Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Wheel U13: Drugstore Glitters, Part 1

I noticed I had a whole bunch of glitter polishes I'd picked up from brands that would show up for a short while at drugstores and grocery stores and other mass market retail outlets before disappearing seemingly forever. I had enough to do several episodes of Nail Wheel Wednesday. Today is the first installment, featuring mostly cool-hued shades from Nabi, Mardi Gras, and Savina (bottles and caps appear to be identical to Mardi Gras). Frustratingly, the Mardi Gras don't have shade names, which is probably why when I was sorting these, I found two bottles of the same glitter; when I was going around to different stores buying them, I couldn't check my spreadsheet to see if I already had that shade name. Ah well, at least they were cheap so I didn't waste much money.

(all have clear topcoat in addition to glitter coats noted below; some will need more/thicker topcoat if I decided to wear these in a full mani)

1. Nabi Green Land (3 coats) [this and all the other Nabi have strong chemical smell]
2. Mardi Gras unnamed (3) [would look better over a dark base, I think]
3. Mardi Gras unnamed (3)
4. Mardi Gras unnamed (3)
5. Savina Blue Ice (3)
6. Savina Sparkling Water (3)
7. Mardi Gras unnamed (2)
8. Mardi Gras unnamed (3)
9. Nabi Abysis (3) [I assume they meant "Abyss" but that's not what the label says)
10. Mardi Gras unnamed (3)
11. Mardi Gras unnamed (2)
12. Nabi Sky Twinkle (3) [this appears to have deteriorated quite a lot in storage; I remember it being much more dense with glitter and now it really doesn't twinkle at all, so I guess a lot of the glitter just disssolved?]
13. Mardi Gras unnamed (3)
14. Mardi Gras unnamed (2)
15. Mardi Gras unnamed (3)
16. Mardi Gras unnamed (3)
17. Mardi Gras unnamed (3)
18. Mardi Gras unnamed (3) [I was impressed that the big square glitters did not need to be fished for]
19. Mardi Gras unnamed (3)
20. Savina Gold Flecks (2)

Bottles 1 through 4:

5 through 8:

9 through 12:

13 through 16:

17 through 20:











  1. Those are my kinda glitters :-D

    1. Ananka, I wish we lived closer ... think of all the fun we could have post-pandemic sharing polishes. :)

  2. Wow these are so gorgeous! I love the purple one at the very last photo! It reminds me of mermaid scales.

    Mari |

    1. Thank you, Mari. I can see a mermaid wearing that purple polish to match her scales. :)

  3. Ooh la la, so many pretties. I really love that first Nabi :)

    1. Rainbowify Me, that one held up really well; glad it didn't deteriorate like the blue.


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