I am thrilled to bring you some more beauties from KC at Super Nails! Today I will share with you another stunning birthstone glitter, January Garnet (my birthstone, yay!). As well as six very creative shades, with 5 glitters and one crelly/glitter. Those are Peacock, Unicorn’s Mane, Anti V-Day, French Kiss, Me-Ow! and Rainbow Clouds. So here we go, starting with my birthstone!
LOVE LOVE LOVE this Peacock!
Single this Valentine’s Day? No worries, Anti V-day has you covered.
French Kiss, c’est magnifique!
Rainbow Clouds is soft and delicate. Perfect for spring!
So, here’s the thing. I’ve feared bar glitters in the past. But this one, oh my goodness. How fun is this? So easy to apply and so festive!
I saved one of the best for last. My little model, Hermione, was made for this polish theme with it’s cute little leopard spot glitters!
I loved doing these amazing polishes from Super Nails. So much fun and such creative glitters. Head on over to Super Nails store and grab a few minis, request customs or get full bottles! Have fun 🙂
Super Nails polishes are Indie Handmade Nail Polish 5-Free Custom Blended Dense Glitter Lacquer.
They just keep impressing me! The Birthstone collection by creator/owner of Super Nails has been a delight to swatch for you. As I pulled out the other three KC sent me my brain came up with so many ideas on how to present them to you. Here are August Peridot, September Sapphire and October Opal. Enjoy!
KC describes August Peridot as “Clear polish base with tiny olivine hexes, green dots, and chartreuse transparent hexes.”
I used Zoya Logan and a gold underneath. It turned out rather elegant!
Here are the closeups on the nail and in the bottle.
Next we have a glorious blue glitter topper in September Sapphire. I will remind you that all the formulas are typical of glitter toppers, a bit on the thick side but these are very smooth and no stringiness. They are packed and go on very nicely. Using a clear topcoat is recommended.
See how packed this is?!
KC describes September Sapphire as “Shimmering blue-gold duochrome micro flake polish with blue hex, iridescent hex, and holographic blue glitters.”
Here are some closeups for your glitter lovin’ eyes!
And last I give you October Opal. Well, I’m not giving it away today but you can get it in two sizes at the Super Nails store, link below. She carries these in minis and full .50 sizes. I love this mani! I thought it would be fitting to do a watercolor mani with Opal colors.
Even glorious in the bottle!
KC describes October Opal as “Shimmering rainbow polish base with iridescent opalescent flakes and glitter in all shapes and sizes. ”
Just for fun I wanted you to see how cool this topper is over black. I used Zoya Storm.
You may find a few larger flakies in this so you’ll have to tame with a good clear topcoat. But I topcoat all my glitter manis anyway. I like Gelous for heavier glitters.
Well that’s it for this series. I highly recommend KC’s Birthstone Collection. Have you picked up yours yet?
My first custom polish from Super Nails is exactly what I envisioned. Raspberries, one of my favorite fruits! And I’m always drawn to pinks and gold together. It’s just a stunning combination so when KC told me I could come up with a custom polish, I knew right then what I wanted. She really delivered!
Obviously from the photo as you can see my smoothie didn’t have the glorious pink shade as my polish. Maybe if I’d used raspberry sherbet. 😉 This polish had just the right amount of gold flakies I asked for. The results were spot on.
As it goes with flakey loaded lacquers…say THAT ten times fast, I dare you! Lol there will always be the tiniest bit of bumpiness, so I added Gelous as a top coat. I’m going to hate to take this stunning polish off today but I’ve got more swatching to do. Super opaque in one coat, the formula is slightly thick but easy to apply. Flaky dispersion is perfect! This gilded beauty is a treasure! Here’s a closeup.
I’m not sure how it works with KC’s customs whether she replicates them in mass, or by request. But she has the formula now and if you’d like a bottle of your own, ask her! KC’s indie polish business based in Michigan, is fairly new, 2013, but she knows what she’s doing. She majored in Business and Entrepreneurship in college. Her polish blends are made up fresh to order and she does customs on request. Her polishes are human and environmentally friendly. As she states on her stores web site, “All Super Nails polishes are 5-FREE, vegan, and free of formaldehyde, toluene, dibutyl phthalate (DBP), formaldehyde-resin, camphor, and carmine. So… beautiful nail polish, no cancer, or abused animals = win for everyone!” That’s what we like to hear.
Remember, I soon will be posting the other three Birthstone polishes she sent me, and a glitter topper she knew would be close to my heart and it’s AMAZING! Here is where you can shop for your Super Nail products.
This is my first experience swatching for Super Nails. I’m no stranger to glitter toppers. I’ve reviewed plenty. Although I have swatched my share of minis, I truthfully admit I hate trying to hold these lil stinkers with one hand and holding my big ole DSLR camera in the other. It’s tough! No, it’s sometimes painful. But owner KC said most of her sales are her minis and that’s what she likes to advertise. Far be it from me to change her business model. I am telling you, whether you pick up full size or minis, you will love the quality of her polishes.
Prepare yourself and grab some coffee or tea…tons of photos coming right up. I will be reviewing 6 birthstone polishes from,the collection. Three in this post and three in the next. In between I’ll delight you with a gorgeous custom KC created for me for which I’m over the moon about! First up is April Diamond.
KC describes April Diamond as “Clear polish base with dense silver metallic glitters of all sizes. Would be a great glitter topper for use in a glitter gradient manicure, or simply on top of any color.”
Next is June Pearl. So soft and delicate. This will be a great topper for some Christmas mani because it reminds me of snow!
Again, the formula was quite pleasing. Not quite as densely packed as Diamond, but I found it perfect for dispersion because I’m planning a great lil winter scene when it turns cold again!
As you can see in this macro shot, the delicate matte pearl glitters are so soft looking. A great glitter if you want to wear it to the office without blinding your boss!
KC describes June Pearl as “Clear polish base with dense pearly white glitters of all sizes. Would be a great glitter topper for use in a glitter gradient manicure, or simply on top of any color.”
And the last of the three for today’s post, July Ruby! Remember to come back in a couple of days for the follow up with the other three I’m reviewing: August Peridot, September Sapphire and October Opal.
There were so many ways I could have swatched this beauty for you. Even with the mini size bottle, the size of the glitters were not difficult to apply. I decided on this holo filled blue, sort of patriotic, called Dream, by Zoya for my base coat.
KC describes July Ruby as “Clear polish base with holographic and metallic red glitters, and tiny hexes.”
Here are a couple macro shots of Ruby…
That’s it for today. I should have the other toppers swatched in a couple of days.
I’ve found that using little squares of felt does an amazing job and way better than cotton balls. I had no problem removing any of these glitters at all. But, back to Super Nails!
Here is the backstory KC sent me about why she chose to produce birthstone polishes! “Birthstone polishes! I used to manage a bead and jewelry shop, so birthstones were a very common material for me to work with. I wanted to put both of my hobbies (of making jewelry and making nail polish) together, by creating gemstone inspired nail polishes. I began with the basic and most popular gemstones, because everyone has a birthday!”
Makes sense to me. 🙂 One would think you’d see more birthstone polishes out there dedicated to the gem of your month. This is a great idea and would make great birthday gifts for those polish lovin’ gals in your life.