I used Darling Girl Throwing Stones, since I just happened to have a tiny sample lying around, and Sugarpill Hysteric. The base nail polish is Kleancolor Metallic Black.
I started with a coat of the metallic black polish and let it dry (I also used a base coat, but that's only to smooth my nails a bit). Then I added a layer of top coat, like the tutorial stated, and dusted some Throwing Stones on top. When the top coat was dry, I brushed off the extra eyeshadow and applied another layer of top coat to lock in the shadow. At this point Throwing Stones went almost invisible, it only left a gorgeous sheen but the lavender shade of the shadow base vanished. So I just decided to apply another eyeshadow coat with Hysteric, since I had already opened it to serve as a backup in case the Throwing Stones sample ran out.
Again I applied a light layer of top coat, dusted eyeshadow on and let it dry. After it was dry, I brushed off the excess (the tutorial suggests using a fan brush, but I think other soft, big brushes will also work) and put on yet another layer of top coat. When it was dry I washed my hands to get all the loose eyeshadow off and was left with super glittery nails!
|In this picture you can see the pink-lavender sheen of Throwing Stones and the turquoise glitter of Hysteric.|
I have trouble taking nail pictures since my left hand is dominant, and thus my right hand is the one with the neater polish. But my camera is shaped so that it's meant to be held in the right hand, so I can't easily take pictures of my right hand! First world problems ;P