Sunday, January 3, 2010

Claire's Stardaze

I'm just WAITING for somebody to get this concept right. The creme and shimmer 3-layer "mixables" that I've gotten from Claire's before have been pretty disastrous: usually, it's a nice color but it's a single color and it's usually hard to apply. So when I saw this, I got really excited: how interesting to throw the glitter in! With the clear polish and glitter, the polish seemed to stand a better chance of getting a marbling effect.

Claire's Stardaze in the bottle

Claire's Stardaze

Three coats (which includes one coat where I had to go fishing for stars). You've gotta look pretty closely but there IS a slight marbling effect going on here (yay!) and the polish ends up jellyish because of the clear polish diluting the shimmer ones. There are three types of sparkle in this: shimmer, glitter and star. The shimmer is pretty. The glitter is pretty. The star... is surprisingly flat. And thick. Thick to the point where it sticks up off the nail. I wonder why polish manufacturers don't use a more flexible material for these things. And why Claire's didn't choose a more reflective star! They looked like they were made out of cardboard.

Close-up of Stardaze

See, a little bit o' glitter, a lot bit o' jelly, a pretty dusty blue... and a big honkin' cardboard star. I'm so waiting for the next generation of these types of polish. Imagine how awesome they could be!

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nathalie said...
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SalvagedExpression said...

I've been buying up the "lay it on me" ones at rite aid here and they are fascinating.
I really do want to see what the possibilities are for these.

gildedangel said...

That is a actually really cool; I have been passing on these but now I might go pick one or two up!

Thess said...

That is a funny nail polish!
Don't know what to think of it...

In the bottle it looks cool.

Lucy said...

That's a really pretty polish. Usually I don't really care for the layered polishes. This one is really pretty. I can see the slight marbling effect. Those stars are really thick. What a pity they aren't very thin and holographic.

MinderMutsig (Kirsten) said...

I've been wondering how these work! I actually like the look of the thick star but I'm a sucker for big over the top Japanese nail-art too. lol

Danica said...

I do remember seeing one out of about a dozen swatches of one of these polishes that worked. I know Charlotte Russe makes some too, but I think it was a Claires, I don't remember, it would be cool if some serious manufacturers attempted a real chance at this.

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