Um.. so I didn’t get round to that new year’s nail polish because, well, I didn’t have one. I wore Barry M Indigo, which I took photos of, but they just don’t come out right. Sorry I will definitely do a new-year’s-themed nail post though… I have it on my nails right now!
Oh yeah, happy new year to you all how did you spend new year’s eve? Tell me! Or link me to your blog posts! I had a lovely evening with my Andy – he treated me to a marvelous meal out, then we watched the countdown on TV (man I love those fireworks! Did I ever tell you that one of my many life dreams/goals is to organise firework displays?! Never going to happen but.. I can dream!) with his family & neighbours. We then watched Lee Mack (hilarious!) – all in all it was a fab night. The next day I went to visit my Granny in Wales.
Anyway, enough boring you all… I’ll do a full long synopsis of what’s happened in my life in 2011 on my (new!!!) lifestyle blog – ghostofmysoul… I’ll let you know when that’s up!
Glitter in the Air was the second Deborah Lippmann polish my Andy gave me for Christmas… I am utterly overwhelmed by Deborah Lippmann, or at least the three I’ve tried, and eternally grateful for such wonderful gifts!
As is well known in the blogosphere, Glitter in the Air is very sheer. Which personally, I love! Maybe I would love it even more if my nails weren’t so yuckily stained…! Anywho, I layered it over Barry M Blue Moon, to give the illusion of opacity, and it looked, ah-may-zing!
I layered Glitter in the Air over Blue Moon because the latter has a somewhat jellyish formula, so that the sheer-cum-jelly formula of Glitter in the Air wasn’t lost by layering it over a harsh, chalky pastel. I think it maintains the jellyish quality of Glitter in the Air quite well – and is neutral enough to allow the grey-blue tone of Glitter in the Air to dominate, rather than a blue which really isn’t present in the polish alone – see the bottle, I think my nails are similar enough!
In a nutshell (or not – I’m not very good at brief blogging!) the pictures show 2 coats of Barry M Blue Moon, followed by 3 coats of Glitter in the Air. If I had been more proficient in my application of Glitter in the Air, I wouldn’t have needed 3 coats of it – the glitter doesn’t always come off the brush and sometimes I needed to push the glitter round, or decided after it had dried that I needed more glitter (fussy, me?!) hence the 3 coats. To be honest, 2 would have been fine.
Glitter in the Air is essentially a grey-blue sheer jelly polish, with lovely pale blue and pale coppery-pink glitter floating around in it. Something I never noticed in other swatches, purely because I wasn’t looking for it, was the lovely green-turquoise-blue micro-glitter throughout the polish. It’s quite hard to see, but adds a super-cool dimension to the polish. I think you can kind of see it in the fourth photo. It’s mostly hidden by the glare of the flash, sadly. You may have to just trust me that it is, just, SO COOL.
Obviously it drops marks on account of the glitter not being evenly spread… but honestly, I can live with it. Ditto the sheer formula. Otherwise, it’s a fabulous layering polish, and dries quickly, so the extra layers don’t make too much of a difference.
This would make for a spectacular Easter manicure… it really reminds me of Mini Eggs I foresee myself wearing Glitter in the Air this coming Easter
Worth £16? YES! Just like Across the Universe, this is DEFINITELY worth the money in my books. They are just so unique. Saying that, Revlon seems to have come up with another Deborah Lippmann dupe for Glitter in the Air, called Whimsical. As far as I know, it’s only available in the US at the moment, but who knows what might happen for us lovely UK ladies (and gents…?). Oh and the aforementioned green-turquoise microglitter is a lot more apparent in The Polish Aholic’s swatches of Whimsical – that’s pretty much how they look in Glitter in the Air, I’m just very amateurish when it comes to photography!
Tell me your thoughts on this one and don’t forget to tell me about your new year’s antics!
Disclaimer: Everything mentioned in this blog post was either bought by myself with my own money, or given to me as a gift from friends/relatives. All opinions expressed here are my own.