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Drugstore Week: BYS Glitter Dust in Luck of the Leprechaun

Second post for Drugstore Week! Nothing really ever beats the high of finding a good beauty product at the drugstore, agree? ^_^ Today I will be featuring a recent release from one of the hottest affordable brands in the country.

I have to say this, before anything else: 3D glitter nails are extremely impractical. They don't last long, and the glitter gets everywhere if you don't clean it up properly. But boy are they ridiculously fun to wear! I enjoyed gazing at my emerald nails at random times during the day. As shallow as it sounds, I felt cheered up by the bright color and the glimmer as the sun hits it juuuuust right.

The BYS Glitter Dust in Luck of the Leprechaun (P499) is a kit that includes a nail polish, brush, and a pot of fine glitter. It's quite easy and quick to use, surprisingly. I was able to do my nails in 15 minutes since I didn't have to focus so hard on perfecting the base. A single layer will do, in fact. Here's the step-by-step!

The process is straightforward, as you can see. Paint your nails with the base, carefully avoiding the skin. It doesn't matter if the color is patchy just as long as the polish doesn't go beyond your nails. Then, dip the nail in the glitter pot. Don't by shy - get as many glitter as you can on your nails! Once that's done, dust off ALL the excess glitter with the small brush in the kit. It's easier if your hand and fingers are completely dry before you start.

It can be argued that you can just use any ol' nail polish and glitter you can find. Craft glitter is cheap, after all! But the BYS glitter is for cosmetic purposes, which means that it's finer, non-irritating on skin, and doesn't stick on everything as stubbornly as craft glitter. It also stays packed in due to the smaller flecks.

As I mentioned above, these glitter nails faded easily. It wasn't over two hours before it started looking beat up at the tips. I washed the dishes and put on tight clothes so yeah, the glitters weren't fated to stay with me. I recommend you wear them only if you're out to say, a party or any event where you want to have standout nails.

I don't reckon that the BYS Glitter Dust is for everyone but yes, if this is your thing then go enjoy it. ^_^ Check out classier colors like the black and white - they are so elegant. It's a fun way to dress up your nails!

Reader Comments (26)

Would it help to put a top clear coat? Is it even possible? - So you can prevent the glitters from falling off?

May 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAbby

Hi Abby! You could do so but the 3D effect will look flat na.

May 14, 2013 | Registered CommenterLiz Lanuzo

Really an awesome find! I'd love one in gold or silver :D

May 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHarmony Valdoz

AMAZING! this is great for parties/girl's night out! Something I'd definitely brag and share to my girl and gay friends. Thank you for sharing Liz

May 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRanne

I'd like to try this; looks pretty fun! I highly doubt these will last long even with a top coat, because I always work with my hands, and even regular polishes chip on me. With that said, I'd like to ask: does the glitter shed and/or transfer? I like to touch my hair a lot, and I would like to keep my locks shimmer-free. :)

May 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJenine

@jenine excellent question! It transfers pero minimal. Make sure to brush all excess, and once dry na yung polish (after an hour) wash your hands with soap to get rid of any remaining glitter that didn't stick to the polish!

May 14, 2013 | Registered CommenterLiz Lanuzo

It's cute but not recommended for those who does house chore/s on a daily basis

May 14, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterarya

I wonder if it chips easily because it's just a drugstore brand. I don't think I can deal with a two-hour wear time so I'd be willing to spend a little bit more. On the other hand, if even premiere brands have similar wear time, then this is indeed a pot of gold!

May 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBeauty by Tellie

I love using glitters on my nails even though they don't last very long. I agree that the effect they have on nails can cheer anyone up. :) I've always had short nails and sometimes, regular nail polish don't really make them stand out. Glitters give them character even for a short time.

May 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKris

a nailaholic here, yay to this!I never imagine wearing this. Its absolutely easy, thanks for quicky tips.:):)

May 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterOhms

You can also try a mint green shade with these glitters from BYS. Looks fantastic! :)

Would you know if the new gel polish already has a glittery variant? That would be great!

May 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAbby S.

I find glitter nails interesting because they really look good and classy with the right colors, but it's too much of a hassle to remove and all the fall-outs. :( As for this product, I agree that it's perhaps more appropriate and convenient of you are heading to an event, so maybe it would be better if you just go to your favorite nail salon and find glitter nail polish there. :) I think it's more practical than buying your own bottle at 500 bucks.

May 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterValerie Basinillo

They're really pretty but I'd rather go for nail polish that already has glitter mixed in it since it tends to get quite messy :-/ Etude House has really good ones and I especially like the ones with chunky silver and gold glitter

May 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterYsabelle

This is something a person would want to have just for fun.

May 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterStacie

It's cute but not for gals who wear contact lenses. T.T

May 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJoie

this looks like what you do for craft projects. I'm not a fan of glitters because their messy. I think nail polish with glitters mix in them like the ones by Etude is more manageable for me and my patience.

May 14, 2013 | Unregistered Commentercouchpotato_md

thats pretty, my nails will stand out at parties, do they have a silver version of this? How to remove this anyway ? :3 :)

May 14, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersammy

I was tempted to buy this the last time I went to Watsons. Good thing I didn't buy it. Hehe.

May 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRizza

this is sooo pretty, but I dread taking this off my nails. I imagine it would be a mess! ^_^

May 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHollie

@hollie surprisingly not! I just let a few drops of polish remover soak for like ten seconds then wipe off vigorously!

May 15, 2013 | Registered CommenterLiz Lanuzo

Hi Liz and readers, my cousin just told me about her glittery nail polish yesterday and it's super fab! It's called Zoya Pixie Dust. She bought it in the US though so I'm not sure if it's available here. Maybe you can try online sellers like digitaltraincase. She says it's the BEST glittery polish she's ever tried cos of the colors and very fine glitter without the mess. :)

May 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAbby S.

This is awesome! Will try this surely!!!

May 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPAULA SEPULVEDA

I think this will look really great when you are going out clubbing. It really spells PARTY! I want the white one for a clean, classy look! :)

May 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMary Joyce Arbis

Love using a glitter polish as top coat on my botched up nail polish application. Haha. This looks like fun! Esp for parties and themed-events! :)

May 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKhristine

I'm so into nail art. Just so you know hehehe. During work hours, when I'm free, I'll take my nailart stuff out of my bag and start doing my nails because I get bored easily. I need to do something!!! My tools are not complete so I resort to improvised tools. I havent tried textured nails yet so this one struck me. I love green, but I think this time I'm gonna go w blue.

May 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDane Salazar

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