SensatioNail Gilded Glamour is one of seven new glitter gel polishes. I have three of the collection, and mine are all in a clear or very sheer base. So I decided to use this gold and rose gold glitter gel polish layered over a base colour.
I figured cream should compliment the gold and rose gold particles well, and picked Bluesky BP09 (Creme de la Creme).
It’s a lovely look that I kept on for quite a while. Even with gel polish I rarely wear it for more than about five days. Sometimes I remove it completely, but more often, I paint over it with either another gel or a regular nail polish, or even add some nail art.
This look heralded another new nail shape for me. I seem to have been a bit fickle about my nail shape recently and have been reshaping my nails quite frequently. I had round nails, then went back to almond, and here they’re coffin shaped. I have coveted coffin – or ballerina – shaped nails for some time now. (But – spoiler alert – as much as I wanted them, this shape didn’t last long and I’m back to almond again!)
The SensatioNail glitters come in lots of colours. Apart from Gilded Glamour (gold/rose gold), I also have Lilac lustre (lilac) and fuchsia Fireworks (red/pink). Some of the other available colours look lovely too. All of the ones I have are quite sheer, but were buildable to nearly opaque in three to four coats.
For this manicure I’ve used:
Colour: two coats of Bluesky BP09 (Creme de la Creme)
Glitters nails: two coats of SensatioNail Gilded Glamour over the cream gel polish
I kind of missed the chrome nails fad. I was so busy at the end of 2016 and the beginning of 2017 that I took a bit of a step back from blogging. In retrospect, it was a good move and it allowed me to have a bit of a break rather than burn out, as I’ve seen happen to so many other nails bloggers. But, that was just about the time that chrome nails had come to the fore, and while I had used some powders in a couple of different colours, I didn’t ever get around to blogging about them.
So, I now have three of the SensatioNail chrome powders and thought I’d post about them.
My favourite is the blue, shown here over a blue nail polish. I had been wearing OPI Keeping Suzi At Bay, from the 2013 San Francisco collection. And the following day, I thought I’d see how SensatioNail blue chrome powder looked over the top. So, as the polish was decidedly dry and hardened, I thought it would be fine to paint a gel top coat over it – and I was right. Sometimes if you paint a gel top coat over a nail polish that’s not completely dry, it will bubble, but this was fine and even lasted around a week with no problems. When I removed it at that point, it was still perfect, so I have no reason to believe it wouldn’t have lasted a full fortnight.
The SensatioNail blue chrome powder has a lovely duochrome look. It’s not as strongly evident in my photos as it was in real life, but it definitely shifts from purple to blue, depending on the angle you view the nails from.
I wasn’t so excited about the SensatioNail gold chrome powder, as it looked a bit of an antique gold, almost an olive colour, really. Even over white, it didn’t scream gold to me. Perhaps over gold itself it might work, but I didn’t try that. And I’m sure plenty of people would love it, but I’m not a huge gold lover really.
The SensatioNail rose chrome powder was also a bit of a disappointment – but only based on its name and my expectations of that. When you think of rose and chrome, you automatically think rose gold. But this isn’t rose gold. It’s more of an orange colour, which – quite bizarrely – gives a purple-orange duochrome shift when used over black. It’s a fantastic duochrome effect, and a stunning metallic colur when on your nails, but just not rose gold – my fault for assuming what colour it would be!
Here’s swatches of each of the polishes over each of white and black, with blue on the left, then rose and finally gold on the right:
You can’t quite see the effect of the blue over white in the picture, but it does give a feint metallic blue colouring.
I did do a full manicure using the rose chrome powder over black, but I didn’t do it very well and had bits of black showing at the edges. As I said, it’s a perfectly lovely colour and the chrome works well – as long as you’re not set on it being rose gold. My manicure looked just like the swatch above.
Chrome powder: SensatioNail Chrome Gel Manicure Powder, in Blue
Final gel top coat: SensatioNail Gel Base & Top Coat
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