Martha Stewart Crafts Glass Microbead Set, 12-Pack
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29 of 29 found the following review helpful:
When they say 'chunky', they mean 'CHUNKY'! Dec 30, 2011
I'm kind of disappointed in this product, as it's not really what I wanted. I wish the picture was a bit clearer so you could see what it really is: It's not exactly 'glitter', but more of a collection of little jars filled with metallic 'leaf' shavings (Kind of like if you were to find some colored aluminum foil and ripped it into tiny pieces). They are asymmetrical, with some chunks 3-4 millimeters across and others that are just tiny little specks.
The colors themselves are okay, but not as bright as I would have hoped; this may be due to the random chunky shapes not allowing the colors to present themselves as normal glitter would, though. The colors lean more towards the "pastel" area, when the picture shows more vibrant colors (The 'garnet', 'fire opal', and 'tourmaline' shades are pretty bright, but the others are too subtle).
The colors, since they are kind of hard to see in the picture:
1. "Brownstone" - dark brown, almost coppery
2. "Fire Opal" - orange/copper
3. "Florentine Gold" - silvery gold
4. "Sterling" - silver
5. "Garnet" - red
6. "Tourmaline" - deep pink/fuschia
7. "Kunzite" - silvery light "baby" pink
8. "Charoite" - light purple/lavender
9. "Lapis Lazuli" - medium blue
10. "Turquoise" - light blue-green
11. "Verdalite" - light minty green
12. "Olivine" - light olive green
30 of 32 found the following review helpful:
DIY caviar nails May 26, 2012
i really wanted to try caviar nails without spending 25$ for the ciate brand that only comes with 1 color microbeads and 1 color nail polish.
for just under 15$ this set comes with 12 different colors (clear, copper, florentine gold, white gold, fire opal, garnet, tourmaline, krunzite, amethyst, blue topaz, feldspar, and peridot) and you can just use whatever color nail polish you have at home. i added some pictures to show what the bottles look like in real life as well as my first go at diy caviar nails.
great price, great product, decent wait time. although these containers will definitely last me a long time, i would purchase this again. too bad it doesn't come in black :(
*also don't put clear nail polish on top of the beads. the color bleeds out and doesn't help them stay on any more securely than if you didn't put a coat over them. might be the brand of polish i used but meh.
19 of 19 found the following review helpful:
Good for accents only Mar 10, 2011
By Claire Jordan
"Filmmaker - "The Baroness of New Orleans" to be released in 2014"
If you are getting just one set of glitter for a project, I wouldn't recommend this one. While these are absolutely gorgeous glitters in the bottle, when you apply them they are semi-transparent. The end result is that any variations of color on the surface of whatever you're glittering or brush strokes from the glue that show through the glitter. I found that these glitters are much more effective if you apply them over a layer of solid colored glitter as an accent. Used like this they create a nice iridescent shimmer.
If you are looking for a better basic set of glitter, this one may be a better place to start: Martha Stewart 24-Vial Glitter Multi-Pack
7 of 7 found the following review helpful:
Beautiful colors May 27, 2011
I just love this glitter. I use it for doing tons of fun stuff with nails at my salon! The colors are very vibrant great for summer!!
6 of 6 found the following review helpful:
Amazing! Oct 07, 2012
By Janalyn Reil
I bought this micro bead set after seeing a couple manicures that use them. I have seen expensive caviar manicures and this is the cheapest, good quality caviar (micro bead) set that I could find.
I started with a base coat and let that dry. I applied two coats of a Sinful Colors brand of hot pink. I then applied a top coat, and sprinkled the micro beads onto my nail. I pressed them down gently and let that dry. Do not apply a coat after that. Let them dry, and do not pick at them! Also, don't apply on a flat surface, such as paper or paper towel. They will roll right off the table! Use a container that has a low height. You can then pour the micro beads back into the containers to reuse.
The colors are wonderful, and they come packaged well. You can watch video tutorials on Youtube to see how to apply them and what kind of container to use. Overall, they are awesome and can create some unique manicures!
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