First off let me say I have no problem getting high end polishes. I have quite a few, and I love them all. But when I get more expensive brands they have to have a little something more to them. They need to give me a reason to want to pay that much for them. Dior has these new limited edition sparkling powders available through their website and Nordstrom. The pack contains a fixing base, as well as black and gold glitter. It comes to a total of $48USD. Now I love Dior. One of my favourite polishes I own is Dior, but as pretty as this looks, I could not pay that much for what essentially clear polish and loose glitter.
I had a 1.5oz bottle of Martha Stewart glitter in Onyx. A sparkling black glitter I had been sitting on for almost 2 years. I think I paid $5 for it at the time. Used my essence Black is Back and just dumped the glitter on top of the wet polish(over a piece of paper). I used a nail art brush to easily get rid of the excess. When I was done I carefully poured the glitter back in the jar. And while application was messy(and I'm assuming more messy than the Dior one because you apply those with brushes), I was easy to clean up. It was super pretty, especially in person. It would be great for a fun, yet more classy night out. The only thing I would do differently next time would be to put the glitter over a layer of topcoat. In the end Ii may not be EXACTLY the same, but it's good enough for me!
You can get a bottle of the Martha Stewart glitter on Amazon, and I'm sure you can find it in any craft store that sells Martha Stewart craft products.
Any thoughts out there?