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Jan 31 2012

New! Jordana Glitters Specialty Nail Polish Part 1

I’ve got 18 – count ‘em…EIGHTEEN! – brand-spanking new Jordana Glitters Specialty Nail Polishes to share with you this week, so I decided to divide the lot into two posts, nine for each one!

These new glitters, which cost SRP $2.99, include 24 sparkly shades that offer a variety of finishes to your manicure, and with three coats, some will build up opaque on their own! There are currently 18 available; all 18 are for sale through the Jordana web site, and 12 shades will be sold at Kmart in February!

The 12 shades that will be available at Kmart are: 01 Magenta Magic, 02 Celebration, 06 Fairy Dust, 08 Sequins, 10 Gemstones, 11 Cosmic, 12 Celestial, 14 LA City Nights, 15 Blue Bash, 17 Copper Blaze, 21 Funky Gold Town, and 23 Rhinestones. The six shades that aren’t available yet are: 03 Purple Party, 04 Outer Space, 07 Confetti, 09 Red Flash, 13 Carnival and 22 Galaxy. If you check out the big pic at beginning of the post, you can see small swatche of the unavailable six shades.

I’ve got 41 pics total for this post – flash/sunlight, shade and close-up swatches, as well as bottle comparisons with similar glitters for those with possible dupes, and swatches over base colors. So let’s get started!

01 Magenta Magic:

Magenta Magic is hex and regular magenta glitter in a clear base. This swatch is two coats; I don’t think you could build up to good opacity to wear it on its own. I paired it with Layla Ceramic Effects 37 (I believe it’s called Teenage Dream), a light pink foil:

It looks a little goopy because I didn’t wait long enough in between the two coats.

02 Celebration:

Celebration is a combination of fine and small round light purple glitter in a clear base. This is two coats swatched; I believe in three you could achieve opacity to wear this one on its own! I paired this one with Sephora by OPI Stop Stocking Me:

You can see that the glitter, in one coat, pretty much hides the muted dark purple shimmer of Stop Stocking Me. Love this glitter!

05 Pixie Pink:

Pixie Pink is a light pink version of Magenta Magic, with regular and hex-shaped light pink glitters in a clear base. Like Magenta Magic, I think this is a layering glitter more than an opaque glitter. I did two coats here, but sometimes when I say I do two coats, I mean one coat, and then the second I will brush on but maneuver the brush around to get even coverage of the glitter on the nail. Sometimes this works out with glitters, and sometimes it makes them goopy. The trick, I think, in applying a glitter with a clear jelly base when you want more than one coat, is making sure the first coat is dry enough to handle the second coat.

I paired Pixie Pink with Nails Inc Chelsea:

I like how Pixie Pink pops over the darker, vampy shade!

06 Fairy Dust:

Fairy Dust is fine, light pink glitter with small round holographic glitter in a clear base. I used two coats here. I think three would give you opacity to wear it on its own. I love this one, it’s so pretty and sparkly! I thought it had a dupe in Wet n’ Wild Color Icon It’s All in the Cut, but that one not only has what Fairy Dust has, but also a slightly darker, round pink glitter as well.

I paired Fairy Dust with China Glaze Gaga for Green:

I love the candy-coated feel that Fairy Dust gives this spring green!

08 Sequins:

Sequins is a regular red glitter and hex-shaped blue, silver and magenta glitter, in a clear base. This one is shown at two coats. Another that I would use as a layering glitter polish. I paired Sequins with Confetti Blue Blitz; I thought the base would be more opaque so I wasn’t happy with this combination but here it is:

I also found a possible dupe for Sequins! Here’s a bottle comparison of Sequins and Kleancolor Party Fever:

They look pretty close in real life!

10 Gemstones:

Gemstones is a party on your nails – another in a long line of polishes that reminds us of Deborah Lippmann Happy Birthday! This one has medium-sized hex glitters in red, green, gold, silver, magenta and regular glitter in blue, red, silver, magenta…I’m sure I’m missing a color or two but those are the main ones I saw!  I paired Gemstones with Nails Inc Black Taxi:

I love the way these multicolored glitters pop over black!

I double-checked this against OPI Rainbow Connection, and found that they are not dupes. Here’s a bottle comparison:

11 Cosmic:

Cosmic is one of my favorites! It’s got regular, bright blue glitter and hex-shaped green, blue and silver glitter in a clear base. I love the Earth-like possibilities of this polish, which is shown here in two coats, and is probably best as a layering piece! I paired Cosmic with China Glaze Electric Beat:

I sense a sparkly Earth Day mani!

12 Celestial:

Celestial is another of my favorites. It’s got fine, regular and hex-shaped blue-green (maybe mint?) glitter in a clear base. Perfect for layering, I think it would take more than three coats for opacity and that would likely be a nightmare to take off! I paired Celestial with Essie Dive Bar:

I dig how it looks like a coating over Dive Bar.

14 LA City Nights:

LA City Nights is regular purple glitter with slightly larger blue glitter in a clear base. My swatches are in two coats. Another one that is probably best as a layering polish, but I don’t know! Another coat might do the trick! I paired LA City Nights with L’Oreal Jet Set to Paris:

I like the combo – it accentuates the blue of the polish with pops of purple!

I don’t think blue and purple glitter is unique, but I didn’t dig through my stash too much to find a dupe. The closest I came through a half-hearted search was Nails Inc Connaught Square:

As you can see, they are the same concept, but they are not dupes.

That’s just the first nine of the awesome-sauce that is this new glitter collection from Jordana! I love seeing so much glitter still being manufactured, especially when it’s different from much of what has been available or released in the last couple years (ie, different than the China Glaze specialty glitters, Wet n’ Wild’s Color Icon glitters etc). Also, I like to see it is still popular even while flakies and magnetic polishes are taking over the brands!

What do you think of these polishes? Anything tickle your fancy? My favorites from this bunch are Cosmic, Celestial, Sequins and Fairy Dust!

Tomorrow I’ll have part II!

Disclaimer: The Jordana Glitters Specialty Nail Polish collection was provided to me for review by the PR Firm/Manufacturer. Please visit my Disclosure tab for more information on how BeautyJudy.com keeps it real!

  • Lucy

    Everything tickles my fancy! I have tons of glitters. Doubt I’ll be buying any of these. I do love them! Gemstones & Cosmic are my two favorites.