I received some sneak-peek samples of the Zoya Ultra Glitters today and I just couldn't wait to show you. GLITTER!!!!!
Astra. This is a really unique shade. I don't have another one like it! A warm kind of reddish rose pink glitter and a lighter pale pink glitter in a deep magenta sheer base. This color makes me think of Valentine's Day! Or like a little girly pink disco ball on each nail. I might have had a pair of pants that looked like this in the 90s...
Nova. A cooler and darker pink than Astra. This is more of a deep purple-pink, a dark fuchsia or "royal fuchsia". It reminds me a little bit of Roxy, but I'd call them cousins more than sisters. Nova is a dark pink glitter and a light pink glitter in a sheer tinted purplish base. It looks really good next to Astra... I'm already plotting how I'm going to incorporate them into a manicure together... hmmmm....
There's also a silver glitter called Luna, but it's on backorder. I'll be sure to post it when it's available.
I did put a coat of topcoat on these. They're not very bumpy, they're actually quite smooth as far as glitter polishes go, but I feel like they need a shiny topcoat to reach their full potential. This is also three coats. The glitter is pretty dense and the base builds color well, but I don't like being able to see my nail through my polish and three coats takes care of that for me.
The word that keeps popping into my head is GLAM. Total glam.
I'd never really put much thought into pink glitter until a friend was looking for recommendations for bright pink glitter. I couldn't actually think of any! All the pink glitters out there seem to be this odd pale pink, like Milani Disco Lights... No true, rich, vibrant bright pinks. That's really strange, isn't it? I'm glad to see these new pink glitters. They've filled a gap in the market.
Ah, what a wonderful glitter-filled winter!
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Posted by Scrangie at 1:43 PM