Friday, January 31, 2014
My Glitter Polish Wardrobe
As I mentioned in this post, I never was interested in glitter polish. Unlike many other girls with an innate glitter, sparkle and sequin radar, it just didn't take my fancy. Then suddenly something changed and before I knew it a significant number of glitter polishes had accumulated, none of which I ever wore.
I decided to make this post in an effort to remind myself to actually wear these polishes and also because I thought some of you nail polish loving ladies might appreciate it. I've linked some NOTDs I've featured on this blog to the names of each of the polishes.
I would also love some suggestions of colour pairings, because for some reason I really struggle to think of complimentary base coats that would look good with the glittery polishes...often I try things that look horrendous!
Face of Australia Glitterati Polish in Studio 54
I chased this polish all over the country, I wanted it so badly. It's a stunning rose gold polish, all the glitter one shade and hexagon shaped. It's quite a dense glitter which I like because it means you don't have to apply twenty layers.
Face of Australia Glitterati Polish in Dancing Queen
I've not really seen another glitter combination like it, but the gold and black really works in my opinion, although I've been having a hard time deciding what a nice base coat would be. Theoretically any shade should work but I'm not so sure...
Face of Australia Glitterati Polish in Looking for some Hot Stuff
This polish is actually gorgeous. It's a combination of stunning red and purple hexagon glitter with a couple of silver bar glitters dispersed throughout. I don't particularly like the NOTD I showed it in, but I think it would look so girly and romantic on a red base coat.
Face of Australia Glitterati Polish in Heart of Glass
This is the most gorgeous, sweet and girly pink polish. It has a pink base and contains a variety of square glitter in purples, reds and pinks, silver bar glitter and the occasional red heart shaped glitter. It can be a little hard to work with at times because the hearts are so large, but it is so worth the effort.
Face of Australia Glitterati Polish in Funky Town
It's actually a small miracle that I even liked this polish because I very rarely actually like blue polishes. It has a blue base leaning towards the purple side, with blue, black and silver glitter scattered about. It definitely does not need a base coat which is convenient, but unlike the clear glitters it doesn't allow for much variation or polish combinations.
Ulta3 Nail Polish in Confetti
Of all the glitter polishes I own this is my least favourite. It's not because there is anything wrong with it, not at all, rather it's just a funny kind of colour combination that I'm not used to. It contains purple, light blue and grass green tiny glitter which to me is a bit of a weird trio of colours. Once again, I don't know what kind of base colour to put under it, especially because I just don't wear blue or green polishes which is what I probably would tend to gravitate towards for this polish.
Maybelline Colour Show Sequins in Rose Bling
This was such an impulse buy that I grabbed solely because it was so cheap. Thankfully, I really loved the pink glitter and immediately made a glitter gradient NOTD that I was thrilled to bits with. It's lovely and dense and dries quite quickly, features that I like from a glitter polish.
Australis Top Coat in Specktacular
This is a gorgeous polish when layered over black, but that's kind of the issue. I find black to be really quite intense and don't often wear it, which means this polish rarely gets to see the time of day. In the bottle it looks so drab and unappealing but it's quite incredible the transformation that occurs when it is layered over black.
Essence Snow White Special Effect topper in Evil Queen
This had the potential to be so beautiful however it kind of fell short. This contains gorgeous, quite large hexagon glitters in a clear base but it's not very dense and requires a lot of fiddling around to actually get it on the nail in an even, appealing manner. On a creamy purple base I think this could look incredible.
BYS Nail Enamel in Silver Moon
I've worn this once, over a shimmery silver polish, and in my opinion it looked quite lovely, like little water droplets on my nails. Admittedly the formulation of this polish is rather poor but it is tolerable. If I was to wear it again I think it would probably end up over the top of a light pink.
These are the ten glitter polishes that I own and now that I've made a post about them all, I realise that I seriously do need to make use of them more often because it is such a waste to have them sitting in the darkness of my drawer!
Are you a glitter nail polish fan or do you, like me, stick with the plain old kind of polishes.
Labels: Australis, Beauty, BYS, Essence, Face of Australia, Maybelline, Nails, Ulta
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I love looking at glitter polishes but I don't like wearing them! So weird. But I love the look of ALL the FOA polishes, they're all so pretty!ReplyDelete
Haha I'm a bit like that, I just wish I had the willpower to leave them on the shelf instead of taking them home with me! FOA nailed it with the Glitterati range. xDelete
Love this, what a cute idea! I'm a big glitter fan myself so I wouldn't dare write up a post haha, it would be a very, very long one! xxReplyDelete
Haha, I know what you mean! xDelete
Great post! Love how you set it out with the photo on the side. Ahh FOA.. :)ReplyDelete
And i know what you mean, I have trouble applying chunky glitters because they hardly get on the nail in a pretty way.
Thanks Sheri! Chunky glitters are so fiddly and annoying to work with but they are just so beautiful so I can't resist! xDelete
Dancing Queen and Heart of Glass look STUNNING! I really wish we had them in the US!!!ReplyDelete
They are stunning, I love them! Don't worry, you have so many other amazing products in the US that we drool over! xDelete
I love glitter nail polish. I find myself leaning towards more refined, shimmery glitter than chunky glitter these days though.ReplyDelete
The finer glitters are gorgeous, ugh, all glitters are calling my name even though I barely wear them! xDelete
I have Dancing Queen too and amazingly it looks great over a silver base! I didn't have any idea what to pair it with either but putting it over a silver I had was a pretty happy accident lolReplyDelete
Oooh thanks for that idea! I'll definitely give it a shot. xDelete
I have all those FOA polishes and I love them!ReplyDelete
Another post that I simply love! I'm still on the hunt for Heart of Glass... It's my favourite shade from the FOA Glitterati collection and it's hardly to be seen in stores! I struggle with glitter polish combinations as well. Have you checked out FOA's Boogie Wonderland? It's simply beautiful - I've actually received a lot of compliments when I wear it.ReplyDelete
I love Specktacular! I like to layer it over black, deep blues and purples.ReplyDelete
xxx Kat @ Katness
Oooh a deep purple is a lovely idea, I'll try that out! xDelete
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