Hauls, Nail Polish/Care, NYC

Can’t stop buying Glitter Nail Polish…

I don’t know what is wrong with me. I can’t stop buying glittery nail polishes. This is ridiculous for a few reasons; 1. I hate the application of glitter polish 2. I loathe the removal – soaking nails in acetone for ten minutes only to be left with glitter residue, ick. 3. I never like the finish and 4. I sometimes glance at my nails and am overcome by the  tackiness of it all. Yet, I keep buying. Why? Because they’re sooooo pretty!

Left to Right:

  • Essence Colour & Go – Time for Romance 72 (5ml)
  • NYC Expert Last Nail Polish – Lights Camera Glitter 102 (9.7ml)
  • Essence Colour & Go – Blue Addicted 78 (5ml)

I never think it’s worth buying expensive glitter polishes. Glitter is glitter. I only had to part with €5 for all three polishes so it seems like an acceptable way to get a cosmetics hit without guilt. The Essence Colour & Go are €1.29 each, whilst the NYC is €1.99. You get much more product in the NYC bottle so it’s actually better in the long-run, assuming you’re going to use all that glitter before it goes goopey!

Holy moly they’re pretty! But how tacky will they be? I’ll be back with swatches later, off to test.

Anyone for a bit of festive tack?


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  • Jen

    I have the two essence colours, I’m a sucker for glitter polish!!!! The bottles are just so pretty!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Preet

    You should google/youtube the tin foil method of removing glitter nail polish. It makes it sooo much easier!

    I also agree with wearing glitter one just one nail to tone it down, or using it for tips or any other “nail art” manicures.

  • Cali

    I agree with all the reasons you hate glitter but I also agree that it sucks me in every time.
    I bought so many glittery opi’s last year though so I’m gona try use those up first… we’ll see how that goes!

    • http://www.makeupandbeauty.ie Amy

      I wish I had your self control :)

  • Mandy

    I have those Essence ones as well and the gold Essence one too!! They’re fab but if you don’t want to go full on tack just do one nail, an accent nail, usually the ring finger in glitter or do a half moon manicure with them….

    • http://www.makeupandbeauty.ie Amy

      Great idea Mandy!

  • Allanah

    Amy I bough both essence shades after seeing this. They look gorgeous!!!

    • http://www.makeupandbeauty.ie Amy

      Let me know what you think when you’ve tested them

  • Natanya

    I say they are pretty and not so tacky :-)

    • http://www.makeupandbeauty.ie Amy

      Thanks Natanya

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