My obsession with glitter started way before I can even remember. I have always been drawn to the drama and shine. As a child, more often than not, I would be caught playing with jewelry, body glitter, press on jewels, stickers or even pure craft glitter in my spare time (in fact, I still have some hidden away in the basement). The ‘90s and early ‘00s were a fantastic time to go through that phase. In my teen and adult life though, I still find it very hard to resist the sparkle as you may have seen through some of my cosmetics. However, I try not to go quite so overboard and use body glitter… At least not in my day to day life. The easiest way to get away with every day glitter is with nail polish. Maybe that’s why I am so obsessed…
Since I moved, I had the chance to reorganize everything including my polish drawers. I have a whole drawer dedicated to different sparkles in every colour of the rainbow. While I organized and revisited each polish in my collection, I re-fell in love with a few that are worth a second look and paired them with other fantastic polish from my collection.
*Note: all base polishes are only 1 coat + a base coat. No top coat was used in the pictures.
First up, this adorable pastel glitter from Starrily in “Unicorn Chronicles”. With a clear base, this fantastic polish combines small square, circular and hexagonal glitter in varied pastel shades. It is so unique and subtle but goes with a variety of polish to make for a gorgeous accent nail or beautiful overall manicure. I paired it with a purple pastel from Essie called “Under Where?” for a magical combination.
This beautiful winter combination came from 2014’s OPI Holiday collection. “Snow Globetrotter” looks like dazzling lights with its variety of small and medium circular, hexagonal and squared glitter in blues, greens and whites. With one swipe, it practically covers your entire nail and shines. Sometime in December, I paired it with a beautiful navy crème polish which complimented the glitter so well that I have a hard time picturing it with another polish. Pictured is Revlon’s “Midnight Affair” which has a bit of a shine adding to the glitter effect.
If you read through my Deborah Lippmann Party Mix set, you have already seen these polishes in action. Deborah Lippman’s “99 Luftballons” contains an array small and medium sized hexagonal sparkles in many different, bold colours. Again, one swipe covers the whole nail with ease – and the formula is incredibly smooth too. The base is tinted red, so naturally I paired it with the phenomenal true red from Deborah Lippmann in “It’s Raining Men”. I have never owned a red polish that didn’t need more than one coat to give a perfect and true red before.
Another unique glitter is “Beam Me Up Lottie” from Ciate. I have mixed feelings about the Ciate formula as I find it a bit difficult to work with, but the finished nail is never a disappointment. They have several glitters that are out of this world including this matte finish gold and rose fragmented glitter. Paired with a nude, this is an exceptionally gorgeous glitter. Pictured is Ceramic Glaze in “Toasted Coconut”.
If you’re skeptical about glitter polish because it is difficult to get off, check out the Sephora brand nail polish remover. It is easily the best nail polish remover I have ever used and makes glitter removal simple. Please feel free to leave any nail polish recommendations below and I will be sure to check them out!
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Til next time, ttfn x