I’ve never loved glitter. I wasn’t the girl to wear it on her eyes during high school, I never wear sequined clothing, and I never, ever wore glitter top coats on my nails. I remember trying once while at a sleepover and then begging my mum to help me remove the ‘tacky’ polish that kept getting caught on my woollen jumper at the time. It was rough, technicoloured, and felt horrid. And so I refused to put glitter on my nails again.
However, I’ve since fallen in love with technicoloured photos of our galaxy. I’ve fallen for a gold glittery Ellery number. And I adored the glitter hair at last season’s MYER preview. So, when I was offered Bloom Cosmetics’ Glamorous Sparkle Top Coat in Gold (RRP $19.95) to trial, I thought I’d give it a go. Thank God, I did.
This glitter top coat is so far from the ones of my Year 8 hey-day that I’ve already re-applied it three times. A nice gold colour (read: not garish), the key to Bloom’s adult look with the sparkle top coat is in the different sizes of glitter particles. There are regular, hexagonally-cut glitters and then there are very fine glitter pieces. The result, when coated over Bloom Nail Polish in Lucy II was astounding. A gorgeous result that I just kept getting compliments on (11 at last take!) Read the rest of this entry »