Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Wheel A1: Chunky Layering Glitters

Nail wheel

(all 3 coats unless otherwise noted)

1. Deborah Lippmann Happy Birthday
2. Ulta Piñata-Yada-Yada
3. Wet 'n' Wild Party of Five Glitters
4. Milani Jewel FX Gems (2 coats) [version 2 with pink glitter]
5. Milani Jewel FX Gems (2) [original version]
6. Milani Jewel FX Gold
7. Milani Jewel FX Silver
8. Revlon Belle
9. Revlon Slipper
10. Revlon Star
11. Revlon Galaxy
12. Essence Nail Art Twins Julia [a.k.a. Juliet]
13. Essence Nail Art Twins Clyde
14. Essence Nail Art Twins Victory
15. Essence Nail Art Twins Louise
16. Essence Nail Art Twins Carrie
17. Barry M Hologram Hexograms
18. Barry M Lavender Hexograms [glitter bits are squares in my bottle, not hexes]
19. Hello Kitty unnamed egg bottle
20. Nubar Sour Candy (4)

I was quite disappointed by 19, Miss Hello Kitty. In the bottle, it's a riot of color:

I've no idea how many coats I'd need to get that look on my nail. Ten? Twelve? One hundred? I don't have a long enough attention span to find out, I don't think.

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Bottles 1 through 7:

8 through 11:

12 through 16:

17 through 20:

Bonus Kitty:


  1. OMG! This is the best nail wheel yet! I love them all but I think the BarryM ones are my favs!

  2. you have so many! I love glitters but they are such a pain to remove!

  3. AWESOME!! Is that the "new" Ulta glitter that they keep advertising?

  4. I could just carry around that nail wheel and stare at it. The hexagon glitter just blows me away. Love all that glitter!!!

  5. You have so many glitters! Awesome! :) I love the nail wheel idea! I need to get one of those!

  6. "I've no idea how many coats I'd need to get that look on my nail. Ten? Twelve? One hundred?"

    Hahaha, you're funny! Even twelve would be quite a lot ;)

  7. Look at all those crazy fun glitters! :) I'm totally disappointed in the glitter. I thought it would be more opaque. :/

  8. Now I have to go home and look at my Gems. I got it when it first came out so I'm guessing it doesn't have the pink. Now I want to have the one with the pink too. Ahhhh, I can't win!

  9. How cute Kitty!!! Throw the polish out and put some pink franken in it :) Or add Milani Gems, it's the best of a bunch, and has really many chunks in it. I have it, and one coat is enough for layering over another polish

  10. Thanks, ladies!

    Megan, yes, that one is the new glitter from the Ulta ad (which I saw after I bought the polish so guess Ulta wasted those marketing dollars for people like me).

  11. I love these polishes! The Hello Kitty one looks like it would be fantastic, but maybe 100 coats would be a bit time consuming! :) Cute bottle though!

  12. OMG i love all of them. I only have 3 glitter that you show from revlon but i love them all :)

  13. Your nail wheels are amazing! Do you ever have a polish that fits into more than one wheel? What do you do then?

  14. Thanks, madi! Yes, some polishes do fit in more than one category. Since I have so many polishes I want to swatch on nail wheels, I try to just pick just one category for each polish, but sometimes I forget which ones I've swatched and a polish will end up on two wheels, like Orly Poison Apple which is on a red creme wheel and a coral creme wheel (because it's got an orange cast to it).


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