|Would buy this product again.||14%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Fine Eyes: Blue
Poor amount of both the micro shimmers and the glitters. It doesn't perform well as a topper unless you like to fish for shapes and place each individually. But if you layer 3 - 4 coats its quite pretty on its own.The consistency is very thick but can be successfully thinned with proper thinner as the other reviewer said and this does not affect dry time, which is quick even with the 3 - 4 coats.
Wear is poor - this is a top coat that actually needs a thick top coat to protect itself! If its not coated with a thick layer of top coat the large pieces of glitter stars and moons lift up and catch on things and bits break off leaving weird broken shapes on your nail. Chips and cracks easily on me, I only get 1 - 2 days wear till a couple of big chunks fall off. Then removal is a time-consuming PITA and damages nails. Have to use a heap of strong remover, hold it against each nail for a minute and then scrub hard.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Dark, Warm Hair: Brown, Kinky, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Looks beautiful in the bottle but does not deliver when applied. As others have said its almost impossible to get a decent amount of the larger glitters onto the brush. It also dries to a dull finish. Not a quality glitter polish.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Olive Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is a clear polish with fine holo shimmer and large silver stars, moons and diamonds suspended inside. It's just too much work to get the effect. You have to glop it on and push the chunks around with the brush. Looks a lot prettier in the bottle.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I fell in love with this polish in the bottle when I saw it in a local pharmacy, but I didn't buy it on the spot. Instead, I came home and looked up reviews and swatches. Then, when I was later in a different pharmacy and found it on special, I grabbed it.
This is a special effects top coat in a clear base, featuring beautiful, medium-sized silver-iridescent glitter in the shape of crescent moons, five-pointed stars, elongated diamonds, plus a scattering of tiny iridescent glitter filler.
Unfortunately, my experience of it has not been great. Getting any of the bigger pieces of glitter onto the brush and onto my nails was a hassle. On one hand, I got a single moon on each of two fingers, a star on one, two diamonds and a star on the thumb, and on the index finger, I could only manage to get the small, scatter glitter (which is pretty, but nothing as gorgeous as China Glaze Fairy Dust, for example).
I don't know what the problem is or was, to be honest, but in desperation (because it was next to unusable the way it was) I put in a few drops of thinner and gave it a good shake, and then warmed up the bottle and shook it some more and rolled it between my palms to try to loosen up the glitter and improve the viscosity. And, to my surprise, it seems to have helped considerably.
I'm still not thrilled with the consistency of the base, to be honest. It's kind of gloppy, more than for a lot of clear-base glitters. I suppose they used this thicker formula to get decent suspension, but as I was getting horrid suspension to begin with... I don't know. Maybe the bottle was settled, or too cold, or something, but it's usable now, anyway.
AND... it's really pretty, and quite different. The iridescent glitter is really eye-catching. This looks amazing over dark blue or purple, and while I haven't tried it yet, I think it would also look really beautiful over white polish.
If you've got the "can't get glitter on the brush" problem, I definitely recommend trying a few drops of polish thinner (NOT acetone or nail polish remover! You need proper nail lacquer thinner, and most major brands have one, so there are plenty from which to choose. I used Orly Nail Lacquer thinner because it's what I had handy.). Also make sure the bottle is warmed (carry it around in your pocket or your bra for a while, or put it in a cup of warm water for a little while), and then roll it horizontally between your palms for a while (to get the little mixer beads to skim along the inner walls of the bottle), and shake it. Then, let it sit for a while to settle the new formula, and try it. I've had to do this with a few glitter polishes in my day, and it's a hassle, but it usually works.
Good luck if you want to try this. If you get a good bottle, it's definitely worth it. It is an exceptionally cool polish. I knocked off lippies because, frankly, I have better things to do with my time than find a way to get a brand new product that should work, to work.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
This is a glitter polish containing shapes of diamonds, moons, and stars, as well as tiny sprinkles of holographic glitter in a clear base. Looks good in the bottle, but it's a nightmare to use. Pretty well zero glitter payoff. I had to fish out each of the bigger shapes from the bottle using a cotton bud. A real nuisance, and the effect wasn't even that great. Also, I had to tap down the pieces because the edges lifted up on almost every one. Ridiculous. There are many better glitters out there, so I'd definitely say skip this one.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I had the opposite happen. The shapes hardly come out for me at all and I'm very disappointed.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Celestial FX is an adorable glitter polish I couldn't resist. It has small holo glitters and three shapes (stars, moons, and diamonds) in a clear base. The shapes came out rather easily, to my delight, with minimal fishing involved. Because the base is clear, it can be layered over your favorite polish for a little extra sparkle.