Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Disco Nails with 'Glequins'

When I showed a friend [this] manicure from a few days ago and mentioned that I placed each piece of 'glitter' individually, he said it's a bit big to be glitter. I never thought about it too much before but I think he's completely right, but then again; they're too small to be sequins! So I ended up mashing the two words together and I will now call these little hexagonal pieces of shiny plastic GLEQUINS (glee-kwins)!

Today's nail art idea comes from Lucy on Facebook. She had the idea of a mirror ball accent nail and I happen to have the perfect glequins for a mirror ball look. I really can't stop staring at that accent nail and wiggling it around in the light. I think the pictures do quite a good job of showing the holographic effect but it's even more mesmerizing in person.

Disco Nail Art

Disco Nail Art

I added some 'strobe lights' on the other nails by painting on the bright base colours first. Next, I marked off some lines using striping tape, painted W7 Black over the top and peeled off the tape before the black had a chance to dry.
The base colours (top to bottom in the above picture) are Born Pretty Fluorescent #15, Sally Hansen Brisk Blue, Rimmel Grey Matter and BYS Pink Panic.

For the accent nail, I used two coats of Rimmel Grey Matter and started attaching the glequins while the second coat was still tacky. As you can imagine, this took quite a while so when I got about half way down the nails, I had to add a coat of clear polish to make it sticky again. The holographic hexagonal glequins are from Born Pretty Store here.

Each nail is topped with two coats of Cult Nails Wicked Fast.

Disco Nail Art

Disco Nail Art

Disco Nail Art

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50 comments :

  1. Oh I love this! Yay for Glequins!

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  2. I am get to try glequins or "mermaid nails" I look forward to it!

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  3. Glequins is an awesome word. and I love this manicure! One day, I will make myself do this.... I will either need to be drunk or sedated, haha! No patience!

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  4. Love this! It's like a disco ball on your accent finger.

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  5. Aaah, I love the accent nail! So gorgeous!

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  6. HAHA Glequins! I ♥ It!! The mani is adorable too!

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  7. I love this! Glequins, disco balls, and strobe lights! :)

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  8. Sooo gorgeous! I have a new found respect for glequins now!

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  9. Looks neat ! I love it :)

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  10. i must try to recreate these glequins things. is that the proper word for it? as in will it come up in a search? wondering where to buy these xx

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    1. It's called Hex or Hexagonal Glitter but it could be called anything. I wouldn't really know what to search for! I got these from Born Pretty Store here... http://bit.ly/JJ7Vgl They've got loads of colours!

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  11. can you make a tutorial to the stripe nails please?

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  12. I love your ring finger mani, I want to try this. Glequins - brilliant!!!

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  13. Absolutely gorgeous, I looooveee the accent nail ! : )

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  14. Wow! I love this! Such a cool idea! :)

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  15. They look absolutely gorgeous! I wish I could do my nails like this! I might buy some and try it!

    xo

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  16. i love the glequins and this mani!

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  17. Fabulous wordage! I will spread the love of glequins! ^_^ And they look sooo cute! :)

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  18. Oh my gosh, this so looks like a dance party on your nails!

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  19. amazeballs.
    I love this...it's like a disco party on your nails *O*

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  20. I love this, it looks amazing!
    I just got striping tape today and can't wait to try it out!

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  21. Do you put the glitter hexigons on 1 by 1?

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  22. This has got to be one of my favorites of yours Sammy! And that's something since I love all your manicures! This looks fantastic!

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  23. God this is the cutest thing in the world

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  24. I die. This is just the mani I've been looking for to wear for my vacation! And I've been failing with striping tape for ages, I didn't know you peel it off before the polish dried! Sammy I love you. I want to be you when I grow up.

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  25. This is such a fun idea!! I'm totally going to try this ^^

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  26. Love the disco ball idea, just fab.

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  27. It's so pretty. I loved it!

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