G(u)ilty Pleasure: Glitter Nails from Rescue Beauty & Gosh Are the Acceptable Face of Bling

By Beaut.ie | February 11 2012 | 9 Comments


Lorraine gave us her tell the truth and shame yourself scarlet product the other day, and now here I am ‘fessing up to (one) of mine.

We had a Yes/No take on glitter before Christmas: Jane Cunningham from British Beauty Blogger came down firmly against the sparkly stuff while Fluff and Fripperies’ Emma Henderson declared herself all for it.

Me? Well, I used to regularly glitz up my eyes every weekend until I got so fed up with still picking glitter off my cheeks on a Tuesday that I stopped. That, and I kinda felt it was a bit, er, undignified now that I wasn’t 25 anymore. But there’s one place I never stopped bringing the bling: my nails.


Rescue Beauty glitter polishes cost $18, you’ll pay a hefty whack for shipping; Gosh’s Nail Glitter costs €6.99

In fact, the older I get, the more I seem to adore glittery talons. Sequins, pailettes and sparkles – yep, I’ll have ‘em all on hands please and the very best glitters I’ve come across are from Rescue Beauty Lounge, a US brand which has a nail bar in New York. All too often glitter polish looks great in the vial but is a wishy-washy let down on the hands. This stuff? Full, flashy coverage in two-to-three coats. I bought two of my bottles in-store there after a manicure, and my third, Locavore, was a surprise pressie from Himself this Christmas after I admired it and then left the page open on my laptop – quite unintentionally, actually.


Rescue Beauty glitters in (clockwise from top left) Locavore, Look Rich, Be Cheap and Frugalista; Gosh Nail Glitter in (top down) Blue Sapphire, Amethyst Purple and Gold

Gosh’s glitter pots are also a great way to get on the blingin’ bandwagon: Lynnie recently gave us a neat step-by-step on the easiest, least messy way to use loose glitter and I recommend a read if you intend to indulge, it really is the best way to do it. These work excellently as an accent nail; they’re nice mixed with each other and you can use them to create glitter tips too – just paint on a careful line of clear varnish for a fake french then quickly dip talons into the pot. Great stuff altogether.


And as for removal? I’m gonna just ‘fess up and admit it. Feck all that tinfoil wrap palaver: I PICK IT OFF, BITCHES.  It’s the easiest way.

Psst: I’m not alone in the Beaut.ie fambily for my love of the sparkles – Lynnie’s a fan too. Check out her recent purchases from the Nicki Minaj for Opi collection for even more reflective goodness.

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9 Replies to "G(u)ilty Pleasure: Glitter Nails from Rescue Beauty & Gosh Are the Acceptable Face of Bling"

  • Lorrrrrraine says:

    I pick mine off too, it’s therapeutic and saves money.

    Big recommendation for those Angelica nail polishes from Pennys, such gorgeous colours and dirt cheap. My best mate wore a blue/purple/silver one to college on Friday and I kept grabbing her hands to get another look.

  • kezia says:

    Nice one on the Rescue Beauty Lounge ones, I’m forever looking them up; especially Locavore which looks especially beautiful!I’ve amassed a huge collection of nail varnishes mostly glitters in the last year so I am coming firmly down on the pro glitter side!

  • As much as I don’t like glitter on clothes, make up and accessories, I have a totally different set of rules for my nails… anything goes :)
    I like the look of Locavore (which I would of course pick, it’s just too much of a nightmare to remove the “proper” way, if it’s like every other glittery polish I own)

  • Cazzy says:

    Kirstie did you know that Ji closed the salon in June, to concentrate on the polish and the online side of things? (http://blog.rescuebeauty.com/a-new-chapter/)

    Love glitter, but could never ever pick it off…..

  • Kirstie says:

    no I didn’t! God I’m glad I got to go so!

  • boredmum says:

    love glitter nail polish, but absolutely hate hate hate trying to take it off, i currently have OPI Excuse moi on my talons, gonna try and take it off in a few mins as i have bought Essence Blue Addict, i saw it on Lorrrrrraines post the other day and fell in lust….

    showed it to my mum earlier, and she said “Sure i have that”, raging, is it really sad that she has more nail polish than i have????? i have never ever met anyone with more nail polish than her, although i’m catching up as i did a recent stock take and after throwing out about 10 i have about 80, and have my eye on loads of the new Barry M ones, esp Peach Melba can’t wait till pay day :D

  • Emma RZ says:

    Girls who love glitter but hate removal try the foil method. Google it as I’m sure you’ll find the instructions online.

  • boredmum says:

    Emma rz – ok i’ll have an aul google and let u know how i get one, thanks for that

  • Tara says:

    Can u use the gosh on ur eyes ? I know it says not to but I don’t see why :(

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