Are you dizzy with excitement about nail polish?

My dear best friend, Kup, suggested that I do a purple with red and green glitter combination the other day. The idea for this combo popped in my head while I was in the shower. Behold:

It's two coats of Milani Purple Gleam with a coat of China Glaze Party Hearty over top.

It turned out pretty hawt!!

In case you don't already know this, the Milani one coat glitters are nearly matte, left to their own devices.

Perhaps worse than that, they actually consume the shiny of your top coat. I am not lying. I didn't believe it was true until I saw it with my own eyes!

So, what on earth do you do if you want a shiny mani, you ask?

You can put on a ton of top coat and hope for the best. That would probably work but might take forever to dry.

An amazing and wise MUAer has discovered that if you top your glitter with either Sally's Gelous or something like it (for example, Sally Hansen Nail Quencher, which is now very hard to find but some of you may have this already), and then do your top coat or top coats, it helps prevent the Milani glitter from "eating" your top coat's shiny factor.

Sorry, that was a really long sentence! You are a genius, Eve. :)

With this mani I think I actually took a risk and just let Party Hearty act as my barrier. Then I used CND Air Dry, and followed with a coat of Poshe. It worked out fine! Hooray!

If you are just going to rock out the Milani one coat glitters by themselves, I would definitely recommend throwing on a coat of Gelous before your top coat.

If you like the matte look, though, then no worries at all!

Does Party Hearty remind you of tasty Italian spices?

4 dizzy comments:

i like to add a coat of china glaze fairy dust or golden enchantment over dense glitters. they're so thick they smooth out everything, and add an extra bling factor. i got milani silver dazzle and added fairy dust and it was like super duper my private jet.

I feel an attack of copy-catting coming on!

I actually really like this combo! Will try it with Nubar Violet Sparkle or something, since I don't have the Milani.

Merry Christmas!

LOVE!!!! I have all of my best ideas in the shower.

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