Man this picture be foggy, so hot and humid today!
When I was in Dollarama in April, I had picked up these 3 nail polish packs for $3CAD each. Top is Collection 10, Middle is Collection 19 and Bottom is Collection 20. I’ve seen these in a few stores now, and there are some other variations, but nothing as interesting as these ones so far.
I used various colours for the bases to test on top of, and this is just one coat for each of the Mariposa Nail Polishes.
This is the results after the second coat was applied. I just used the supplied brush, and didn’t use any tools to try to even them out, nor any sponges.
For some reason, within each collection, it seems like there are different formulas. Some are really thick, and it is hard to even out the application. Some are really runny, so you don’t get as much glitter on each swipe. Others apply just beautifully.
You will need a really good topcoat, as some of the glitter is rather large, which causes issues on the second coat. As you see above, with the second coat, the brush starts to catch, so you get buildup of product in areas, and not enough in others. The top coat will fix that.
I feel like some of these will work better with other tools, to help move around chucks to where you have empty spots, or even just to get extra out of the bottles. I think some of these would have been nicer applied with sponges as well. A few I would just leave at only one coat too, as they are more densely packed in the bottle with the amounts of glitter.
My one trick for the types of glitter polish that aren’t densely packed is this: just use it on your toes, even if you aren’t going to do something fancy. This basically helps use up the extra clear polish, making it easier to pick up more glitter later down the road.
Some people leave the polish out to dry and thicken, which is suppose to make it easier too, but I don’t like how this changes how the polish applies, so I don’t do it that way personally.
I don’t feel like these performed any differently than my expensive ones with similar glitter types. So if there are some you have been eyeballing from higher end brands, maybe try these out first.
I know one of these is a direct dupe of one of my Formula X polishes, which I am super happy about, as I was running out of it.
All in all I am happy with these, and me and my daughter will have lots of fun playing with different combinations over the course of the summer.