13. Very nice! Your nails have such a beautiful shape :X


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