Monday, 14 May 2012

Shine On You Crazy Amethyst

I was itching to try the glitter OPI polish I received in this month's Lust Have It bag of goodies. So here it is in all it's sparkly glory...

A Bird In The Hand...
To create this look I used my Revlon Scented Perfume nail polish in 330 Grape Icy as a base with OPI's 'One Less Lonely Glitter' on top. 

Revlon Scented Perfume Nail Enamel in 330 Grape Icy & Nicole OPI in One Less Lonely Glitter 
It took a fair few coats to achieve this look (three of the Grape Icy and two of the One Less Lonely Glitter). Not to mention the base and top coat. Eeep! That's seven! But I think the final look is just so dazzling, it's completely worth the effort!

As expected, the OPI polish applied well and didn't take too long to dry. Also, I'm not sure if it was because I applied so many coats, or if it's just a testament to the quality of the polishes, but the first photo is of my nails after two full days at work! As you can see, only the very tips of my nails are showing. No chips at all! Well done Australis base coat, Revlon polish, OPI polish and Sally Hansen top coat! You're quite the combo. I get the feeling this look is going to be my new best friend when I feel like a glittery pick-me-up!


  1. I have to agree with you there. I think they just work so well together too.

  2. 7 coats - that is certainly dedication! :p I usually skip the base and top coat, but I always apply an obscene amount of coats for the actual polish so I feel it makes up for it hehe. Such a dazzling and eye-catching combination, the base coat really brings out the colour of the glitter :)

  3. Wow! You don't use a base or top coat and your nails STILL look amazing?! I'm impressed!

    Yeah I was happy when I rumaged through my polish draw and found the Revlon bottle of Grape Icy. It's like it was meant to be!

    Whenever I wear glitter polish I like it to be as glittery as possible. Like little fireworks. I will settle for nothing less. So that explains the painstaking multiple coat applications!