I opened my vial, and tried to "paint" on some of the leaf glitter using my paintbrush that I clean up my cuticles with but that didn't do much, so I just used my fingertip to place the leaf glitter on my nail and then added a thick coat of Seche Vite. A few pieces were still sticking up, so I pushed them down with an orange stick to try and get it to stick. Bottom line, I wasn't patient enough. I'm positive with enough time and patience (and a good top coat), you could get the leaf glitter to properly lay down and even place in a design.
This was over my earlier manicure, Zoya Mira.
The shine is amazingly brilliant but as you can see, a few corners are still sticking up which can easily catch on things... mainly hair since I tend to play with my hair a lot.
Even in the shade, this catches any available light to reflect upon. I definitely think this is a great way to spruce up a manicure :]
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