Happy Monday! Is that even possible? I’ve spent most of the day working on my AP World History summer homework :-p . It’s not fun at. all. Hopefully you guys are having a more exciting Monday than I am!
Luckily, my nail polish today is basically excitement in a bottle! Today I have for you a Rue Beauté nail polish called Show Stopper (OMG IT HAS A NAME THIS TIME!!!!!) and it really is a party in a bottle. Its predominant color is gold mini hex glitters (and they’re very dense), but there are also larger hex glitters in all colors of the rainbow mixed in! Silver, green, orange, light blue, pink, and yellow. The glitters are so dense, they don’t need any undercoats of another color- they’re opaque by themselves in 2-3 coats! How awesome is that?! The texture of the polish does dry a little rough, but nothing 1-2 coats of topcoat won’t smooth out. Pictures below are with 3 coats of Show Stopper, and one coat of Sally Hansen Diamond Strength Nail Color in “Flawless” as a topper.
Indoor, artificial lighting
This polish is also gorgeous in the sun, but the sun isn’t cooperating today (or yesterday, either!). It’s been cloudy for 48 hours here. Hopefully I’ll get some sun soon, my blog is begging for it!
So what do you think of this glitter-tastic polish? Just a warning- it’s a bear to remove. The foil method (soaking a cotton ball in acetone, pressing it to the nail, and wrapping the whole thing in tin foil for 10 minutes before removing) should ease the process. Rue Beauté nail polishes can be purchased in Rue 21 stores (typically there’s a 2 for $5 sale, but if not, they’re $3 a piece) or on their website, here.
Today I have for you an insanely cool glitter bomb topcoat from OPI’s 2013 “Oz The Great and Powerful” collection. This collection brought 3 of OPI’s sheer “softshades” colors, as well as 3 glitter bomb topcoats, and one fantastic liquid sand texture polish. Recently, I was able to try 1 glitter, 1 softshades color, and the liquid sand. Today I just have for you my glitter of choice. So let’s get started!
When Monkeys Fly!
“When Monkey’s Fly!” is a glitter polish jam packed with very large, holographic gold hexagon glitters, medium sized silver hex glitters, and tiny, silvery translucent hex glitters, all in a clear base. I love this color! It’s very reminiscent of the Love and Beauty polish, Gold, that I reviewed here, except on steroids, lol! I was first inspired to try this polish when I saw MillieMuppet wear it on her blog (found here– lot’s of great nail polish beauties to be found!). She told me that she didn’t experience any glitter curling with the large gold hex glitters like I had heard other bloggers had had trouble with. And she was 100% correct. I had no issue at all wearing this polish. The glitters stayed firmly in their place. Application was easier than expected- I only had to place the large glitters occasionally. Overall, this polish is a real showstopper by OPI, and I would highly recommend it to any fellow glitter lovers out there! Below are pictures without any topcoat, and over two coats of Essie “Bonded”.
Natural, indoor light
Natural, indoor light
So what do you think of this glitter-tastic topper? Hot or not? Are you a glitter lover like me? Let me know in the comments below! I’ll have the other polishes I tried from this collection for you in the near future!
Today I have for you another of the polishes that I bought from Forever 21 in NYC. As it happens, I’ll be going there again tomorrow with my best friend! We’re going to see a show at the Lincoln Center called “Monkey: Journey to the West”. It’s completely in Mandarin Chinese and features Chinese music and dancing. My Chinese skills are nonexistent, so I hope my friend will help translate for me, lol! Luckily there are English subtitles, so I can still understand what’s going on!
In honor of the show I’m seeing tomorrow, I’m wearing red and gold nail polishes, in honor of the traditional colors of the Chinese flag. The red I chose to use is an Ulta Salon Formula Nail Laquer (in the old, rectangular bottles, as opposed to the new cylindrical ones) in the color “Ruby Slipper”. The red is deep, rich, and for a shimmery-frosty color, the brush strokes are extremely manageable. It’s almost a one coater for me! To ensure it was perfect, though, I used two coats.
The gold glitter is the Love and Beauty Forever 21 polish I got in NYC, and its name is “Gold”. I know, what a creative name for a gold glitter. But while it’s got a boring name, it’s by no means a boring color! “Gold” has tiny gold glitters mixed in with medium gold and holographic gold hex glitters. The glitter is pretty easy to manage (the formula isn’t too thick) and with two coats, the glitter spreads fairly evenly, so you won’t have to do too much glitter placement. I love this combo together so much! I think it’s perfect for the occasion, and highly sophisticated. Below are pictures in artificial, indoor lighting, with a base coat of Sally Hansen Diamond Strength Nail Color in “Flawless”, no topcoat.
What do you think of this glistening combination of colors? Do you like fun, punchy glitters like this one? Let me know!