Thursday, January 3, 2013

Savina ~ Brilliant


Savina ~ Brilliant  
Clear base packed with purple and blue glitter

If this isn’t your first visit here, you must know by now that I love glitter. I found Savina’s Brilliant in a blog sale, but let me introduce the underwear before I get to the glitter.

I also found my Sally Hansen Insta-Dri “Instant Iris” in a blog sale, but in a different one :) I like the Insta-Dri line because they usually stamp so well. I am not sure that Instant Iris will stamp quite so well though, because she’s not as pigmented as her sisters. It took two easy coats to reach desired opaqueness. The formula is great, but I don’t expect less. I’ve got quite a few Insta-Dris by now.

Here’s a pic of two coats, no top coat:


Pretty, isn’t it? I like that it’s so vibrant and clear, and I love the shine!

Savina’s Brilliant is a clear base packed with purple and blue glitter. I love that combo. I’ve got a couple of other brands that made this combo as well – perhaps I’ll do a comparison post before I get rid of some of them.

Anyway – I taped my nails diagonally across, and applied to coats of the glitter. I removed the tape right after having applied the second coat, and it didn’t give me any issues. I had made sure to let the Instant Iris dry well before I started playing with the tape. I am pretty sure you can make this glitter opaque on its own, and I think it takes three coats. I’ll try that one day for sure!

When the glitter was dry I applied a coat of Poshé top coat, and I was done:


And from a different angle:


Bottle shot:


I really like two coloured manis at the moment, and I hope you don’t find it too boring that I return to taping manis, because I really like them!


Opacity: 5/10
Colour, prettiness: 9/10
Durability: 8/10
Value for money: 9/10
Overall: 7.75/10
Buy again: Yes

26 comments:

  1. Somehow I never would have guessed that Instant Iris was "your" color LOL - pretty mani!

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    1. Haha, I would never wear that pink on its own, but I really like it with purple on top :D

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  2. I just love both of these polishes :)
    Many of my pinkish colors have the same blue shine and i just love it.

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    1. I like pink the most if it has a blue tone to it. Warmer pink tones is just not me :)

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  3. It's a very pretty mani :)
    Like the glitter :)

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    1. Thank you so much. I just love glitters like this one :)

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  4. Kedelig? Hell nok! ELSKER glitteret! :)

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    1. Ja, det er vildt flot, ikk'? Jeg er også selv rigtigt glad for det :)

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  5. Great combination! Happy New Year!

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    1. Thank you and happy new year to you too :)

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  6. Ooh yes, I do like Brilliant! And I love seeing taped manis. I haven't tried one yet so maybe you'll tempt me :-)

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    1. I hope I've tempted you, because I'd love to see your take on a tape mani :)

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  7. Where do you find these polish? Great combination... :)

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    1. I've bought these two polishes in blog sales :)

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  8. Nice combo. Tape manis are so cute when you pair the right polishes together.

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    1. Thank you so much. I really like tape manis, so I'll definitely keep looking for great combos!

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  9. Such a pretty mani! I think the pink metallic and the purple/blue glitters look so nice together! :-)
    Happy new year! Hope your 2013 is off to a great start! <3

    ~ Yun

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    1. Thank you so much, and happy new year to you too! <3

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  10. i like this combination sooo much! that is one beautiful glitter!

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    1. I love this glitter; the mix of purple and blue is simply perfect :)

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  11. Ooooh I need to re-create this mani, it's stunning!

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    1. I would *love* to see you do that! :)

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    2. Will put it on my "when my nails recover from glitter removal" - List!

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    3. Cool. I shall keep my eyes peeled! :)

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