Thursday, February 7th, 2013

The Hit List

What’s the Best Glitter Nail Lacquer you’ve tried?

Share your favorite!  And don’t forget to share why :)

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43 thoughts on “Hit List: Best Glitter Nail Lacquer

  1. I love the Ciaté Jewel nail polish, although I’m not sure whether it can be seen as a glitter polish (because it is a kind of holographic lacquer). I love it!

  2. A Mar

    Deborah Lippmann Mermaid’s Dream!

  3. Dominique

    Deborah Lippmann ” Across the Universe “, I use it over a base ( blue, green blue etc… ) as a top coat. The result is really beautiful.

  4. Icequeen81

    cant tell you the name of the shades cause the names are worn out
    but my fab are one of the lagirl rockstar laquer rand finger paints I have and china glaze rubi pumps

  5. mightyclassy07

    Deborah Lippmann’s “Let’s Go Crazy” is amazing! So beautiful over a blue/purple/black base. I also love Milani’s “Lavender Fizz” and Urban Outfitter’s “Unicorn.”

  6. Ellie

    Zoya all the way.

  7. Alex

    For gold, my favorite is Deborah Lippmann Boom Boom Pow. I love the combo of gold dust, circular glitter, and gold hexes.

    For multicolored, my hands down, HG favorite is Cirque Colors XX. Christine, you need to try this nail polish! It has the most amazing combo of pastel-hued holo glitter in a unique variety of shapes. The glitter payoff is excellent, too – nice layer of glitter in one coat w/o having to dig and place glitter onto the nail. Love, love this one. It gives the nails almost a jeweled effect.

  8. mirian

    I love Deborah Lippman Glitters. They tend to all be really unique, but they are also harder to get off. I work Cleopatra in NYC and it took ages to get off EVEN with foil method.

  9. Y T Cheung

    OPI – Goldeneye is one of the best gold glitters I’ve worn.

    China Glaze – Running in Circles… one of the best looking emerald glitters, just beautiful!

  10. I think for me it’s a tie between OPI “Goldeneye” and Julep “Vivien” they’re totally different from each other but I love both

  11. aww we can’t get Deborah Lippmann in Australia, I’m DYING to try her polishes! I do love Nicole for OPI Rainbows in the S-Kylie though, lots and lots of glitter in every stoke, it’s like there’s a party on my nails and everyone’s invited!

  12. marilyn

    Essie!!! With seche vite top coat!

  13. Kate

    There are so many different subcategories of glitter nail polish, how could you choose just one? Current favorite glitter topcoat is HITS Phenomena Moonbow. Current favorite glitter-containing polish is Smitten Polish Adeste Fidelis. Current favorite glitter full-coverage polish is China Glaze Skyscraper – it’s an oldie, but still awesome!

  14. Kathleen C

    Oh lord, I have way too much glitter polish (more than my pinks or reds). I could go on and on but my all time favorite is OPI’s Pirouette My Whistle. So beautiful and perfect.

  15. anne gonzalez

    Nubar! !! Micro fine glitter full coverage dries fast and amazing sparkle from any angel and lighting

  16. Erin

    I love the Nails Inc. Nail jewelry topcoats. The pink one and the green one are amazing!

  17. Lark

    Pick just one?! Is that possible?

    I’m wearing Zoya Ivanka, green micro glitter with a hint of duochrome in the bottle but none on the nail. It about started a riot though, loads of compliments. Very Flash! And lasted ten days before sudden chip death set in.

  18. Arianna

    For an opaque glitter all over the nail, I love Deborah Lipman’s glitters. Opaque in 2 coats, with excellent spacing of the glitter.

    For layering I love Orly’s glitters. The base usually isn’t as pigmented, so its better for a layering effect. I currently enamored with using Orly’s Mermaid Tale in sort of an glitter ombre over Butter London’s Bluey. Mermaid Tale is also gorgeous in a jelly sandwich with Zoya Frieda (I think that’s it, the teal green jelly from the fall/winter launch.)

  19. Janie Leonard

    I love the new Gem Crush glitter polishes from Sally Hansen, particularly the Big Money shade, which is gold with a few lilac pieces.
    One coat is great for a ombre look or layering, and its completely opaque with two coats, so great versatility!

  20. Deborah Lipmann Flash Dance. With 2 coats of topcoat.

    SPARKLY MAGENTA GARNET AWESOMNESS. Basically, I am reduced to tween-dom whenever I wear it.

  21. Amanda

    OPI Teenage Dream from the Katy Perry collection will always have my heart. If I want opaque glitter, that’s the one I go for.

  22. China Glaze Ruby Pumps, OPI Goldeneye, and Revlon Sparkling!

  23. Ellen

    Love Deborah Lippmann’s glitter polishes. I especially love Superstar and Lady Sings the Blues by themselves, and Boom Boom Pow over other colors.

  24. Geneva

    OPI Save Me, Metallic 4 Life, Absolutely Alice, China Glaze Fairy Dust and Butter London Fairy Cake.

  25. diana

    Teenage dream from katy perrys opi collection! It just fits with every nail lacquer color!

  26. Nikki

    Lippmann, hands down. I’ve rarely (if ever) have polish last as long, it applies well, and they’re all gorgeous. No contest.

  27. Quinctia

    All of Revlon’s shades with hexagonal glitter. For flakies, Zoya’s got three permanent shades with the good kind, that lay flat. For a holo topcoat, China Glaze Fairy Dust. If you want to just have straight-up glittery nails, go for Milani.

    I have a lot of glitter polishes! I have some one-offs in other brands that I love, but I think I covered the major categories above. ;)

  28. Precious

    I’m currently obsessed with China Glaze Champagne Kisses, it looks like crushed diamonds on my nails. :)

  29. L

    Sephora by OPI ‘Hollywood if I could’. It’s got a mountain of silver bar glitters, and it is not hard to get a lot or a little on the nail. It looks amazing over all kinds of nail colours! My personal favorite is layering it on top of the neon pink colour from Illamasqua’s rubberized finished polishes.

  30. Valentina

    I haven’t tried any DL’s yet. So I’ve got yo go with Illamasqua’s Glitterati. Amazing!

  31. Courtney

    Lynnderella – Elf Assured

    It looks awesome layered over every color, but over mint or turquoise it looks like a pattern on a 90s jumpsuit.

  32. Tuva

    Writing down favourites here! :) I don’t use much glitter polishes, beacause I think they’re a pain to remove. :P So I haven’t really got many.

  33. Melissa

    Deborah Lippmann does glitters really well. My favorite is Mermaid’s Dream. Unfortunately DL glitters tend to thicken as time goes on.

  34. Emily

    China Glaze Fairy Dust! It looks good over EVERY nail color. It’s just stunning. Definitely the best I’ve ever used. 2nd place, Milani Gems in Gold. So good.

  35. Kat

    Sephora by OPI and zoya because they both make your nails incredibly shiny :)

    • Kat

      Also the jem crush by Sally Hansen in blingtastic is amazing. So much compliments, and it lasts a long time too:)