Sunday, 9 December 2012

Pixi Glitter-tastic Nail Polish Trio

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I’m a little bit in love with this party perfect, glitter-tastic nail colour trio by Pixi.  So much so that I had to swatch it for you last night between watching X-Factor and cooking Lorraine Pascale’s Whisky & Chilli Prawns, as you do (scrummy by the way!).  It’s one of those where you just can’t stop staring at your nails - and so twinkly it’s the next best thing to a new diamond. Kinda.

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The trio includes a raspberry red with fine scarlet glitter. I applied this over another red, but needn’t have as it’s opaque in itself and just delicious. The glitter is super fine and so sparkly, though needs a top coat for in your face shine as the finish is slightly matt.

The silver is whole different ball game - bigger chunks of silver & multi coloured glitter leaving a dazzling jewel encrusted effect which I just love. It didn’t look right over the red so I switched to a black base, but think it would be even better over white or a pale colour. It’s almost opaque in two layers, but a little of the base shows around the edges.

The white is a third different texture - a sparse, fine glitter in an almost clear base, which leaves a subtle, opalescent finish; a little tame compared to the other two but still pretty and a nice contrast.

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I did all of my nails in the red glitter and used the silver and white on my ring and baby finger, both over a black base and covered all three with Seche Vite top coat.

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Close up with flash to show the different effects.  The red glitter sits within the polish, the silver encrusted on the surface (ring finger) and the ‘white’/opal a delicate sprinkling on the surface.

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And under a spotlight.  This is the first time I’ve tried Pixi polishes, which I’m happy to discover are free from toulene, formeldahyde and DBP.

A lovely little gift for yourself or a friend, I’ll be happy to sparkle my way through Christmas and New Year with this little trio. The set retails at £16, so just over a fiver per polish, which really isn’t bad for such lovely quality, plus it’s available at ASOS where there is 20% off everything today (Sunday 9 Dec), (hence I’m still in my PJs!).

Do you roll out the glitter at Christmas?

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