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Thursday, 28 March 2013

Layering with Wet n Wild Tangled in My Web

Wet n Wild Tangled in My Web
Wet n Wild Tangled in My Web

Wet n Wild Tangled in My Web is one of my favourite glitters.  I love black glitter, and this one is so simple and understated. It's just plain black glitters, all the same size, in a clear base. No shimmers, no different sizes or shapes, no complexities or distractions. Less is more :)

There's been a few recent releases of polishes with black glitter in a creamy base - for example the Illamasqua L'Imperfection and  Deborah Lippmann Staccato collections, not to mention a few indies and, at the cheaper end of the market, W7 Salt 'n' Pepper. I like the effect of all of these, but apart from the white, none of the colours really quite did it for me, so I decided I'd have a go at layering my own version with Tangled in My Web. The polish I chose to layer it with was a UK cheapie, Barbara Daly Make-Up in 'Pirate'. This is a soft warm taupe with a slight green duochrome shimmer. I've had this lying around untried for ages; when I bought it, it sort of reminded me of Illamasqua Hemlock - maybe a shade or two darker. But nice all the same!

For this mani I used one coat of Pirate, one coat of TiMW, alternately, three times. I kept the glitter coats very light, and as Pirate is quite sheer, I was very happy with the way the glitters 'suspend' between the layers and give the mani a lot of depth. Here's some pictures  from different angles to show the effect:

Wet n Wild Tangled in My Web

Wet n Wild Tangled in My Web

Wet n Wild Tangled in My Web

Wet n Wild Tangled in My Web

Wet n Wild Tangled in My Web

Another alternative to get a similar effect would be to mix some TiMW with a coloured polish to get this sort of effect. Chalkboardnails did this really effectively with a creamy nude.

Wet 'n' Wild Tangled in My Web was from the 2011 Fall collection, and is probably hard to find now. But what I wanted to show here was the technique; it will work well with any black glitter (or a different colour glitter if you prefer). Barbara Daly Make-Up polishes are sold in Tesco; there is a core range of colours that seldom change but the small, limited edition bottles are the ones to look out for - from time to time some really nice colours are released. I've accumulated quite a collection of these over the years as they jump into my shopping trolley!

8 comments:

  1. Lovely! They're like work appropriate, but with a bit of attitude.

    I love the suspension of the glitter - I always use multiple layers for jelly sandwiches because I love the depth like you have here.

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    1. Thank you! I was quite comfortable at work with these :D

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  2. So pretty! I love the shimmer in the base polish. You just reminded me that I have Tangled In My Web.

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  3. Gosh, you did a fantastic job here, what a stunning manicure! I must say it's been really hard finding a gorgeous black glitter in a clear base! I will have to keep this one in mind.

    I actually think this is a very good representation of the Illamasqua I'mPerfect polishes!

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