The idea of a teal glitter had me very excited, so it came quite a surprise to me that I wasn't blown away at one coat of Nails inc's Fitzroy Square. I had however recently picked up Barry M's crackle polish Pink Fizz NP 314 and thought a spot of experimentation was in order. I didn't get any pics last summer but decided to revisit the combo for IMATS. Nail polish rarely last's 24 hours on me, but glitter is a little better and this combo lasted well before. At IMATS however I was losing nail varnish at an unrivalled rate. The combo was once again getting compliments, but what had gone wrong? Then it dawned on me that this time round I'd used Nails inc's Kensington Caviar Base and Top Coats. Last time I'd used Avon Nail experts 24K gold strength - a top and base coat.
A huge plus about using glitter if like me your prone to chipping is the ease of touch ups. The glitter particles don't show joins in the way a smooth glossy varnish would. So I cleaned off my thumbs which had lost more than half the polish and reapplied that night ready for a Sunday at IMATS.
Early morning pics in the snow prior to clean up:
For a mostly teal finish follow with
To maintain more of the pink showing through
I think this is where a multi purpose base/top coat may work better than the failed attempt with Kensington Caviar. Using a straight top coat in the middle is probably too much.
Late last summer I finally had a play with Fitzroy Square alone:
But I still love this better:
Eek at my dodgy cuticles!
Fitzroy Square was sold out last time I looked, but I've just spotted it in a set of 4 Special Effects Glitters from QVC priced £23.76 + P&P
Barry M's Pink Fizz costs £3.99
Nails inc Fitzroy Square = PR sample via QVC Press Day