Skip to main content

Review: Cover Story Sticks 'n' Stones

Oh, the people that like to surround themselves with drama.  I've always liked Lynnderella polishes but I'm really not going to be one to hound someone into taking my money.  Sure, I'll stalk the odd Esty store but that's par for the course when nail polish is involved.  So when NinjaPolish opened their new store I just had to show how much I didn't care about Lynnderella by buying the Sticks 'n' Stones from Cover Lacquer.  OMG is it awesome but I can kiiiiiinda see how the "covered" artist could be a little miffed.

Sticks 'n' Stones is a gorgoes mix of black and white hex, square and bar glitter.  I love this combination so much there aren't really words to describe it.  It's just so different from the normal polish offerings.  Looking at pictures of the original, I think I might even like it more as there seems to be silver shimmer in it that isn't in this one.  I love that it's just large, sparse glitter in a clear base, makes nails look like some fabulous modern art piece.  Application was really good for this too, below is just one coat with no pushing glitter around.  It's it awesome?  






The Verdict:  So in love with this polish.  I love glitter without the micro filler and this is perfect.

Note about the base colour: In the same shipment from Ninja Polish I also got Galahad from A-England.  I was really excited about this one as the two other A-England's I'd tried were an application dream, so close to being a one coats and so smooth.  This, however, just wasnt...that good.  I had to use three coats to get it even and even then it wasn't that awesome.  Hence my deciding to try Sticks 'n' Stones over the top.  I think I'll give it another chance in a proper review cos it's such a pretty colour.

Comments

  1. Ahhh I'm so happy I caught this before it sold out again! It looks amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  2. nice. i have ctd and i love it, but if i had to choose i think i'd prefer one without the microglitter too. i am happy to have the original, but at least now i know when it gets low that this will definitely be a worthy substitute! thanks for the post!

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

MOAR FLOWERS, NOW SPARKLY

Ok! So you may be feeling a sense of deja vu but WHO CARES SPARKLIES.  I actually did this flower mani before the neon one - I held the the neon glitter under my blacklight and there was no way I could not immediately apply it to my nails. Running The Sparkly Shop just continues to have perks...  And yes, I do have a blacklight bulb that handy.  Anyway, this glitter is just as amazing as the neon, it's RIDICULOUSLY sparkly.  Same thinness, nice and easy to work with.  Let's take a look, shall we?

NEON FLOWER EYE MELTY GOODNESS

Alrighty!  So I recently got a hold of some very interesting flower glitter as a sample for the shop.  In the past I've stayed away because I've found it really hard to work with because it either won't lay flat or it's too thick or it sticks up or something, and generally just hasn't really been worth it.  UNTIL NOW.  Now, not only is this glitter thin enough to behave it also literally explodes under blacklight.  LOOK AT IT.  Makes me want to carry around my blacklight bulb all the time...more....


My Most Complex Rainbow Glitter Mosaic Yet

It's no secret that when I get bored, I troll ebay for glitter.  I set myself a $10 budget, search for "holo hex glitter" or something, sort by buy it now and lowest price + shipping and go nuts.  I got a new package in the mail today and turns out we all have different definitions of "rhombus" as my rhombus glitter was distinctly hexagonally shaped.  Whatever, it's an excuse to the most rainbowy nails I've ever done.  They're so sparkly they're actually casting little rainbows on my keyboard as I type this.  Sure, they took a long time to do but look how sparkly in these static images!
To start, I did my usual base, two coats of Rimmel Black Satin.  It cleans up well and doesn't do weird things to my glitter so it's a good base.  Then, using my usual technique and Sally Hansen Invisible top coat, I got to work with my glitter.  I've been having a lot of luck lately with starting with a column of glitter straight down the middle of …