The sun is out! The sun is out! Time to put something blingy on your nails! I started with a 3 coat base of Sephora by OPI Teal We Meet Again from their Havana Nights collection — wish it didn’t take 3 coats, but it was a lovely sea-blue shimmer number once it got on:
After that dried, I added a layer of Kleancolor Chunky Holo Bluebell (really more of a holo glitter but it shines and that’s all I was after today) then went in with some silver bullions to add a line down the center of each nail. Once those were set I added another swipe of the Kleancolor to either size of the “zipper” to add more sparkle and build up the sides a little more around the beads. Capped it off with a coat of SV and voila, bead add-ins without being super bumpy and snaggable.
Also, these are the bullion beads from Dollar Nail Art: I like them 100% more than the Bundle Monster ones, which I’ve found tend to try to soak up all of the color of whatever is near them (I don’t know if this is a coating issue or what). The beads from Dollar Nail Art have always just stayed true to form when I use them which is hugely appreciated! Realized too that I’ve been posting a lot of blue polishes lately so I’ll put the brakes on that and throw in some more colors soon.