Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Big Hot 4th of July Mess!

I swatched this gorgeous red white and blue glitter from Utopia on one nail over a dusty gold I was wearing and LOVED it! My idea for our PCF Challenge was simply Independence Day so anything goes basically. I started with one coat (yes 1!) of aEngland's beautiful silver Excalibur- no brushstroke, just chrome yumminess. After it dried, I started sponging Orly Grave Mistake and China Glaze Frostbite for the stripes- (I tried China Glaze Poinsettia for the red, but the silver just made it look hot pink) Then I put a heavy two coats of Utopia Stars and Stripes over it and that's when it got messy- placing the glitters around smeared the red and blue- but this stuff is so pretty! It has large shimmery white and matte blue stars, matte blue and white bar glitter, small and medium shiny red hexes, large shiny red square, and for a knockout punch, tiny holo hexes.  Love it, making sure I have enough foil and acetone to remove- pictures show a bit of the red staining, sorry- Gelous and Seche Vite over.


  1. Nicee! Happy 4th of July to all of you there! :)

  2. they are real JAMBOREE type nails - crazy happy good xx