Here are my nails of the day... a bit late, since by now I've already taken them off and put on something new.  These lasted a good 4 days before I had enough tipwear that I felt like I needed to change my polish, though, which was nice.  They remind me of a starry black winter sky, or lights hanging off the edge of a roof at night.

Cast of Characters:
  • Sinful Colors Basecoat
  • Sinful Colors "Secret Admirer" ($1.99 at Walgreens, $1.00 if you can get it on sale.  I adore this color.  It's black packed with fine silver glitter.  If you're careful, you can get total coverage in one coat.)
  • Sinful Colors "Queen of Beauty" ($1.99 at Walgreens, same as above.  Round silver glitter in a clear base.)
  • Seche Vite topcoat
Method:

  •  Start with clean, dry nails & a well-ventilated space.
  • Apply basecoat to all of your nails and let dry until tacky at least before starting.
  • Apply Secret Admirer on all your nails.  I used two thin coats.
  • With the tip of the brush, dab Queen of Beauty on at the cuticles and fade out in a gradient.
  • Slick Seche Vite over everything to make it smooth and shiny.  I ended up using two coats to eliminate some of the grittiness from the glitter.
  • Done!  Enjoy your sparkles

One extra close-up, selective focus so you get a good idea of how blingy this is.  It's super sparkly, especially in the sunlight.
I'll share my new (if rather unseasonal) nails tomorrow.