NOTD: Sparkly Surprise
I'd really love to take credit for today's Nail of the Day, because I think that it is so clever. So simple. But so, so clever. Indeed, I found this idea on Charlotte's blog Lipglossiping, and I really do think that it's fab idea, so you should all definitely go check out her post.
Basically, the idea is to take a nail polish that is boring, you don't like, or you've fallen out of love with. Of course, a non-glittery one! And then add a pigment to it, to give it a little sparkle, and jazz it up a bit. Charlotte recommends using as fine a pigment as you have in your possession.
Typically, I'm one of those girls who gets a bit "chicken" about experimenting with mixing products together, because I always worry that I'll ruin them, and when I've spent money on them, I get a bit nervous about that. But, choosing a fine glitter was really easy to do, because I've had this glitter for over five years. I bought it as part of one of their 3 for £10 (or something similar) in Superdrug, and I think I've used twice, if that. But, this was the glitter that I used:
I made an absolute mess with this glitter when I was playing with it, as you can probably tell from the jar and lid. I literally had glitter all over my hands! I thought about cleaning up the jar, but I just wanted to point out that this could get messy, especially if you're anything like me!!
Choosing a polish was a little bit more difficult, because I never use the Barry M glitter dust, and I knew that there would still be plenty left, should I decide in the future that I want it, for any reason. However, when it came to choosing a polish, it had to be one that I genuinely didn't want anymore, in it's current form anyway.
I opted for an E.L.F nail polish, purely because they're cheap, and I knew that if I changed my mind, it wouldn't be breaking the bank to pick up a new one. Picking the colour wasn't quite so easy, because I love all my E.L.F polishes to a degree, but in the end I opted for this one:
This is how they turned out: