Monday, August 22, 2011

NOTD: Opal Frostbite

I'm not sure what came over me, but I guess that in my longing for fall shades I went straight to winter hues. Because it's what this manicure reminds me of: wintery nights with snow glistening in the moonlight. That, or a figure skater's outfit.

I've swatched China Glaze Frostbite before on this blog and it's still one of my favorite pick-me-up shades. The color is just so vibrant and perfect, I so love this shade of blue! The application's a breeze too. This time however, I've decided to jazz it up even further by applying an ombre-esque glitter effect with the help of Sinful Colors Opal Glitter (yes, the name is rather self-exaplanatory).

Indirect natural daylight

I've wanted to achieve a gradual intensity of glitter starting from none at the nail bed and a whole lot at the tip, but I guess my Opal Glitter wasn't really up for the job due to not enough glitter particles in the polish. I had to apply 4 coats, and the effect is still not very visible. Oh well, does anyone have good cheap glitter nail polish recommendations? As you can see in the photo, my topcoat was also playing tricks on me and the surface of the nail is far too uneven and not shiny enough.

Direct sunlight

I think I'll continue with my glitter explorations, this was so much fun even despite the aforementioned shortcomings. What is your favorite glitter nail design?


  1. ten odcień niebieskiego jest fantastyczny;)

  2. Oooh so pretty! I couldntt possibly say my favourite glitter polish, there are just too many!

  3. That blue is so pretty!!! I have a Sinful Colors glitter that I love, too - Smoking Hot. I need to try this ombre thing, it's so cool!

  4. @Sue: Thank you, darling!

    @Art Anna: Ten i ultramaryna to moje dwa ulubione odcienie niebieskiego :)

    @Lillian Funny Face: I'm still venturing into the world of glitter, but it's so much fun!

    @Larie: Oh, I must look into that then! Love Sinful Colors polishes, such a great quality for a low price!

  5. i love glitter manis! I saw one this weekend that I want to copy, is absolute heaven: