Showing posts with label Born to Sparkle. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Born to Sparkle. Show all posts

11 July 2023

Topic Tuesday: 5 Polishes You'd Take on Holiday

I think something simple, like a cream polish with a glitter over the top as they seem to be a lot more hard wearing. If it began to chip then I could use more of the glitter as a gradient.


Black and White glitter - Ninja Polish - Stick's n Stones


Holographic Glitter - Barry M - Hologram
Chunky Purple Glitter - Avon - Fuchsia Dazzle

Rose Gold Chunky Glitter - OPI Born to Sparkle


22 May 2022

21 December 2020

Nails: Top 5 Winter Polishes 2020

As today is Yule, the Winter Solstice signalling the start of the official winter season in the Northern Hemisphere I thought now would be a good time to share my top five winter polishes. I have done similar blog posts in previous years 2019 (here), 2018 (here), 2017 (here) and 2016 (here).

Red Dazzle was the first polish I picked, would it be the festive season without a red? I thought a glitter would be really good, and I have had this for over five years so time to use it again!

W7 Red Dazzle

Nightshade is an almost black cream polish, while red and sparkle is nice for this time of year a dark polish is nice for new years, particularly with a glitter gradient.

Barry M Nightshade

For a glitter gradient I like using Born to Sparkle, it is a rose gold hex glitter with small standard glitter in a clear base.

OPI Born to Sparkle

And because it is nice to have something that isn't as in your face this season, French Rose, I think this would be a nice nude pink polish on someone with a darker skin tone than me but on me this is a dark enough polish that doesn't come off as nude. You could also use Born to Sparkle on top of this.

Barry M French Rose

Finally Let Your Love Shine is a beautiful glass flecked deeper red polish, this one is more traditionally festive than the Red Dazzle above. I haven't worn this polish nearly enough!

OPI Let Your Love Shine


12 December 2020

Nail Polish Battle 2020: Glitter and Flakies

NeVerMind - Slendy // Painted Polish - Blue Jean Baby // Dystopia - Couldn't Miss This One This Year // OPI - Let's Celebrate // OPI - Born to Sparkle // Fancy Gloss - Magma // Femme Fatale - Weird Sisters

I found coming up with my top three difficult, which is surprising given I don't like glitter. Slendy is particularly unique to my collection and I was surprised by how much I liked it. The following made it in to the top three.

Weird Sister is quite a unique polish, a thermal that goes from black to clear with added glitters. I haven't owned a thermal that goes clear prior to this.


In second place, Couldn't Miss This One This Year which again is a very unique polish to me. Everyone has heard of thermal changing polishes whereas this one actually changes colour in direct sunlight. Blue to purple colour change packed with flakies.


Which means the winner is Magma, which is a flakie topper. The colour shifts in this duochrome is stunning, all of the autumnal colours in a polish. Also it looks great with a matte topcoat.



21 August 2020

Swatch: OPI - Born to Sparkle (Hello Kitty 2019 Collection)


Colour | Rose Gold
Finish | Hex Glitter, Micro Glitter, Clear Base
Opacity | One Coat Shown, Topper
Brush Type | Flat and Wide
How Much | 15ml


31 December 2019

Nails: New Year's Glitter Gradient

Last post of 2019, Happy New Year's Eve!

Base Polish | Rimmel - Rita's Black 900
Glitter Polish | OPI - Born To Sparkle