After a lot of internal debate, I finally decided to include Etsy when I browse the net for nail polish. I've been a fan of all the Indie polish & jewellery makers on there for a while, but I'd never actually gone and ordered something. I've no idea why I was so wary of it - it's much easier and cheaper for me to order directly from nail polish makers than it is to order through one of the big websites that ship Indies internationally.
I went for Glimmer By Erica, mainly because of the gorgeous swatches in her shop. The one I chose was called Twilight Sky.
To be 100% honest, I wasn't blown away by this when it arrived in the post. I thought I'd just been a bit of an eejit and spend too much on yet another glitter. I said I'd give it a bash anyway, went against all my black/green/blue instincts, and decided to put it over a light polish. I used O.P.I's My Vampire is Buff and two coats (one would suffice) of Twilight Sky.
I was a lot happier with it when I applied it - the glitter didn't curl, it was super sparkly, and really easy to apply. The brush was loaded with glitter and there was no digging for sparkle. Every polish Erica makes is 3-free, cruelty free, and hand mixed to order. It's easy to apply, dries quick, and lasts ages. This is only my second ever Indie polish and I can see why people get addicted to them. The polish contains various sizes of purple, blue, and orange glitter (it was the orange that attracted me to it) - and it would look equally gorgeous over any of those colours.
It lasted ages before I wanted to change my polish - I applied it on Saturday morning around 8am, added one coat of Poshe, and here's how it looked the following Wednesday afternoon:
There was just that one chip on the corner of my little nail, that was easily rectified with some more glitter on top of it.
It's super sparkly, but I've a feeling it's going to look amazing over a dark purple, with a matte topcoat. In fact.....
|Base Colour: Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Plum Luck|
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