Monday, February 5, 2018

Grace-Full Nail Polish + Holo Flakes | Almost Perfect

I am the tardiest adopter that ever existed. These powder pigments have become common-place, so I guess it is time for me to try them out. It didn't go exactly as I dreamt, but it is still pretty fabulous.

Grace-Full Nail Polish + Holo Flakes | Almost Perfect


(promotional samples ahead)

I love the metallics from Grace-Full, especially this copper penny shade. But I wanted more. I needed a rainbow! So I scampered off to eBay and ordered an assortment of pigments. Once they arrived, I chose this large partical holo and decided to give the whole "buffed pigment" trend a try. I probably should have watched a tutorial or two...it didn't turn out quite right, but I still like it.

Grace-Full Nail Polish + Holo Flakes | Almost Perfect

Products Used
Grace-Full Nail Polish Bee's Knees
Emily de Molly Sticky Base Coat
B Polished Prism Shield

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 Powder #4029-1

Grace-Full Nail Polish + Holo Flakes | Almost Perfect

Grace-Full Nail Polish + Holo Flakes | Almost Perfect

Everything looked fab, and the flakes stuck right to the layer of EdM that I laid on top of Bee's Knees. Then I tried to top coat it with another layer of the EdM..and they began to swim around. The linear rainbow got wobbly and I just gave up. The B Polished did leave a glossy finish, so I had that going for me. Which was nice.

Grace-Full Nail Polish + Holo Flakes | Almost Perfect

Grace-Full Nail Polish + Holo Flakes | Almost Perfect

Have you mastered these pigments and powders? I would love to ready your tips and tricks in the comments below!

7 comments:

  1. I've never used them because I know it will be an ungodly mess. I love how your mani turned out, though.

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  2. This looks great. I’m still getting the hang of pigments and nail powders, but it’s getting easier

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  3. This looks great! Powders are a fickle lot to work with.

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  4. I love my pigment powders and flakies. I use them with regular polish, a tacky base and water based polish. ♡

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  5. Ohhhhhh my this is sooooo pretty!

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  6. Yeahh, top coating these pigments is a bad idea. You're supposed to use a water-based TC, but I STILL haven't gotten one. They work fine with gel, too.

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  7. I have a couple of pigments and powders, but I'm too scared to use them! Now these may not have turned out the way you wanted to, but I love them, they're beautifully sparkly and YUM!

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