If you follow me on Twitter, then you saw that my Alice in Wonderland nail polish came today! Yay!
The whole set. Absolutely Alice, Thanks so Muchness!, Off with Her Red!, and Mad as a Hatter.
The combination I decided to use. Lucky Lucky Lavender and Mad as a Hatter.
Yes, I need to clean them up and yes, I probably should have done that before pictures. Oh well. Anyway, I'm not even going to lie - I totally saw someone else do this and I thought it was a great idea so I stole it. I like the one glittery nail. My husband called it emo. I told him I don't think he understands what emo means.
A close up of all the glittery fabulousness. I think I made that word up. I did 2 coats of Mad as a Hatter over the Lucky Lucky Lavender so you can see just a little of the lavender peeking out, which I like.
There are 2 main complaints I've seen with glitter nail polishes. The main complaint is that it's hard to remove, and I'll admit it's certainly more difficult than normal nail polish. I recommend soaking a cotton ball in nail polish remover then pressing it on the nail for probably a good 30 seconds. This will give the remover a chance to loosen up the glitter and should make it easier to take off. The other problem is you obviously get a rough finish with glitter. A couple of coats of a thick topcoat like essie's 3 way glaze will smooth it right out. So yeah, it can take a little extra work but it's worth it if you find a color you like.
So that's my update! I'm happy with the results :)