Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Glittery Gel Mani

Hey Everyone!!! SO I went to the doctor today. I apparently have what sounds like a pinched nerve. I feel better knowing that I am not having a heart attack or other crazy things that I came up with in my head. It is actually starting to get better but I went to the doctor anyway because I knew I would freak out again when the pain came back. I also walked into a pointed piece of concrete this morning at the supermarket while wearing flip flops. I broke my toenail and have a nice gash in my toe but otherwise it is fine. It hurt like hell though, I was near tears. It is pretty ugly looking too lol I have been showing everyone!

Since I didn't blog yesterday I am bribing you with a cute picture of Neil. He is actually shaking a lot less now which is weird. He is the sweetest little guy. I LUFF HIM!

Today I have a gel mani to show you. I LOVED This mani. So sparkly and glittery.

I used ProGel Blue Granite for the base color. It was very sheer but a pretty watery color.

I then covered the nail in Artsyfartsycrafts glitter in Meridian Blue and Deep Green Crystal. You can find Artsyfartsycrafts glitter here.

I absolutely LOVE Artsyfartsycrafts glitter to use with gel manis and highly recommend them for all your glittering needs. I haven't tried them on regular manis yet but it is on the schedule for the near future. I am addicted to all things glitter right now lol. 

This mani was super sparkly and fun and I stamped various sea inspired things on top which I will be showing you later. I really need to improve my stamping skills. 

I used four coats of Blue Granite for the base so this mani was super thick which I didn't enjoy as much.

I hadn't tried ProGel before and right now the jury is still out on it. I wasn't thrilled with having to use 4 coats to get a less than opaque finish. I have to look into this polish more and definitely try it again. I got it on clearance so I wasn't too terribly upset.

I wish I could have captured the gorgeousness of the glitter on camera. I think I need an OTT light. I don't know if that would help but everything I tried in natural light didn't work.

I took tons of pictures anyway.

So shiny and pretty. 

I can't figure out what mani to do next. I guess I should go stare at some polishes until something jumps out at me. 

That's all for now :)


  1. Breathtaking!!!! Pretty, beautiful .... Don't take it off, please and Neil is such a cute little "cat-man" :-) I love the hairy ears, do you have to brush (groom) him because of his longer hair? xxx

  2. Love this! And the Artsyfartsycrafts is so funny!
    Sorry about your pinched nerve and your toe! Hope you're not in pain anymore. And I LOVE Neil!

    1. Thanks :) My shoulder has been bugging me tonight but it isn't too bad. I am not real appreciative of the lightheadedness but I am hoping it starts getting better.

      Neil is great! He was just reading a paper that df was holding in front of him. It was so cute.

      Artsyfartsycrafts makes me laugh every time! I just got butterfly glitter in from her. Can't wait to play with it.

  3. Very pretty and mermaid-y! Neil is a cutie, for sure. :)

    1. Thank you :) Neil says you are welcome to come play with him ANYTIME! He is currently curled up relaxing, he is the laziest cat EVER!

  4. Gosh, what a gorgeous glittery blue, so like an ocean.


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