Sunday, 5 February 2012

Nail Polish Collection: Glitters

Over the past few months I have become OBSESSED with glitter polishes. And I mean obsessed. I love how they can be layered over regular polishes or applied as several coats. 

First off is the polish on the right, my favourite nail polish find of 2011 Deborah Lippman's Boom Boom Pow. I love this soo much. It can be worn alone which gives a beautiful gold colour with microglitter and larger gold hexagonal glitters. Over the christmas period I wore one coat layered over green and red and for new years over black. On the left is Shimmy Shake by Collection 2000. This is more of a shimmer than a glitter, instead of being chunky its just really fine more bronzey-gold microglitter. 

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The next three are different types of blue glitter. From L-R is OPI's Absolutely Alice, Deborah Lippmann's Across The Universe and Avons Splendid Blue. The Avon just comes across as being a blue shimmer, Absolutely Alice is more interesting with predominantly blue glitter, along with some gold and silver microglitter. My favourite by far is Across the Universe. LOVE this, it is a blue jelly base with large hexagonal dark blue, light blue/turquoise and green glitter pieces along with some blue microglitter. The wear on all these polishes is pretty outstanding, lasting around 4 days which for a glitter is pretty impressive.
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Next up are 2 red glitters; Barry M's Red Glitter and Avons Ruby Slippers. I prefer the Red Glitter purely because it is more densely packed with glitter, but after 2 coats, looks a little flat on the nails and 2 layers of top coats are needed on to make it look shiny. Ruby Slippers has smaller less densely packed glitter particles but the finish is shinier without topcoat.
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The polish on the left is Bourjois number 18, a lilac/pink slightly holographic glitter. In about 3 layers its opaque, and it looks pretty cool over a dark polish. On the right is Barry M's Pink Iridescent. Coverage wise its pretty much the same as the Bourjois one, but the glitter is a lot paler and it has no holographic glitter.
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The Revlon on the left is Facets of Fuscia and is a mix of larger hexagonal bright purple glitter mixed with smaller fuscia glitter on a black jelly base. I use two layers of this to make it opaque, but one coat would be enough if layered over a black or dark purple base polish. This is a perfect dupe for Deborrah Lippman's Bad Romance for at least half the price. On the right is Gasoline by Gosh, a really pretty deep purple microglitter. Both polishes are opaque in two coats.

The one on the right which is Paul and Joe's nail enamel in Confetti. This was limited edition and is a really pretty light grey/silver with multicoloured glitters. This is so beautiful and one of my favourite glitter polishes. In 3 coats its completely opaque (I apply thin coats so 2 average coats would probably suffice) and while its glittery, its almost subtle in that it doesnt have massive chunky glitter. Now to OPI's Mad As A Hatter. I got this the day before I went to see the Alice In Wonderland film and this is probably the oldest glitter polish I own. As such its gone quite gloopy and you cant see it in pictures but its got about a 3rd left. I love this SO much and have used it to death. Its a multicoloured microglitter on a dark grey/purple base.

2 comments:

  1. i NEED to get facets of fuschia! my fav glitter polishes at the moment have to be models own juicy jules and the deborah lippm an one i got from a certain someone on my birthday ;) xoxo

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