polish insomniac: How To Smooth Out Bumpy Glitters

03 June 2012

How To Smooth Out Bumpy Glitters

China Glaze Ray-diant 2

Pin ItToday we are going to focus on a huge pet peeve of mine:  bumpy glitters! 
Before I begin, I want to point out that I have worn my two other China Glaze Prismatics with just one layer of Seche Vite.  I have heard others complain that the Prismatics chipped easily, but both times I wore them they lasted for more than four days without chipping.  They may have lasted longer but I got bored… and the grittiness of the glitter was getting to me.  I can’t stand the feeling of bumpy glitter! 

That is why I am writing this post:  I wanted to wear China Glaze Ray-diant but didn’t want to deal with the bumpiness.  So I am going to show you a trick that I learned a long time ago on the MUA nail board for dealing with bumpy glitters!

What you will need:  your standard basecoat (not pictured), bumpy glitter polish, Barielle Ultra Dry Manicure Extender and Seche Vite.

How I Smooth Bumpy Glitters

1.  Start with the basecoat of your choice.

2.  Apply your glitter polish, waiting at least two minutes between each coat.  Apply as many coats as needed… Here I applied three coats.

3.  Apply a layer of Barielle Manicure Extender.  For extra bumpy glitters, wait two minutes and apply a second coat of Barielle Manicure Extender.

4.  Final coat is one thin layer of Seche Vite!

5.  You are done!  The Barielle Manicure Extender acts as a cushion that the Seche Vite rests upon… giving you a smooth, glass-like surface.  Voila!

China Glaze Ray-diant 3
As I mentioned earlier, this is not a new idea.  Others have done the same, but used Gelous instead of Barielle Manicure Extender. 

Have you tried either of these methods?  What method do you use?

Check out my other "how to" posts here!
Disclosures: Barielle Manicure Extender provided for review, but I also own my own bottle. We also use affiliate links. For more, please see the disclosure page.

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