Wednesday, 2 May 2012

NOTD: Stars in a Blue Sky

Well, I've finally done it. I have finally moved over to the Dark Side and bought a proper, full-on glittery nail polish. And I am already (sort of ) regretting it!! People really weren't kidding when they exclaimed what a *bitch* glitter is to get off your nails, were they??

I ended up picking up this one, from Ebay for £1.95, because a few people had recommended it, as a cheap alternative to glittery polishes by more pricier brands. The brand is Technic, which I've never heard of myself, and the polish is called Carnival:

Check out all of those sparklies!!

Initially tried just applying the glitter in the same way that I would any other polish, but despite the amount of glitter in the pot, I thought it applied quite sparsely, and I wanted something a bit more dramatic about that. But, I'd actually recently been reading a couple of blog posts (from nail enthusiasts who are a million times better at this stuff, than I am), and was intrigued at the idea of applying the glitter using a standard make-up sponge. So, I popped to my local Boots and picked some up, since I don't use them to apply make-up, personally. Plus, that way I wouldn't feel bad once I (potentially) ruined them!!

Admittedly, I had a few hiccups, with the look not going right at all, but the look that I decided to share with you, I am really in two minds about. On the one hand, I think that it looks fab and sparkly. But, then comes the feeling that it looks a tad too "blingy" and over the top. But, really, I think the look is an "acquired taste".

For the main colour, I chose Rimmel's 198 Azure, which is a gorgeous metallic blue shade, because I thought it was quite similar to the blue in the glitter:

And this is how the nails turned out:

To avoid making a complete mess with the actual polish, I applied the glitter in small amounts and dabbed it carefully onto each nail, gradually building it up to get the desired effect. I do think that I maybe used a little bit too much glitter, in this case, but overall, this is the best effort so far, so I'm quite happy with it.

What do you think? 
Cha-ching, or too much bling?


  1. I love this look! I have this exact nail polish and am now considering applying it with a sponge this weekend x

    1. Yay, relieved someone likes it :D Definitely give the sponge a try, it's such a neat way of applying glitter :)

  2. Your nails look so good! It just seems like such a fun look - I'm very tempted to buy these two polishes now! I've wondered how easy it would be to apply varnish with a sponge, I'm pleased you told us how to do it ha! x

  3. Aww thanks very much :) Both polishes are gorgeous, especially considering I only picked the Azure one, out of not knowing which to pick and just picked one up at random haha!! I did initially make a complete mess using a sponge, but if you do it in small doses, it is so easy (albeit a little messy, or that could just be me ;P)


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