I’m a sucker for glitter, any glitter. So when I read a blogpost about China Glaze Fairy Dust Nail Lacquer and how it made everything better, I thought I had to have it. The blogpost was hysterically funny, and it really focused on the glitter.
I needed to buy a salve on Amazon for my exfoliative keratolysis (that’s another story for another day), and in order to qualify for free shipping, I needed to spend another $5. So China Glaze Fairy Dust got added to my order. It was like getting it for free.
Fairy Dust looks great in the bottle. So sparkly!
But on bare nails, not so much. My nails look yellow and discolored from gardening, and the glitter topper doesn’t help. I’m a little disappointed. I was hoping for more glitter, more bling.
Since Fairy Dust is essentially a topper, I decided to do my accent nails in one of my favorite shades, Milani Color Statement Nail Lacquer in Pink Beige, to see how it looks.
I like Fairy Dust much better on top of the colored polish.
Although China Glaze Fairy Dust provides a subtle luster rather than lots of glitter like I was expecting, I’ve decided that I like the more restrained look on top of a color. On bare nails, there was almost no contrast at all. So now I know how I’ll use Fairy Dust in the future, to enhance color.
Have you tried or would you try Fairy Dust? Is that enough glitter for you?
China Glaze Nail Lacquer comes in a 14 ml/0.5 fl. oz. bottle, and it contains China clay, a hardener that gives porcelain its shine. All China Glaze colours are free of DBP, Toluene and added Formaldehyde. It’s made in the U.S. It’s widely available online and in stores such as Sally’s Beauty and Ulta.