Hope you all had a lovely weekend?! I had a client cancel this evening for Shellac and thought I should use the time to have a play around!! I used some foils that I have had for ages and Shellac and to add some more glitz also used my trusty Martha Stewart Glitter!
A lot of my clients, and me, love the Shatter effect and I have all the OPI Shatter top coats, but it does not work over gels or Shellac. I think I have found a solution though with the foil, and by dabbing it onto the inhibition layer you get a Shattered effect! Foils come in so many colours and effects that you could match many outfits or tastes with no problems!
|Shatter Effect with Shellac|
It was very simple to do and I think that this could probably be replicated over lacquer if you are not gel trained. The foils I used are from my local Hobbycraft and were only a few pounds.
I did find that using the glitter is detracted from the shatter effect and I should perhaps of used a more contrasting colour - but I think the idea will be worth more exploring! I really do love my Shatter!
What do you think of these? Have you used foils, or had much of a chance to try out the glitter techniques?
Thanks for reading and have a great week!
This is what I did:
|I used Shellac Base, Tropix, Top Coat, Fire Opal Glitter and Gold Foil|
|Apply base, cure and one coat of Tropix and cure|
|With your chosen foil, gently 'dab' your foil against the tacky (inhibition) layer of the gel|
|with a dry brush apply glitter, then dry brush again and wipe off and press glitter firmly|
|This is with the foil and glitter applied|
|Add your topcoat and cure|
|You may wish to add a second top coat to ensure a smooth finish - for toes you might not find this necessary.|
|Shellac Rockstar Nails with Gold Foil Shatter Effect|