Monday, August 6, 2012

Confetti Sprinkles

I popped into Sportsgirl the other day, not really expecting to buy anything, and I noticed a new glitter polish on display. (I also may have spotted a few new Pout About It lipstick shades and I may have bought another pink lipstick but the thought is enough to trigger another bout of self-flagellation that I'll stop there.) Sportsgirl All That Glitters (gold hex glitter suspended in a clear base) has been a huge hit for me, so I didn't hesitate to try this new one out. 100's and 1000's consists of red, silver, gold, blue and green hexagonal glitter in a clear base. The glitter pieces are fairly small and uniform in size. The colour composition reminds me a lot of OPI Rainbow Connection, but the glitter in 100's and 1000's isn't as dense and not differently shaped. It also dries super smooth, without any roughness or bumps. This is 5 coats (yes, I have a lot of time on my hands). I love the effect but it's not something I'd be rushing to repeat given how much patience is required to get to the final result. As a top coat, I don't think this would be as versatile as All That Glitters, which is why I prefer it layered on its own.







54 comments:

  1. thats so pretty :D i think it would look really good as just an accent nail or glitter tips too. shame it took so many coats to get it that thickness :(

    Rhianne xo

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  2. 5 coats! Wow, you really do have a lot of patience! Luckily the end product looks amazing :) I haven't been in Sportsgirl for so long, and now I have a reason to go in! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. This looks great! I have Rainbow Connection and love it, but very rarely wear it due to how hard it is to get off!

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  4. Your nails look awesome! I only just discovered your blog recently and love how a lot of the products you blog about are readily available in Australia :)

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  5. What pink lipstick did you get? I was in Sportsgirl a couple of times last week, and noticed Night Owl and Rosie Posie being cleared out! Disappointed, because I did want to try Rosie Posie at some point! 100's and 1000's seems like an appropriate name- in the photos it looks like you layered it over a nude coloured polish though you didn't.

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    1. Yeah I spotted them for $7.95 which isn't exactly a huge discount from their usual $9.95. The one I bought is called Pink Ladies lol. It's basically another bright pink but the formula is sheer so it's a bit more wearable, but I should not have bought it :p I didn't use any base colour or even base coat, but because I did so many layers you couldn't really see the bare nail through all the glitter :)

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  6. There was time when I was really tempted to get Deborah Lippmann's Happy Birthday polish which is very similar to this polish as well as the OPI Rainbow Collection but of course, I realized there are now so many dupes out there I waited out haha. This looks really pretty but too bad it takes 5 coats to get this effect! At least it's worth it though, I love the finish :)

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  7. That looks so pretty, looks like I will be heading to sportgirl soon!

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  8. That's really pretty, I could wear this polish for a special occasion or party... but I would never have the patience to apply 5 coats! :p

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  9. OMG, sooo pretty!! i really love the sparkles, i want that nail polish so bad. :)

    xx

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  10. Cute nails...it's so pretty up close...yeah it reminds me of a nail polish I saw on a girl on the train. follow me on twitter @Rochelles_World

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  11. WANT! wantwantwantwantwantwantwantwantwant!

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  12. that is a fun look, I love glitter! I just hate removing it .. LOL!

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  13. Your nails are so beautiful! I like the look of this, I have a Milani one that is very similar (and the reason I neglected to purchased Rainbow Connection) but it is such a pain that I only wear it every now and then. Still, this is a beautiful look!

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  14. This polish looks mesmerizing! And a lot of time on your hands... literally!

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  15. Five coats, holy! But wow it's so strange and different, for whatever reason it reminds me of the circus ... I love it!

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  16. This is so cool! 5 coats is a lot but I sometimes do this with less dense glitters too. I really wish we got Sportsgirl here in the UK, you feature such awesome stuff from them!
    S xx

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  17. Wow. I think this is possibly the most beautiful glitter nail varnish I have ever seen! :) xx

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  18. This is amazing :) I can't believe how sparkly it is :)
    Gorgeous!

    xoxo

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  19. It's an amazing result but shame it took 5 coats to get there^^ X

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  20. Gorgeous nail varnish! Love glitter nails xo
    Times2style

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  21. Nice glitter!

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  22. Absolutely love this nail polish!

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  23. There are so many similar nail polishes on the market right now! I have the essence one. :)

    Sandra from The Puzzle of Sandra's Life

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  24. What a fun glitter nail polish, I love glitter. Looks so pretty on nails of any length ^^ Although 5 coats to make it look this nice is a bit too much for me. Thanks for the review xx

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  25. so pretty!!! but 5 coats?!! If it was me, I would stop at 3 and give up.lol
    but the glitters look so opaque and sparkling. pretty!

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  26. I bought a similar nail polish from H&M and I can't wait to try it :) xx

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  28. What an amazing shade! Looks great on you:)

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  29. Ah ! I love glitter polishes that go smooth! I need this badly!!

    Evani
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  30. this is such a nice color! It is perfect for a night out and it rocks that it goes on smoothly!

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  31. So pretty! x

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  32. oh wow... i dunno if it's the nail polish that looks great or you photos! i'll just say both! ^__^ Have a nice week!

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  33. So pretty and sparkly! Five coats is a bit much though haha. :-)

    ~ Yun

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  34. Gorgeous polish, I do like a glittery polish :) x

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  35. 5 coats really is alot! So prety though...and gorgeous pictures!

    xo

    Courtney from StrawberreeSwing.com

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  36. i'm in love with this!

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  37. I have never seen a more popping glitter shade. Amazing. :D

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  38. So pretty! Love the mix of colours in this :) x

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  39. Wow, the coverage it gives is so uniform and beautiful! x
    Island Girl Insights ♥

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  40. wowza, so so pretty!
    i adore this glitter polish on you. (i don't envy you when it's time for your remove it, though. ;p)

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  41. i love the polish :3 im surprised it isnt all flaky though!

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  42. The rainbow glitter is so pretty and cute! Really does remind me of confetti :)
    I agree with the above comment though, removing it must be a paaain in the arse! Oh well, no pain no gain right? Hehe ;)

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    1. Some glitters are a total nightmare to remove but this one literally just peeled right off, probably because I did so many layers :p So ... yay? Lol

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  43. love this color! it would be great for new years :)

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  44. omg! 5 coats! well it sure looks like it was worth spending that time in those nails! they look super lovely!
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  45. Just can't resist the allure of Sportsgirl can you ;) This IS a really pretty polish though. 5 coats is definitely a huge effort (I can only imagine how long it's going to take to remove!), but the end result is lovely. This kind of reminds me of the glitter polishes I used to buy when I was in highschool. That's a good thing :)

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  46. This is so pretty and so fun! Wow - even after 5 coats it dries smooth? Sounds great!

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  47. love sportsgirl nail polishes! very pretty glitter xoxo
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  48. I saw this post and was instantly attracted cos Im a huge fan of glitter polishes. The only downside to glitter polishes is that they are so friggin' hard to remove! Dont suppose you recommend a polish that removes glitter with ease??!! LOL

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    Jen xoxo

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