One of my favourite types of glitter is micro glitter. Also, really love big circular glitter! Really big or really small; love them both! Heck, who am I kidding; I love all the glitters!!! But I do have a special fondness for micro glitter. With it being so densely packed, it makes for an interesting stamping base (even though I didn't stamp on it here lol) The use of peel off bases means that I've been wearing glitter more then ever! So after buying a few of the Love, Angeline Harmonious Gemstones from Harlow & Co. earlier this summer....then buying a few more direct from Love, Angeline, has had me wearing quite a few mani's with microglitter of some sort in them! For some reason, I have neglected to share any yet so thought I would now; here's what I came up with!
Started with a base of two coats of Elevation Polish Grand Teton Station with an accent of two coats Love, Angeline Orchestrated Amethyst; both have no top coat. I really liked that two coats of the microglitter had great coverage, no bald spots at all. I have been using UNT peel off base for glitter lately (bought direct from UNT; they ship internationally and had free shipping but don't be fooled by that video; my experience has been that it only peels off like that when its still tacky which results in goopy, intermingling of polish and base coat, fyi). You have to pop it off other products but it is the easiest product that pops off yet that I've found fyi.). The only thing I would caution is that you wait a good 10 minutes for it to be good and dry. Otherwise, the glitter intermingles with the peel off base and then you got a goopy, bumpy, uneven mess. Which I have done more than once because I hate waiting for base or quick dry or glitter peel off or cuticle guard or whatever to dry.
Topped all but the accent with KBShimmer Clearly on Top. The Elevation Polish, which has the formula with the top coat already built into it, is one of those colour changers that will change slightly when you use your regular top coat on it. I always do this even though it has built in top coat, so it made the polish slightly darker (in fact, if you look closely, you can see where I applied top coat and where I missed the polish and the difference).
Stamped using and image from SdP 98 using FunkyFingers Gesso.
Applied top coat....and had top coat altering event when the polish base leeches into the stamping polish which is one of my stamping pet peeves. Grrrr! While I had no plans other than leaving the stamping white and maybe a stud to accent, I thought I would add to the pansies a little more just to see how it turned out.
I did some "lead lighting" for back of better words, using 10.1 Kiwi Delight and Plum-tastic.
Added a bit of the Love, Angeline Orchestrated Amethyst to the pansies for interest.
Added a few dots (in hindsight, wished dots were smaller and closer together, but hindsight is wonderful as the saying goes!)
Added gold stud to accent. Complimented the gold in the microglitter nicely, I think!
While I prefer the matte look usually of the microglitter, I have a terrible issue with losing studs if I don't top coat them, so finished with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.
I wore mani, after mani, after mani of microglitter (I do this will all things that hold my interest for a few days lol!) but it makes for not so interesting blogging so they will be shared at some time! So far, I've been using the microglitter mainly as accents but I'm sure that will change over the next little while too!
Love, Angeline is available via Harlow & Co. or their estore here. They do ship to Canada; the shop also has a wide arrangements of other nail items such vinyls and cuticle oils; they also have Mani Crush Fizzies which I have bought and like to use too. As the Mani Crush Fizzies comes in a crushed state, I can control the amount of product I use; even when I've bought the mani bombs, I always crush them up to extend them (being the thrifter, that I am lol - hey, it all goes towards more plates and polish so worth it!)
Thanks for looking!