Good afternoon! Hope your weekend has been nice and relaxing. I am definitely enjoying the weather. So sunny and warm here in NorCal. It's also so much nicer to do swatching in the Spring and Summer months - I can depend on direct sunlight to really show off all types of polish in natural lighting settings and with pretty green and flowery backgrounds! Today's post features a new glitter topper collection from Barielle called Bling It On. The Bling it On collection is currently available and each glitter topper will be $8. So let's jump in and see what all this glitter is about!
All pictures in this post are direct sunlight unless otherwise noted.
Angel Dust is a "sheer iridescent glitter" that gives a whimsical effect to any base color. This is definitely a topper though, it would be very sheer alone. While I don't think it's particularly unique it is very pretty. I went with a soft pastel pink base and 1 coat of Angel Dust was plenty to achieve the desired look. The glitter came out easily and spread well on each nail. I used 1 layer of topcoat.
Worn over Jessica Soho in Love
Sea Urchin was the one I was most interested in trying on. This "sea foam green glitter" is full of shimmer. The shimmer and glitter actually cause a strange wrinkled/textured effect that I wasn't fond of. I used a similar base color to start with, but I think with 4 coats you could build Sea Urchin up to almost full coverage. The formula was a little streaky, probably because of the shimmer, but it applied easily enough. I did like how mermaidy my nails felt with this glitter! I used 1-2 coats of Sea Urchin and 1 layer of topcoat.
Worn over KBShimmer Shore Thing
Shooting Star turned out to be my favorite in the collection. I don't have nor have I seen a similar glitter topper. It's full of "metallic blue/purple glitter" and a pretty shift blue/purple shimmer. The formula was really lovely and it applied perfectly. I have on 1 layer of Shooting Star and 1 layer of topcoat.
Worn over KBShimmer Beach Please
Golden Halo is a beautiful "gold with pink glitter". I see it as a heavy gold shimmer with metallic pink glitters. This is a really pretty color but I feel we have seen something similar from a few other mainstream and boutique brands. I think Golden Halo would have a good chance of building up well on it's own but I chose to layer it over a soft shimmery pink. Golden Halo had a nice formula that applied easily. I used 1 coat and 1 layer of topcoat.
Worn over Zoya Gie Gie
Amethyst is a metallic "purple glitter". This was my least favorite of the group. I do not care for these large glitters because bore me and they aren't easy to work with. They tend to have that taco'd look even if they aren't curling. I used 1-2 coats of Amethyst and found the coverage sparse and inconsistent. The glitter clumps together and the base to glitter ratio caused streaks and heavy piling of base in some spots - you can see this in my macro. I finished with 1 layer of topcoat.
Worn over China Glaze Wanderlust