Today we’re talking Nail Glitter. More specifically this ‘Nail Rock Nail Glitter Manicure Glitter’, which is quite a mouthful of a name. When my December Birchbox dropped through my front door I was immediately drawn to this, I love a good glittery nail and I wondered if this was going to eliminate the difficult and messy removal that glitter polishes have and convert me to dipping my nails in a pot of glitter. Looking back, that was a pretty foolish idea but we’ll get to that.
So I did. I painted on two coats, I dipped the wet polish into the glitter, and it looked promising!
This is what the damage was after I did one whole hand. They show you someone brushing off the glitter but don’t provide a brush so I ended up using that Real Techniques duo fibre eye brush that’s scratchy as hell but it did the job. If the job was getting all that glitter that was on my fingers onto my desk and all over me.
I was left with
a bit of a mess!
Once I was finally finished I looked at my nails and realised it was a massive waste of time. There was no glitter round the edges even after I dunked my nails in the pot like they showed and it drank up all the topcoat I put on and was still rough to the touch. And today I realised something, this is exactly the colour of Barry M’s red glitter polish. Except that never made me have glitter everywhere, I like glitter, just not randomly on my face three days later. Removal was pretty unpleasant too, just like a normal glitter really except it spread out more and got all over my fingers.
Normally I try and think of a situation where this would be a good product and I pondered if for a while but there just isn’t one. If you want a good pure red glitter in a clear base that gives amazing coverage buy the Barry M Red Glitter (#150).
If you did want to try this, you can get it from Birchbox for £6.99 here, and the Pink and Navy versions are on sale from Claire’s for £4 each.
Have you tried Nail Rock’s Nail Glitter Manicure Glitter? What do you think?