Monday, September 12, 2011

Sparkle Overload...Is it Possible?

On this Mani(c) Monday I have one question for you...Is sparkle overload possible?  Ok I know there are some glitters that are more appropriate than others but I think I have found middle ground here.  For this not over the top (but at the top mani) I have a dupe comparison for you.

OPI Happy Anniversary and NOPI You're a Star are exact dupes in every way.  Although, the Nicole bottle appears to be a denser formula in the picture below, I assure you its just the weird angle I had the bottle in.

These are fabulous silvery white shimmers that can build up opacity on their own.  They even work well as a top coat with one thin coat.  If that isn't fab enough, they work excellent as a base for glitters!!  Below I used one coat of each. 

Now for the fun part!! I have noticed some disappointment out there regarding OPI Last Friday Night from the Katy Perry Collection.  Made up of iridescent and opalescent glitter suspended in a blue base, this lacquer looks amazing in the bottle but on the nail its super sheer and not nearly as blue.  Even though this glitter works great as a top coat it can be worn as a main staple.  Layering a white lacquer under Last Friday Night could help but over OPI Happy Anniversary or NOPI You're a Star this super festive glitter comes alive!!

After using one coat of OPI Happy Anniversary or NOPI You're a Star I used three thin coats of OPI Last Friday Night.  Application for this glitter is smooth but it does dry a little slower than some and if you add your next coat too soon it can get gooey.  I love that this glitter has opalescent and iridescent glitter pieces, it's what I imagine Cinderella's dress would look like!!

Do you think this is too much sparkle?  Would you wear this to work or school?  How about for a special occasion?

Disclosure: This lacquer was purchased by The Lacquer Factor.


  1. Lovely "sandwich"!! So pretty and sparkly :)

  2. oohh! super sparkly! :)

  3. I love this! I want to go out now and buy all of those colors, haha:)

  4. sparkle is sparkle, never overload :D

  5. I don't think it is too much. I would wear it anywhere! You can never have too much sparkle!

  6. I personally adore it. I love sparkle :)

  7. Oooh. I think one of these will be how I'll do my nails for my sister's wedding! Thank you!- Jessica


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