Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Why Use Custom Mixed Glitter?

Custom Mixed Glitter 

You know we are all about glitter here at Glitties. We sell every type of glitter out there; solvent resistant glitter, holographic glitter, bulk glitter and more. Did you know that we also create and sell our very own custom mixed glitters as well? Have you ever wondered why in the world anyone would get them?

What is a custom mixed glitter? 
Glitties custom glitter mixes are a blend of 3 to 8 different glitters in various sizes, colors, and finishes. Creating your own custom glitter mix is creative and fun! Your mix can be comprised of gorgeous shiny metallic and holographic glitters, vibrant matte and iridescent glitter, or any other combination you can think of!

 Why buy or make a custom glitter mix instead of a store-bought polish? 
The primary benefit of making or buying a custom blended glitter mix is for versatility! If you love to wear a certain glitter mix and prefer long lasting gel on your toes but like to change up your manicure more frequently with glitter nail polish, use a glitter mix! You can make your own glitter polish, and still have your mix left over to use with acrylic powder or gel polish - you can't get that kind of freedom with a store-bought nail lacquer!

The other great reason to make a custom glitter mix is, it's fun! It's another creative way for you to express yourself, and impress your friends with your completely unique and exclusive glitter and nail polish!

Make Your Own Custom Mixed Glitter!

What type of glitter should I use to create a custom mix?

If you use solvent resistant glitters to make your custom mix then it can be placed directly into nail lacquer like Glitties Franken Formula, as well as with acrylic powder and gel polish.

If you decide you love a mix full of glitters that aren't solvent resistant, that's okay too! Non-solvent resistant glitters are still gorgeous and versatile for acrylic or gel nails!

Here are some basic guidelines to follow when you create your own custom mixed glitter: 

1. Using the right tools to create your custom mixed glitters will help you avoid a huge mess, wasted money, and frustration! Consider using an empty jar, measuring spoons, and an orange stick.

2. If you're just beginning, using this color wheel will help you figure out what color of glitters you might want to mix together!
  • Picking your focal point glitter, is the easiest way to begin. Pick a glitter with a color and shape that you really want to make pop or create the whole mix around.
  • Colors next to each other on the color wheel is always a fun safe way to create a custom glitter mix that looks great.
  • Using colors opposite of each other on the color wheel, if used in the wrong proportions/sizes might make the mix look brown or muddled and grey.
3. Mix away! You can't go wrong, your mix is whatever you want it to be!
 Get your own custom mixed glitters from Glitties here!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Manicure Monday

Happy Monday! 

Hope you all enjoyed a fabulous weekend! Here is a recap of the best nail art from this last week, we know you'll love it! 


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

New & Fresh Spring Custom Mixed Glitters!

If our 2014 Spring Glitter Collection, and our 18 Solvent Resistant Glitters weren't enough glitter for you, try our new custom mixed Spring glitters! You're going to love these 5 vibrant mixes!

 Summer Breeze is a gorgeous mix of teal blue, celery green, and mint green glitters in a variety of hexagon sizes and iridescent and matte finishes. This custom mixed glitter is perfect to prep you for your first beach trip of the season! We are in love with Summer Breeze!
Strawberry Shortcake is a mixture of red, pink, and white hexagon, and square glitters in a variety of matte and satin finishes. This solvent resistant glitter mix is perfect for your indie polish habit! Just pour in 3/4 tsp into your Glitties Franken Formula and you are on your way to gorgeous nails and toes!

  The Blooming Orchid custom mixed glitter contains a variety of purple and blue glitters. Shapes range from iridescent large hexagon glitters to small metallic flitter glitters. If this gorgeous mix doesn't inspire you to jump into the garden, I don't know what will!
 Wildfire is a vibrant and eye catching mixture of orange, red, and yellow matte and iridescent glitters. This fiery glitter mix is sure to spark up some fun for you this summer! As a mix it's versatile and can be used for acrylics or gel nails, depending on what you're in the mood for!
 Sugarpop is definitely a party on your nails. It's a bright mix of red, pink, yellow, and green glitters with a range of sizes and finishes. The large red glitters make this look like a spectacular flower garden! You're going to love this and all of these custom glitter spring mixes! Use them however you please.

Which of our new Spring Glitter Custom Mixes do you love most? Thanks for sharing!


Monday, April 7, 2014

Manicure Monday!

Hello glitter guys and gals,

Hope you had an excellent weekend! Here is our mash-up of favorite manicures from the past two weeks, enjoy!

Which manicure was your favorite? Comment below!

Friday, March 28, 2014

Why Solvent Resistant Glitter?

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Are you looking for the next great nail art look? Have you seen all the fantastic glitter powder, glitter polish and matte glitter? Is it time to try something new in nail art? Solvent resistant glitter is a spectacular way to express one's creativity. Solvent Resistant Glitter can be used so many ways. Solvent resistant glitter comes in hexagon and there are a variety of colors to choose from. The main thing is to be creative and enjoy learning how nail art is an expression of ones style. The possibilities are numerous and the fun is just what happens when using glitter.

All of our Franken/Solvent Resistant Glitters have passed the MEK Test!

What is MEK?
Methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) is a strong colorless liquid solvent that has a sharp, sweet odor. Methyl ethyl ketone (also known as 2-butanone) is a man-made chemical that is also found in nature.  It is related to acetone and is used in dissolving paint, lacquer, varnishes and cleaning agent.
How Does Glitter Pass the MEK Test?
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Glitter is soaked in MEK for 5 minutes.  If the glitter does not bleed color or melt/dissolve any, this glitter would be considered solvent resistant.
Why Aren’t the Acrylic Polyester Glitters Solvent Resistant?
Acrylic Polyester Glitter is tiny perfectly cut colored plastic pieces, coated with an outside layer of polyester material.  The outside layer of these glitters is solvent resistant, but because the glitter is layered, the MEK or solvent is able to seep into the side of the glitter and dissolve the color and plastic core.  Just as though acetone dissolves acrylic nails.

If you haven’t already tried it, solvent resistant glitter is worth trying! Especially now that we have 18 new solvent resistant glitter colors available for spring :)

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Jennifer Lawrence, The Real Actress

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It’s that time again… it’s Woman Crush Wednesday! As always we’ve been giving this week’s crush a lot of thought. But of course you’ll wonder why we had to put any thought into this one! She’s an absolute no brainer! You’ve probably got a pretty good idea of which America’s sweethearts we’re talking about.

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Jennifer Lawrence! Of course. How could it take us this long to finally feature everyone’s favorite? And she is definitely everyone’s favorite! Has anyone ever said they didn’t like Jennifer? Nope. It’s impossible not to love her like a BFF! She’s so well liked and relatable because she is 100% authentic. We’re so used to celebrities being these objects of wonder and perfection. They become people who aren’t quite real.

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We are loving Jennifer Lawrence because she just doesn’t care about pretending. She’s not afraid to talk about pizza or how star struck she is when she meets stars like Meryl Streep. She shows confidence in herself enough that she doesn’t have to change herself to meet Hollywood’s standards.
“In Hollywood, I’m obese. I’m considered a fat actress. I eat like a caveman. I’ll be the only actress who doesn’t have anorexia rumours! I’m never going to starve myself for a part. I’m invincible. I don’t want little girls to be like ‘Oh, I want to look like Katniss, so I’m going to skip dinner!’” - Jennifer Lawrence on her weight
We love her because we know she’s just like us! It’s not a common thing to see a celebrity and think of them as a normal person. Thank you Jennifer! Who couldn’t love America’s sweetheart?

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

18 New Solvent Resistant Glitters

It's true. We have 18 brand new solvent resistant glitters! 

These glitters are gorgeous vibrant opaque hexagon glitters in sizes .040" and .015". They are solvent resistant which means you can use them in nail lacquer, gel polish, and with acrylic powder and the colors won't bleed and the glitters won't melt!  

The pastel glitters in this collection have beautiful muted tones, yet they are still incredibly vibrant. They are perfect for spring and Easter, and will make any of your creations stand out! Glitter Easter Eggs, anyone?! From top left to right: Baby Blue, Baby Pink, Celery, Light-Lilac, Robin Egg Blue, Aquarius, Surf Green, Evening Orchid, and Smoky.

The bright glitters in this collection have such a pretty shocking hue to them! These electric glitters will add a pop to your nail art, but their opaque sheen will also keep them subtle at the same time. From top left to bottom right: Red Coral, Electric Orange, Lemonade, Fruit Sangria, Daffodil, Cheeky Red, Clementine, Just Peachy, and Rosie

What are you going to make with these exciting and lively new opaque solvent resistant glitters?!