Essie A Cut Above
Essie Buy Me A Cameo
Maybelline Color Sensation Rose Chic
Something you won't see a lot of on this blog is nail varnish. Not because it isn't an integral part of my collection - I have enough to put a whole stand together - but because I am singularly incapable of applying it nicely. Blobs, scratches and uneven lines abound, and you can almost guarantee that a mere hour post-application, part of it will have disappeared.
This is where glitter comes in. For the less talented nail varnish appliers amongst us, glitter is a true lifesaver. Slap it on. Let it dry. Keep it on your nails until it begins to flake off (I am guilty of doing this, constantly). Eventually succumb and remove it all, only to reapply a few days later. And repeat.
I have a whole host of glitter polishes but my current favourites all fall into a pleasing rose gold inspired shade that when layered, works surprisingly well! Essie's A Cut Above is a gorgeous metallic pink glitter with large chunks. I received this from my mum in my Christmas stocking and it hasn't left my nails since - such a beauty! I was inspired to pair it with Buy Me A Cameo (also Essie) after spotting this in my sister's collection and falling in love with it. It's a really lovely pale gold/taupe shade with a rose sheen, and looks stunning on its own or layered under others as I have done here.
Finally, I decided to really ramp up the glitter by using a coat of Maybelline Color Sensation in Rose Chic. I actually think this polish has more of a silver tone to it but it lasts really well for such a cheap product!
Now I'm not going to win any prizes for nicest nails or best application but I'm happy with it and enjoying experimenting with different glitters. I really want rose gold nails for my wedding day - are there any other shades out there I should be adding to my collection? I noticed a rose gold shade in the new Models Own release, I foresee a purchase being made in the near future...