Lately I haven’t really been into glitter. Or any kind of shimmer in my nail polish. But when I was looking at the China Glaze Surprise collection and saw Don’t Be A Flake had black glitter I just HAD to have it. I love black glitter and well, I just can’t say no. It’s a problem.
So anyway! Don’t Be A Flake has large turquoise, black and pink holographic glitter suspended in a clear base. The combination of colors look amazing in the bottle. Plus, I have absolutely nothing like it in my collection. Unfortunately, there are a few problems with this polish.
I had a hard time getting the glitter evenly on the nail. And when I dabbed the glitter to get it to stay on the nail it created a ton of bubbles. Even after playing with different application methods I didn’t love the result I achieved. There are swatches of that manicure below (OPI Passport and a Smile is the base color).
That being said, I did manage to create a manicure I really loved with this polish. I used Cover Girl Silver Lining as the base and then placed the glitter on the nail using a toothpick. It was time consuming but the result was awesome.
I wouldn’t expect to be able to use this as a normal glitter topper but the combination of glitter is great and if you have the patience to use a toothpick to place the glitter you can create great manicures.
Make sure to check out the swatches under the jump!