Liz surprised me by coming downstate for the long Labor Day weekend. And, as if that wasn't enough to get me all super happy, she brought this here Mom of hers a shoe box filled with polishes she'd not been using in Buffalo. Holy Batman! In one fell swoop, I added another bazillion polishes to my collection.
So. Very. Happy.
Among the many bottles of pretty was a Milani 1-coat glitter in "Purple Gleam", a crazy-beautiful polish boasting TONS, and I mean TONS of black, dark purple, fuschia, light purple, and silver microglitter.
It spoke to me.
It said, "Violet. Call me Violet."
I love a polish that communicates clearly.
|pretty pop o'color|
Milani advertises this polish as a 1-coater, and they are true to their word. Purple Gleam was, no kidding... a dream to apply. It went on like butter (or "buttuh" if from these parts). No streaks. No gobs of glitter amidst bare parcels of nail, and...one coat truly would have sufficed.
For someone less obsessed.
Since I'm not known for restraint, it should come as no surprise that I slathered on another coat of Purple Gleam.
Interesting thing: this formula is smooth enough that it can handle two apps without the heaviness associated with other glitter polishes.
Naturally, I was a happy glitz-addicted camper. For awhile
Loved the mani, but what if I added something....maybe, bubbly....?
|Martha's microbeads (from Michael's crafts). aka "caviar", "fish eggs", "bubbly"|
|come hither, you sexy, bubbly thing! yes, i'm talking to the polish here. like i said, we're communicatin'!|
Gotta tell you, I was a little concerned when it came time to clean up. Experience with textural and glittery polishes suggested that this mani would be a serious pain to remove. But it wasn't!
Dig this little funtoid: the beads actually help with the removal of glitter polish! They kinda act like those toilet-cleaning Scrubbing Bubbles. That is, if you, like me, are able to make such bizarre connections.
Gorgeous color. Pearly bling. I really got a kick out of this simple mani, and it's been fun sharing it with you.
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