Nails: American Apparel Meteor Shower

5 August 2012

Sample nails L-R: No 7 So Simple - £7, Models Own Utopia - £5, Essie Mint Candy Apple - £7.99, Models Own Lemon Meringue - £5, Essie Fiji - £7.99

After my recent haul post (which you can read here), the majority of people seemed interested in the American Apparel glitter polishes I purchased, so I thought I'd do a quick post on Meteor Shower.

I love this polish. It's basically a load of gold foil chopped up in to different sized pieces in a clear polish, and although not every piece lies completely flat, my nails don't feel uncomfortably bumpy. I couldn't decide what colour to go for as a base (hence my multicoloured nails in the third picture!) but I honestly think they all work really well - I've yet to come across a colour that doesn't work with this polish. I'm definitely going to pick up a deep blue soon as I think it'd look great with Meteor Shower.

Eventually I settled on Essie Fiji as a base (I just can't get on with this polish normally, but it does look pretty with the glitter), but as you can see, I changed my nails a couple of times. I was surprised to find that Meteor Shower came off really easily, unlike the majority of other grittier glitter nail polishes. I just held a nail varnish remover soaked cotton pad on my nail for about ten seconds and it wiped off really easily.

If you're near an American Apparel store I'd definitely recommend you pick this up - all of their polishes are on 3 for £17 at the moment, which means you're getting one free and another at a discounted price.

Do you love glitter topcoats as much as me? Which are your favourites? Check out my top five in this post.

16 comments

  1. I've never tried a glittery topcoat like this, but I definitely love the edgy feel it gives to the nails :)

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  2. LOVE love love this look! My favorite glitters at the moment are OPI Save Me and Sephora by OPI Traffic Stopper Copper. :)

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  3. wow! the gold sparkle nail varnish is awesome! It reminds me of new years :) xx

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  4. Awesome nail polish, looks so beautiful!

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  5. Great post, I love the chopped up style of this polish, I think it looks so unusual compared to normal glitter polishes
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. Such a pretty mani! I haven't seen a gold flake polish like this one before. It looks gorgeous layered on those pastel colours :)

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  7. Wow, this actually looks really cool! I'm not generally a fan of American Apparel nail polishes (quality-wise), but I may have to try this one...

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  8. That glitter polish looks so amazing! I've never tried an American Apparel nail polish before, but I may have to invest!

    sophietalksbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

    xx

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  9. Ahh that is amazing! I love the finished look.

    xo,
    Lela
    Fashion and Beauty Blog - LelaLondon.com

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  10. Love this nail varnish! It looks amazing!! Great blog :) xx

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  11. I've nominated you for a Liebster Blog Award!
    http://vividiorquue.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/liebster-blog-award.html

    x

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  12. I'm obsessed with glitter top coats at the moment!!

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  13. Love Mint Candy Apple by Essie! Addicted to glitter nail polish, particularly the OPI ones. Love them over a pastel base! Although glitter polish is such a pain to remove...so frustrating!

    Really enjoyed reading your blog, now following!

    Just started my own blog recently- http://yakateyyak.blogspot.com.au/

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  14. This looks gorgeous layered over the pastel colours! Love!

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