Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Glitter, Glitter Everywhere

Blinding glitter ahead!

 I have been in a glittery mood for the most part in the month of November. Today is no exception, I have a fall OPI shade to share with you, My Voice is a Little Norse. This is a very interesting glitter polish, it can be used as a topper or on its own and can be worn matte/textured or with a high gloss.

The formula was alright, nothing outstanding and nothing horrible. I chose to try it out on it's own and build the glitter up to full opacity in three coats. The base in this polish is unique, it has a slight graphite hue that makes the holo glitter appear grey and helps with opacity.

I wish now I was a bit more careful with application so that it looked neater at the cuticle line and was more even. I added a clear coat of Seche Clear over top the glitter, waited for that to dry a bit then proceeded to add a final coat of Seche Vite on top. I figured adding a double clear coat on top would make for a glossy finish. When I finished applying the topcoat to my nails, and in the photos, it was super glossy and perfect! The next morning, however, although still shiny it was not at glossy as before and was not smooth to the touch.

Next time I will use two layers of top coat, one right after application of the glitter, and another coat the next day (since I polish my nails at night) after the polish has set.


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