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Lately, I've been really into painting my nails. Maintaining nails has always been a category where I lacked any sort of motivation because my nails are so brittle and soft. They bend and peal like wet paper and I rarely get to keep all ten fingernails at the same length.
Here's the funny thing though. After lipstick, nail polish is my next favorite category to collect, so I have had a truck load of polishes that have been patiently waiting to be abused by me for some time. At this point of my life, I'm all about consuming my products. I used to be very protective and stingy about using my products, since I valued them more as a whole package than anything but to be used, but now I'm on a mission to get a great use out of all the products I've committed myself to.
So, yesterday I strolled into TJMaxx thinking that I had to buy a mirror.
I'm sure when anyone who saw me at TJMaxx, whether when I was grabbing every mug from the home section or when I was picking out every single workout pants at mid-shin length, would no doubt notice that I like to hoard anything and everything I like and see. I have a TJMaxx close by, so close I can occasionally stroll in and randomly pick up things without having to make it an occasion. While fumbling through the baby section (I wandered into that section because my parrots like to play with baby toys), I found a whole new section filled with nail polishes!! The brands carried there are OPI, Orly, China Glaze and some other brands.
After checking the conditions of the polishes and confirming that they weren't opened or weirdly dried out, I started picking up all the chunky glitter polishes I could get my hands on.
I've always been a cream/solid color girl, but I feel like I've overdone that - now I want wilder nails that are eye catching! So naturally, the products I picked up were heavy and chunky glitter polishes.
I PINK I CAN
I Pink I Can consists of large and medium hexagon glitters.
The application is solid. You can pick out the bigger chunks and strategically place them where you want them to be. The formula dries quickly and isn't messy at all. I mean, overall it is a transparent formula with pink glitter specks in it. When dried, the surface does maintain some texture so a top coat to even out the surface would be a good idea. I haven't tried the polish with other background colors, but I think it works great with what I already had on my nails.
Scattered & Tattered
Scattered & Tattered is clear base and consists of large, medium and small hexagons. By the time you're at medium size, it's hard to tell that what shape the glitters are. It also has small round black glitters and glitter bars (which I thought were a defect when I first saw them), which nicely balances out the red.
This is the perfect holiday topping!
Bling It On
This one in particular doesn't seem to reflect light as much as the others. It's great for those who want subtle, yet pronounced glitters on their nails.
I'm still thinking that it's more of the color combo that didn't do Bling it on any justice.
Application and finish is about the same as Scattered & Tattered. Rough finishing but the glitters don't scrape off.
Same as the above glitters. The application is solid with a bit rough finishing.
Get Carried Away
I personally don't think the application is chunky or thick, but I can see how some people might not like the formula. It dries really quickly and the fun part about the large glitters is you can position it however you want to.
So what do you guys think?
The bottles were $2.99 each, which isn't bad at all for me (considering that CG goes for 6-8 dollars/ea).
I'm so excited to play with these! The swatches were done on my pre-existing nail color so the combination on some were really off.
Which one would you guys go for? Any shades that tickle your interest? :)
PS. The nail color I had on was OPI Royal Rajah Ruby, which is an absolutely gorgeous deep blood-red color on its own.