Thursday, September 16, 2010

Recent NOTD: Borghese Purple Confetti

I am fortunate to work at a company that does not micromanage its employees' dress and grooming, so I don't hesitate to wear glitter polish even if it's not the weekend. (If I have a customer meeting scheduled, I do try to stick to more conservative shades.) For this mani, I chose Purple Confetti from the Borghese Scintillare collection.



This one surprised from the very first stroke. I hadn't realized from looking at it in the bottle how many colors of glitter it had in it. I also had no idea it would dry matte. Yes, matte. I expect that of neons, and things labeled "matte" and "suede", but a glitter in a dark base? I wouldn't hink so. Yet there it was, all matte. If I'd actually read the display instead of getting distracted by the pretty bottles, I wouldn't have been so surprised; it does say "edgy, matte and shiny glitter textures" right on it—though now I wonder if some colors do dry shiny, since "matte and shiny" doesn't make a lot of sense. (You can see the display in this entry.) Regardless, the matte and glitter is a rather interesting look; I might wear it out this way sometime.





I went ahead and put top coat on and that was good, too. I was delighted by how the colors in the glitter showed up against the deep base, and how different shades winked at me as I turned my nails this way and that in the light. This is a distracting polish, for sure. It immediately zoomed into my Top 20 for the year. It's one of those polishes that makes it so I don't mind having to stop at red lights during my commute because then I can enjoy looking at my nails some more. Unfortunately I so enjoyed it that I didn't get any photos of this sparkling in the sun, so these ones from the lightbox will have to do.





I used two coats of the Borghese over two layers of base coat (Sally Hansen Nail Quencher and Salon Sciences Instant Artificials) then applied one coat of Sally Hansen Insta Dri top coat. It stayed shiny and free of chips for the three days I wore it, until I got distracted by other pretty things and took it off. It was a tiny bit bumpy, though, so I think I'll use two layers of top coat the next time I wear it. I've read some complaints on the MUA nail board that the glitter is "dead" in these, but I'm completely happy, at least with Purple Confetti. I did find a sale and bought some of the other colors after I'd tried this one, so hope to swatch those soon.

18 comments:

  1. What an interesting polish. I would never expect a glitter polish to dry matte indeed but I think it looks lovely. It becomes really fabulous with the shiny top coat though <3

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  2. Matte??? Weird. Looks good though with top coat.

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  3. I think they might be referring to the polish being matte and the glitter being shiny... ?

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  4. I never pay attention to Borghese cause nothing ever caught my eye but this one just did!

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  5. I like it! I hope I could get that soon :P

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  6. This is the most gorgeous "matte" polish I have ever seen! I must have it! Yesterday!

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  7. WOW, I really really really like this! It´s totally me!!

    And you are so lucky you can wear whatever you like to work!!

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  8. How odd, but it looks great! Thanks for sharing :)

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  9. I think I like as a matte but it looks great with a topcoat as well!

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  10. Wow, a glitter that dries matte? I'm not sure I've seen that before. I've put matte top coat over glitters before but I've never seen a polish that does that on its own. It looks cool with topcoat and without.

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  11. Ohhh I love this polish so much! I hope I will be able to find it here~!

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  12. Gasp! R.E.I.T. and I need that polish! I love the idea of a matte glitter!

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  13. I was just about to say that it looks like china glaze grape crush from the bottle picture..but then wham with the multi color glitter and the matte totally different than what I expected.

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  14. It looks way better with top coat- maybe not as edgy as matte version, but just nicer :)

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  15. It looks way better with top coat- maybe not as edgy as matte version, but just nicer :)

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  16. I had no idea this color was so awesome. I love the multi-colored "confetti" I must get this lacquer.

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  17. Thanks, everyone!

    Suzanne, you are probably right about that; makes a lot of sense now that you mention it.

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