Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Glitter is it just for teenage Hillary?

When I was in highschool I used to wear a LOT of glitter. I used to carry around a tube of fine craft glitter. I had glitter everything. Body sticks, lotions, gels, lipbalms, polish, gloss EVERYTHING. I was kinda known for it. Then I went through a decade of avoiding glitter (urp more than decade but I don't want to let on how old I am. **coughalmost32cough** I had to actually ask people to stop buying me glitter at one point. I was too "mature" for it.  But recently I have been feeling that glitter beast speaking into my ear. Hillary just a little sparkle... what did it ever do to you? commmeee on just a little sparkle body powder.... I always gravitated more to the holographic or opal glitters.

Then this weekend Dave who met me at the height of my glitter fairy vomit phase, picked out this polish.
Glitter polish is NOTORIOUSLY hard to remove. I made a little face like... nah.. When my mind was screaming GET IT GET IT YOU KNOW YOU WANT IT! IT SPARKLES! SHINNNY OOOOH!

Quick and easy look inspired by my ring.

First I did two coats of China Glaze For Audrey (it is the Tiffany blue) and then two coats of Fairy Dust by China Glaze.

It is hard to capture. It looks silver in the bottle but it is a clear holographic glitter. GORGEOUS. My glitter beast is laughing and rubbing it's hands together. UH OH. Any one know where my combat boots and granny dresses  are?

A quick and easy nail tip. When my nails would chip I used to fill in the chips with the color and slap on a coat of glitter for a new look and make the manicure last longer and cover the patch job.


Felicity said...

I seem to recall some sort of glittery gel lotion in the 90's, can you confirm or deny? Or maybe it was a body spray... *thinking*

Your nails are super pretty! I saw some glittery purple Wet 'n Wild Halloween polish at Rite Aid last weekend, it was so tempting.

curlyred said...

The nail look is so cool! and the For Audrey color makes it look "grown up" :p definitely a color on my to buy list, thanks for sharing!

Aly said...

Love that color, the addition of glitter looks lovely. I almost bought some glitter nail polish today, but put it back. I may have to go back and get it now.

Melissa said...

Yay glitter, yay glitter, yay glitter!

I still have some glitter powder I use for nights out. Just a little shimmer...

Bridgett said...

totally love the glitter!

do you think a school psychologist can wear glitter nail polish? i am in my 2nd year of grad school and keep asking myself that about stuff. like the wrist tattoo i want and these hot pink flats.

hillary said...

bridgett I am a 31(almost32) librarian and I wear it. My mom is 51 and she does and gram is 81 one and she does... so yes.

Candycane said...

I too went through the 90's head to toe in glitter, glitter eyeshadow, nail polish, hairspray, body gel!!!!!

I still have some glitter nail varnishes too, but agree its a bugger to get off!

Sal xXx

hillary said...

hey who said I was a teen in the 90's. I was merely a toddler in the 90's.

MMHHH that is my story.