Happy Glitter Me Up Friday and Happy Birthday Babe! It's my husbands 40th birthday today and I have sparkly nails for the occasion. I think it looks a bit like 40 lit candles on a caramel mud cake (his favourite). Not that we had 40 candles or cake today, we're celebrating tomorrow.
This sparkly goodness is Syn Cosmetics Old Money. It's a feast of bar glitter, coppery hexes and gold holo glitter in a clear base. It's perfectly named because it does look like a pile of copper coins. Unfortunately by the time I got around to photos of the finished manicure there wasn't enough light outside so I had to use flash for these shots. I hate these short winter days :(
This is two normal coats over my base colour. It went on smoothly with no need to fish or dab the glitter. I liked the look with just one coat of glitter but for today's nails I wanted two coats of bling. You could easily build up more layers of glitter too without much bulk. The glitter sits nice and flat and I finished with a coat of Seche Vite. This is seven coats all together with base coat, 'underwear' colour, glitter and top coat and it doesn't feel thick or lumpy.
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For my base colour I started with two thin coats of Orly Glitz.
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Glitz is a beautiful shimmery gold. It seemed to take a long time for each coat to dry though. It was still dentable when I took these photos and I didn't realise until I hit my little finger nail with the lens cap.
This was too brassy for the look I wanted though so I layered Glitz with one coat of Layla Metal Sense #11. The Layla is a soft silver grey to copper pink duochrome but it's quite sheer so one coat over Glitz was enough to turn the gold into rose gold. I applied it a bit too thickly on my ring finger and you can see the difference just the thickness of the polish makes with more pinkiness and less gold showing through.
I think this made for the perfect underwear for Old Money. Old Money also looks great over purple, red, turquoise and emerald green. I know because I tried a lot and had trouble deciding on my favourite :)
Old Money is available from Syn Cosmetics at http://syncosmetics.com While you're there check out the rest of the awesome polishes. My polishes arrived quickly and well packed and the customer service is great :) There's also some gorgeous looking makeup glitter and pigments and you can get sample bags. I was very tempted to get a set of samples but my list of colours got too long and my eyes were starting to hurt from staring at the screen so long so I just stuck to the polishes to start with. There's some cool glow in the dark polishes and some fantastic looking colour changing polishes coming. There's a video of the colour changing effect on the Syn Cosmetics facebook page https://www.facebook.com/syncosmetics I confess I've watched it a few times. I love special effect polishes, anything like glowing and colour changing screams out to my inner child :)
Now go check out the rest of the Glitter Me Up Friday players :)
Alanna from Pretty Purple Polish
Kaz from Parisian Blue Sky
Kelly from Kelly's Kolors
Mam Glam from GlamOnTheCheap
Shaina from SG Nails