Tuesday, 11 March 2014

The best of the glitters...

I am a nail polish-aholic! I mean, who doesn't like them right?! However, my 'problem' has reached new levels with my collection tipping the 100 scale - to try and limit the damage to my bank account I have decided to start loving the colours that have got lost in my collection - the ones that have been there a while or are not as 'fashionable' - and share them on my blog!

Some of my least used polishes are my glitter ones... they are sometimes more trouble that they are worth and if I do use them it is more than likely it will only be for a statement nail. Surprisingly I seem to have a fair few and there are some that now I have tried them again I really love!

(Deborah Lippman - Glitter in the Air, Ciate - fit for a queen, Rimmel - Ruby Crush, Nubar - Sky Sparkle, MAVALA - Ruby Dust)

Well here are my top picks at the moment - a very random bunch of glitter based polishes ranging from holographic to light top coat esque colours. Many of these are quite recent purchases in the grand scheme of things however a couple have been around for a good year or so.

My favourite and most loved glitter polishes are these two. I love the pale blue that is used as the base colour for the Deborah Lippmann one - it just shouts spring and sun! The glitter is made up of baby blue and pink hexagonal pieces of varying sizes and although it needs a fair few coats to be completely opaque the effect is gorgeous. I bought this polish in TK MAXX - and I highly recommend looking in the beauty section for great, and hugely reduced, beauty gems - I got a few other pieces which I mention is this post.
The other colour was included in my Ciate Advent Calendar and is the most perfect opaque silver holographic like polish I have ever seen - I have been looking for a gold one that is similar since I first tried this polish! I mainly use this for statement nails, usually pairing it with a pink or blue.

I love glitter a Christmas (is it too early to start talking about it again!?) and I remember buying the Rimmel Precious Stone polish especially for that very occasion. It contains lots of very small red glitter pieces mixed with chunkier silver ones and applies nearly opaque in one coat. I have worn it over a deep red polish before and loved the effect!
The Mavala polish is lots of fine glitter particles of varying colours, I can see red's, purples and blues all mixed up in there! It is extremely fine and needs about two coats - however it is a real pain to get off, as most glitter polishes are.
The Nubar polish is more of a top coat and would be great over white, although with a lot of coats it could become opaque. For me this polish is great because of the beautiful turquoise colour. It just reminds me of the summer!

Well there we are - my favourite glitter polishes at the moment! There are a lot more where they came from so if you would like to know what else I have on my polish shelve feel free to ask!

What are some of your favourite polishes? Especially now its Spring!!

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