Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Glitter Riot! NCLA's All That Glitters Isn't Gold (A Late Mani Monday)

Disclaimer: I am not a nail blogger or professional (so sometimes I color outside of the lines and my cuticles look a bit ragged). I am merely a girl who LOVES nail polish!

Glitter Riot from NCLA's All That Glitters Isn't Gold Collection

If you follow me on Instagram, then you saw my disclosure regarding my lack of nail polish posts lately: basically I've been slacking off because our dishwasher is broken which means that my hands are now the dishwashers and are thus in an almost constant state of not cute. {To compensate, I've been going a bit overboard with my pedis- I recently used 6 different bottles of polish on my toes (1 less than last time!), though you will never see that, because I will NOT be supplying photographic evidence of my feet. Like ever. Cause IMO, the only cute feet are baby feet. So...} I've been trying to get swatches of NCLA's latest collection, All That Glitters Isn't Gold for well over a month now {pretty much from the moment I received them to review}, but the universe has been throwing numerous obstacles in my path {severe breaks on my swatching hand, my failure to save the original, true to color photos of the swatches {instead of just the edited/filtered copies}, and the aforementioned dishwasher situation-just to name a few}. So I've decided to do three different dedicated posts to the lovely polishes in this stellar collection; here is the third, featuring Glitter Riot!

Glitter Riot

From the website:

Start a mini-riot with a manicured that glitters and shines. This lacquer is a completely unique blend of taupe and black/ silver glitter particle infusion. Refined. Elegant. With a definite edge!
This is how I describe it {please keep in mind that I am merely an enthusiastic novice when it comes to nail polish, so I may not utilize the proper descriptive vernacular}: copious amounts of mini black and silver round glitter pieces in a sheer/jelly {brown-leaning}taupe base. I used two coats on top of Sinful Colors Nirvana {it's practically the same color of brown/taupe as Glitter Riot}. I was surprised at how much more I like Glitter Riot on than nail than I did in the bottle, and I think this is perfect for an accent nail {or full on mani} if you work in an office setting and have to be low key, but can't give up the glitter! Like the other two lacquers in this collection, I found it fairly easy to work with, the glitter is plentiful and the base makes it easy to place the glitter exactly where you want it.

NCLA polishes retail for $16 and are available at shopncla.com. Each nail lacquer is 100% free of DBP, Toluene, Formaldehyde, Camphor and never tested on animals. Until next time...

1 comment:

  1. Ooh, I am loving the shades in this glitter - neutral yet so noticeable. Gorgeous! :)


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