Category Archives: Glitter
Hello! FIRST! I must warn you that I have a lot to say about the following polish!
Today I want to show you the hardest polish to capture on camera! You will see in a few pictures that it almost looks like they are completely different colors. I think its just my camera, because after this I have another purple polish that doesn’t look like how it is when I have it in my hand or on my nails. But maybe partly it does seem a bit different outdoors.
Milani Purple Passion is 3 coats with Sally Hansen Insta dri top coat. This is really smooth and has a hidden blue and pink shimmer that is really stunning outdoors. There was some bubbling but I’m not sure if that had something to do with my top coat?? I will have to re- swatch and update about the bubbling….. These are all outdoors, some are outdoors with a diffused flash.
When I was outside swatching this it all looked like the same thing I was looking at with my own two eyes at the moment. When I started looking at them on my computer I noticed the very first two pictures where NOT even close to being the same color. Then I put my finger next to the screen and was like “Whoa! This looks more blue then purple!”
That is actually compared to the picture above and it leads me to believe my camera just want’s it to be BLUE. So, thats STILL not exactly right. Imagine if you will….a little lighter, more of a royal purple color. Thats what it looks like inside. Sorry this ended up very disappointing. Still a pretty color, just wish my camera didn’t freak out!!!
Here it is with Milani One coat Glitter Purple Gleam
If you’re wondering- this is one coat, a slightly thick one with SH topcoat. It wasn’t clumpy either. This is made up of mostly purple and black glitter in a (very light) black tint base. I had to spread it out very thin with a nearly dry brush on a white piece of paper to even be able to tell that the base was very lightly tinted. That’s how densely packed this is. Its a little on the gritty side when dry and definitely needs a top coat. I used 2 coats of top coat for the following pictures.
Hello! Today I want to show you one of the new China Glaze Prismatic’s, Prism! Which is when described by China Glaze it’s “Grape purple holographic gleams with pink shimmer and glitters with pieces of pink, blue, green, orange, silver and gold. ” Some of these picture’s turned out a little better then I thought. Be sure to click on the pics to see shimmers and glimmers. 😉
The formula was surprisingly good. Flows onto the nail very smooth for a glitter. 3 coats in these photos with Sally Hansen Inst Dri top coat. If you have a nice thick topcoat and really want this to feel like glass, you should definitely use it. But otherwise it isn’t terribly rough.
I tried to make sure that I took pictures of this in tons of different settings/ lighting. I think none of these pictures (except maybe the second one; inside, no flash, outside light from window) show it being purple. Also, the 4th pic seems to show it a little bit pink/purple. This is such a pretty polish. I was debating between getting this one and “Liquid Crystal”, which is a bright blue. Blue or purple? That’s always a hard question for me haha. I may have to save up and get Liquid Crystal, because I really like Prism. Also if you can find them Wet n’ Wild has dupes of these in their “Coloricon Bejeweled” collection.
So what do you think of the ultra glitter polish?
Hello! If you missed part 1 click here! I’m not going to say anything else about Pirouette My Whistle (PMW) because it’s all in part 1. But I will say that I love it and I will be using it again in a post, who knows when though?
So here’s the right hand! PMW is 2 coasts on all nails with Sally Hansen Intsa Dri Topcoat. Sorry about the middle finger I was already beyond frustrated to fix it!
Kleancolor Melon Green is 3 coats. Kind of frosty builds nicely.
3 coats of Sinful Colors Secret Admirer. This doesn’t dry real fast but it doesn’t take forever. 2 coats probably would have been fine. I’m not exactly sure what I was thinking when I choose this. Individually this is different from a regular black because it’s loaded with very fine silver glitter that is just a tiny bit smaller then the silver in the in PMW. So is basically the same as my other index finger just a bit more silver glitter. 😛
Revlon Minted is in 3 coats. This is another polish that likes to bald badly. So I ended up putting the last coat thick. So apparently while picturing the left hand first I must have pressed it to hard into the camera. I was pretty sure it was dry and since I already had to monkey with it just to get it on the nail in the first place I didn’t want to go through another headache to fix it. Pretty much the same as SC Unicorn on the middle finger, left hand.
3 coats of SC Nirvana. It seems like a few of the SC’s like to bald and never dry. This one isn’t as bad as Unicorn but you have to carefully lay it on thick.
3 coats of SC Ruby Ruby. I pretty good formula especially compared to the majority of the other SC’s I used for this swatching.
I hope you enjoyed the swatches of PMW.
So when I first saw OPI’s New York City Ballet Soft Shades, I didn’t feel like it looked like anything I would want. After seeing lots of other bloggers do swatches of the entire lineup there was one that I knew I really wanted. A glitter of course, Pirouette My Whistle!
I did this as a “skittles” swatch because I find it fun to see how some polishes can be very versatile. I also do it this way when I just buy it and I want to try it over everything!!! Sorry the colors aren’t really themed or corresponding, I just grabbed what I thought would be neat under it.
I usually sum up the polish after some pictures but I’m doing it before this time because there are a lot of pictures and I’ve got a bit to say about the colors themselves. In this post I have it on its own and on 4 color polishes.
Pirouette My Whistle(PMW) is in 2 coats on all nails even on its own with Sally Hansen Insta Dri Topcoat. You could probably skip topcoat. It has a white almost pearl like hexagon glitter with a very fine silver glitter in a clearish base that seems a teensy bit milky in the bottle but doesn’t translate to the nail that way. The silver glitters have great even coverage of course, not sparse at all. The white glitter on the other hand doesn’t always want to go on. I think that’s mostly due to the base being a little tiny bit runny(which isn’t bad in this case), but its good enough that swiping it over again a few times gives it good result and it isn’t super gloppy. They settle done well and don’t always pull themselves off with each stroke. I think it’s meant to be sparse, but I personally like a little more. I love this polish though! And as with 99% of glitter polish, this is a PAIN to remove.
No top coat in this picture.
OPI PMW on amazingly 1 coat of Wet n’ Wild Black Creme. It was one flawless coast, need I say more?
Sinful Colors Unicorn was 3-4 very frustrating coats. It takes forever to dry. I wanted to scream and break it because it balds badly. Stains like a you wouldn’t believe. Last time I used it was for the rainbow mani, over a white base so I didn’t notice last time.
3 coats of Kleancolors Sheer Pastel Nude. I would have left it at 2 but it really is sheer and I thought without the third, there’d be no difference between it and PMW on it’s own.
WnW On A Trip is 3 coats. Dries fairly quick. Its from the Megalast collection that has the new “ManiCurve Pro Brush”. Very nice brush btw! One stroke for the pinky every time.
This is all on my left hand and part 2 will be on my right! Stay tuned….
So lately I’ve been trying to “fill in the gaps” in my collection. I was surprised to find that I didn’t have a regular gold polish. Glitters yes, but nothing that made my nails look gold plated. This is the closest thing I could find to what I was looking for. I wanted something more yellow toned such as 24k gold. This color is more pale such as 10k. I’m still happy with it, especially since finding a gold polish was hard enough.
The base color is Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Golden-I in 2 coats very good formula. The polish is kind of a foil but it isn’t streaky at all and a bit sheer but built up very good. Pretty reflective I think! On the inside of my middle finger you can see a tiny pink reflection.
Rockstar Pink is from the SH Xtreme Wear line also. It has small fuchsia, red and blue glitter and a very fine gold glitter. I can’t remember but it’s most likely 3 coats on the ring finger and just a little bit thinly put on the end of the thumb nail. I was surprised at how well it built up for being a finer glitter. It’s no Milani One Coat Glitter (I’ll be showing that very soon!) but very exceptional!
SH Jewel Overcoat in Multi-Faceted in 2 gloppy coats. I say gloppy because the formula on this does not want to give up those glitters! So beside the obvious black and silver hexagon glitters, there are some beautiful iridescent hexagon glitters in there. You can see a few a bit better on the outside edge of my thumb in this picture. When I first saw this in the store I thought it was silver, black, blue, yellow glitters. Apparently there is more then one type of iridescent glitter. From what I looked at in my bottle there are indigo, orange-green & turquoise-green. Some flash a yellow in the right light but I think that might just be the orange green ones. As for the indigo I twirled that bottle around and around and it seems like it is not as iridescent as the others unless you consider it as clear-indigo. Here is a pretty good picture of the bottle with all it’s goodies.
I’m so glad I found this at Walgreen’s for 2 reasons. First being I’ve been wanting a black glitter. Second being….it’s limited edition!I hadn’t been there in awhile to find out that they had a new display, so I almost missed it. There was a bunch more (so I’m told) but the one I got was the very last and there was only a few other colors left. Actually the only other Jewel OC left was Ring-a-Ding. Here’s a photo from Steph’s Closet of the display. *click link for better view*
I think Let’s dance would have been my second pick. It seems like Sally Hansen’s Diamond Strength line is very wedding themed, which you can see from this limited edition display and also in their new core line up. Save The Date is from their core line. I love the colors though, cheesy names and all!
So this is probably the most I’ve typed and put into one post so far, not sure if anyone really reads it but either way I hope you liked them. Snatch up a limited edition while you can! I’m sure their all gone considering where I live we’re the last to see these kinds of things.
Have any thought about all this? I’d love to know!
Hello and welcome! If you’re new here you should check out the last 3 posts so that the next statement makes sense. This is the last of “the ugly hangnail” photos. Again, I apologize!
Sinful Color’s Zeus is from their spring Cast Away collection. I’m hoping the display is still up, there are a few other’s I would like. The collection has a lot of blues, some purples and a few greens. I think maybe they’re all exclusives to the line except for maybe one.
Zeus may be a dupe for something but I can’t think of it and I don’t own any!
The formula is pretty good, wasn’t as sheer as I thought it might be. I used 2 coats and one coat of SH Insta Dri. this picture is a bit shaded but you can still see the pinky shimmer.
Here you can see the pink shimmer glow!
This is 2 careful coats of Gem. The formula was very good a little thick but not soo much that it’s pulling all the glitters away with it. I say careful because when it comes to multi sized glitter I can be a bit particular about where things go. I bought this because surprisingly with the almost half my collection being glitters- I didn’t have a multi color glitter polish. Before buying this I had Jordana’s Glitters Gemstones, Wet’n wild Party of Five Glitters and this one in my hand. I choose this because WW just didn’t have enough color- or many primary colors for that matter. Jordana’s Gemstones was very similar to Milani’s Gem but it seemed a little more faded, and if I remember correctly- it’s didn’t have multi-sized glitter.
Another 2 careful coats.
Personally I love purples and blues but I still can’t get over Zeus. Since that was the last one of my swatching that day I kept it on for as long as it would last me. Which if you know me, that wasn’t very long.
So what are your thoughts on Zeus?
Hello! I just have to point out again before anything that this ALSO has the ugly hangnail. If you’ve read the last two posts you know why I have to point it out every time. But I think these photos has the least visibility of it.
This color is amazing! I’ve been wanting it for awhile now. I saw it last year online and recently a local beauty store received a bunch of discontinued colors and offered them deeply discounted.
IMO this is the prettiest berry pink nail polish. It has a beautiful gold shimmer that makes it seem like it’s glowing from within. The formula was very nice, good consistency -not too thick or too thin. For the photos- 2 coats+ SH Insta Dri Top coat.
This is my first time using a Jordana polish. I bought Sequins because I didn’t have anything like it in my collection. It consists of smaller red glitter with medium sized silver, blue and fuchsia hexagon shaped glitter in a clear base. I like clear base because I feel like it gives me more to play with. Here it is on it’s own.
The lighting in this picture is showing the fuchsia a bit more purple then I feel it is especially when looking at just the bottle. One coat for both pictures. The coverage is rather good. I was thinking that I might have to do several coats to get a good mix of the larger glitters with the small. In the near future I will try 3 coats and see how it turns out.
Hey there! Here’s another picture from when I had that ugly hangnail! I should have add that to my rant last week XD. Anyways I just had to point that out because it bother’s me that I spent so much time doing swatches and never noticed it until I looked at the pictures on my computer.
Onto the important stuff! Today i’m showing you Revlon’s Whimsical which happens to be a dupe for Deborah Lippmann’s Glitter in The Air. That lady comes up with some awesome nail polish! I could never afford them though. 😛 So here I sit waiting for dupes. 😀
This is most likely2 coats with SH Insta Dri topcoat. I choose to not put a base coat on so you could see how sheer it is and I think I like it ! But this does make me excited for the layering possibilities! I’ve seen a lot of people pair it with a similar light blue base coat which I plan to do as well, but I was think about pink! Why not? And black! Or dark blue?! I’m getting ahead of myself for the moment but believe me when I experiment you will all get to see the result good or bad! XD
So do you own Whimsical? Love it? Hate it? Don’t be shy! Share your thoughts!
Are you going to wear green today? I don’t own anything green besides nail polish! Haha! Anyways here is my holiday inspired nail art!
Sorry about my uneven nails….I’m very stubborn when it comes to giving up all my claws just because one or two had to go and ruin it for the rest of them. But eventually I will breakdown and desire orderly-ness on my nails.
I honestly can’t tell you what color’s where used for the rainbow without diggin’ through my stash. 😛 Majority of them were Sinful Colors. I did the rainbow using the “plastic bag method”, which if you Google that on YouTube you can find a bunch of tutorials and they’re all basically the same. Even though I could have done this free hand with a toothpick (or an orange wood stick) I didn’t feel like wait FOREVER for it to dry on my own hand and risk screwing it up. But yea- just use a white base so all your colors stay vibrant. Oh and FYI I only did the rainbow itself and free handed the clouds on with the polish brush. ALSO, I had to use some tiny scissors to cute one end because it was too long and it stretched a little bit since it wasn’t completely dry. I’m so impatient.
Also a side note on the glitter over the green- in Kleancolors Gold Caviar they base is a jelly yellow and rather thick IMO so I put a blob of polish on a folded up paper towel and fished out the gold glitters with a orange wood stick and the back of a straight pin for the ones near the top. I still did a swipe on the tips but didn’t want to carry the yellow all the way up and completely changing the vision of green and gold I had!
Hope you have an excellent day and don’t get pinched!
P.S. I never heard of the pinching thing as a kid….not until like highschool. Is that a “new” thing, or did kids just avoid me in school? Hm, now I should go reflect on my childhood….. XD
Hello readers. This next swatch was one that I really wanted to wear longer then the 5 minutes that I did wear it for. My hubby needed help and it was just already too late to wait for it to dry-BUT luckily I got a few pics before destroying it and having to just remove the whole thing. So here it is Kleancolor Holo Chome #94.
These pictures really do it no justice. I couldn’t get a better one in that lighting, but I picked the one I felt showed its sparklies! It’s rather pretty and jelly looking. I did about 3 coats since it’s rather sheer. This is one from Kleancolor that I highly recommend. Just beautiful. So please click to get the full effect- the best to my picture taking abilities or lack of.
Also Let me know what you think of the “gallery” viewing. Should I keep it that way or just go back to the way I posted before?