I’m thinking of some ideas for New Year’s nail art, and looking through what’s left of my stash to find the most glittery polishes. New Year’s is more of a family-oriented holiday in Japan, when people head back to their hometowns, rather than a sparkly dance-the-night-away sort of extravaganza. Since I have no family in Japan, I’ll be representing the glittery Western style New Year’s. Silver, gold or champagne (kind of a mix between the two) glitter all come to mind when I think of New Year’s manicures, which kind of got me looking at my stash of TiNS.
TiNS (I don’t know why they write it that way either!) are glitter-bomb polishes made in Japan by Estessimo Takara. Unfortunately, I don’t have any good leads on where they can be purchased outside of Japan, and even domestically, they run around $15/bottle, so if you see them on Ebay for $20, it’s not really that much of a markup, I’m afraid. I’ll keep my eyes out for websites that ship overseas, but nail polish is tricky since it can’t go by air, so most companies just don’t bother.
Anyway, here’s some glitter swatches from my TiNS swatch wheel to get us all feeling sparkly! Some of the names are hilarious, and they tend to put “the” in front of everything, but the colors are knockouts.
So there’s a few of my glitter-bombs. I’m thinking of maybe using ‘The Gear Top Traveller’ for my New Year’s manicure. It’s a Dragon Year according to the Eastern calendar, so that may make a nice base for a green dragon. I’m still working on a couple ideas though! Any colors you guys are partial to?