Monday, July 30, 2012

Manicure Monday: Mila

My nails are feeling a little festive. At least my ring fingers are. I received two glitter nail polishes in July's Julep Maven box, and Mila is one of them. I've gotta be honest. I wasn't overly excited about the glitter polishes. Glitter on my nails just really isn't my thing. I loved it when I was a teenager, but I feel like I've simply out grown it. So, I kept thinking, how am I going to wear this? Should I just gift it to someone in my life who still likes to wear glitter polish? But more importantly, how am I going to showcase it not he blog? 

You see, I don't typically just paint my nails and wipe it off just for the benefit of a swatch. I typically show you my manicure. One that I have actually worn. As in out. In public. Likely for several days. I just can't bring myself I rock an all glitter mani anymore. Not unless its for a specific special occasion, like maybe a New Years Eve function. 

I just tend to find glitter polish difficult to work with and and wearing it makes me feel like I'm trying too hard to relive high school. Glitter polish just isn't my cup of tea. I'm more partial to a boldly colored polish. Creme, shimmer, and even metallic, I'm ok with. It's glitter I try to avoid. 

So I finally settled on trying the glitter as an accent nail for two reasons: 1) I wanted you all to see the how the glitter polish performed all on its own, and 2) I figured an accent nail in glitter would be less in-your-face (I know, I know, this is coming from a gal that will wear a neon color. I can't really explain it away with logic). 

I gotta say, at first, I was a bit unenthused. But as the day went by, it kind of grew on me. Mila is a multi-color micro glitter polish. Julep recommends it be worn over Kate. I may try that on an accent nail the next time I wear Kate. They also recommend using Mila as the tips on a French mani, over Daphne. Looks good in the pic, but I still haven't mastered doing a French on myself. 

I paired Mila with a pretty lavender, Essie's Oh So Nice. The reds and green in Mila kind of clashed with Oh So Nice. But  I can't really fault Mila for my faulty pairing. Otherwise, the longer I looked at it, the more it grew on me, though I think I'd still stick to glitter for special occasions that call for it. 

If you like glitter polish, you may like Mila quite a bit. The micro glitter was much easier to work with than a chunky glitter polish, and two coats (though a bit heavy handed) saturated my nail with glitter pretty well. And, since I applied it slowly, knowing how messy glitter can get, I managed not to get it everywhere. 

What do you think of Mila? Are you a glitter polish girl?