Thursday, December 20, 2012

Nostalgic Nail Lacquer Pride

I wanted Nostalgic Nail Lacquer's Pride polish for months.  It is a top coat with a clear base and white star and bar glitter and blue and red hex metal glitter.  It was a limited edition polish, and I did not get it when it was sold on Nostalgic Nail Lacquer's website store.  When I saw a bottle on a blog sale, I snatched it up!  I love it!  When I received my precious bottle in the mail near the end of October, I was wearing Rainbow Honey's Kawako, a nice dark navy blue polish that I reviewed here.  Once my work week was over, I added a coat of Pride to my Kawako manicure.  Nostalgic Nail Lacquer's polishes are very high quality.  The polish went on easily and smoothly.  I got star glitter easily on every nail.  The bright blue and red metal hex glitter didn't curl or bleed, and it was mirror-like in the way it reflected light.  All the glitter lays flat, even the star glitter, although I did use a coat of Gelous over it and then a coat of Seche Vite just to be sure everything was glassy-smooth.  I have used other red, white and blue-type top coats, but often the glitters are paper-like, or crinkle-paper-like, if that makes any sense, and this is the only glitter top coat I've seen with these gorgeous metal hex glitters.

Here are some pictures (any bubbles are from the top coat):

You can see how the gorgeous hex glitters reflect light so that they're different colors at times.
You can also see the silver flakie-like glitter in the beautiful Kawako base coat.

Indirect Sunlight

Even in low light, look at how those metal hexes glow!!!

Jeans in the background show how close to denim the color is in Kawako.

Again, look at how the metal hex glitter glows, even in the shade!

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  1. I'm pretty sure I'd find myself picking at the stars! I'm not good with big glitters! The glitter goes so well over the base, fab pairing.

    1. Thank you! Most of the stars were completely covered by top coat, so there was no temptation to pick at them. There was one star on my thumb that had some edges sticking out just a little bit, and I kept noticing it. It wasn't enough to snag on anything, but I had to stop myself from absentmindedly picking at it more than once.