Tuesday, August 23, 2011

DIY Glitter Toes

Some of you may have seen the recent online Groupon I took advantage of for Glitties.com. I had not heard of this company before and am in <3 with my glitter toes (although I could have done w/o the drilling on my toes and the $36 price tag). So while even the Groupon price of $49 seemed a little steep - I don't think I'd pay the retail value of $90+ for this kit - I stepped up to the plate to take a swing. It appears that they don't even offer this "Groupon set" any longer but a more reasonable starter kit at $34.95. Shipping was really fast and it came with a nice range of colors. The holders looked like they only had enough glitter for one pedi, but let me assure you, there is plenty in there to do at least two to three pedis. I watched the tutorial video on their website and went for it. I was drawn to this sour lime neon green because it was bright and warm-weather appropriate. I followed the step-by-step instructions carefully. Next time I will do this in my bathroom over the tub instead of the hallway and make sure to utilize the toe separators. 
I did miss a few spots so the pedi wasn't "perfect toe shape" like the salon one was, but I was pretty happy with the results. I used one coat, but would recommend doing two full layers of the lighter colors as it's a bit easier to see your nail through them. Obviously this is a tad grittier than a UV acrylic sealed version would be, but better than a standard glitter polish with a thick topcoat. 
The final result was indeed GLITTER toes, super hard to capture all the sparkle with my camera so I included a vid too. 
I've been rocking this for about 2 1/2 weeks and there are some chips. This could be due to beginner application. Not sure if it will make it the promised six weeks since I'll probably change the color before then. Overall I'm pretty pleased and the fact that my toes aren't being drilled and I have to go get them redone after grow out is worth it. Not sure how easy the removal will be but at least I can do it myself.
*I paid full price for my own Glitties.com set and reviewed this independently of the company asking me to do so

5 comments :

  1. I just LOVE that colour!! The glitter is applied so nice and evenly! You did a great job:D

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