My, did I get a pretty polish in the mail a little while ago - funnily enough from Pretty & Polished. So sparkly in the bottle, I felt I had to honour the beautiful summer weather Toronto's been having recently and do it justice with the goldiest gold gold mani I could come up with. When none of my current gold polishes would suffice, why not a summery yellow? Why not also try a reverse glitter gradient? Let's do it!
First up, I started with two coats of Orly Spark, a lovely lemony yellow. I've had this one for a while but it wasn't until the horrible green stains grew out of my nails that I've actually been able to use it without getting sad. Application wasn't great on this. There was cuticle dragging and streaking, even after two coats. That's partly the reason I decided to go for a reverse gradient - to try to cover up the drags. Apart from that, I love this colour, so summery. Next, I applied a coat of Pretty & Polished Crazy Rich, a polish that has to now be my absolute favourite gold glitter. I mean, LOOK AT IT. The various-sized gold glitter is good but look at how those holo pieces stand out. With the slight yellow tinted base, it went great with my lemon base. I applied to the bottom 2/3rds of my nail, mushing the polish around until it looked right. I then beefed it up around the cuticle, making sure I got good coverage. I love this polish. Keep your Seche Vite and drying drops handy though, it can get thick.
The Verdict: Love it. It's rare that holo glitter actually stands out in a photo but I wasn't even trying here it and it's all "Whooaa, look at how rainbow I am". Could you imagine a black glitter like this? Drool.
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