Friday, 28 September 2012

JENsations Purple Rein Swatch

I don't know if everyone's realised, but nearly all of my blog posts have a 'cut'. This just means that there's more pictures and normally a description of the polish and technique used in the manicure to see if you follow the link at the end that says 'click here to see more...'. I'm not trying to trick you, it just makes the page load quicker if I don't have all the pictures on the front page! 

Today I have another swatch of a JENsations polish. I often find glitter toppers a bit tricky to apply, I always end up with buckets of clear polish piled on to my nails and no glitter in sight! For chunkier glitter like this, I've started painting it on to a sponge, waiting a few seconds for most of the clear polish to sink in to the sponge and then dabbing on the glitter. So far, it's worked very well for me!

These swatches are a 'dabbing' of JENsations Purple Rein* over two coats of A-England Guinevere and topped with two coats of Essence Better Than Gel Nails.

JENsations Purple Rein Swatch

JENsations Purple Rein Swatch


JENsations Purple Rein Swatch


JENsations Purple Rein Swatch

You can buy Purple Rein from Jen's Etsy shop. Each bottle is $8.00 or approximately £5 plus shipping.

*This item was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own. See my disclaimer for more information.

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19 comments:

  1. This is so pretty! Love the purple!

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  2. That's a great idea to use the sponge to get the chunkier glitter on the nail. I would've never thought of that.

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  3. Sounds like a good technique about dabbing, usually there is too much clear base in with the topper glitters.

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  4. The idea of using a sponge to soak up the excess base is BRILLIANT! I'm going to have to try that the next time I go to wear one of those ridiculous glitters from Spoiled that are way more base than glitter.

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  5. really clever technique! thats one pretty glitter!

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  6. THANK YOU for sharing your genius Sammy!

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  7. Ooh, that's really pretty over Guinevere. Also, brilliant idea with the glitter dabbing! You so smart :D x

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  8. Holy crap, that sponge technique!! I must do that from now on, you're awesome!

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  9. The sponge idea is genius! Gorgeous polish!

    Jazz x

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  10. This is gorgeous!!!! I love how you paired it!

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  11. OMG I never thought of that! I tried wearing All That Glitters Spotty Dottie Dark (over ChG Awaken) and the glitters were so sparse I felt like I was globbing the whole bottle on each nail! I tried this method and omg what a difference! Thanks!

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  12. I should try that dabbing technique again. Last time I tried, I think I waited too long. The glitter got stuck to the sponge!!

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  13. Thank you for your tip on how to get more glitter out! It really helped me! I love your blog, I look forward to checking it! :)

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