|Indy's Indies Balloon House over Rescue Beauty Lounge Opaque Nude|
OK - this post is more pic-spam than review, but I love how this man turned out so much I just can't help it. Indy's Indies Balloon House is a fabulous mix of multicoloured matte (awesome) circle (awesome) glitter. Awesome x awesome = awesome squared; I think that just about sums up this polish.
There's so much going on in Balloon House itself I didn't want to detract from it with a brightly coloured or complicated base, so I choose a simple nude - Rescue Beauty Lounge Opaque Nude ~ one of my favourite 'nudey' (than porcelain) nudes.
Balloon House is an interesting one to apply - it needs a bit of care and a lot of topcoat if you're going to get a smooth glassy finish on your nails. The glitter is VERY generous, no need for fishing here; in fact sometimes I thought I was getting too much glitter on my brush at a time and put some back into the bottle. The individual glitters are quite thick, so I was careful not to let them pile up on top of each other on my nails - I used a dabbing sort of application to spread them around. Emma at Cambridge Nails placed the glitters from this polish individually to get a great effect in her nail art design!
Then the topcoat - I used two coats of Nail Pattern Boldness Glitter Food (which is really thick and as the name implies, great for smoothing out glitter manis) before my Seche Vite. As it started to dry, it was still looking a bit bumpy, so I added second coat of SV. So four coats of topcoat. And these are thick topcoats too. But totally worth it. I just had a look at my pal Cazzy's post about this polish (SpecialGirl Nails), and she used four topcoats too......... so I'm in good company here. Cazzy wore it over plain black - which also looks great - I think there are endless possibilities with this one!
More pictures, lol!
I purchased Balloon House from Danielle at her Etsy Shop (sorry international ladies, shipping just in the UK, due to Royal Mail regulations). This is the last of the four glitters I got this time (I was definitely saving the best for last) - you can see The Snowman and Belle in this post here and I used Crushed Candy Cane in my Christmas Nail Art guest post at The Crumpet.
RBL Opaque Nude is an old staple from my collection but is still a current colour and available from the RBL website.