Friday, 16 March 2012

Party of 5 Glitters? Happy Birthday? Or just a Carnival?

When I spotted this polish yesterday I immediately thought of Deborah Lippmann's Happy Birthday. It's a close match and could easily pass for HB from a distance but I'd put it closer to Wet N Wild Party of 5 Glitters. Cris has a great comparison post here where she goes in to all kinds of crazy detail about the glitter.

It's not really a polish I would normally pick for myself but I was convinced it was a dupe of a £15 bottle of polish for only £1 so I splurged (or not) and picked it up anyway. I'm actually surprised to find myself really liking this polish even though I wouldn't normally touch multicoloured anything with a ten foot pole!

By the way the polish is called Carnival from a brand called Technic and I found it in The Original Factory Shop but I've also seen the brand in Bodycare.


I used Rimmel Grey Matter as a base colour and a sponge to apply Technic Carnival to the tips. I finished with a few coats of NYC In A New York Minute to glaze it.




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53 comments :

  1. It's meant to be close to OPI Raibow Collection too. I love it over grey! I grabbed it from Bodycare but have been putting off using it because of getting it off afterwards! I love glitters but I really cba with them lol
    Hx

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  2. Such a great find! Now I really want to have a look in Bodycare!

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  3. I love this over gray! So pretty!

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  4. WOW!!! Awesome with the gray!!!

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  5. So pretty! Love the color combo. The gray color is amazing!

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  6. Wow love this! The coloured glitter pops out on the grey :)

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  7. This turned out so cute! I have way too many of these similar glitters but I continue to buy more~

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  8. I love this gray! It's seriously beautiful. And the glitter looks so good with it!

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  9. This such a great use of the rainbow glitter!!!

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  10. I hate glitters because its so hard to take them off the nails... But I love this gray, I need to buy it :)

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    1. Try 100% acetone nail polish remover, it works great.

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  11. How do you apply with sponge? I love this look but I am horrible and painting my nails, please post a tutorial or video ;)

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  12. Great pictures! And a beautiful mani too, of course =)

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  13. ohh, this is super pretty!! <3

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  14. I adore this effect, it looks so great with that grey base, brava!

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  15. That looks fabulous with the grey base! Makes it look a bit less pretty-pretty or eleven year old girlish. Very niiiice.

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  16. Great combo. I also hated multicoloured but I got OPI sparkleicious the other day & it's beautiful. Think I have wnw party of 5 too but untried, oops.

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  17. TOTALLY AWESOME! I think I need to try it too. :)

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  18. Ooooh I have to try this some time!

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  19. Looks great with the grey base and I like how you put the glitter on the nail.

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  20. I love it! Wouldn't the glitters stick to the sponge? I will try it that way next time I do glitter tips.

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  21. I have this one too! The only trouble I found with it was there was quite a lot of clear varnish dripping off mine, so probably needs extra care when putting it on.

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  22. I think it looks great in small doses over a muted colour, but I couldn't see myself having ten nails covered in that... lovely to add some interest nonetheless!

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  23. Cute combo! I nominated you for some blogger awards because your blog is awesome! Cant wait to see more:)

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  24. I brought the glitter nail varnish because I thought it was a bargain! Thank you for this awesome idea and inspiration! x

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  25. Sponged tips are so pretty!

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  26. woowwww gorgeous!! i love this.

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  27. Love this combo, I must get my hands on some multi-coloured glitter somehow.

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  28. That is gorgeous! I love it, because it's something that I could probably do, haha! I need to buy this!! :)

    xo

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  29. I love the rainbow glitter with grey!:)

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  30. This is such a pretty combination!

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  31. you can make your own mix the clean polish and glitter.

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  32. Love this! I have a love/hate relationship with glitter but may have to hunt down something like this!

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  33. wow what a great find, gives an amazing affect.

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  34. Awesome glitter! Love it! <3

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  35. Wow, this looks awesome :) I have to have it since you posted this post on my birthday as well! If only it wasn't so expensive to buy from Australia :(

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  36. I really this Love the color combo.Look really nice your nails.
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  37. I really this Love the color combo.Look really nice your nails.
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  38. What kind of sponge did you use to apply the glitter? I tried it with the brush and it didnt vome out as nice ;(

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  39. With sponging it on do you get less of the jell its floating in?
    i put some stars floating in a clear on some red the other day (school color mani inspiring my daughter at a swim meet) i ended up dumping the glitter out on a paper and just picking up the stars with a dotting tool and getting them my nails....only thing is im done half a bottle now...and it was the only one on some tacky pharmacy shelf.

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  40. I have a question,I live in the USA,we can get rimmel London,but I've never heard of the Technic brand,can you buy online?

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  41. Love this! I have a love/hate relationship with glitter but may have to hunt down something like this!
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