Glitter Bug

I’ve been intrigued by glittery nails this week and was looking for just a nice, cheap, plain and simple clear silver glitter to put over the top of my existing nail varnishes. Alas this task is harder than it sounds! I scoured everywhere for some glittery nail varnish below £3 (as you can tell I begrudge spending more than certain amounts of money on certain things)
Anyway, I nipped in Beauty Fresh and found these rather splendid Technic Nail Varnishes:
 The Shine and Shimmer looked messy. And it was. The nail varnish had also separated in the bottle, but nothing a quick shake wouldn’t fix…. The lid holds a little container with a glitter shaker with some really fine goldy peach glitter in. I did think when I bought it it was going to be messy…. and it was! I tried shaking straight onto the nail and it went everywhere and then I tried sprinkling it on some paper and dipping my nail in. Both ways were equally as awkward. However, for the price of £1.19 I was more than willing to let a little bit of glitter go to waste. A way I can rectify the messy application is by simply getting a brush next time. 
The plain glitter varnish is another goldy peach tone. It’s not quite clear but has a nice subtle pink hue with once again, fine gold glitter in. I used it as a top coat in this instance just because I wanted to try and it don’t trust the dry glitter on its own not to constantly flake off. For the bargain price of 99p it’s lasted about 3 days so far without chipping!
This is 3 days later by the way. And there’s the chip.


  1. January 8, 2012 / 8:26 pm

    Thanks for the tip off! x

  2. January 8, 2012 / 8:25 pm

    I just found your blog from twitter on the #bbloggers converstation on twitter and thought I would take a look! I really love your blog and I followed you and I would love it if you would take a quick peek at mine! Oh and cuttently Barry M is doing an offer in boots justnow where if you buy two or more products from them you get a silver glitter nail varnish for free, I have it and it sounds like just what you are looking for!

  3. January 8, 2012 / 7:05 pm

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  4. January 8, 2012 / 6:45 pm

    It's lasted longer than some I've got that cost in the region of £6! defo a winner.

  5. January 8, 2012 / 6:43 pm

    It might not be the best quality but for 99p I'm very impressed! I'll definitely be having a look at the colours available xxx

  6. January 6, 2012 / 9:57 pm

    You're right! And for the amount of time you wear them anyway (like 3-4 days) it seems like such a waste! Apparently the £1 MUA ones at superdrug are pretty good too!

  7. January 6, 2012 / 9:27 pm

    I totally agree with you on expensive nailpolishes – I won't spend more than about £5 for one!

    You can get some cute colours and good polishes for cheap prices these days too! 🙂


    PS: I love your hair colour in your profile pic!!