It’s Monday, and I have a new mani! Tact is Just Saying Not True Stuff, I’ll Pass by Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer is my polish, and originally I’d meant to wear it alone, just to enjoy the pretty holo goodness unabated. With such a soft shade, and on such short nails, I found the look a little too SFW, so I decided today was the day I tried hand-placing glitter. I did okay! All photos were taken in direct sunlight outdoors.
I love Tact. The green glow it has really takes it to the next level. It’s cool and silvery, it’s green and taupe and holo. It’s understated and elegant. Today, though, I wanted just a little more.
I didn’t expect hand-placing glitter to be the challenge it was. I knew it would be time-consuming, and I knew it took a steady hand, but I thought I’d have it under control. First I couldn’t find the right glitter; I wanted something as barely-there as my polish, but also large enough that I could place easily. I didn’t have anything like that, so I grabbed the big silver hexes. I started in the middle, and clipped the glitters that didn’t fit on the nail; these cut edges got caught on things and were pulled off, resulting in some bare spots. I also didn’t expect so many glitters to stack; I thought it was getting one, but there would be five more, and the extra glitters would fan out and ruin my clean lines. It was a learning experience, I keep saying to myself. The look isn’t bad, but I’m definitely going to practice this.
While this wasn’t the look I wanted, I like it. I like how over the top the disco ball nail is while the others are tame. It’s fun. I can’t wait to play around with hand-placing a little more.
Tact is Just Saying Not True Stuff, I’ll Pass isn’t in stock, but other polishes are available from the BEGL shop. They’re open!
Fun look! I don’t have the patience to hand place glitter. Kudos!
The glitter placement looks like a disco ball! I think you did a great job!
I like how you did your accent nail. It must’ve taken a lot of patience to lay that glitter down.
I love how the polish is a lovely work-safe shade and then you have this PARTY nail 🙂
That’s a lovely holo base! I like soft sandy shades, they look very elegant even on short nails 🙂
I have seen so many pretty shades from Blue Eyed… this one is gorgeous and totally one I know I’d love.
The perfect disco ball! I love the hand-placed hexa glitter.
Beautiful shade and your glitter placement is the perfect accent.
I love nude/tan holos!
Love those chunky glitters!!
This is super cute! Love the glitter placement, but I am not that patient!
It actually didn’t take too long! When you use big glitters, you need fewer of them, especially on short nails. If I’d used a smaller glitter than this, I would have given up.
Tact was part of the collection that got me hooked on BEGL to begin with!
I love manicures that just have one accent finger — it keeps it more every day for me, but still gives me the pop I like. Love this design!
What a gorgeous color! I’m especially loving it with the accent nail you paired with it.
Ah glitter placement is my nemesis! You did a great job and actually really enjoy the combo.