Recently I had the opportunity to dress up, and of course no costume can go without gorgeous nails to match, so I spent some time working on my, rather neglected, nails.
My costume was two colours, pink and silver, and I decided to highlight the silver on my nails. I often wear pink polish too, so I wanted to make things a bit more exciting and wear a polish that had been hiding away for a while.
I began by giving my nails one coat of silver polish. The one I used is actually completely unusual, for it has no brand or product/shade name. All that is on the bottle is a 'B.' I couldn't find anything about it on the internet. Anyway, this mysterious polish is absolutely brilliant and gives the most gorgeous colour and coverage. It surprises me every time when I apply it, because the colour is so striking and opaque. It's gorgeous. It is so brilliant and shimmery, I love it to bits. It dries remarkably quickly, so I decided to apply a second coat, just in case. It really wasn't needed, but I just wanted to marvel at how streak free it is, how lovely the polish looks and how quickly it dries.
After completing this, I used my BYS Glitter Polish in Silver Moon for the first time which was very exciting. I bought this specifically for the occasion, despite having heard some not so positive reviews. The base of this polish is clear which I was really pleased with, and it contained different sized hexagonal glitter pieces. I did feel as though the large glitter was a little to big, but it didn't really bother me all that much to be honest. The consistency of the polish was very thick, which meant that when applied on your nail it took a while to dry. It required lots and lots of coats in order to get a noticeable amount of glitter on there - getting the big chunks on were incredibly hard. Of course, this meant that it took hours and hours and hours to dry. I actually applied it about and hour before bed, and by then it was still too wet to actually use my hands. I went to bed and hoped with all my heart that I would not wake up to find my nails completely ruined, and let's just say that I slept very still that night. Only my thumb was a little dented and messed up, but the rest of my fingers looked lovely. Lucky!
So, I was really quite impressed with my sparkly nails. It's interesting because I have never ever taken an interest in sparkles. Even as a really little girl I would always prefer the "normal nail polish" (as I called it back then) over the attention seeking sparkly polishes that all the other little girls seemed to be in love with.
Although it never ever shows up quite as nicely in photos compared to real life, I did my best to show you my show stopping nails. They really do not appear to be as extravagant, but it was the best I could do. The combination of the striking silver and three different sized glitter particles (from the smallest in the mysterious polish to the giant sized in the BYS polish) made them amazing!
I would give the mysterious polish a 9/10 and the BYS polish a 6/10.