I hope you all had a great weekend! It’s pouring here in Southern California, but I’ve been enjoying it by staying indoors and lazying around the house while watching TV (I never get to do that anymore!). This weekend I’ve been watching True Blood reruns, Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, and The Walking Dead (scary!). Have you been watching any series that you can recommend?
I was walking through Target the other day with nothing on my shopping list, so I stopped by the beauty department. The polishes had been freshly restocked and all of the colors were available, so I spent some time looking for something that I didn’t already have. Rockstar Pink by Sally Hansen caught my eye because it was such a dense pink based glitter polish that wasn’t gloopy when I pulled the brush out. At just under $3, I couldn’t walk away from it! As soon as I got home, I had to put the color on.
If you’ve ever used a glitter polish before, you know how hard it can be to work with and remove. Instead of applying Rockstar Pink directly to my nail, I applied one coat of Orly’s First Kiss to give it a base and so removal wouldn’t be so difficult. I wanted my nails to be completely covered in glitter so I had to use three coats of Rockstar Pink. I waited about 5 minutes between each coat so the polish layers could get a grip and wouldn’t snag on the brush. After the third coat, I waited another 5 minutes and applied two coats of Sally Hansen Megashine Topcoat.
*Tip: Glitter nail polish can be a little loud; to keep bright colors from taking over, keep your nails short and filed squared with slightly oval corners. This makes a bright mani more wearable in conservative environments like offices or school.*
I couldn’t stop staring at my nails once they were done, they were so sparkly and pretty! I wear a lot of black to work, so this was a perfect little pop of color and brightness. I can see myself wearing this color for a night out in Vegas :-).
How do you feel about glitter nail polish?
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