Skip to main content

Fire Glitter Nails with Sally Hansen Play Koi!

Fire nails! I felt like doing 'em, so here we are!  I did at least try something different with the base - this is Play Koi, one of the new Triple Shine polishes.  I mean, we all need another shaped Sally Hansen polish bottle like we need holes in the head but eh, it's an excuse to buy polish.  Cos, you know, I don't have any other them!  Let's take a look, shall we?

To start these nails, I applied three coats of Play Koi.  I have to say, it is as advertised and is pretty shiny.  Nice, strong orange-red.  Works for me!  Once done, I painted on my stripe of clear top coat and laid down my first column of glitter.  When you're working with a range of colours, you can only really just eye-ball how to space them and how many to do of each colour.  This is why we use the cheap top coats - if you don't space right, you can nudge them around until they're in the right spots.  It's worth spending the time up front because this spacing will set the rest of your nail for you.  One of these days I'll figure out how to physically set up my camera so my nails are lit, in focus and I can see what I'm doing.  Harder than you'd think!  Sparklies!






The Verdict: There's something a tiny bit off here but it's sparkly so that's ok.  Play Koi is a decent base colour.  I'm now wondering what it would look like if I just did red glitter over this polish - I love matching polish and glitter so that it comes to life in the light.  Hmmmmmmm might be my job for tonight though I am already wearing red glitter placement....sleepy, come on brain, just keep typing a few more words then the tags and we can post this yessssss.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Review: Nicole by OPI A Million Sparkles is Accurately Named

It's amazing what you can find when you wander around at night.  My favourite time to go shopping is ridiculously late and I'm extra happy when it pays off.  I've been looking for Nicole by OPI A Million Sparkles for a while now at that couldn't be more up my alley if it tried.  I finally managed to find it in a Shoppers last night and it really does live up to its name. A Million Sparkles is a predominately blue glitter that has an amazing ability to look like a foil after a couple of coats.  Combine that with gold, silver and pink bar glitter and you have a winner.  It's seriously so sparkly I got distracted from what I was saying at lunch today.  Application is decent but you really need four coats to get completely opaque coverage.  That's ok, glitter dries fast.  It's a little rough too but nothing Seche Vite can't fix.  The Verdict:  Yay glitter! If, like me, you like sparklies to the point where it's the biggest tag on y

Review: Sephora X Outburst

As you can imagine, I was pretty excited when the new Sephora X polishes came out.  Not only were there a million of them, but I could go see them in person, circling the huge stand and singling out my prey.  I'm not the most happy that the good ones are FIFTEEN dollars each but what am I going to do, not buy any?? That's silly.  I have few now but my favourite so far as to be the incredibly Outburst.  LOOK AT IT:

Review: JENsations Stars in Space and S'mores

Guess what everyone?  I'm going to review some indie polishes that you can actually buy without having to wait for email messages!  Yay!  And sparkly too!  Imagine all the holo glory as while my lightbox produces lovely even white light, it saps any and all rainbows from manis, leaving me to try to take pictures in my kitchen like a barbarian.  It may not sound that hard but when you use a manual focus 60mm macro lens that has a wafer-thin depth of field, it's not the easiest.  Anyway, let's take a look at two, that's right, two, beautiful polishes from JENsations , Stars in Space and S'mores. First up, Stars in Space.  I started with two coats of Zoya Caprice, a very bright purple creme that you'll be seeing a lot of as it makes for a great base.  Next, two coats of Stars in Space, the most fabulous mix of silver holo glitter.  There's stars, squares (man, I love square glitter), hexes and micro glitter.  I liked this one as there was enough glitter on