Monday, 15 August 2011

Too Many Layers (or what happens when I get carried away!)

I was sat looking at my pretties last week, as I sometimes do just because I am a bit of a Magpie and like to look at shiny things.  I was wondering what to do with my nails (before I did the butterfly wings mani), which colour to paint them, glitter, flaky, nail art?  So many choices, and too much free time at that moment, so I grabbed some shiny, sparkly and lovely polishes, all gorgeous in their own right, and I tried ALL of them!  BIG mistake, I do love playing with layering, and experimenting with which polish goes with which colour but I really did get carried away with this one.


The polishes I used were OPI Thanks so Muchness, NFU Oh 51, Kleancolor Chunky Holo Fuschia and Urban Decay Burnout.  The final colour was lovely and as a result I now know how to create this without using the 10 layers that just wouldn't dry!  I only used four colours, but kept layering, until there was so much polish on, no wonder it wouldn't dry.  I went to bed with this lot on, and I could still leave an indent with my nail in the morning, so off it came.  I actually scraped it off as it was still tacky and just removed the residue with remover, so at least removal wasn't bad.

I started with my base coat, then 2 layers of the OPI, then a layer of Kleancolor, then 2 layers of Urban Decay, then another layer of Kleancolor, then NFU Oh 51, then another Kleancolor, then a shiny top coat.  10 layers in total, ridiculous!

The final result was extremely hard to capture, but believe me when I say it was spectacular, and was worth the 5 pics.  In the sunshine shots outdoors my camera was having a meltdown it was so shiny and sparkly.  It had it all going on, multichrome colour flashes, sparkle, glitter, flakes and a deep richness of colour, I will be doing a more sensible version of this soon, and when I do, I will of course share it with you all :)

Here are the pics, and please forgive the application of polish, this was pre clean-up, and since I removed it all anyway, there were no post clean-up pics!  Pics as usual are clickable for more close up detail.







9 comments:

Jossie said...

I like it!!

serendipitously.create said...

I think it looks fantastic! I love all the effects the layers give - so dynamic! 10 layers are so worth that result.

Lacquertopia said...

that's really unique!

Cat said...

Very Pretty, but it does look heavy. Yay I'm not the only on who scrapes before using remover.

ambern1984 said...

I love the final result, but man that must have taken forever :P What Nfu Oh is that?

BlingerNails said...

It was heavy Cat, but experimentation means I can get the same effect with much fewer layers now which is good :)
Ambern1984 it is NFU Oh 51 (the best flaky purple, in the world!)

Jenna said...

I'm just like a magpie too. I call them my treasures. LOL! it looks really beautiful :)

Carolina said...

pretty color!! and your nails are nice!many blessings!hope you can check out my blog for some +vibes and inspiration! I am also hosting an amazing limited edition giclee print giveaway by the very talented, Lark Calderon Gomez!

imfeelingnail-venturous said...

WOW! That is awesome!