Thursday, 28 June 2012
Jewels of the Nail
I think this has got to be one of my favourite nail looks for yonks. I was particularly drawn to this Forever 21 polish because it looked exactly like American Apparel's Galaxy, (which I was eager to get my mitts on), but at a fraction of the price ($2.80!). It's an oversized multi-coloured glitter polish. I bought this in Vegas, so I'm not sure if they stock it in this country. I've never tried anything from the Forever 21 cosmetics range, Love & Beauty, and I almost missed this if it wasn't for my sister. But looking on the American site, they have such a wide array of colours that definitely look like worth checking out, and for 3 bucks you can't really go wrong!
I really didn't want to detract from the awesomeness of this polish, so I paired it with Maybelline's Rose Poudre, a pinky nude. I had to pat it on, as opposed to paint, just to get the glitter where I wanted it to be, and I must say I love the effect. When I move my fingers around really fast, (because I do this on a regular basis?!) they look like disco balls, and several people have mistake them for diamantés.
I like that this polish has a quick drying time, and that they lie flat and there is no rough texture upon drying. I don't really mind that I had to pat it on, it's not time consuming at all, and the finish far outweighs that fact. The only thing that I hate, but can only be expected with glitter polishes, is the removal! This was a b**** to take off! I couldn't be bothered to sit their with foil and cotton wool on all my fingers, and instead half peeled half scrubbed it off with my fingers. By my guesstimations, it took longer to remove than put on!
I haven't tried AA's Galaxy, but if you are on the lookout for it, I would definitely recommend the Forever 21 version, as it looks pretty much the same to my naked eye.
What do you think of the finished look? Is it something you'd go for, or do you prefer a more natural look?