April 8, 2011
Better Late Than Never- Milani Purple Gleam
Remember awhile back I gave away some of the Milani One Coat Glitters, but I didn't have any for myself? Well, I finally found Purple Gleam to keep for my own collection. Purple Gleam is a dense full coverage glitter polish with bits of black glitter mixed into grape purple glitter.
(blurry pic with flash to show glittery goodness)
Under no circumstances would this polish be a one coater. I did three thin coats for these pictures. You could definitely do two thicker coats to achieve this level of opacity, but unfortunately, one will not cut it. I don't mind having to do two or three coats, I have to do them with most polishes. It kind of annoys me that they actually went and named them "One Coat Glitters". Like... they're very pretty, you didn't need to lie in the name!
My other problem with this polish is that it just devoured my top coat. This is TWO coats of CND Super Shiney Top Coat. Usually Super Shiney is... well, super shiny! But this polish just seemed like it would never be shiny. I think I would wear Seche Vite with this next time. A thicker top coat would probably do a better job.
Overall, I love the color of this polish and that it is a full-coverage glitter. You know I love a glitter, and purple is one of my favorite colors! I just wish they hadn't called these "One Coat Glitters", it kind of sets you up for at least a little disappointment.
You can buy Milani Purple Gleam online at Milani, or in a drugstore near you (if you can find it!).