Aug 10, 2011

Van D'Go + Glitter-flakie + matte topcoat = Smile + Summer + Obsessive nail staring!


For todays mani, I felt like doing something summery and girly as the sun finally came back, so I used Essie's Van D'Go that I Barbied up a bit with a glitter-flakie polish, then finally added a matte topcoat for a modern and polished look.

As you surely know, Van D'Go is an opaque peachy pink milky shade. The fomula on this polish was good but rather on the thick side (nothing alarming because the polish doesn't streak and dries evenly). But like all the Essie polishes I've tried, it doesn't bubble, goes on smoothly and dries quickly.

As to the glitter polish I used (Cover Girl's Boundless color nail sparkle topcoat in Pink Twinkle #420), it is amazing! It's a mix of different shaped holographic glitters (square and hex.) and flakes in a very sheer pink jelly type base (the base color is very similar to Essie's Pink Glove Service). 
I picked it up the other day at my local supermarket and really don't regret it! The only negative point of this polish is that it lacks shine; you really need to apply a shiny topcoat to get sparkly nails, or go matte with special topcoat. I like Essie's Matte About You and Essence's Matte topcoats but will probably try the Chanel one as soon as the ones I have are finished. For this mani I used Essie's Matte About You topcoat.

I hope you don't mind the numerous photos; I felt like showing you the different phases of this mani and really wanted you to see the flakie effect...that is most obvious on photos 7 and 8.

Have a nice day!

Photo 1:   Van D'Go, artifial lighting.

Photo 2:   Van D'Go, artifial lighting.

Photo 3:   Van D'Go, artifial lighting.

Photo 4:   Van D'Go + Pink Twinkle, artifial lighting.

Photo 5:   Van D'Go + Pink Twinkle, artifial lighting.

Photo 6:   Van D'Go + Pink Twinkle, artifial lighting.

Photo 7:   Van D'Go + Pink Twinkle + Matte About You, artifial lighting.

Photo 8:   Van D'Go + Pink Twinkle + Matte About You, artifial lighting.


  1. This is really pretty! Van D'Go really compliments your skin tone :)

  2. @ Something polished: Thanks! I really like this lacquer, it's the perfect combination of warm peach and a cool toned pink.