7/4/10

Red Glitter Nails for the 4th!


Illamasqua in Untold

Happy 4th of July everyone! I'll be sporting this color on my nails while cooking out and seeing a fireworks show to celebrate our Independence Day. Looks very cute with my blue romper! :)

Ok, so enough of that- about the color... Red is not my favorite color and I usually despise the hassle of glitter nail polish, but this combo is actually quite nice. This shade is a very dense glitter, which is sometimes hard to find. However, if you want that nice opaque, similar to the bottle look, you'll need to invest some time in this and apply 3 coats. And also a genius tip from my friend Lorraine-- Apply a coat of clear nail polish first, before applying the glitter so that removal is much easier. Also, don't forget a top coat to finish the process. ...Yeah, so that's a good 5 coats of nail polish right there. Yeah, they're a little thick and clumpy, but the glitter disguises it pretty well and looks really fun. :)

-Tiffany

46 comments:

  1. Maybe you could try to put a red polish underneath, so it cuts down the number of coat you need? But it does look gorgeous! It reminds me of Dorothy's ruby red slippers! Hahaha!

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  2. gorgeous :) Thanks for the clear nail polish tip. I always apply something as a base - especially with the glitter ones! This reminds me of the red version of the Absolutely Alice nail polish from OPI.

    Happy 4th to you too!

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  3. I love it :) Looks gorgeous even though I dont normally like glitter nail varnish :) Gorgeous :D

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  4. Sorry but it looks like a French brothel…

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  5. Love the glitter.

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  6. Totally Ruby Glass Slippereseque :)

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  7. Thanks for the tip on how to make removal easier. I never wear glitter nail polish precisely for that reason. I'll give it a try. That glitter red looks hot!

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  8. this is alot like the barry m one i bought :) looks lovely tiffany.

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  9. This looks a lot like China glaze Ruby Pumps, except their glitter is smaller. That one only takes me two coats, and is nice and smooth. I haven't tried any Illamasqua yet, as it's not available in my country. I'm a China Glaze girl all the way!

    I'll try the base coat next time I wear a glitter polish. I always have a bugger of a time getting the glitter off of my nails.

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  10. Such a cute polish, very Dorothy. I think. Love it!!! Looks like it'd be very good on Valentines day also. Love you're blog Tiffany!!!
    ~ Ang xoxo
    jollybeachang.blogspot.com

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  11. gorgeous color, would love to own this nailpolish :)

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  12. Love them! I never thought about putting the base coat underneath glitter polish....totally makes sense. It is always such a pain to get glitter nail polish off!

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  13. cute colour! i love the glitter although its really a pain to take off. enjoy it!!!

    roxy
    http://roxybeautyblog.blogspot.com/

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  14. As fun as that color looks, if it takes FIVE coats, no thank you! I hate glitter polish, too, but will try the clear coat trick next time. I also think the plain red polish UNDER the glitter is a great idea, too. Happy and safe 4th to you!

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  15. Gorgeous! Reminds me of Christmas :)

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  16. Whoa!!! This red is soooo gorgeous!!!

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  17. Thanks for sharing the tip about putting on a coat of clear before you put on the glitter! I'll definitely try that. My favorite glitter by far is Orly's Tiara, but it can be a pain to get off.

    Rebecca

    http://colorfulobsessionblog.blogspot.com/

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  18. never thought to wear red for july 4th - i've seen more blue but it's gorgeous!

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  19. Looks great Tiffany, would love to see the blue romper outfit though! That sounds cute!

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  20. It looks so pretty and would be nice for Christmas too! I would put a plain red varnish underneath first :)
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  21. so pretty! this color would be great at Christmas time too!

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  22. I've just bought my first glitter polish, Barry M' blue glitter and its gorgeous. I love this red though, stunning colour.

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  23. I don't know. o_0 It doesn't look that great.
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  24. please tell us the name or number code for those blue sunglasses u just got. im not from the US and i am trying to locate it online

    please and thanks!

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  25. Love the nail color!~Great for the 4th~

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  27. hey where did you get the necklace you were wearing in your imats/ haul vid? Thanks and Luv ya

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  28. Definitely a festive nail color. Great for the 4th of July but even on days where you want to be reminded of the Wizard of Oz. I'm not into red nails much either but I love the glitter.

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  29. so glossy and glitter!!! i like it!!!!

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  30. sooo pretty!!

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  34. I normally don't wear red nail polish, but I really want to try this one! I love the glitter!!!

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  36. i agree with elodie...great tip...and yes it does remind me of dorothy's slippers...great idea if you do the sexy version of her for halloween lmao..

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  37. How does it compare to Ruby Pumps?

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  38. very pretty... but I'm not really patient and 3 coats are too many for me

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