Sunday, 1 January 2012

China Glaze - Solar Flare

This is my favourite gold glitter, China Glaze's Solar Flare. 
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Don't believe me? LOOK at my bottle!  No nail varnish I've ever had has got beyond three quarters full, and this one is nearly half empty!
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Anyway, Solar Flare is very large gold hexagonal pieces in a clear base. It can be a little tricky to apply, as with all glitters like this, and sometimes you need to push the glitter around a bit to fill the gaps, but I love it!
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This is three coats with topcoat to smooth the surface. I know there are gaps on my nails, but in real life they are not at all obvious, because the nails are just so reflective and shiny! 

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The light reflects off this glitter beautifully, and makes the sparkliest glitter finish I know. I like the fish-scaly look as well.

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Sometimes I layer this over a plain gold base, or a black base, or red, but this time I decided to go for full on plain gold BLING.

10 comments:

  1. This is really pretty. I love glitter!

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  2. Thanks! I do love this one - I think I may need to go and buy a backup bottle!

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  3. Very nice, bet it's a nightmare to remove though!

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  4. Thanks! Actually no - I seem to have accidentally found the knack of peeling glitter off all in one go - an extra layer of topcoat, and off it comes, no nail varnish remover needed at all!

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  5. Oh, that is gorgeous!

    Also, thank you for the tip on getting glitter polish off :)

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  6. It works for me - I found it out by accident, but it seems to work most times.

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    1. Thanks - pleased you like it :)

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  8. I have been looking for this nail polish everywhere! Do u know where I can buy it? Thanks

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    1. Ooh, crikey! My local shop has it (a little independent shop). Not knowing where you are, it's hard to say, but Amazon may have some?

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