Happy New Years Eve (or New Years, depending on where you are located)! As the year comes to a close it only makes sense to celebrate it in a sparkling and festive way. I actually needed to record a New Years makeup tutorial so I knew my nails should be something that would match the mood as well. As I looked through my nail drawer, this lovely polish caught my eye.
Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear nail color in Strobe Light is a show-stopping polish with a mixture of rosy pink glitter infused with medium and small holographic circles in a clear base. I've only ever worn this polish over other colors since I'm usually impatient to remove layers of glitter, but I decided this was a special occasion and I wanted the full glitter-bomb impact!
Here I used CND Stickey Base with 4 coats of Strobe Light, topped with Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat. The coverage after 4 was dense enough to appear decently opaque in real life and really gives it that wow factor that you don't really get with less layers. This was one of those "go big or go home" kind of moments and since glitter polish is very forgiving of imperfections, it wasn't a pain in the butt to add extra coats.
This is a true glitter polish so there is some texture to the finish even after top coat but not enough to snag and would probably be remedied by an extra coat of Seche Vite. I'm also a big fan of the flat wand Sally Hansen polishes have since it makes for a less gloopy application.
Overall, I am in LOVE with the final look! It's such a feminine, pretty color that is very wearable considering it's a glitter polish. The shade really compliments my skintone and I couldn't be happier with my New Years choice. :)
Do you love or hate glitters? What polish are you wearing for New Years Eve parties? Let me know in the comments!