Anyways. Last night I reached a milestone. I went to the casino for the first time! Well, that's a lie. I actually gambled for the first time. It is so glittery and rainbow-y in there. I had to pay tribute with something eye-catching, but quick at the same time because I was pressed for time.
What could be a better fit for "glitter rainbow" than Deborah Lippmann Happy Birthday? This gem is a pretty penny so I did one accent nail to savor it. My base color is China Glaze Hyper Haute from the Tronica collection (which I love, one of their coolest collections for sure). It is a purple-magenta polish with a subtle holographic effect. I think the subtlety is my favorite thing about it. The holographic almost makes it looked textured. The above photo was taken with camera flash.
This photo is without camera flash. I wanted to use all natural light but it is a very rainy, dreary day over here in good, old Alberta. No sunshine for miles. So this is a mix of natural light and a table lamp that happened to be near by. Look at all the colors in Happy Birthday. Just like a casino.
Here's a close-up of the glitter. Excuse the micro-sized hair on my nail, definitely didn't notice that before! Happy Birthday has the perfect consistency, it spreads on the nail without any trouble and the glitter disperses evenly. You also get an even 50/50 or larger and smaller glitter which I like. Some of my other glitters I have to fight to get the bigger glitters out of the bottle. Well worth the $25.
I was wondering while applying Hyper Haute, It kinda looks like OPI DS Extravagance. So I decided to do a comparison.
They are similar, but not dupes. Extravagance is more purple and slightly darker than Hyper Haute. It also has more holographic glitter.
So the bad news is I lost $40 last night on the slots. However, it was a super fun time and I got to watch my best girl friend win $120! And of course, my nails looked great doing it!