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Playing Nail Dress Up with Glitter Sequins!

Yet another “must-do” when it comes to nail art is mastering the way of the glitter sequin or, as the Nailasaurus has coined, “the glequin”. I have been eyeing the 12 pack glitter sequins from Born Pretty for God knows how long and when I saw the rainbow of glittery hexagonal goodness, I could not wait to get started on some nail art!

Each colour comes in its own little plastic twist-off jar and there are more than enough glequins in each pot for many many designs!

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It took me awhile to decide what to do for a manicure, but after a couple of “glittergasms”, i decided on some gold glequins on top of a gorgeous dark blue by Sally Hansen in Co-Bolt Blue and my favourite unknown light blue by Quo. I started by applying top coat to the nail I would be working on so that the glequins would have a sticky surface to adhere to. I then dipped a tooth pick into top coat and applied each glequin individually.

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These glequins were very fun to work with! My accent finger took about 20 minutes to do and talk about your vision going blurry after trying to line these things up! I even had to get out my little IKEA LED lamps for more lighting because I couldn’t see what I was doing, but the end results are so worth it.

Working with glequins requires some patience and a steady hand, but the results are well worth it! If you’re willing to put in the time, glequins make a manicure look absolutely amazing! Make sure to put on lots of top coat afterwards because you don’t want them peeling off which is what happened with some of my nails on the first day. I applied top coat until the nail surface felt smooth and the glequins stayed in place for a couple of days. My next goal is to try the rainbow glequin mani!

And of course, save 10% off your next purchase with The Born Pretty Store with coupon code UXL91!

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  1. Ahhh very nice, I have tried doing patterns with the sequin glitters before... can't do it! I ain't got the patience!

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    1. It defintely took A LOT of time and it's definitely not something I would do all the time, but the results are so droolworthy!

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  2. I suck at glitter placement, you did so good!

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    1. Aww, thank you Julie! That means a lot!

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  3. I love all the color sequins! Must have been hard to narrow it down, they are all gorgeous.

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    1. I was staring at them for A LONG TIME! LOL!

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  4. I like how you lined everything up so nicely. Steady hands required! Looks great!

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    1. Thank you Teresa! It took a lot of concentration!

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  5. I may sound naive but...what are glittergasms? lol

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    1. LOL, Gen! I think you know what they might be ;-)

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  6. I really admire you Jayne, I seriously lack the necessry patience to do this kind of nail art. It is a delight to see your posts week after week, every mani is a true work of art : ) xx

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    1. Thank you so much my dear!! You are wonderful!

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  7. It's impeccable! You are very skilled and patient, and it looks amazing

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    1. Thank you Candice! Patient indeed!!

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  9. I love these! omg I love the way you placed them on your nails!

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