Thursday, 19 September 2013

31DC2013: Day 17 - Glitter

Hi there guys!! I'm here with day 17 of the challenge (I know I'm behind lol). We know I love glitter, is this even a question. Removal has never bothered me and I just love glitter, it's beautiful. I didn't want to just do a plain glitter manicure, so I decided to base my design on the name of a glitter polish.

You probably don't recognise the characters, but they were from a Playhouse Disney show (when it was good!!) called JoJo's Circus. I watched it a long time ago but it was really enjoyable, I understand clowns are pretty terrifying but JoJo just wasn't. The lion shown was her pet, Goliath who was adorable as were her friends, who were frogs and potatoes.
I was inspired by the glitter I used, Clowning Around. I really don't know how my brain connected those things but I'm glad as I think the characters look really cute and I'm still in love with that glitter, it's neon glitter. A combination of 2 of my favourite things, here's my original post if you want swatches and ramblings of how amazing this polish is.

Clowning Around is slightly different this time, one for some of the glitter bled into the base :( I'm suspecting it could've been the purple glitter as the purple isn't as vibrant as last time. But the good thing was it was an absolute breeze to apply, lots of glitter on the brush that spread nicely. Also minimum bubbles!! And obviously the glitter is still gorgeous. I think Re-Fresh Mint is a great colour for Clowning Around (it hides the pink bled base), it was what I was going to use as a base the first time I used the glitter (I changed my mind though).
For JoJo and Goliath, I used the polish with a toothpick for their basic shapes then did a black outline.

White: Barry M - Matt White and Lovely Me:Ex - White (for corrections)
Green: China Glaze - Re-Fresh Mint
Neon Glitter: Lush Lacquer - Clowning Around
Black: Lovely Me:Ex - Black
Red: OPI - Dutch Tulips
Blue: Barry M - Blueberry Ice Cream
Yellow: Rimmel - Sunshine
Purple: Illamasqua - Jo'Mina
Copper: Paris Collection - Copper Topper
I'm really impressed with the opacity of this polish, when required this will be my go-to copper!!
Light Brown: Nails Inc - Porchester Square
Dark Brown: w7 - Brownie

Thank you very much for reading and I hope you have a fabulous day!! :)


  1. Ek! Clown! I'm so sorry, gonna be bias. Love the four fingers except for the thumb (cause I don't like clowns - meh, long story not phobia related).

    Lol, putting that aside, you did a good job at drawing these characters! Though am not familiar with them (okay, now I'm really feeling old...*sigh*) The lion's very cute! :D Oh..sad that the glitters bled.. hopefully it won't bleed any further! Hehe, fortunately it's still light enough for Re-Fresh Mint to handle :) Otherwise it's a real pity! And I really love what you did with the glitter background! ♥

    1. Haha don't worry I understand, I got the same reaction from others, clowns are not well liked. But the glitter is called "Clowning Around" :)
      Thank you though!! Aw no lots of people didn't recognise the characters, it seemed like only my childhood friend (who's house I used to watch the show at) knew who the characters were. Hehe the lion is adorable in the show too. Thankfully I can deal with the bleeding as it still looks fantastic, I didn't realise you can actually see what I did with the background, thanks!! :D

  2. This was awesome, great and creative idea to get inspired by the polish name! This is so cool and I'm so impressed! :)

    1. Thank you SO much, glad you thought the idea was good too!! ;)