Monday, February 3, 2014

Milani ~ Various polishes

Milani ~ Various polishes

Okay, here’s another post with polishes that has been sitting in my box of untrieds for way too long. It’s time to find out whether these shall stay with me, or if I’m going to find better homes for them.

Hi-Res is a purple holo-glitter. I bought it before the big holo-boom, because I liked the sparkling glitters.

The formula is good, and it took two coats to make this opaque; except for the little fingers, where I used three coats. I think I did exactly the same on all the nails, so I don’t know why I needed an extra coat on those nails, but never mind. Drying time is pretty average.

This polish needs sunshine, lights or a flash to show its prettiest side. So here’s two coats and one layer of topcoat – picture taken with flash:

Sparkly, isn’t it just?!

I made some dark purple dots on it, just to break the surface, so to speak. I used Coolcos 07 for that purpose. Here’s the final mani:

This one is going to be moved on, unfortunately. It’s not because I don’t like it, because I do. I am a sucker for glittery, shiny polishes after all. But I have to realize that I can’t keep them all, and I have got polishes similar to this one that are slightly prettier.

Purple Rush & Fuchsia
I’m a sucker for purples, and Milani actually make some really nice purples. Next one up is Purple Rush, which is a dark purple with red undertones and shimmer. And helloooo baby – why have you been sitting in my box of untrieds for so long?

Application was a breeze. It says on the bottle “One coat formula”, and it does cover quite well, but I used two easy coats to make this look it’s prettiest. Drying time is good, no problems to report there. I applied a layer of topcoat before taking pics. Let me show you how pretty this is; this is two coats and one layer of topcoat:

I almost don’t have words for how pretty I think this is. I think this shade of purple is my favourite of them all. Redish purples are so beautiful!

I paired it with “Fuchsia”, which is a fuchsia multisized glitter topper from Milani’s Jewel FX collection.

Application was really easy and the glitter spreads out without much of a hassle. The clear base is packed with glitter, so no fishing is required. Here’s what it ended up looking like over Purple Rush:

I have to apologize especially to Purple Rush for letting her sit in that box unnoticed for so long. She is definitely a keeper. I’m indecisive about Fuchsia. I think I’ll keep her, and then get rid of another fuchsia glitter I’ve got, which is very similar.

Silver Dazzle
I bought Silver Dazzle a long time ago – waaay back when – in the time where glitters were “top coat hungry” if they dried up a little bit gritty. Silver Dazzle is a charcoal glitter that dries up semi-gritty. It says “one coat glitter” on the bottle, and that is true. It does cover in one coat. I applied a second coat out of habit anyway, ‘cause that’s the way I roll.

Here is what it looks like without topcoat:

And here’s a picture with topcoat:

The topcoat makes the contrast between dark grey and light grey bigger. I like that!

I think this is a keeper. It’s a nice dark grey I can use as a base for many things. And I like that it’s a one coater. So yes – I’ll keep it!

White on the Spot
White is a must have if you’re into nail art, and I’ve been on the search for the perfect white. I read about White on the Spot over at A Girl and Her Polish’s blog. She uses it a lot, and since I admire her work, I decided to give this plain white crème a go.

The bottle says “One Coat Formula”, but that’s an exaggeration. Two coats is what it takes. Drying time is average, and coverage is good. I applied a layer of topcoat before I took this pic: Two coats, one layer of topcoat:

Now that I had a white base, I decided to try out something I’ve been meaning to do for a while: Stamp with two colours. I used two Sally Hansen Insta-Dris: Blazing Blue and Magenta Moves. I used a stamping plate from Moyou London: Pro Collection-02. And I know it’s far from perfect – but man, I love the result! Take a look:

Yes, White on the Spot is a great white, I like it. I’m still on the look out for a white one coater, so if you know one, please let me know in the comments below!

Last one up is

Twinkle is a clear base with blue and purple glitter. I wasn’t quite sure whether this was a topper or a “real polish”, so I applied a dark blue shimmery base on four of my fingers, and left my little finger naked. The dark blue I used was Essence 50’s girls reloaded: I’m a Marine Girl.

It took four coats of Twinkle to build up on it’s own. And on the pictures here, I’ve got two layers of Twinkle over the dark blue. There’s topcoat on too:

Here’s a close up of the little finger. There’s still some naked nail peaking through.

I had hoped this was a glitter that would work on its own, and however much I love blue and purple glitters, I’m going to pass this on to a better home. So long, little Twinkle.

That’s it for today. I’ve nailed all my Milanis for now, yay! Do you like them?


  1. I happen to have those Milani glitters and haven't used them....I like Twinkle the best, here. I just got all those Milani 3Ds, very pretty springy colors!

    1. They've been sitting in that box for longer than I care to remember :D

  2. Hi-Res wants to be layered over Purple Rush - just sayin' :D

    1. That's a good point - I might try that! :)

  3. They are all amazing but I am mesmorized by Silver Dazzle, it looks great on you nails!

    1. Thank you :) I love that it isn't just black :)

  4. that purple is just absolutely stunning.