22 January 2013

NOTD: All That Glitters - Book Smart Beauty

I decided to do this NOTD after receiving a request from Candice from YouReview on a "What the postman brought me" post. So this one is for you Candice! :)

Before giving myself a glittery manicure, I love looking through my nail collection for a similar non-glittery colour as a base coat because I don't like putting too many coats of glitter polish on for easy-removal reasons.

These are the polishes I used for my NOTD...
From left to right, Butter London - Nail Foundation Flawless Basecoat, Orly - Gilded Coral, All That Glitters - Book Smart Beauty, and Essie - 3-way glaze.
 
So this is what a coat of Orly Gilded Coral looks like over a coat of Butter London Flawless Bascoat. It is a very pretty coral rose pink with a rather dominant golden shimmer.

This is what it looks like with a coat of All That Glitters Book Smart Beauty on top of Orly Gilded Coral. I think they are a good match for each other. Although, you could do without the base layer of Orly because Book Smart Beauty is not a sheer glitter polish.

 I included this blurry photo because it shows how much golden shimmer there are in both polishes.



I got a bit too excited with taking photos because I didn't wait long enough for my nails to dry, and ended up smudging the index and pinky fingers. In this photo, the pinky only has a coat of Book Smart Beauty over the top of a coat of the flawless basecoat. The pink was "nude" - just had my regular gelish manicure.

 Another photo to show the glitters in Book Smart Beauty.

As you can see, a coat of Book Smart Beauty is surprisingly opaque! It's perfect for me because I hate piling on too many coats of glitter polishes, as it makes removal a chore.

Last photo, I promise! I had trouble trying to catch the true beauty of this manicure, so I had to include a gazillion photos to show you how pretty this NOTD is!

P.S. I needed about 3 coats of Essie 3-way glaze to get rid of the gritty feeling of a glitter polish.

23 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! It's perfect, I love it love it love it! Thank you so much for doing this post! Both Book Smart Beauty and Gilded Coral look gorgeous. Ahhhh! :)
    xx

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    1. You are very welcome! :) Feel free to request for swatches in any of my posts.

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  2. Soooo glittery :) I am in love with Book Smart Beauty
    x

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    1. Me too! I usually change my polish every few days, and I still have it on after 3 days despite getting more nail mail! :D

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  3. the colors are too pale, but the glitter completes the look

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    1. I didn't think the colour was too pale :-s Maybe if my skin was a bit more tanned, it'd really show? :-s

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  4. Is that only one coat of the glitter polish? That's awesome! I think I'm definitely going to have to check these polishes out. Great, like I need ANOTHER reason to spend money.
    Thanks for the Nail of the Day, Abigail!

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    1. Yes it is! Amazing isn't it?! I did redo my nails with two coats though because I wanted more glitter.

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  5. Ahhh this combo is gorgeous. Book Smart Beauty is absolutely stunning. x

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  6. I love glitter-y nail polishes , totally heart it <3
    Noor @ Noor's Place

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    1. Me too! I just don't like the removal process :)

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  7. This is so girly and pretty and just perfect! I love it x

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  8. What a beautiful combination! I love the accent pinky nail :)

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    1. Thanks Sandy :) The pinky nail is what I normally have on my nails because my nails break quite easily, so I have gelish on them 99% of the time to give a bit more strength :)

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  9. awesome manicure >,<
    i wish I can do that in home :(

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  10. Oooh... I envy your nails... I wish I have nail like yours so I could also put fashionable nail polishes...!!! Love this <3

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  11. I just got 2 really pretty Orly polishes today. I got "Purple Poodle" and "Pixie Powder". Love your mani!!

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