Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Glitter Review

Hi girls,

Here are three cool glitters:

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I mixed some scoops of each of the glitters into clear polish. I wanted the glitters to be opaque on their own – I wasn’t interested in glittery toppers at this point.



Here are two coats of each swatched on a nail wheel:



And here they are on my nails – still two coats of each polish:



It doesn’t look very glittery, does it? Let me show you another picture, taken in the sun this time:



Wow, right? And here’s a blurred one to show you the holo effect:


The verdict is:

Pros:
- The glitter is quite stunning. I’m especially in love with the magenta!
- It’s easy to make an opaque polish of these glitters
- The price is reasonable for a relatively large amount of glitter

Cons:
- The glitters bleed once they’ve been mixed into a base, so it’ll only take a couple of hours before your base isn’t clear anymore (the clear base becoming more coloured and opaque), and diminishing the colour strength of the individual glitters.
- My polish chipped after less than 24 hours! And I’m talking big chips here!
- The polishes end up being very top coat hungry. I applied three coats of top coat, and they were still textured!

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Until tomorrow girls - let me hear your thoughts, please!

16 comments:

  1. I also received some glitters from them and making a glitter polish was next thing on my list :D

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    1. Really!! :D What a coincidence. I'm looking forward to seeing what you write :)

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  2. They look so pretty and I love the sun pic, its a bummer they didn't wear well and are bleeders :(

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    1. The bad wear is the worst - I can live with them bleeding :)

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  3. Årh! De er så flotte i sollyset!

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  4. It looks great, but too bad about the bleeding and chipping.

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    1. Yeah, that was a bummer! But I loved the colours! :)

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  5. That's a bummer that the glitters bleed but they were so pretty while they lasted!! So blingy!

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    1. Thank you, and yes, I enjoyed it for as long as they lasted :)

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  6. Pretty! For glitters, have you tried Gelous as a top coat them? I hear it helps get the texture of glitter polishes nice and smooth, though I have not tried it myself.

    ~ Yun

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    1. No, I have never tried Gelous. I've been looking for it online, but it's ridiculously expensive on ebay. But thanks for the advice :)

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  7. De ser vildt flotte ud. Men de skal vel egentlig i suspension base? Det jeg har lavet (af et andet mærke) er ihvertfald virkelig faldet til bunds, og der skal overdrevent meget rysteri til at få det jævnet :-/
    Jeg har aldrig besøgt hjemmesiden før, har du handlet der?

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    1. Jeg har aldrig handlet der, men jeg har kigget nogen gange. Og glimmeret skal rystes, men ikke overdrevent meget, synes jeg :)

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  8. I like that blue glitter! Very pretty!

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    1. Yeahhh, I'm so glad I picked that one!! :)

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