Heya! As I mentioned yesterday I ventured into town today to check out butter LONDON at City Organics. And I found it and I was so surprised how tiny the bottle actually is! I’ve only seen the bottles on Pinterest or nail blogs, so I guess I made it bigger in my mind. I didn’t end up buying anything, but it’s good to know that if I want to add a butter LONDON to my stash I easily can now.
Today I tried out BYS Glitter Dust for Nails Feeling the Spark-le, a purple polish and glitter kit. I don’t know if you’ve seen kits like this before, but essentially you get a nail polish, a pot of glitter and small brush. You apply the polish, dip your wet finger into the glitter, wait five minutes for the polish to dry and then brush the excess glitter away. And the result is really amazing! Total coverage in just one application. Talk about a glitter bomb. And the sparkle. Incredible! Now, I need to apologise for the pictures of my fingers – you can see dryness around my cuticles from where I tried to clean-up quickly! But you get the idea. (Sorry I forgot to take pictures with a flash!)
For me, applying this was really messy. BYS advises to do the glitter dipping on a piece of paper, but I didn’t because I thought I would be neat. Turns out that’s impossible with glitter, so do put a piece of paper down. The polish that came with the kit is called Ultra Violet and I really like it! It’s a purple creme with shimmer that has excellent coverage in just one coat. I don’t own any other BYS polishes, so I was really impressed.
I applied one layer of the polish and then dipped my finger into the glitter pot. You would think those glitters would just stick to the sticky polish but NO they stick all over your finger! Hence the little brush. Dry time was relatively quick seeing it was just one thin layer of polish and glitter on top. After five minutes I was able to brush around my finger and remove the excess, to some degree. The glitter really seemed to like sticking to the sides of my nail!
I left my nails without a topcoat for a while, but personally I wouldn’t recommend it as unlike liquid sand polishes, the glitter, once affixed to the nail, remains all scratchy and scrapes things like clothing. So I put two coats of Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat on top and it was such an improvement! This is how I would wear it from now on. Mind you though, I could of even put a third coat of Seche Vite on as the glitter was very thirsty. This is what it looked like:
- Where to buy: Kmart or Glow Cosmetics
- Cost: Kmart AU$7.75, Glow Cosmetics AU$7.95
- What you get: A 14ml polish, 3g glitter pot and a small brush
Feeling the Spark-le is part of a wider Glitter Dust for Nails collection, which also has some blues, a pink, a red, a gold, a silver… pretty much all the popular colours. I’m not sure if I would buy another; if I did maybe it would be the red or gold, but to be honest I think you could get the same effect with a really dense glitter polish. But it was really quite fun and relatively easy to do, so if you like glitter I would say try it.
Well, that’s it for me. Let me know what you think below. Are you going to try any of the BYS Glitter Dust for Nails colours? Thanks for reading!