I love playing with nail polish. One of my favorite things is playing around with new colors. Admittedly, I usually give myself pedicures more often than manicures, but any excuse to do something once and having it look cute for a week is something I am all over.
Anyway, I joined the “Spread the Polish”Sqap and was assigned Carly from Lipgloss and Crayons. (Funny story: She emailed with the title of ” Polish Swap Partner”. I was having a REALLY long day, so what I read was “Polish (as in from Poland) Partner Swap”, and was trying to figure out why someone would want my cranky old husband 🙂 ) I told her I loved sparkly polishes, which are also PERFECT for this time of year!
I sent Carly a box containing an Opi Polish, a Sally Hanson magnetic polish, and a few of the mini polishes that come in those little 4-packs. [I love those things, btw…. I have a shoe-box full of them. They let me try new colors without feeling guilty that I have a full bottle that I’ve used twice. Ulta, Opi, and Sephora all have them, usually to show off their newest colors, although the only ones available online are the Sephora sets.]
A couple of days later, a box shows up containing the polish set above! The New Black: Innovations in Color: Glimmer Twins. This set includes two versions of silver polish; one that is shimmering, while the other that goes further to glittery. I promptly put the shimmery silver on first, then added the glitter layer over the top. As you can see above, the result is a wonderful sparkly color that is perfect for a night out. (You know, like the weekend coming up!)
I then tried the glitter version over a darker purple/brown color and am loving the result! I also tried using the silver shimmering polish as a type of french tip, but my hand wasn’t steady enough. Perhaps with a set of those templates that create a clean edge….
Thanks Carly! This has been fun!