This mani was inspired by Nails Like Lace Glitter Placement Tessellation mani. I used 2 coats of Nicole by OPI Alex by the Books and some loose diamond holo glitter from Born Pretty Store. Use my code SL10K31 for 10% off :)
This design was easier to do than I thought it would be :) some of the glitters are a bit crooked but it's not too bad for a first try. I even managed to do this design on my right hand! I applied a bit of top coat to my nail before placing the glitters. I used a dotting tool dipped in top coat to pick up the glitters.
On to my review...
Shipping: The item shipped on May 8 and I was told it would take 2-4 weeks to get to me in Canada. I received it on May 27 which isn't too bad. Much better than when I've ordered nail stuff on eBay... my experience with eBay is it usually takes 1-2 months to arrive so this is much faster :)
Glitters: Let me start by saying this is the first loose glitter I've ever used so some of these observations may apply to all loose glitter... I'm not sure. The glitters were a bit bigger than I was expecting. I only managed to fit 2 squares across my nails. If you look at Nails Like Lace's mani she managed to fit 3 squares using glitter that she fished out of nail polish. It was also a bit thicker than I was expecting but I generally did not have any issues with it sticking up. A few glitters did stick up but I think this is because I was a bit too slow in placing the glitter so the top coat that I had put underneath dried already and created a lump underneath the glitter. I really like the silver holo look of these glitters. These were also cut well, I did not notice any irregularities in size or shape, all the glitters were nice and uniform.
Packaging: The glitters come in a really cute clear plastic container with a flower shape imprinted on top. The container was bigger than I was expecting. I would say it's a bit bigger than a typical lip balm that comes in a pot. It's about the same size as my Make Up Forever Aqua Cream. The container is easy to open and close and seems secure. I also found that it could be opened easily without using fingers (by sandwiching the container between the palms of both your hands and turning) which is useful if your nails are still dent-able!
Value: I'm not sure how many glitters are in a container but there's A LOT! This will definitely last you a long time. You can purchase these glitters here for $4.39 USD which is a pretty good deal considering how long it will last you :) you can use my code SL10K31 for 10% off
I tried using these glitters in a glitter gradient but I personally didn't like the look. I think the glitters are a bit too big for a glitter gradient (glitter used over top is OPI Which is Witch?). I much prefer these glitters for glitter placement :)