Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Throw Some Glitter On It

So, the french nails came off, at the cost of much of my time and pain. Think I'll have a little break before I put another set on...

I brought these glitter chip resistant nail varnishes from Clarie's Accessories this weekend. Now, I don't usually make a habit of shopping in Claire's these days, but I bumped into a friend who had the most amazing bright blue glittery nails, and I had to know how she did it! 

So, off to Claire's Accessories I trotted, like an excited 14 year old. They had quite a few shades there, I was really tempted by the green for Christmas (I might have to go back), but I went with purple and silver. As far as I can see, there is no names on the bottles as to what the colours are actually called, so purple and silver it is!

Now, my nails turned out pretty glittery and I was happy with them. But I don't think they're as glittery as my friend's blue nails, which is disappointing. I don't know whether this is down to me picking up the wrong varnishes or just whether some of the colours hold the glitter better than others. The silver is more heavily glittered than the purple. After I brought them I did realise that the purple was £2.25 and the silver £2.50, so I don't know if they're actually different nail polishes all together. But as far as the packaging explains, they seemed to be part of the same range.

Anyway, with only two coats my nails turned out like this (above). I did a different colour on each hand, with coordinating accent nails. It gives lovely, thick coverage, but I am yet to see whether it lives up to it's chip resistant title!

Love this glittery varnish, and looking forward to picking up some more. Just wondering whether it can stand up to the Model's Own varnishes I've been seeing online a lot lately. 


  1. been looking for some reasonably priced glitter polishes! Perfect.

  2. If you're looking for mega glitter, I'd recommend Barry M's new limited edition glitter nail paint!