Weekends are the time when I really cut loose and have fun with my nails, and for this weekend I chose what is probably my all-time favorite glitter polish (strong words, I know, but I really, really love this one):
(retail: around $1.99 at indie beauty supply stores across the nation, 0.5 oz)
Here's a macro shot:
Aurora contains irridescent medium hexagonal and small hexagonal glitter (no chunky hex glitter here), and also medium pink star glitter. This wonderful glitter cocktail is floating around in a light pink jelly base (not really visible on the nail unless you do multiple coats).
My favorite way to wear Aurora is over a plain black creme, as I think this really brings out the rainbow of colors in the hex glitter. Aurora is one of those polishes that can mirror the color of the base you're using, and you can see that in these swatches here. So I prefer to wear it over black because it provides a striking contrast, but it's also gorgeous over lighter shades for a softer look.
Lots o' swatches after the jump...
In all of these photos, I did one thick coat of Aurora over a black creme from Wet n Wild. The one thing that I don't like about this polish is that, in order to get the stars on your nails, you have to go "fishing" for them with your brush. The medium and small hex glitter are not a problem with regular application, but come on, you have to have at least a few stars on each nail when you wear this polish, right?
Here are my nails in a variety of different lights:
One coat of Gelous base coat followed by one coat of Seche Vite top coat make this polish perfectly smooth to the touch (by the way, I want to thank all of you for suggesting using Gelous + Seche Vite to smooth out bumpy polishes, because that combo really works like a champ!).
I really can't express to you how much I love this combo--it just plain makes me happy every time I see it. If you can't find Aurora in your town (check your indie beauty supply stores), I've seen it on Amazon for about $1.50 per bottle.
What are you wearing on your nails this weekend?
Some of the products featured in this post were given to Nouveau Cheap for previous reviews.