I’ve been rocking a lot of darker, more fall like colors, and I wanted a little break on the deep saturated polishes. I was going through my old manicure pictures (because I post every manicure on my Tumblr) and noticed a manicure I did about a month and a half ago. It was the Serena Williams Glam Slam duo with a silver foil, OPI “Your Royal Shine-ness”, and a holographic chunky glitter, OPI “Serving up Sparkle.” I loved loved loved that manicure, refused to take it off for about a week and wanted to do it again but with a different twist.
Instead of the glitter that came in the duo, I picked a more festive glitter in my collection that is just as dense. Deborah Lippmann “Happy Birthday” is the glitter that started the confetti, rainbow glitter craze that so many companies are duping. Every company from OPI, and their spin offs Sehora by OPI and Nicole by OPI, Wet n Wild, Milani, Hottopic, and so many more have all released rainbow glitters that emulate Happy Birthday. But nothing has compared in my eyes to the original, none are as densely packed with glitter and none have the same chunkiness and the same colors. This is two coats of Your Royal Shine-ness with one coat of Happy Birthday. So if you click on the picture to make it larger, you can see how densely packed that glitter is. This manicure had some serious sparkle and glisten and made my nails stand out like crazy. But, with that being said, I didn’t rock this manicure for more than 2 days. It reminded me too much of christmas, and I’m not ready to get that festive. The multicolored glitter with the super shiney silver foil was too close to tinsel and twinkle lights for me, for right now. This will definitely be a staple in december, but right now I need some jewel tones. I am now going back to my fall colors because I need a heavy dose of dark to combat the last 3 manicures I’ve had.