09 October 2012

Twinsie Tuesday: Layered Glitterbomb

Welcome to another Twinsie Tueday--this week's theme is layered glitterbombs! I had a couple of ideas about how to tackle this one. On one hand, I thought it'd be fun to try coming up with something that actually matched, where the glitters complimented each other. On the other hand I kinda wanted to go nuts. Just throw any pretense of taste out the window and go full-on madhouse. In the end, I did one of each.

Essie Luxeffects glitterbomb

My first try, definitely the prettier of the two, started with a base of China Glaze Polarized, which is a full-coating silver glitter with tiny pieces of different colours mixed in. Then over the top of that I used all three of the Essie Luxeffects glitter polishes.

First down was Stroke of Brilliance, my favourite of the three. It's the most fabulous shade of tanzanite purple/blue! After that came A Cut Above, which is a soft, rosy pink. Third was Set in Stones, which has the same medium hexes and microglitters as the other two, only in silver.

Essie Luxeffects glitterbomb

The combined effect is kind of cool! It's soft and sweet, but it also looks like some kind of bulletproof reptile.

Essie Luxeffects glitterbomb

I have one coat of SV on top in these pictures and could have used a second, but since I knew I was going to go for another glitterbomb straight away, I decided to skip it.

That second glitterbomb? Much less pretty. If anything, I'd say it looks like weaponized clown puke. Or possibly, the twisted wreckage of a head-on collision between two circus trains. Some sort of clown-related hot mess that took about 12 coats of glitter and a couple of hours to achieve. Time wisely spent, I'm sure.


Here's a closer look...


This started off with a base of China Glaze Mrs. Claus, which is only still visible around the edges because the rest is covered in at least one coat of each of these.

 

These are the ones I can remember, anyway. There may have been others. All I'm really sure of at this point? Removal is gonna suuuuuuuck.

Looking forward to seeing if my fellow Twinsies decided to go pretty or go nuts!



Amanda at Amandalandish
Anna at Going to the Showing
Anne at Grape Fizz Nails
Ashley at Art Evolve
Brandi at The Collegiate Nail
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
ChiChi at I'm Just Me...ChiChi
Cordia at Seriously Swatched
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Jenn at All That is Gorgeous...
Jenna at I'm Still Thinking...
Katherine at Haul of Fame
Maribeth at Obsessive Cosmetic Hoarders Unite
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Meredith at Polish and Charms
Nory at Fierce Makeup and Nails
Rachel at Top Coat It
Sarah at See Sarah Swatch
Tara at Polishy of Truth

42 comments:

  1. Whoa baby!!! Look at that glitta! It's gorgeous Elizabeth!

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  2. "The twisted wreckage of a head-on collision between two circus trains"- perfect description for the second one :) I also used Polarized in my glitterbomb today! Great minds think alike ;-)

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    1. Haha, thank you very much!! >_<

      And yes! I love Polarized! This whole collection got a lot of love this week. :)

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  3. ahahaha, i love these! that crazy glitter bomb is so fun to look at, but booo about removal

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    1. Thanks, Sarah! Yeah, I did to a little crazy with it. Maybe too crazy? Nah. ;o)

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  4. I am a huge fan of that description of weaponized clown puke =D

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    1. Heh, thanks, Sharra! I have to admit I'm shocked I didn't have nightmares after all that clown imagery.

      "Can't sleep, clown'll eat me..."

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  5. I really like the first combo of glitters! The second is a little nuts :P

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    1. Thank you very much! Yeah, that second one... ;p

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  6. Now this is what I am talking about!!! High five Elizabeth!!!!

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    1. Woot! Thanks, Nory!! You did say I should go nuts! ;o)

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  7. LOL I love your descriptions hahaha. I'm in love with the first combo. The luxeffects work so nicely together :) The second one is really fun too! I can only imagine how thick those layers must be though. I bet you could still put some dents in them :P Good luck with the removal ;)

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    1. Thanks, Brittney! You're so right--dents and more, in fact! By the time I went to get rid of that hot mess, everything but the edges practically slid right off. It was so much easier than I expected!!

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  8. Each one of these is perfect, but that last one? Whoa! Love these as well as your descriptions :)

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  9. Jeez, that's a lot of glitter. But you're Twinsies with ChiChi!

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    1. It is most definitely that! And yes ChiChi bombed hers up pretty with Polarized too! :D

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  10. OMG! What a crazy layering you just did and I love it.

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  11. OH WOW! You went all out, girlie! I love it--super sparkly! I think the first one is my fav. :)

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  12. Love your first mani a ton! You did go nuts with that glitterbomb in the end!!!!!

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    1. Thanks, Jenn! Easily nuts and a half with that 2nd one ;)

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  13. I am totally in love with the first glitter combo that is just WONDERFUL!!!

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  14. Hehe! I love how much fun you had with this. :)

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    1. It was actually kinda refreshing, not worrying so much about the results and just piling it on--thanks, Cordia! ^_-

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  15. Sweet! We both used Polarized. I'm loving the first combo so much! And the second combo made me laugh imagining 2 circus trains colliding. Looks like you had a lot of fun with this. I hope the removal wasn't too much of a pain.

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    1. I really should wear Polarized more often--it's a great glitter that I keep forgetting about! And heh, the removal wasn't such a pain after all...hours later it was still all smooshy underneath!

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