This week’s Manicure Monday is brought to you once again by Pretty & Polished! I’m still on the whole homemade nail polish kick – I’m actually considering making my own personal polish! We’ll see where that goes. Regardless, I think finding a polish like this can be nail art in itself! This isn’t an Orly or OPI color that anyone might have – it’s a polish imagined and created by a person who loves nail polish just as much as you do!
For my manicure this week, I’m sporting Pretty & Polished’s Island of Misfit Toys over Essie’s Ballet Slippers. I chose Ballet Slippers, a very pale nude pink, because I wanted the glitter to be the star of this look. Island of Misfit Toys is a clear base filled with glitter of different sizes, shapes, and colors. It’s honestly unlike any other glitter polish you’ve seen before! I think it’s so fun and perfect for the holidays.
In the image to the left, I have three coats of Island of Misfit Toys. The glitter isn’t too concentrated, but I kind of like that – it makes it buildable. You can swipe on one coat for a subtle effect or try a few more coats for a more stand-out look.
Manicure tip: Glitter tends to sink to the bottom of the bottle when sitting on your shelf. To get more of a concentration of glitter in your polish, hold the bottle upside down for a minute or so before applying it. This helps the glitter to move towards the top of the bottle and attach easier to the brush!