Tired of all your nail polish? Do you have a few bottles you hate and feel guilty about not using? Or do you get bored half way through your manicure like I do? The last few weeks I have been going crazy with glitter top coats and highly suggest (if you haven’t already) adding a glitter top coat to your cache and see how you can make even the most subdued shade a little more jazzy. Glitter top coat is the easiest way to spruce up your nail polish and it doesn’t have to only be for special occasions.
To show you what I mean here are five colors from my nail polish stash dressed up with the same simple glitter. The glitter in question is Sally Hansen’s Copper Penny — I am seriously in love with this top coat which surprisingly goes well with so many other colors.
This very pale pink nail polish has a fine opalescent sparkle to it that you can see in the bottle but not really on the nail. It also does not go on smoothly as you can see in the image below, with two coats there are still nail patches showing through and it looks uneven. It is not one of my favorite polishes because of this.
But add some glitter and I can’t even tell!
L’oreal’s Not a Cloud in Sight
This is one of my favorite robin egg blue nail polishes. It goes on lovely but takes a bit longer to dry. Which I should have remembered because I had an OOPsie on the ring finger that happened after I took the first photo. That is another good thing about glitter top coats. They hide problems like this.
I flattened with my finger and gave it another coat of polish followed by a top coat of glitter and I couldn’t tell that I smushed it.
This is one of my favorite reds. It’s bold and it’s deep and it goes on great. But I tend to get antsy with too many days of red so a little glitter can really liven it up — hard to believe red could be any livelier but it’s true. And red loves glitter of all kinds.
I decided to be a little different and only paint half of the nail with glitter. I could have easily done the other half.
Sally Hansen’s Pat on the Black
This purple black nail polish came to via a review box from Influenster. The color is divine on its own but OMG look at it when it’s combined with copper glitter.
If you have ever been afraid to try darker colors like this then adding a coat of glitter on top is a good way to ease into it. Black is no longer solely in the Gothic / Rock domain.
Revlon’s Steel-Her Heart
This is a really old favorite of mine. It is a dark grey with a bit of luster to it. Unfortunately it tends to go on stripey.
I didn’t need to overdo it with the copper glitter to make it even more sensational — just a light coating of sparkle.
Sally Hansen’s Copper Penny
And of course there is the option of going with only the sheer sparkle. This is only one coat but I could have easily built up the sparkle with one or two more.
Do you already incorporate glitter top coats into your manicures? Or are you going to start now?