I’ve not played about with nail art and layering and glitters sandwiches or whatever they’re called much at all yet. Am still too busy discovering what I like and trying to get more polish on my actual nails than I do on the skin surrounding them:). It’s not that I’m not interested but rather that I just haven’t really got there yet.
But the other day I tried on an Ulta3 cheapie I’d come across at the local chemist store called ‘Midnight’. Midnight looks like a basic black creme in the bottle but on opening it you see that it appears to have a very dark purple tinge to the black. However, on the nails that purple tinge disappears and it dries semi matte, very reminiscent of Illamasqua’s Scorn. I haven’t got any pics of Scorn handy but here is two coats of Ulta3 Midnight without top coat.
Excuse the dodgy cuticle on the middle finger:(. Ulta3 polishes are bin dive lovelies that cost between $2.00 to $3.00 AUD depending on where you find them. Generally the formula on these, as far as I’ve found to date, is pretty good although the brushes could be better. But for the price they’re great. Midnight wont be getting binned anytime soon.
Anyway, I decided to play about and slap on CND Effects Sapphire Sparkles which I’d bought off eBay a month or so earlier.
So having come this far, I decided to drag out one of the Ozotic Elytra polishes I’d bought a while back and not yet christened. Cue Ozotic Elytra 529.
The Ozotic Elytra polishes are multicoloured glitters in clear lacquer. Ozotic 529 has blue and red glitter. It also has quite a duochrome effect which must be inherent to the glitter. If you like the look of Ozotic 529 you need to get a wriggle on as they are being discontinued along with the rest of the Ozotic 500 series. As of today they were still available on the Picture Polish website. I can’t comment as to what availability there might be internationally through Picture Polish’s network members but if you’re keen go now!:)
Ok, it’s a weird shot, mostly featuring my palm, but I wanted to show the variance of colour. This was two coats of Ozotic 529 over the rest of it, plus a coat of Seche Vita.
By this stage CND Effects Sapphire Sparkle is clearly a little overwhelmed by Ozotic 529 but I think the effect is still there, even if it is the subtlest polish on the nail by this stage:).
It was fun mucking about with these. The most I’ve tried previously is a flakie or glitter coat over one colour. Hannah of Polly Polish has arranged for Polish Days, including a coordinated glitter sandwich mani day in early July . I thought I’d participate to make myself try something different so I’m looking forward to mucking about some more with some glitter and jellies for that.
Thanks for reading and tolerating my very amateurish attempts at layering:). Do you have any layer combinations you particularly love?