I think this week in May must be the highest concentration of nearly insignificant holidays in the whole year- we had Star Wars day on Thursday, Cinco De Mayo yesterday, and today is National Free Comic Book Day, where you can march down to your local comic book store for a free sample. I don't think I've ever actually done this. However, it does also happen to be a #clairestelle8challenge day on instagram, and the prompt is "glitter". I had a new Born Pretty plate that I have really been wanting to play with, so I had this wild hair to combine comics with glitter.
Also with a new technique... glitter blocking! I'm not sure if I made this up or not, I just haven't seen it before.
I started this mani with two coats of my favorite white, Sinful Colors "Snow Me White". Since I knew I wanted to use the Sinful Colors "Pride" glitter, I chose polishes that matched the colors in the glitter particles.
I've always found this glitter slightly tricky to use, and I think it's because it matches nothing that was in the original PRIDE collection. That collection was full of bright rainbow colors, and this glitter is made of jewel tones! I love the glitter, but I'm not sure why they thought it went with that collection.
My little comic book heroes come from this Born Pretty Store plate (BP-L062). It's a newer release plate, and it is kind of fabulous. I tried to use it on a watercolor mani for this week's Nail Crazies Unite challenge, but I kind of hated it so I didn't end up publishing it. I decided to try again with glitter, and I'm glad I did because I do like this mani.
To create my pointer/pinky fingers, I first created decals with the above plate. Next, I stamped the fingers with the diagonal stripe (I just turned it so it was horizontal) from this MoYou London plate:
I hope you enjoyed this mani! Will you be claiming your free comic book today? Let me know in the comments!