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What do you do when you’re tired of a mani but are too lazy to change colors? You add something different to it and say the results were your intentions all along. Anyone? No? Maybe it’s just me…
At least that’s what happened with this mani… I was sporting the lovely L.A. Colors Enchanting for the fourth day and was getting bored of it. (BTW, no chipping at all and only slight tip wear.) Then I remembered I haven’t tried L.A. Girl Aqueous yet. At first I didn’t think the sky blue glitter would complement the rose-gold bronze/reddish purple duochrome, but I actually ended up liking the contrast! What do you think?
L.A. Girl Aqueous Swatches & Review
*~* With Top Coat in Artificial Light *~*
*~* With Top Coat in Natural Light *~*
*~* With Top Coat in Flash *~*
- Fun cutting-edge look
- Dazzling glitter
- Name: L.A. Girl Aqueous
- Amount: 0.47fl oz or 14ml
- What I Paid: $2.99
- Price Per Unit: $6.36/fl oz or $0.21/ml
- Other L.A. Glitter Addict Colors Available: Inspire, Provocative, Euphoria, Eutopia, Explosion, Nostalgic, Purge, Jostle, Synergy, Flash, Flamboyant, Animate, Incognito, Celebrate, Uninhibited
- Where to Buy: Cherry Culture, LA Girl website, nail salons, some Forever 21 stores
LA Girl Glitter Addict Aqueous Review
LA Girl Glitter Addict Aqueous has no color, but the glitter particles are a bright baby-blue shade that twinkles against the light. The glitter and the flash on my camera had a contest to out-sparkle each other, and I think the glitter won. The reflection almost blinded my camera!
I love that there are two different sizes of glitter – one’s teeny tiny and the other is of a larger hexagon. I like this because it adds a sort of randomness to the look.
Application of L.A. Girl Glitter Addict Aqueous is quite simple. I’ve tried many glitter polishes where the brush just drags the glitter around. You basically have to dab on where you want the glitter. But Aqueous is different – the glittery particles stay where you first apply them.
You only need 1-2 coats of this. If you load the brush with enough glitter, you can cover the entire nail with 1 coat. On some nails, I went over for a 2nd time to ensure no nail space was left unglitterfied.
Make sure that there are no hexagon pieces sticking out at the end of the nail though. Those can feel razor sharp – almost like you have claws!
When I wore LA Girl Purge, I didn’t put on a top coat. As with Purge, Aqueous doesn’t feel super rough and gritty. The glitter lies quite flat, so if you don’t want to TC it, it’s not a huge deal. I decided to add a TC for Aqueous just to see the difference, and I like the smoother finish more. Plus, I find that the glossy TC brings out the shine in the glitter!
Liking LA Girl Aqueous on top of LA Colors Enchanting surprised me. And now I really think that you can pair this blue glitter with almost any color. It’s a simple step that turns any color into something more visually interesting. I’m going to try it with a whole whack of other polishes!
Final Verdict: 9.4/10
I’m loving that a simple glitter coat adds more versatility and variety to my nail-polish collection. I think this is a cool shade to have since, of course, I love blue!
What do you think of the contrast of blue against Enchanting? What other polish would you wear this with?