This is a really basic attempt at nail art, but I've been in the mood for a crafty mani lately and I think I found my fix. How did I do it?
After completing the application for Iron Ore (two coats and a top coat), I dipped the tip of my ring finger downwards into the glitter pot. For those who are looking to try and fiddle with glitter, I find this way to be the least messiest method.
To attach the ladybug piece, I waited for the topcoat that had bonded the glitter to completely dry and dabbed a little bit of an old OPI gluggy topcoat I have (I have kept it just for these type of occasions lol). Then, finally a second topcoat!
You don't always have to put a topcoat over the nailart. Especially with chunkier nail art, it is often applied as the final touch. But as you can see in the photo's of the ladybug pot, the ladybug's are matte and appear rubbery. I knew that by adding the topcoat, it would make the red on their wings pop in colour and shine. More importantly, the topcoat will keep them secure on my nails - and hope that they can survive the weekend!