It never fails that if there's something you really want but you don't buy it, when you finally decide to get it you can't find it anymore. When I was looking for an outfit for my Halloween costume I wandered into Target, which has the best selection of nail polish. Of course I decided to wander over there just in case something awesome was on sale. They had a display of Hard Candy nail polishes, some of which caught my eye. Beautiful, bright, sparkly colours. I stayed strong though and walked away. They lingered on my mind though, and after seeing a few pictures around I knew I made a mistake. I went back to buy a couple and.....they're gone.
Thankfully they had a few other polishes that lived up to the glittering beauty of the other ones! They're from Sally Hansen's new Triple Shine line. I got "Sparkling Water", a glittering blueish-green with hints of purple sparkles, and "Hypnautical", which I can best describe as being halfway between a glitter and a flakie. It's mostly blue and green but turns many, many different colours depending on what light you're in. I couldn't decide which one to try first, so I decided to put the two together!
I did two coats of sparkling water as a base coat, and then used "Hypnautical" to attempt to make a glitter gradient on the top. This has turned out to be VERY difficult to photograph, and I had serious tip wear after only one night, but otherwise it's fantastic. It's too bad it's raining outside because I think this would look amazing in the sunlight!
This doesn't show all the colours in the glitter very well, so I tried taking pictures in a few different lights. You can almost see the purple in this one:
And this one really shows how blue it can get:
These are so much prettier in real life, I highly recommend checking them out! That way you can see how absolutely gorgeous they really are.