Sometimes a good makeup challenge is the push needed for a beauty blogger stuck in a rut! With the move coming up fast and no less than 4 post graduate assessments due on the same weekend, I was elated to see that Omega had created a new challenge group filled with exciting weekly challenges to try! I’m quite happy to have some inspiration handed to me on a platter, so in this second week I have joined in with the ‘GLITTER’ theme in the best way I know how!
I had a good look through my makeup stash for an eyeshadow or blush that used the chunky flakes I associate with the word ‘glitter’, but all that I dug out were makeup products filled with shimmer! I will admit that I was tempted to cheat and use some shimmer for this challenge, but seeing as it is my maiden voyage into Antipodean Beauties I thought I would turn to the makeup I apply to my fingernails – glitter polishes! I sure have a whole lot of them (many more than those pictured!) and I had a bit of fun choosing base coats (or undies!) for my glittery shades.
From the thumb :
-Ulta3 Soft Hydrangea + Australis Milky Way
-OPI Dining Al Frisco* (San Francisco collection) + Jordana LA City Lights
-Sally Hansen Shrimply Divine* + essence The Huntsman (Snow White collection)
-Australis Kick the Bucket* + Australis Glitter Strikes Back
-OPI Incognito in Sausalito* (San Francisco collection) + Jordana Magenta Magic
My favourite pairing from this manicure would have to be the pinkie finger. I fell in love with Incognito in Sausalito* at first swatch, and I think Magenta Magic looks amazing paired with the deep navy shade from the new San Francisco collection. I really enjoyed the theme of this challenge, though it has spurred me to think about adding a true glitter shadow into my ever growing collection.
Which pairing is your favourite?
Do you wear glitter makeup or nail polish or find it a bit too much?
This is a Blog Hop, so make sure you check out the other amazing glitter creations from the Antipodean Beauties below!
*Provided for consideration. Honesty, always.