Friday

Trend Talk: To Feather Polish or Not to Feather Polish?

It's time to talk trends again! Occasionally I like to discuss different emerging or ongoing trends in the beauty world to get your take on whether or not this trend is a do or don't for you. 

Today I'd like to talk about a polish trend we've seen for a little while now that seems to be maintaining momentum--"feather" polish. For those of you unfamiliar, the polish doesn't actually contain feathers, just micro bar glitter that when applied to the nail has a feather-like effect. At least it's meant to. I've watched brand after brand release their own versions and I'd love to hear what you think!

Here are some examples of these "feather" type polishes...

China Glaze You're a Hoot - part of the On the Horizon collection (releases August 2013 for $10 retail)

Black Heart Teal Feather (available at Hot Topic for $5 retail)

Nails Inc Feathers in Cornwall (still available at asos for $14.42 retail)

Invogue feather effect in Sunset (available on superdrug.com for £3.49 retail

Sally Hansen Fuzzy Coat in Tweedy (available at a number of drugstores, Target, Walmart, etc. that carry Sally Hansen for around $6.99 retail)


Personally ... I have to say so far I'm still torn. I love the way it looks in the bottle, but I'm just not sure I like it on my nails. To be fair, I'm not a huge bar glitter fan in general so the effect of millions of super small bar glitter pieces in a polish is a bit lost on me, but I'm still opening to trying a few before I make a final decision.

What about you? Is this trend a do or a don't?

Do you have a favorite "feather" polish? Share! Perhaps I'll see if I can find it and give it a try.

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    1. Ah! My dumb "smart" phone just glitched and clicked "remove" instead of view! *siiiiiigh* Good idea with covering up the old mani with the Barry M feather polish though!

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  2. I'm not sure about these, I'm torn as well. I was close to buying one to try out so many times, but I'm scared they might be a pain to get off xx

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    1. LOL I wonder! I always wear a base coat under every polish and tend to double or triple up before applying glitter polishes because otherwise it's a super pain.

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  3. I am torn too. I am not a fan of bar glitter either but I am willing to try.

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    1. Okay, you try and lemme know ;)

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  4. I'm not into bar glitters much at all - so I'll be skipping this trend

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    1. I wonder why bar glitter is so much less appealing than other types lol

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  5. I agree...super pretty in the bottle...I've only tried one feather polish, which was a Sally Hansen, and I just did one thin coat over a creme and liked it. But just like anything in the polish world, I'll try anything once...or twice!! =)

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    1. Hahaha can be a good policy!

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  6. I haven't tried any of them personally, so I'll reserve judgement. But great post on what's available. I guess I had no idea how widespread the trend was!!

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    1. Kind of crazy right? There are others too, but these seem to be some of the more widely available and well known ones.

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  7. This is an awesome post - Still not sure how I feel about them yet though!

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    1. LOL perhaps we'll never truly decide before the trend passes ;)

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