Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Nailed: GOSH Nail Glitter!


I haven’t seen or heard much about the GOSH nail glitters. In fact I hadn’t heard of them at all before I spotted them in Superdrug the other day. After a bit of research online, I think they must have been out for a few months but have so far managed to escape my attention!
These little pots of super-fine glitter drew me in because (as you all know!) I’m a complete glitter bug. The idea of using lose glitter to adorn the nails seems a little messy to me, but I wanted to try it as I’m always up for something new when it comes to nails.
The shade I chose was ‘Ruby Red’ which is actually more of a deep pink. It was a hard decision as there are 8 different shades, all of which are gorgeous but I think this was the most ‘me’.

The process of application is actually very simple…
You apply a clear coat of polish to the nails, dip the nail into the glitter pot, make sure the glitter covers the whole nail, carefully remove it from the pot, then wipe off any excess.

The result is gorgeous. It’s a matte glitter finish unlike conventional glitter nail polish. You can’t put a top-coat over it without turning your nails into a gloopy mess, so the glitter itself has quite a limited staying power (a couple of days before it develops some substantial ‘bald’ patches!) but it’s definitely a gorgeous look for a special occasion.
I think I’m more likely to use this again in nail art designs, or for the tips of my nails as the effect on the whole nail seems to be a little more hassle than it’s worth.

They are £3.99, so won’t break the bank and are fun to have a play with. I’m quite disappointed that they don’t have a true red shade for Christmas time, but definitely keep your eyes open for a video tutorial featuring these glitters soon! I think it could be really fun to play around with mixing different glitters on the same nail!

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55 comments

  1. That is amazing!!! You could even mix and match glitters in another pot to create your own. I need to get my hands on this! Especially with Superdrug's 3-for-2 offer. : )

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  2. Gorgeous! I guess I'm going to have to purchase one of these really soon! And it:s a really cute colour you picked out, there! I love it! :)

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  3. Great idea, I've got to try it now!

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  4. Oooh exciting, they almost look like sculpted nails. Interested to see other colours available too :-)

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  5. I'm the same as you never heard of these before so thanks for the review :)

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  6. I walk passed Gosh all the time and never noticed these. I think you're right about using them for nail art. I can imagine using these on the tips of the nail. might have to have a look as these just look fun.

    ooooh maybe get 2 colours Fleur and try them together, as in half nail one, wait to dry, then other half another. if you could do a video or let us know if that is easy enough!

    great post x

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  7. Lush! Love them & the colour is perfect xoxo
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  8. Love these! I hope they have a gold one for the tips of my nails :)

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  9. wow they look amazing! do they come off? xx

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  10. It looks gorgeous! Perfect for the holiday season! :)

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  11. that is amazing <3
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  12. Your nails look AMAZING! I'm definitely getting the Gosh Nail Glitter!(:

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  13. This looks really great. I'll have to get my hands on this. It's great for holidays!

    nena.

    www.alice-in-wonderland22.blogspot.com

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  14. I have just bought a set of 12 loose glitter from ebay for 99p for my nails! Such nice colours as well so if you like this then check out ebay too!
    x

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    1. Yes i check there and is a lot of them

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  15. This is a gorgeous colour, I can see it looking lovely on just the tips too, like you said!

    xo

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  16. Its a gorgeous shade, and its a great price too! shame that you cant put a top coat over it though, think itd be much better if you could.

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    xo

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  17. wow i love this. great discovery. i defo need some of this in my life x

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  18. so gorgeous! maybe you could drip the top coat onto your nails and spread apart with an old paint brush from the drug store? haha
    crazy idea, I know haha


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  19. These glitter pots give a similar effect to Shellac Rockstar, I think I'll try these instead!

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  20. After I read this, I went out and bought a pot of GOSH nail glitter for myself haha!
    I just made my own post about it if anybody would like to look :)

    Frances x
    http://francescassandra.blogspot.com

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  21. Oooh, that looks nice. I don't know about not using a top coat though, it would never last more than two seconds on my then... lol

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  22. This is so cool! I think I'll try it for my husband's work holiday party :)
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  23. I have seen these in Superdrug over and over as they are so eyecatching. But I always leave without one as I always pictured myself with glittered and nail varnish stuck everywhere!!!! You make it look very neat though! I am impressed. But still doubtful I would pull off the process!!

    http://lovelettersandsnippets.blogspot.com/

    xxxx

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  24. Oh my "GOSH" that color is to die for! So gorgeous for the holidays! I wish it were available in the US.

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  25. Beautiful glitter and beautiful manicure, thanks for sharing

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  26. I am a bit of a neat freak and love painting my nails to perfection. This seems like it would be a lot messier and involve more patience. Hopefully a video tutorial can fully persuade me :P Thanks for posting Fleur !

    xx Veronica

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  27. That is such a pretty colour, I might just have to pick it up next time I'm in Superdrugs :)x

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  28. I saw these in Superdrug also, although I'm not sure its for me, I think I'll stick with my glitter polishes! I can see why it would attract other glitter fans though xx

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  29. They seem more for particular designs rather than for the whole nail, surely you'd use a glitter nail varnish? But it does have a very nice effect!

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  30. i cant wait to try this xx

    my blog : http://ravingbeautyx.blogspot.com/

    RavingBeautyx

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  31. do you think this would work with with normal a glitter pigment for your eyes? xx

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  32. Ooo these look right up my street. I've developed a rather ridiculous addiction to glitter of late. Looks great... Just a pain to get off. I don't suppose this stuff is too terrible to remove since it looks quite fine. Very pretty

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  33. A silver color of this would be so gorgeous for New Years! I wish they sold GOSH in the U.S.!

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  34. i love this colour its gorgeous and very festivE
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  35. VERY christmassy! I might get some for the big day! :)

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  37. this pink is truly very "you" ha ha ha
    aren't there going to be a lot of glitter fall out? would love to see your nail tutorial ^_^
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  38. It looks really cute! Is it just as annoying to take off as with glitter polish? I haven't seen these in The Netherlands yet...

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  39. This seems very hard to get off ...

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  40. I just but 6 of them and is was great and is really pretty and all my friends say where did you get it

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  41. I have used this and I put Barry M's top coat over it and it looks fine. No mess at all x

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  42. Wow beautiful , and easy to do x

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  43. Where can I purchase this at?

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  44. Did you try letting the glitter dry completely and then put topcoat on? I can see the glitter being goopy and shifting if it weren't dry. =/

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  45. Suggestion: apply base coat. Quickly dipping each finger into glitter right away and tapping it down right away with the pad of your finger. Repeat on all ten nails. Then With a fan brush , lightly brush out the groove of your nails and across the top to remove excess glitter And top coat to smooth and set the glitter, reapply another top coat if needed.

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  46. FYI, in addition to my last comment ...let the base coat and glitter dry for a minute or two AFTER you pack it down and before brushing it with a fan brush....

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