Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Benchwork: Stila Glitter Polishes

Hello Lab Partners!

You may remember that a couple of weeks ago, I announced on our FB page that Stila Cosmetics recently launched nail polishes. Here are the details: the polishes come in two prepackaged collections, each containing four polishes. One collection is called Delicate, the other Daring. Today, I'm showing you some quick swatches of the four polishes from the Daring collection:
  • Confetti - clear base with green, red and gold glitter
  • Firecracker - clear base with ruby red sparkle
  • Disco Ball - clear base with purple and teal glitter
  • City Lights - gold with rainbow multi-color glitter

From L to R: City Lights, Disco Ball, Firecracker, Confetti. Two coats. Indoors, artificial light

I had expected Confetti to be my least favorite, but I think I actually like it best! The glitter particles tended to be suspended more evenly in the base, causing them to apply more evenly. I like all four of these glitters, however.

From Top to Bottom: City Lights, Disco Ball, Firecracker, Confetti. Three coats. Inside, artificial light.

Stila classifies these glitters as "micro-glitters." To me, they're slightly large to qualify as micro-glitter. They're by no means chunky, but when I think of micro-glitter, I think of something along the lines of Butter London Frilly Knickers (my favorite micro-glitter). I'm not complaining; I actually like that these glitter particles are a bit larger than I'd expected, and again, they are small, just not as small as I'd expected.

The individual bottles are tiny--only .25 fl. oz. each. Each set costs $24, which is on the pricey side for small bottles, but that's not surprising as Stila products aren't known for being inexpensive. All in all, I think this set or its sister, the Delicate set, makes a nice addition to any glitter-lover's collection and would make an excellent holiday gift.

What do you think of these new glitters from Stila? Which one is your favorite?

Until next time, sending you lab love!



  1. Love those! Confetti looks gorgeous :)

  2. Pretty, but not sure I would pay that much for them. I love Stila, but I don't feel the price is appropriate for them.

  3. It took a lot of self control for me tnot to buy these and I'm glad I didn't. I just have so many glitters and these seem very overpriced to me! Thanks for sharing them!

  4. I love stila!! Adding these to my list now..

  5. All--yeah, I have mixed feeling about the price, too. As I said, Stila isn't known for being inexpensive, so I can't say I'm surprised by the price. On the other hand, there are lots of more reasonably priced glitters out there. But I do really like these.

  6. I like the pinky and ring finger!

  7. Amy--those are my two favorites, too! I thought the ring finger (disco ball) would be my fave before I put them on. Turns out it's my 2nd fave. But I really do like them all.

  8. Awesome post, Allison! I was wondering what these looked like!