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Which topcoat is best?

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I was shopping yesterday and while in Aritaum I saw this beautiful nail polish. I’m no stranger to Modi polishes. I’ve blogged/reviewed them before here and here and here. But I’ve never owned this shade before and I fell in love! It’s not as dark as I thought it would be but it looks great on. I was really excited to try it out. It took three light coats to get it perfect. Sometimes the polish kind of separates on the nail. It’s like it’s reacting to the base coat or something. But it’s really easily fixed, just like streaky polish.

When I had it on I couldn’t decide how to glam it up a little. So I picked my four fav options. Modi Matt TopCoat, Modi Golden Glitter, Modi Black and White TopCoat and Revlon regular TopCoat.

I have a favorite but I really want to know which one YOU (my beloved reader)  think is best! Plz let me know. 🙂

Nicola

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Revlon Popular and Sparkle Aplenty

These are some swatches of Revlon’s glitter polishes. Popular is a pale pink creamy glitter. It contains tiny silver glitter pieces and larger hexagon shaped pieces. I applied this with no undercoat, (no undies) and it only took two coats to pull off this manicure. I wore it for days, it didn’t chip. It also dried very quickly. I love the quality of Revlon’s products! This manicure was very work appropriate. I normally don’t like pale colours but I did enjoy wearing this polish and I will wear it again. I think this polish is classy and elegant.

This is Revlon’s Sparkle Aplenty. I should love it but I don’t. For this manicure I used  Sally Hansen’s Black Out as a base coat. It took two coats and then I just dabbed on the glitter pieces around the nail. Just like Popular, Sparkle Aplenty has silver glitter and silver hexagons throughout. I didn’t like it because the polish is a weak black, without a base coat it would look terrible. Also, I didn’t like that the polish dulled the look of the glitter. Maybe I would wear this polish for a night out, maybe. But I don’t think it looks good for day to day ordinary, no occasion wear. Know what I mean?

With Popular I found myself staring at my nails and admiring them. With Sparkle Aplenty I just wanted to grab the nail polish remover and take it off. It’s funny how two pretty similar polishes from the same range bring out such different reactions in me. If you have these polishes let me know how you found them.


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Revlon Radiant Blue Mosaic (Glitter Nail Enamel)

No nail art today. Just a simple swatch of this beautiful nail polish. All I did was apply a base coat under it. I did that with this glittery nail polish because it’s a blue-tinted clear base and a strong base coat under it draws more attention to the actual glitter. (in my opinion!)

Here are the polishes I used.

This polish is great simply because it really pops. I’m not a huge fan of blue polish but even I was impressed with this one. I couldn’t figure out what made it different until I looked closely. This polish is loaded with  fine light blue glitter throughout it. It also has larger white, light blue and green hexagon shaped glitter pieces in it. It’s the green pieces that I think really make it pop. I only needed two coats of this polish and it doesn’t chip easily. Plus, even though it’s loaded with glitter it doesn’t feel grainy on my nails. Topcoat is still advised for a shiny look though.

What do you think of it?