I have never really been into nail varnish until recently. I think its always been so much hassle having to wait for it to dry. However, now that the kids are a but older I have a bit more time to sit down and paint my nails. Glitter nails were always a big no no. I hated the texture and don't even get me started on the nightmare involved in removing it.
This year I decided to give it a proper try and am very pleased to say that I have found a couple of really nice glitter nail varnishes that are worth the hassle and if you put an extra top coat on you don't even notice the texture.
Oh and before I forget, there is an easier way to remove the glitter. Firstly soak the cotton pad and put it on your nail. Then take some tinfoil and wrap it around the cotton pad to secure it, leave it for about 10 minutes and wipe off. It is so much simpler that way.
Lets get down the the nail varnishes though.
Firstly, and in no particular order, is essie damsel in a dress. This is such a nice dark purple, it has a slight silvery shimmer to it. I used 2 coats and it went on beautifully. I think you expect that from essie. I am loving the dark purple colours at the moment but I think this one is my favourite. I used my gold glitter (goldmine) from urban decay to add an extra touch of sparkle too.
Then we have another two essie polishes. First off we have aperitif. Its such a beautiful red colour. So for this time of the year I feel it is really festive and pretty. I add the silver essie glitter, set in stone on top for extra sparkle. Both together look so nice and not at all over the top 90's glitter bomb.
Now we shall move onto the BarryM pair. We have orchid in the silk finish. I love how this goes on and how it looks when its dry. Its another beautiful purple colour with a nice amount of shimmer to it. I gave it 2 coats and didn't put on a top coat as I feel that would ruin the effect.
The other BarryM we have is from the gelly range and is called plum (do you notice a theme). Another purple, as the name would suggest but all of these are different shades of purple. Its really high shine and lasts well.
The final two I have are from L'oreal. Bling bling bang is a dark blue glitter based polish. It is not even a little bit shy. I find with a lot of glitter polishes they need a few coats for a full covering but even after only one you wouldn't be disappointed. You can use this as a top coat or on its own. Both would look great.
Finally we have exquisite scarlet. I didn't actually chose this one. It was part of the free gift in boots but I still love it. Is a less in your face red and a bit softer.