Colors: Splash of Grenadine (Essie), Pinata-Yada-Yada (Ulta), Fairy Dust (China Glaze)
I always forget how fun it is to layer nail polishes; this technique can completely transform a manicure. Originally, this was going to be a swatch for Splash of Grenadine, but something just rubs me the wrong way with this color. Maybe it just looks strange on my skin tone? I do like that you can’t quite tell if this is a pink or purple. I wore a purple shirt yesterday, and my nails went quite well with it, but now I’m wearing a pink shirt, and the color also matches.
After deciding I didn’t like Splash of Grenadine on my nails, I decided to add a layer of Pinata-Yada-Yada on top to add some color, and on top of that, I added a layer of Fairy Dust. In the photo (and in the bottle), Fairy Dust looks like an ordinary silver glitter, but it’s actually holographic! Just one layer of this stuff goes a long way. In the sun, my nails don’t stop twinkling, and it definitely turns heads (in a good way!). The extreme glitter would also be why there are huge white blobs on my nails. No matter how many photos I took, the flash would always bounce off the glitter!
Unfortunately, this manicure started chipping after just two days (despite my Seche Vite top coat)! I’m not sure if the Essie base color is to blame, or if it’s due to either of the glitters. Separately, I have absolutely no complaints about the two glitter polishes; the formulas are great, and they go on easily. The Essie formula for Splash of Grenadine was a little too streaky for my liking; however, if you’re careful in the way you apply your nail polish, two to three coats should make the color completely opaque.
I used two coats of Splash of Grenadine, one coat of Pinata-Yada-Yada, and one coat of Fairy Dust.