Tap off the excess glitter onto the paper the same way you have with the chunky glitter. It's pricey but goes on thick, a plus when you don't want any shine showing through. Retro is one thing, but the recent past another entirely.
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We'll get to that below. Read ALL of the instructions before doing this project! There is no going back! Mine are brand new. If yours aren't gently wipe them clean with a damp cloth. Make sure they are completely dry before proceeding in this project! You want to overlap the next glue application on top of the edge of the previous section.
This is where you might get glitter in your Mod Podge, since the edges can have some loose glitter. If you are doing the heels, the same steps apply. I did one side at a time, allowing each side to dry completely before proceeding to the other side.
This process takes several hours. I actually did this across several days, since I wanted each side to be completely dry before moving on. This is messy and will seal the glitter to the boot. You can leave the boots standing up for this part, if you want to do the whole shoe at once. I did the sides, back, and part of the toe area with glitter and then sealed it. Then, I moved onto the remaining part of the toe, and the tongue.
I don't think there is a "best way" to do this. Like I said before, I spread the project out over several days. This was just a time management and priority thing. Use the smaller brush to paint a coat of Mod Podge over those sections and sprinkle some chunky glitter on them. Seal them like you did before, when they are dry. It won't hurt the boots to give the whole boot another full layer of Mod Podge top coat.
The gloss finish makes the glitter extra shiny. With the angled brush, paint on Mod Podge onto the lacing area. Sprinkle some fine glitter with the spoon onto that section. Tap off the excess glitter onto the paper the same way you have with the chunky glitter. Pour the excess fine glitter back into it's jar. I chose to use the fine glitter here, because the lacing section gets the most friction. Jin Soon's matte polish is free of harsh chemicals like formaldehyde and toluene, which is why it lasted as long as it did— until we took it off about two weeks.
Best surprise ever, paired with Milani's Nail Fx polish in Silver. We're especially fond of Essie's matte topcoat, the first we tried of the genre. Long-lasting and wear-resistant, a grungy greenish-gold glitter like Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Nail Lacquer in Ripley takes it that extra step. This is one of the more subtle takes, but applies easily and dries quickly.
And as we already have to play the waiting game with the normal polish underneath, that's a big plus. We can't wait for it to meet Essie's Set In Stones. Deborah Lippmann's well known for turning out some great polishes, and this top coat's no exception. It goes on smoothly and mattifies well, but best of all, it actually lasts some matte topcoats weaken polishes, making them more likely to chip. Try it on top of her Cleopatra In New York polish. Black polish looks especially interesting matte.
OPI took their signature nail strengthener for a matte spin, and it does both jobs well. The strengthening benefits bare nails most, so opt for a sparse glitter that makes a big statement, like the glitter side of Revlon's Nail Art Moon Candy in Supernova. NYC's matte topcoat is one of the cheapest available, but with a ton of good reviews, it doesn't come at the cost of quality.
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Buy SensatioNail Gel Polish - Matte Top Coat ml and earn Advantage Card points on purchases. Deborah Lippmann The Matter-Maker Top Coat, $20, Beauty Bar Photo: Image via Beauty Bar/Image via Beauty Bar OPI took their signature nail strengthener for a matte spin, and it does both jobs well. Shop the Base & Top Coats range online at Superdrug. Find the latest offers and read Base & Top Coats reviews. Free standard delivery Order and Collect.