Oh Em Gee. I am in love with these polishes. I kinda knew I would be from the moment I saw they were coming out, of course, I had to confirm it for myself. So, on Wednesday, I popped down to my local Superdrug, and purchased just 2 (yes, I managed to stop myself from buying them all), Amethyst and Pink Sapphire.
Amethyst was the one right at the top of my ‘Had to have’ list. This looked absolutely gorgeous and had the undertones of purple that I love so much during A/W.
But I wasn’t entirely sure which one I wanted to get along with this. It was such a difficult choice, mainly because I would have bought Ruby Glitter, except that my Superdrug didn’t receive Ruby in their delivery and so the choice was back on. Pink Sapphire looked really pretty and as far as I could remember, I had never had a polish with glitter bars in it. So this was my 2nd buy.
Now, I’m not sure if it is just me, but I did notice that these Nail paints had a somewhat stronger odour to them than the normal Barry M Nail Paints. Not overwhelming, but still noticeable.
Amethyst is a clear base with small different colour glitters of which I can see are Gold, Purple, Aqua, Magenta and what looks like either Black or Navy Blue.
The colours show really well in this bottle shot, not to mention how lush it looks.
The Glitter spread really well and I didn’t get much dragging at all. In these images I used just one thick coat of the polish, and as you can see with Amethyst, the glitter is not sparse.
The polish seems to keep the same formula as the other Barry M nail paints and dried very quickly, even when I added a second coat the drying time did not disappoint.
Once it had dried, it was extremely gritty as with most glitter polishes and one coat of topcoat was not enough so I would recommend 2 coats.
I put this on my nails on Thursday and it did not start to chip until Sunday evening which I was very impressed with, tbh, that’s the longest I have kept a polish on my nails, but it was so pretty, I just couldn’t bring myself to remove it until it started falling off itself.
Pink Sapphire is again a clear base with a mix of tiny and largish pink hexagonal glitter with holographic glitter bars.
Again, this is just one coat, but as you can see, Pink Sapphire has spread a little more sparsely than Amethyst.
I did get a little bit of glitter draggage with this one, but nothing a little push with the finger couldn’t sort out. I love the holographic glitter bars in this polish, especially when the sunlight hits them directly as you can see in the pic above where I am holding the bottle.
Bonus, this one did not finish full on gritty, there was a little bit of grit, but not much and one coat of topcoat would deffo sort that out.
The only thing I wish, is that I would have tried Pink Sapphire on Black. I used a base of Rimmel Lasting Finish Sandalwood on both. I also think that Amethyst would have looked better over a nice vampy purple, but at least this way you can see the bits of glitter.
I shall be buying the rest of the Jewel Glitters range because they are gorgeous, and hopefully my Superdrug has all of them in stock now.
I will try my best not to be a Blog absentee from now on.
Are any of you loving the fact that we are already getting wintery weather as much as I am?