Thursday, May 12, 2011

NOTD: Taupe + MAC 3D Glitter!

Natalie Thursday, May 12, 2011
While browsing Makeupalley, I came across photos some really cool holographic polishes. One in particular, Catherine Arley Nail Polish in #669 really caught my interest. It's a beautiful pale gold/taupe holographic. Unfortunate for me, it's a polish that's incredibly difficult a hold of, so I attempted to create my own.

I first started with applying two coats of a light taupe nail polish (CHI Ceramic Nail Lacquer in the shade "Love That Milky Way") and then with a clear nail polish I dipped the brush in a small amount of MAC 3D Glitter and applied it to each nail. Then, I finished off with a coat of Seche Vite Top Coat. 

I don't think I've ever had this much glitter on my nails.. haha! It's extremely sparkly and looks really pretty under bright lighting. I think I'll be trying it out with some other colors as the base.. maybe a little less glitter. If you have MAC 3D Glitter Pigment, you should definitely do some experimenting with it! Since the glitter is very fine, it didn't leave my nails feeling bumpy or gritty. Fine glitter tends to work much better than chunky glitter - you can find many varieties at your local craft store (or MAC Pro). Then, all you do is mix the glitter with any clear based nail polish and you'll have your own custom glitter polish! (Click here for a ehow tutorial on how to make glitter nail polish)

Do you have any favorite holographic nail polishes? Share in the comments below!

17 comments :

  1. oooh so pretty!! great job!

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  2. Awesome! This is sooo pretty!

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  3. Beautiful!!!! I love it!!!

    http://hottheels.blogspot.com/

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  4. My favorite is Nfu-Oh #61. Also, China Glaze has really nice holos as well :)

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  5. so pretty, i love glittery nails. it's just so hard to remove it, especially when you do 2 coats =/

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  6. OHH glitter! LOVE this.

    XO -Mallory

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  7. Love that color!!!

    http://hottheels.blogspot.com/

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  8. Ohhhh! So sparkly! I need the 3D Glitter now! I have some other MAC Glitters and I test this.

    I hope it´s not so hard to get them off!

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  9. I love browsing makeupalley too. The nails look incredible!

    www.thegirlieblog.com

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  10. I use MAC 3D glitter in my lotion sometimes for a night out on my shoulders! It looks pretty
    =)

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  11. So pretty! Now, the only problem I have with glittery nail polish is that it is such a pain to take off. I wonder if there is a trick to it?

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  12. That's a beautiful outcome! I love all things sparkly, and holographic polishes are my favorite. My absolute favorite holo's are GOSH Holographic and Nfu Oh #61, both of which are basically dupes for one another and very hard to get ahold of. For a scattered holo polish, I love Claire's Glitter Top Coat (it's silver with scattered holo glitter). I have a holo polish addiction :)

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  13. wow thats really creative! I need to get the 3D glitter lol

    BTW i gave you the Kreativ Blogger Award :)
    -http://ohmyjemimahxd.blogspot.com/2011/05/1st-blog-award.html

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  14. Wow... Amazing such a beautiful color of the nail pint. The silver color are very beautiful.

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