This is week 10 of me trying to use my untried polishes (click here to see previous posts). I've since accepted that it will never happen, but doing these posts helps me to go back through what I own and think twice about buying new polish because I already have a lot of really great ones.
I NEVER buy entire collections of nail polish, with few exceptions. OPI's Burlesque collection was one of them. I was going through a glitter phase and was kicking myself for passing on Mad As A Hatter (I'm STILL angry at myself for passing on that one). I didn't want a repeat of that so I bought the entire collection. But my nails grew longer and on longer nails glitter is a pain in the butt to remove (it's a PITA no matter what, actually), and I never got around to wearing most of the glitters. I recently had a nail break right at the start of my free edge and had to chop my nails off as short as they can go. So I decided to pull out the most blingy glitter I could find to distract me from my stunted nails.
This is 3 coats of Sparkle-icious (probably could have used another) over 1 coat of a nude creme. I find painting glitter over a creme finish helps with removal a bit. This is a full manicure with base and top coat.
|OPI Sparkle-icious in the sun|
Here is a little tip for glitter polishes that you may already know. I can't remember where I first heard it but it really works. To prevent the bumpy glitter look you need to use a thick top coat. I use Seche Vite. But sometimes I need up to 3 coats of Seche Vite to get a completely smooth finish. All I do it put a layer of Gelous base coat over the glitter and under a layer of quick dry topcoat and then the glitter is perfectly smooth. I bought my Gelous base at Sally Beauty Supply.
|OPI Sparkle-icious in the shade|
Thank you for reading and have a great day/night/whatever!