|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:
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!