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Untried Polish Challenge – Glitter

I knew that I wanted to try my China Glaze Some Like It Haute as soon as I could and I was really glad that the Untried Polish Challenge had a glitter category. When I saw this swatch in the store I just kept on going back to it and I knew I had to have it. It is the most beautiful dark grey polish packed with iridescent  glitter and micro glitter. I absolutely LOVE how it looks. It reminds me of a mirror ball. It would be great for a night out dancing or any glitzy, glamorous event. Since I don’t actually attend any of those kinds of events or go out dancing, I’ll just wear mine to work 😛 .

 

I started off with my usual base of Tip Top Miraculous Results to protect my natural nails. I then painted on two coats of the China Glaze Some Like It Haute on all my nails, except my ring fingers. To accent the mani I decided to have a solid dark grey polish on my accent nails. I didn’t have any before I won the Revlon Moon Candy polishes. Supernova in the range has a dark grey polish as part of the duo. I was going to make a glitter tip on the accent nail, but abandoned the idea because I liked the way it looked as it was. Some Like It Haute was a nightmare for me to work with. The polish was very thick and difficult to paint onto the nail. I really struggled to try and spread it evenly. Some nails were opaque in one coat, others had bald patches. At some point I felt like I was plastering the polish on instead of painting it. It dragged over the edge of my nail in a sticky mess in some instances. It was also a nightmare to clean up. The texture of this polish is very gritty, probably because of all the micro glitter and glitter. Glitter polishes are usually difficult to clean up, but the grittiness also caused issues. My clean up job doesn’t look great on this mani. In contrast, I found the Revlon polish glided on like a dream. I haven’t used a Revlon polish that has such a nice formula yet. I’ve read the expression “went on like butter” on other blogs and this is really how it felt. I finally know what that means! I found the brush a little bit difficult to work with. The duos tend to topple over when put upright, so Revlon has designed the container so that you can pop out whichever polish you are working with. Like so:

 

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Revlon Moon Candy dismantled

 

That is great as it prevents the polish from toppling over and spilling, but leaves you with only a small lid to hold onto to control the brush. Perhaps that is what caused my issue. The Revlon was also a one coater! I was really impressed with the formula and pigmentation of this polish. Also surprised because I’m not a huge Revlon fan.

 

I sealed my mani in with my brand new Seche Vite top coat. The Seche Vite brush is very narrow and doesn’t really fan out when you press it down. Couple that with the uneven surface of the glitter polish and application was not easy. It did, however, deliver on its promise to dry my mani super fast. About an hour after I painted I needed to do a nappy change that would of knocked any mani into kingdom come, but my polish came out unscathed. That was impressive! I can’t wait to try it on an art mani.

 

The fruits of my labour:

 

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China Glaze Some Like It Haute, accent nail Revlon Supernova

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China Glaze Some Like It Haute, accent nail Revlon Supernova – with flash

 

 

I posted a pic with flash to try to show off the sparkles. It didn’t work so well, but let me tell you, it is sparkly! This mani is far from perfect. There are a few areas that I could of improved on, but considering the difficulty I had applying this polish I don’t feel it looks bad. I may try to thin the Some Like It Haute before using it again. I assume the polish is the consistency it is to keep the glitter suspended evenly, but it might be worth extra coats if the application is better. I still love this polish. The flashes of sparkle from the glitter are so beautiful. I keep seeing different colours.

 

You may or may not have noticed that my nails are quite a but shorter than before. I went to purchase myself a tried and trusted cuticle oil (from Tip Top) and Lush’s Lemony Flutter cuticle butter. I decided to take a bit of length off my nails together rid of splits and breaks to start them on a clean slate. I was reluctant the take off the length, I prefer how my nails look long, but sacrifices have to be made 😛 I’ll be doing a review of the Lemony Flutter at some point in the near future. Here’s to healthier nails and cuticles!

 

What do you think? Do you like glitter polishes?

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