Friday, September 17, 2010

NOTD: Onyx

Has anybody ever been curious about the LA Splash glitters, yet?  I don't mean the polish, I mean the nail art glitters they give you in little round plastic containers so that you can dip your nail in and feel sparkly.

I've been very interested in these--primarily Onyx, the one that seemed to be filled with iridescent hex glitter and gunmetal square glitter as well, but it collected dust in my drawer until recently, when I pulled out Zoya Raven, did two coats, and decided it needed more of a kick.

Basically, this is the kick. by the way, I highly recommend NOT dipping your finger into the tub as they suggest.  It works the first few timew when the glitter remains high and one doesn't have to dip fingertips into glitter at an angle.  By the time I hit my eighth finger my hands resembled fur coats more than they resembled what you see above--the glitter was all sticking up and was too close for me to either remove or to flatten down.  Then there are bubbles when you apply topcoat and--yeah, bad news bears.  Take a piece of paper underneath the hand that you are applying and tap the glitter onto the nail carefully. Then you can even save on glitter and it's far smoother and easier to control than with dipping.

I think it's awesome that the hex glitter takes on a duochrome effect on dark polish--orange/gold in certain lights, green-blue in others.  It looks very alive and is very, very flashy. I also liked how my black polish took on a blue tint due to the gunmetal glitter.

This is really sparkly, by the way:

(a little too blurry for my taste, but eh. effective anyhow.)

Also, it glows like ember indoors.

 I think if anybody was very disappointed with the new Lippmann glitters, these are the far better investment.  I don't think you can use it for frankening--the hex is probably really heavy and likely to bleed--but it's really, really sparkly, and easy to control. You can even layer with them! What's not to love?


  1. Great tips and this looks like fun! It made an awesome mani.

  2. Very awesome look. I so need to get some of these

  3. Lacquer Ware for Tips and Toes: Yeah, this was really fun to wear! :) I'm glad you enjoyed it, thanks for reading! (PS: I love the name.)

    Twister: I'm glad you like it! If you can, try to find other kinds of glitters for a similar look, if you don't want to pull out the cash for these. It works the same way and looks just as good!

  4. I bought this same color today! I also got one of their little loose mineral eyeshadow pots called "Gold Sparkle". The name isn't very accurate, as it's more of a pearly whitish opalescentish glitter. I'm going to try frankening with them. :)