Today I have for you the second glitter polish that I've hauled from Tony Moly: Shooting Star!
Shooting Star is a milky lavender polish filled with a handful of colorful large and small glitters - blue, red, green, gold and silver.
The glitter colors reminded me of Deborah Lippmann's Candy Shop. Of course, this is nowhere near a dupe for that. It is just her purple cousin with significantly less glitter. Personally, I prefer Shooting Star because I'm a more purple person - ok, not really Barney purple, but you know what I mean. Candy Shop is also a little overwhelming - too much glitter for my little eyes to handle. Shooting Star has less glitter but still retains the fun glitter colors. Really pretty and sweet - perfect for me!
All pictures are shown with 2 coats of Shooting Star layered over 2 coats of my franken, Spring Kisses.
The following pictures are more color accurate than the one above - maybe it's time I learn how to color correct my pictures :(
Application was pretty good - just like that for Milky Way. For this, I had to push the glitters around a bit for a more even distribution.
I also find that it is easier to pick up the glitters from the bottle if you were to scrap the brush clean by the bottle neck before dipping it in again. I'm not entirely sure if it works for all glitter polishes but it seems to work for me when I tried it. Yvonne from The Broad Stroke has also suggested inverting the bottles while you prep your nail and do the base coat. I've yet to try that but it does sound like a good idea to loosen those glitters from the bottom of the bottle!
To avoid getting a gloopy mess on your nails, scrap one side of the brush by the bottle neck before application. That way, you should be able to get a reasonable amount of polish without sacrificing all of the glitters on the brush.
So what do you think of Shooting Star? Yay or nay?
Also, I've received a lot of comments in my last post asking where I got my Tony Moly polishes.
Just in case you are still wondering, I usually buy mine from this seller on GMarket (Singapore).
The prices (inclusive of shipping) are really quite reasonable. I suspect they are cheaper than the prices at the official outlet in Singapore but I haven't checked if they are available at the official outlet myself.
However, some of the reviews have complained about broken bottles because of the poor wrapping. Although I have been lucky so far, I have to admit that the wrapping is not top-notch. They will bundle about three or four bottles of polish in a clear plastic before wrapping the set with a thin layer of bubble wrap. I think it is safer to buy either just one polish - one bubble wrap to itself - or a lot more polishes because they will be packed in a small box, which may have prevented my bottles from breaking.
Unfortunately, they only ship to these countries: Singapore, South Korea, Indonesia, Japan and Malaysia.
Katie from Lost Girl's Notes has managed to find this trio on Gmarket (Korea). International shipping is available and you can check the fee schedule here. I don't understand the product description (it's in Korean) but you should be able to do the checkout using the product code as the option fields are in English. I have not purchased from this seller before so I cannot vouch for their delivery.
One of the readers, memaiday, has also suggested getting them from The Cutest Makeup at a cheaper rate.
Lacey from Lace & Lacquers has managed to convince this seller from ebay to list these polishes on their store! You can find the listings here.
One of the readers, R Bradley, has also gotten some Tony Moly from ebay here. They were nice enough to pack some samples along too! :)
Alternatively, you can also check your local Tony Moly stores if you have one.
If you want, we are also open to swaps :)
If you do know where else to get Tony Moly polishes, please share with us in the comments! We will really appreciate it <3
Meanwhile, stay tuned tomorrow for the last glitter from my Tony Moly haul! :D