Delicate Pink Glitter Nails
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I was having a play with some nail varnishes the other day and came up with this delicate pale pink glittery look. I really love it, it’s very demure and pretty, so I thought I would share it.
I think it would look perfect worn by a bride on her wedding day, as it’s very subtle and wouldn’t detract from the dress.
The base shade of pink that I used was Rose Cache from Chanel, it’s a pale nudey pink with a very slight 2-tone lilac shimmer to it. When you wear it on its own it almost looks like you’re not wearing a colour, just healthy pink nails, and it works perfectly with a white tip for a classic French manicure. I know a lot of people don’t like Chanel nail colours as they’re fairly expensive and a lot of bloggers have reported chipping, but I do have to say that I have a few different Chanel shades and I really like them. True, they are expensive, but worn with a good quality base coat I find that they can last really well – often up to a week.
I tried out three different glitter polishes over the top of the Chanel Rose Cache to see which one gave the best effect.
The first one was Pia Nail Polish in shade 31, this was a fairly cheap nail polish that I picked up. The polish itself is clear and holds 2 sizes of glitter – tiny flecks of silver glitter and larger hexagons of rose gold glitter. It applies really nicely and you only need a couple of coats for a good glittery coverage, the only problem is the extremely strong smell. It’s a nice big 15ml bottle too, and it’s a complete dupe for Barry M’s Rose Quartz Glitter Nail Paint (and even cheaper!).
The second glitter polish I tried was Barry M Magenta Glitter. I’m a massive fan of Barry M Nail Paints as there’s such a great range of colours available and they’re great value. This one is a clear polish that holds very densely packed bright pink flecks of glitter, and it’s great to wear on its own due to the denseness of the glitter – around 3 coats should give a good glittery finish.
The final glitter polish was another Barry M – this one is called Pink Sapphire. This one holds two sizes of bright pink glitter – tiny flecks and larger hexagons, plus silver confetti strips – but the glitter isn’t nearly as dense as it is with the Magenta Glitter polish and definitely looks best worn over another shade.
I tried them out on a nail wheel – you can see this above. From left to right – Chanel Rose Cache (on its own), with Pia Shade 31 top coat, with Barry M Magenta Glitter top coat, with Barry M Pink Sapphire top coat.
I decided that I prefered the first look using the Pia Shade 31 as the top coat, as the two polishes just sit really well together. Which is your favourite?
Chanel Rose Cache is priced at £18, available from House of Fraser. Pia Shade 31 is priced at just £1.30, available from Fragrance Direct. Barry M Glitter Nail Paints are priced at £2.99 each, available from Barry M.
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