Summer 2011 I fell into obsession with “Teenage Dream” from OPI’s Katy Perry Collection (January 2011 release). What a super-sparkly bottle of lacquer-love! I wore it with everything. I couldn’t get enough of it! Now it’s nearly gone and that saddens me to no end.
It was that polish that triggered a cheeky little urge to collect a bunch of glitter polishes, but none ever compared to the extreme sparkle and awesome coverage that Teenage Dream provided. That was until I came across the Sally Hansen collection called Gem Crush this month at the pharmacy. After such dismay and disappointment of the past year with many high-priced polish brands, I was extremely hesitant to even bother. But, with Gem Crush, the colours were so vibrant and the glitter ratio appeared to be higher than that of the others. After long deliberation I said screw it, why not, and had my mum buy it for me (yes, I’m in my thirties, but she wanted to get me a present!) I chose “Big Money,” a lovely gold and silver glitter, “Lady Luck,” a magenta and silver glitter and “Blingtastic,” a gorgeous glittery ocean blue.
The results? I’m thrilled to report these really do sparkle! I love seeing my nails in the sun. I think what made “Teenage Dream” so absolutely gorgeous in the first place, besides the sweet pink shade, was the fine grain of the glitter, which made for such a lovely application and maximum coverage. Gem Crush makes a fine addition to any polish collection. Are you ready to get your sparkle on?