The first ever day of The Lacquer Legion is upon us, and what a day it promises to be! Along with my fellow Lacquer Legion admins Chalkboard Nails, Work/Play/Polish and Rebecca Likes Nails, we’ll be announcing a new theme every month and today’s theme is Reinvention.
I must say that like many of you, I was fairly stumped by the prompt at first. After a lot of thinking, I decided to look back to see what I was doing a year ago and see if it was something I could somehow reinvent. It turns out the blog post I published on this day last year was ‘WTF is a Glequin?‘ so I thought today would be the perfect opportunity to dive back in to Glequin nail art and ‘reinvent’ it with a more grown up look.
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I used Barry M Burgundy Crush as my base colour.
One nail at a time, I used one coat of clear nail polish and stuck on the diamond shaped glequins (colours #2 and #5) using a toothpick dipped in clear polish to make it sticky at the end. I actually filmed a tutorial for applying Glequins which you can see on my YouTube channel here!
It’s all topped off with two coats of Glisten and Glow HK Girl to smooth everything over.