"Three layers of top-coat to even out the surface and achieve a nice smooth finish," - usually, that is what it takes to smoothen a heavy glitter manicure. I had to do this when I was experimenting with glitter. Loved the mixture of shapes and sparkle but really hate the loose, often sharp dried glitters on my fingernails. Not to mention tiny particles fall out and I dread the idea of eating them, ha ha!
I thought that would be the case for this textured polishes. Really wanted to try this sweet little concoctions of glitter and sand. I read many mixed reviews. The very thing that attracts me, namely, chunky and heavy glitters, are what offends others. Hesitant, I wondered If I truly would love it. So I thought, if I didn't like the texture, then I'll use top coat ;) Good plan... Well, I was wrong. Turns out, I love them! No-base and top coat, the polishes stuck very well on my fingernails. So I might keep this polish for a while just to see how long it will last at my hard-working hands. Then later on, maybe, do a swatch with a top-coat just to see how it turns out.
One of the textured polishes I dearly wanted to try is this Magical Pixie Dust from Zoya. These babies are new additions to my PNat_jar (Pretty Nails and Tea Jar... as in 'collection', :d lol) Although I have coveted these babies for a while, budget constraints prevented me from grabbing them. It was worth it for the sparkle and beauty of this one did not disappoint at all. Polish-swatch pictures proliferating online makes this polish look so gorgeous. It is just the same in person... felt like a fairy tale - aptly called "Magical" in my opinion ;)
On the above photo, I dabbed a bit of the Lux Magical Pixiedust over Mischa, also from Zoya. It's sparkle upon shimmer! On the picture below, the dab of Pixiedust is also over Mischa but with matte top-coat. The beauty of the Magical Pixiedust is more evident against the matte backdrop. But these two are equally pretty to me. What do you think?
I am really very excited about these textured polishes... Gladly, I have two more to try...
And of course, I would like to try putting top-coat on it too and see how a smoothened textured Magical Pixie Dust would look like. Please comment below if you have tried... I would love to see you pics and read your posts. If you don't have them and is reading this blog-post to see if you'd try it or not, I say... Go ahead girl! :)
I hope you dolls are having a Magical Saturday evening and a wonderful weekend indeed!
Take care! Remember, beautiful nails are nothing if you don't wear a smile on your face... As they say, smiling is the best accessory.. :)
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