Saturday, March 3, 2012

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Lynnderella - One Nutty Fruitcake

It might be while before my next blog post.  I'm wearing this mani now and I can't see me taking it off any time soon! (and nope, I don't have any backup photos to post, I like to run the thin line baby!).  

This is Lynnderella's One Nutty Fruitcake.  Now tune the mic cause I'm about to sound like a broken record as I say ... I love this polish, it's truly amazing and so unique.  It's unique because it's almost all square glitter not hex.  I don't know of any commercial polish that is made up with this much square glitter.  In fact I don't know of any commercial polish that has this many different colours either.

There is also lots of multicoloured micro glitter that is hard to see because of the density of the glitter, but it can be seen easily the in macro shot.

This is two coats of One Nutty Fruitcake layered over Sally Hansen Celeb City (which is a silver foil).  It's topped with one layer of Seche Vite, one layer of glitter tamer and one layer of Ulta3 Non chip.  It's shiny and glossy and chunky with crazy glitter all at the same time.





There is a real knack to applying these chunky glitters, that is if you want to get a fuller coverage. If you like a sparse glitter effect, then just ignore this.  Here are my tips to getting lots of glitter out of the bottle and onto the nail.
  • Shake your bottle well to loosen up the glitter on the edges
  • Undo your bottle and get the brush out.  The first time it comes out it practically has no glitter on it at all. Don't worry about that, but just wave the brush around for a bit, or blow on it, for it to become a little tacky.
  • Dip the brush back in and try to scoop up some glitter by holding the bottle on an angle.  You will need to do this less and less as you do your mani, because the brush seems to get tackier as you go and the polish thickens a little.
  • Try not to wipe the polish off the brush as you lift it out of the bottle.  If you have to, only wipe one side.
  • Lay the side with the most glitter down flat onto your nail.  Most of the glitter will just come straight off the brush onto your nail.
  • Use the brush to gently massage and push the glitter around on the nail, separating bits that are stuck together.  Think of it as dabbling the paint around.
  • Most importantly, do not wipe the brush down your nail like you would with a regular polish, because this will just drag the glitter off.
So is anyone interested in a tutorial (with pics) on how I apply a glitter like this, or is the above explanation enough?

47 comments:

  1. Oooooh, you really did manage to pack lots of glitter from this one onto your nails - thanks for the application tips

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    1. Thank you, I seem to prefer my glitters with more coverage rather than a spare effect.

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  2. That's one hell of a party you've got going on your nails - rock it girl!!

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    1. Perfect description - definitely a party going on.

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  3. That is one helluva polish!!!
    Great application tips too - You really can't apply glitter polishes like a regular polish if you want spectacular coverage.
    I'm with Vita - one hell of a party going on - reminds me of those party poppers for some crazy reason.

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    1. Thanks, yep it definitely requires a different touch to get lots of glitter on there. I know what you mean about the party popper!

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  4. those colours are amazing!!
    i love the thickness of the glitter .

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    1. Thanks - the glitter in this is very special

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  5. Wow this glitter is incredible. Thanks for sharing the application process!

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    1. It sure is an incredible glitter. Your welcome.

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  6. Beautiful. Looks like a party in a bottle!

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  7. Fantastic tips thank you! A video tutorial would be great too.

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    1. I'll see what I can do, but trust me that no one wants to heap my crappy Aussie accent on a video, so I will need to learn to edit.

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  8. That's so pretty! Thanks for the tips. A tutorial is always useful.

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    1. Thanks, I'll work on a glitter application turorial.

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  9. That is super gorgeous. i would not want to just swatch that one either, it would be staying on my nails as long as possible :)

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    1. I know, it might be a day or two before my next post. I don't want to take it off.

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  10. That's an amazing mix and your photos are always so gorgeous! I always struggle to capture multicoloured glitter.

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    1. Thank you. I find overcast weather perfect for photographing glitter. It's been pouring with rain for days here so perfect glitter weather.

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  11. Great tips mate :) I often struggle to get glitter I want out so I'll have to put this into practice!

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    1. No problems. It took me bit to work it all out, but I think that is the best way for me to get glitter out.

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  12. Beautiful glitter! I am having a problem with my manis lately, my polish completely feels off my nails, in one whole piece! I use sv base (bought on eBay) colour of choice then sv dry fast top coat. Any ideas why my polish might be peeling off within a day or two? Thanks.

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    1. Sorry - no idea. I've never tried SV base, I use Nail Tek II foundation and love it. the only time my polish has ever lifted off in a whole piece in when my nails were shiny and buffed, nothing really stuck to them.

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    2. I've had this very thing happen very often using Nail Tek II base with Seche Vite top coat! I've read that Nail Tek II is notorious for this. My partner teases me that I'm having Jeff Goldblum (ala The Fly) moments.

      A few things will help your nail polish not peel and pop off like this. Use rubbing alcohol to clean your nails and fingertips from oil immediately before applying your base coat. Once the base coat is dry, clean nails with rubbing alcohol again then immediately polish with color. Try to let each layer dry completely before applying the next layer and finally apply only one coat of Seche Vite last when your mani is somewhat dry but not completely dry. If you need more topcoat barrier than this to smooth out a glitter, wait for your one-coat Seche mani to completely dry, then apply a coat of Gelous then immediately apply a layer of Seche Vite and you're done.

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  13. wow this is wonderful! Thank you so much for the fab tips, a tutorial would be great!

    Love Aysh xoxo

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    1. Thanks, am working on the tutorial, I will do it with 'the Glittering Crowd"

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  14. !!! I love the polish and I LOVE the name of it! :)
    I have to go look up this "glitter tamer" stuff.
    It really is an awesome mani. I wouldn't want to take it off either!

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    1. Glitter Tamer is another product bought to us by Lynnderella. Available through Llarowe.

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  15. Oh, loved this glitter! I like them with more coverage too, this one is a real party at you hands!

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    1. Thank you. Party time! - Where? My fingers!

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  16. Looks great! It's like a party on your nails!

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    1. It's like I stuck my fingers into a party popper!

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  17. thanks for the great tips for getting the glitter on well. have you tried dolly polish random dancing? this has a LOT of square large glitter in it along with smaller hex glitter in all colours. if you want to buy it i recommend the large bottle. i brought the small bottle and after 2 manis it was almost gone i did sandwich a lot though!!!

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    1. I don't know dollish polish, but just googled it. I see its another frankener. Those mini bottles sure are small!

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  18. I just shamelessly ripped off your mani and did this exact same one :) Thanks so much for the inspiration, and also the tips on applying this type of glitters, since my nails look amazing!

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    1. Awesome, I hope your loving yours as much as I loved wearing this!

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  19. I have never seen this one swatched before! It's insanely amazing!

    Please consider putting the Blogger widget up for subscription via email - easy to do. I never get to my dashboard and so many changes going on with Blogger - if it's in my in-box I get to it - otherwise not. I just happen to stumble into your blog off the occasional blog roll it will appear on when I am on that blog.

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    1. Thanks beachgal - suggestion noted and implemented. You can now subscribe by email, over on the left above my followers.

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  20. Wow, that's so pretty!! Thanks so much for your tips on application! I am new to Lynnderella *love love love!* and am trying to figure out why I can't get my nails to look like all the other great manis I see on all the blogs I read. After reading your post, a light bulb went off and it all makes sense. I thank you and my nails thank you!

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  21. ooh i thought the glitter nail polish i got sucked, but maybe it's just because i didn't know how to apply it. will try this!

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  22. Where can I buy this polish? Can you comment me a link? Thanks :)

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  23. Where can I purchase this polish? I would really like to try it ! thanks :)

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