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Layering: She's Lily Something

Oh. My. Starry. Eyed. Surprise.  :)


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She's Lily Something Layering
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OPI She's Lily Something
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She's Lily Something by OPI
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She's Lily Something Layering
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Yes, I went there. 

It's not often that you see shaped glitter from a mainstream nail polish company. I know it's been out for a little while, but She's Lily Something was practically begging to be taken home... all because of some pink star-shaped glitter. The last time I bought nail polish with starry glitter, it was an absolute nightmare to work with. Getting the stars out of the bottle was a futile attempt at deep sea fishing. I bought that polish from the Gap, and I couldn't even begin to tell you the name of it. I can't even remember if the stars were red or orange... I just know that I couldn't get those stars to stick to my nails for the life of me. Thankfully, She's Lily Something was a little easier to work with.

She's Lily Something is a sparkly pink glitter with pink star-shaped glitter. Totally girly glitterbomb-in-a-bottle.  It's sheer, very sheer, so I knew I was going to layer it over another color rather than just wear it on its own.

Polishes Used:

1 coat Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler
2 Coats OPI Road House Blues
1 Coat NOPI She's Lily Something
1 Coat Essie As Gold as it Gets
1 Coat Seche Vite

That makes this layering Road House Lillies. Awwww.

I can't say I'm ecstatic over this layering. It turned out okay, but it definitely wasn't what I was picturing in my mind. She's Lily Something has a pink base with tiny pink glitter... a slightly pinker version of Sally Hansen's Aisle Be There (for comparison.)

She's Lily Something turned Road House Blues into more of a blurple than a blue, but I'm not crazy about the pinkness of the base. If I would do it all over again, I would probably thin out She's Lily Something so the pink glitter isn't so overpowering. I ended up layering Essie As Gold as it Gets overtop to try and mute the amount of pinkness going on.

It wasn't bad working with She's Lily Something, but it wasn't incredibly easy either. I turned my bottle upside-down while I painted on my first layers, allowing more stars to "sink" to the top of the bottle. I had to fish for a few, but only because I was aiming for more than 1 star on each nail. Did I mention that I like to make things complicated?

For the most part, the star-shaped glitter was decently thin and stuck to my nails pretty well. It doesn't make for an overly bumpy texture and I didn't find it moving around to much when I went over it with As Gold as it Gets. Definitely a little more work than your average glitter, but nothing too crazy. Not sure what I'll layer it with next time, but I know it won't be a color quite as dark as Road House Blues. Something mid-toned or really light, maybe?

What have you layered She's Lily Something with?


Comments

  1. Can you buy the nail polish in the U.K

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  2. I've seen this online at Nail Polish Direct... Unfortunately, I don't think it's being included in the Modern Family release for the UK.

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