I have a serious glitter addiction. I tried to convince myself that I didn’t need Rainbow Connection because I already owned Milani Gems, but the whole “it has bigger bits of glitter and pretty colours” won out in the end and I caved and bought it (and I had to console myself somehow for not being able to find Zom-body to Love). It’s so pretty and I’m really glad that I ended up getting it. And really, you can never have too many multi coloured glitter nail polishes to choose from!
Essence Forget Me Not, Essie Lapis of Luxury, Essence Make It Golden, Milani Silver
This is a bizarre sort of mani. Lots of different layers happening here. I’d spent the whole day before I did this mani lusting over Deborah Lippmann’s Glitter In The Air. When I got home I felt like doing a bit of a glitter sandwich and Essie Lapis Of Luxury is usually annoyingly sheer to me so I thought it’d do well as a top colour! The layers here are 1 coat of Forget Me Not, 2 coats of Lapis of Luxury, 1 of Make It Golden, 1 of Silver and another 1 of Lapis of Luxury.
I took this photo the next evening, after a very busy day at work. I think it held up quite well, considering my job is very hands on and they get banged about quite a bit!
Essence Forget Me Not, Kleancolor Party Fever
Essence is my new favourite brand. I’m really amazed at the quality of these polishes considering their price (compared to the standard $18-20 for other brands). Forget Me Not is a cornflower blue, almost purple polish with a very subtle shimmer. It’s applied like a dream and was just a delight! This one came from the Blossoms etc collection and was only $3.50 (I think? Around that price). The one thing I didn’t like about it was the shape of the bottle. It’s tall and thin, like a nail art bottle and I kept on feeling like I might accidentally tip it over.
For a bit of fun I did a coat of Kleancolor Party Fever on top. I got a bunch of Kleancolors a few months ago, all of them glitters, and all of them awesome!
Essence Blue Addicted
Whoa! I was so excited to find Essence in my local Target the other day and the thing that had me the most excited was that they had this polish! Blue Addicted is from the Colour & Go range and is a pretty spot on dupe of Deborah Lippmann’s Across the Universe (or so I have been told. I don’t have AtU to compare it with sadly). It’s just a crazily beautiful polish. It looks like a seaweedy under-sea sparkle-fest on your nails. And for only $2.55 a bottle how can you say no? I even went back to get a second bottle since it is only 5mls.
Look at that glitter!
As you can also probably tell, I cut my nails. This blog isn’t called Little Nails for nothing! Trying out the whole squared shape thing, usually I like them super rounded, but I thought I’d try something different!
OPI Excuse Moi!
After my Houston Purple Glitter mess I thought I’d go with a glitter that I knew was guaranteed to be amazing. Excuse Moi! from the OPI Muppets collection is so beautiful. All pink and glittery, and multi coloured glittery too! Everything I love about glitter is in this polish, and it was a dream to apply too. While photographing my nails, my cat joined in the fun by attempting to eat my mini bottle of Excuse Moi! He seemed quite annoyed when he realised it was not edible, or even nice tasting. Actually, it probably tasted like nail polish remover. Sorry kittycat!
OPI Houston We Have A Purple, Essence Make It Golden, Milani Gold
You can buy Essence in Australia!!! At Target!!! And I’d never even known! I’d been eyeing off a few Essence polishes for a while after seeing them on the interwebs (mainly on Nailside) but I was pretty sure the brand was only available in Europe. So imagine my surprise when there they were in my little country town’s Target! They only had the Colour & Go range (not the Nail Art Twins that I so desperately wanted). I managed to limit myself to three – Make It Golden, Blue Addiction and You Belong To Me, but for only $2.55 a bottle (only 5ml, but oh well) I may have to go grab a few other colours!
My original plan with this mani was to use Houston We Have A Purple as the base and then just put one coat of Make It Golden over the top. But… the glitter mad part of my brain decided that it just wasn’t enough glitter, so I added a coat of Gold and instantly I knew I’d gone too far. Never thought I’d say it, but there was too much glitter! This mani didn’t last long because of the over-glittering, also I banged my hand and put a massive dent/hole in one finger just after taking this photo so I would have had to do some serious damage control if I was to keep it on. Just easier to do another mani. And a good excuse to paint my nails twice in one day!
China Glaze For Audrey, OPI Rainbow Connection
China Glaze – For Audrey, OPI I Eat Mainely Lobster, OPI Jade Is The New Black, OPI Alpine Snow, OPI Sparrow Me The Drama, OPI Teenage Dream, China Glaze Snow Globe
Just playing around with some different patterns and trying out my brand new China Glaze For Audrey, which I’ve been waiting to get for what seems like forever! It’s just as lovely as I had hoped it would be!