Glitter's always been a guilty pleasure of mine. I always fell for the stickers in grade school that were either coated in glitter, or scented, and since the majority of scented polishes smell like rotten Jolly Ranchers, I've focused my guilty pleasures on glitter.
How appropriate that Sation's newest line, their Glitter I series, is called the "I Love Miss-self" Reality Show. Everyone everywhere has enjoyed at least one episode of a reality series, but also secretly prayed that no one would stumble upon the showing while it was in progress. It's like masturbation...everyone does it, but you never want anyone to know you are.
Over-the-top reality royalty is some of my most guilty, so a diamond nail art design seemed wildly appropriate for this post. (Inspired by Chalkboard Nails's Day 22 mani)
More on this glitter later. First, here's the press release:
Miss Professional Nail (Miss) announces the launch of its Glitter I Series, the "I Love Miss-self" Reality Show, a sassy tongue-in-cheek spin on the sensation that has swept the nation off its stilettos. Sation's glittery gala puts the fun in dysfunctional by saying buh-bye to Brady Bunch banter, and hello to hi-def hair-pulling and backstage drama. Miss' Creative Director Staci Dao found inspiration for this collection by merging the glitz and glamour of showbiz with the opulent, jewel-toned gems of the season.
From fame-chasers to trophy wives, this humorous race to the Hollywood finish line is a fun, flashy ride into our pop-goes-the-beauty universe. "I Love Miss-self" joins the Fall lineup with a sparkling set of stars, including: Calorie Countess, Miss Pro-nup; Tall Dark & Has Some; Paparazzi Pet; No Rings Attached and Oh My Gaudy.
The 24-color collection features a cast of multi-glitter and foil finishes; holographic, flakey, bar, kaleidoscope and more. These glitters are ideal for layering over neutrals and staple colors, or simply to play up your signature style. Tune in to 'I Love Miss-self' on www.misspn.com, and don't miss its September debut at your local beauty supply.
All Miss products are free of DBP, toluene and formaldehyde.
* Multi-glitters will be sold at a premium price point.
Now onto the review.
I have very mixed feelings about the following three polishes. Each gave me a very different experience than the last. Specifically:
dabbing method. Anything else and you're going to go nuts. The sheer pink was much too sheer for me. It would be fine if the formula wasn't thick, but because it is so thick, three coats to get 1) a nice opaqueness and 2) good glitter coverage is going to be way too thick on the nail. You need to layer this over another polish, plain and simple.
Rich in Opportunities - I liked the consistency of this polish the most. I applied three layers in the swatches below and loved every one. And the odd mix of gold sparkle glitter and lime green matte glitter is really fascinating to me. Those colors are not going to work well with a lot of people but I simply love it. I do wish that I had chosen a different base coat for my swatches to show off the colors more, but that will have to be another night's showing.
So, with these thoughts in mind, let's watch these glitter-bombs in action!
Midlife Miss-Tress over Fan the Flames Fuschia (Sation)
Rich in Opportunities over Almost Famous (Color Club)
The One and Phony over Lion Around (Essie).
Obviously, there are more colors you can choose from in the collection, and I'm really interested to see other swatches out there from this collection. With 24 colors to choose from, everyone's sure to find something they love!
You can get your colors online now, at the Miss Professional Nail online store.
These products were sent to me by Miss Professional Nail. The reviews are based entirely on my experience with the products and were in no way influenced by anyone.