Revlon – Scandalous

I couldn’t help myself when I found this glitter polish at Walgreens. It really reminds me of Ritzy, the same formula and look, just with purple glitter instead of silver. You need about three thin layers for cover and a couple layers of top coat afterward, but it is definitely worth it.
I love the way the specks of glitter looks in the light. The previous layers shine through.
My only complaint was that it chipped (or scratched, really) a little too easily since the finished look was fairly thick. But my love of glitter still puts it among my favorites.

Ciaté Sequined Nails

I got this Ciaté sequin set from Sephora a while ago and kind of forgot about it until now. It was so unique that I just had to try it out. And right now it’s on sale for just $13!
I started out with the pale pink Pure Ice Taupe Drawer as a base coat – it’s such a cute shade. The sequins are so over the top that I wanted the rest of the manicure to be more neutral. There is no pink in the glitter, but I still think I like the match.
I got a bit too many sequins on my ring finger, which annoys me to no end! You definitely have to make sure to brush off all the excessive glitter rigt away after dipping your finger in it.
Afterward I applied a strip of the glitter grip polish to the tip of my thumb nail. When I had topped it off with a top coat I added individual specks of glitter to add a gradient effect. What do you think?
It’s not exactly an everyday manicure, but I think it’s very fun! Now I just want to see how long it actually lasts on your nails, because I have a feeling that it might start falling off after a day or two.

Midnight Sky Nails

For a base I used OPI Roadhouse Blues, a polish I had almost forgotten about. I love the formula and the dark blue color, but when you’re inside the shade looks more black than blue – which was disappointing because the bottle looks more navy. Since I haven’t posted it before, here’s a quick swatch so you can see the polish by itself. Using a flash you can see the gorgeous blue that shows up in sunshine.
Then I applied two thin layers of Essence More than Words. It’s a glitter with a bit of a pink and gold tint, and I love the way it looks on top of dark colors. Afterwards I finished it off with two layers of top coat.
Isn’t it amazing?! Andy said he thought it looked like a starry night sky, which I absolutely loved. It’s such a simple manicure, but it’s still one of my favorites.
I keep looking at my nails, admiring how the specks of glitter sparkles even in dim lighting.

Multicolored Dotted Nails

I was inspired by an instagram picture from YoungWildandPolished, and decided to copy the look in with slightly different colors. Btw, if you haven’t checked out her account already, I would definitely recommend it! Or you can stop by her blog.

This fun manicure definitely made me feel a bit better on an otherwise crappy day. I normally stick to comfort eating when I’m sick, but that is useless when you can’t taste anything, haha! So nail polish it is!
I used Sally Hansen Black Out for the base (I’m not a fan of it, but it’s the only black polish I’ve got), and Pure Ice Crimson, New Lilac, and Heartbreaker for the dots. I think the green glitter was really fun on top of the black, even though it’s a little bit hard to see. I need to try it out again.
Your can see Heartbreaker (the green glitter) easier in the shots with a flash. I love the shine.
What do you think? Anyway, now I’m headed back to bed. Good night!

Essence Hugs & Kisses Polishes

I’ve been waiting excitedly for this giveaway package from Luchessa, and yesterday it was here!
The wrappings and card were so cute, and the polishes are adorable.
Here are a couple quick swatches of the polishes on naked nails. I used three layers of each.
I really like them all, but they are going to look a lot better on top of other polishes.

Revlon – Girly

I realize there’s been a ton of nail polish posts on the blog this past few days – I’m just in that kind of mood, I guess. This probably won’t be the last one either, because I have another one in mind as we speak. Anyway, here’s the second pink polish I bought the other day. Only $3.99 at Kroger.

I really like the way this looks after just one layer (no top coat). Just slightly pink and very girly.
But I had to see how it was with a few more layers, and after three it covered completely. The last layer should be a little thicker to get more of the glitter onto your nail. Strangely enough it looks almost purple by now – it must be all the purple specks. The polish was pretty good to work with, though.
This was honestly a little too much for me. I really like the polish, but it looks best after one layer.
In the end I added a little pink heart – in the spirit of Valentines day this Thursday.

OPI – DS Opulence

I love, love, love this polish! It’s so gorgeous without being too much – like a lot of other glitter polishes. It really shimmers in the light, but the rest of the time it looks exactly like the second picture I’ve posted.
And the formula is perfect. It was just the right consistency, not too watery or too thick. I didn’t have to clean up the edges at all – and my hands aren’t normally that steady.
Two layers was more than enough, and it has a great shine even without a top coat. Although I added a layer anyway. I might be going crazy, but I’ve been staring at my nails for the past hour. Maybe…
Now I just need to get the rest of the polishes in this collection. I’m in love!