A party on your nails : Milani Gems Nail Polish

Monday, 21 November 2011

The current must have item in the beauty blogging world would have to be the OPI Rainbow Connection from the Muppets Collection. Yes I tinkered with the idea of buying it from ASOS with a cheeky bit of discount but instead I decided to hunt out for a possible dupe..and I found one.

I introduce to you Miliani 'Gems' nail polish....

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At first glance it's pretty clear this has the same multi packed glitter as the OPI one, they are pretty much identical! The best thing though, is that the Milani polish retails a lot cheaper, the downside being I think you can only get it from the US. With the current exchange rate it works out about £2.50. I bought mine from Cherry Culture, which is a site I have mentioned previously when talking about my NYX Glitter polishes. Yes you do pay more for postage - I think it was around £7 But they have such a great range of brands on their site, once you're browsing you find more things you want to buy and it makes it all worth while! Delivery wise, they are pretty good, It took just over a week I would say for them to arrive. Not bad at all.

On the image above I am wearing two or three (I cant remember how many I did. forgive me I was watching New Moon at the time! Hello Jacob and Edward!) coats of Milani Gems. I didnt put a base colour down on my nails first just kept them natural. I really love how you can do one coat of this on top of a different colour and it adds sparkle, or just go all out and do multiple coats and just have that big WOW factor! :-)

Unfortunately I dont have the Rainbow Connection to do a side by side comparison but the lovely Louise has done a blog post on it, so hop over to her blog and you can see how similar they really are!

So will you be picking up OPI Rainbow Connection or going for the more money savvy version of Milani Gems?

Much Love