Perhaps you’re like me and you think glitter is a magical invention that can cure all, from bad moods to polish boo boos, and you use it liberally to thwart anything that may be coming your way. Or, perhaps you’re more of a special occasion glitter-wearer. In which case, your number one opportunity to go glitter bananas is just around the corner – Halloween. Allow me to introduce to you a polish that both types are going to want on their nails; the Flash Glam FX Collection by Orly ($10).
Flash Glam FX runs the gamut from glittertastic to glitterageous, meaning there’s an OMG amount of glitter in these. Holographic, chunky, fine, hexagonal, bars, flecks; I dare you to name a type of glitter than you can’t find in these 22 lacquers. And of course, since they’re Orly they are big 3 free and have their patented rubberized gripper cap.
So, let’s look at glitter, shall we? And if you need some accompanying Halloween ideas, I got those too!
R.I.P. is pretty much Halloween in a bottle. It’s got chunky and fine orange glitter in a sheer black, jelly base. You can wear this on it’s own, but when it looks so fabulous over a black base (as seen below) why would you want to?
Partnering Halloween costume ideas: pumpkin, Philadelphia Flyers fan, slutty zombie.
Oh how I love Ultraviolet. It’s fine fuchsia glitter and bright purple chunky glitter LOADED into a near clear base. This is a fun polish to play with, as it looks amazing over lots of combos.
Partnering Halloween costume ideas: Barney, Prince, slutty Tinky Winky.
Embrace is a little girl’s fantasy. Ok, a big girl’s too; the uber pink of your dreams. It’s a very sheer baby pink base with fine pink and chunky holographic glitter. Partnering Halloween costume ideas:Barbie, princess, slutty Hello Kitty. (I hope you’ve gathered by now that I’m totally kidding about these slutty costumes…)
I adore Rockets Red Glare. This type of classic bright red is a go-to glitter shade for me for “fancy” occasions. It has a mix of fine and chunky glitter in another near sheer base.
Partnering Halloween costume ideas: yankee doodle dandy, devil, slutty Dorothy.
These shades of Orly Flash Glam FX had near identical types of glitter. I personally look forward to trying some of the shades with irregular shapes and contrasting colors. But for your basic glitter needs, these four are stellar picks.
Readers and Review Team – what did you think of the sparkle explosion that is Orly Flash Glam FX?[ratings]
Stef is many things. Amongst them: co-editor of we heart this, graphic designer, Philly girl in the California desert, borderline hoarder and a hardcore beauty junkie.
Disclosure: This review includes products that were provided by the manufacturer/PR firm for our consideration. It also may contain an affiliate link, a link that gives us a small commission if you purchase the item. For more info, or any questions, please see our disclosure policy.
skin tone: NC 25/30
skin type: oily with a fear of rosacea
favorite beauty product: high end skincare and lip products