GOSH nail glitters are little pots of sparkling goodness, designed for dipping the nail to produce a high-opacity, high-sparkle finish. Start off by coating the nail in a thin coat of polish - quick drying is probably not what you want here - wait a moment for it to become tacky, and then dip your finger into the pot.
The pots are deep enough to allow you to get your entire nail and fingertip fully immersed. They're also only half full of glitter, to ensure plenty of space for the finger, which helps ensure that the glitter can reach the whole nail.
After a few seconds of immersion, the glitter will have adhered to the nail polish, and also to the surrounding skin! I've found that I get a fairly opaque covering of glitter on the first dip. After a few minutes, the underlying polish dries down - after a bit of experimenting, I've found that the best way to clean up is to hold the fingers under a running tap for a few moments, which allows the excess glitter to be swept away.
The finished nail has an ultra sparkly, glamourous finish, which would be perfect for a night out on the town. That said, given the application technique, the finish isn't particularly even - the glitter sticks a little unevenly, and it's hard to get a truly precise finish without a lot of practice. The nail texture is also rather rough, because the glitter is stuck to the surface of the nail, rather than suspending in liquid like you'd get with a normal glitter varnish. Additionally, as the glitter is stuck only on one side, you can't really apply a topcoat over the top to anchor it down, as the topcoat brush will pick up any errant loose bits, filling your bottle of topcoat with unintended sparkles.
Blue Sapphire and Amethyst Purple
Rose Quartz and Jade Green
Ruby Red and Turquoise
Silver and Gold
Grey Moonstone and Topaz Lavender
The verdit, then? These nail glitters are pretty cool, making for some fun, sparkly nail looks which will add impact on a special occasion, but I'd probably avoid wearing the full sparkly nail look day to day. Due to the lack of protection over the nail surface, the glitter finish wears off over time and after a day or two, the glitter becomes a bit patchy. I've been really enjoying the effect of using the glitters to apply colourful tips to polished nails, though.
GOSH nail glitters are available exclusively in Superdrug stores, where they cost £3.95 each. Have you tried them? What do you think? Let us know in the comments!
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