Friday, February 3, 2012

NotD: Layering Glitter over Flakies!

   Hello everyone!  I'm taking a break to type this up with gloves on my hands.  My cuticles are turning scary because I haven't been giving them enough love.  Trying to make up for lost time with oil soaking on them right now.  Please ignore the dried skin, but enjoy the polish!

   I wanted something light, and I had a new polish to try.  I picked up Starry Silver Glitter by NYC and these are the two polishes I used along with it:

Sally Hansen Xtremewear Lacey Lilac, Nfu-Oh "Firefly Bums" #39, NYC Starry Silver Glitter

    I had fully intended to take pictures as I was painting my nails, but I totally forgot... so I did the next best thing and showed what one coat of Starry Silver Glitter, and one coat of Firefly Bums looks like over Lacey Lilac on my right hand:

   All my other nails had one coat of Lacey Lilac, one coat of Nfu-Oh "Firefly Bums" #39, and two coats of Starry Silver Glitter.  In most lighting the flakies shine green-to-blue, but in pictures they showed up more pink and purple.  Whatever color they flash, they look really pretty over Lacey Lilac.  =)

   NYC Starry Silver Glitter does not contain any star-shapes, but it does make me think of star dust.  It contains blue hex glitters, lavender hex glitters, and lots of tiny holographic silver glitters with silver micro-glitter in a clear base.  This is definitely just a top coat glitter.  The hex glitters are unpredictable and each nail looks unique.  I really with there were more of the lavender hex glitters - blue dominates.  Slightly disappointed in that.  The polish brush is thin but not too hard to use.  This polish is a DEAD-ON DUPE for Sally Hansen Hard as Nails polish Ice Queen - I bought this bottle because it was only $1.

   In the end my nails are shimmery, sparkly, twinkly things that have had a few compliments.  I really like them!  They are ethereal and princessy in a playful way.  I will have to try some other flakie and glitter combos.  Has anyone else tried this?

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  1. great layering!! i love your mani <3

  2. Nicole NailPolishWars February 4, 2012 at 2:46 AM

    This looks really pretty!!!

    Oh! I tagged you in a post!!

  3. I like the results, but I then again who can go wrong with pastel purple and flakies!

  4. Thank-you, Maria!

  5. Thanks!
    And thank-you for letting me know! =)

  6. Good point!


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