Monday Manicure – Milani Jewel FX

It’s 2011, and the plan for Afrobella is to be bolder and braver than before! So I figured it’d be best to kick things off than with a Monday Manicure that takes no prisoners.

TA-DOW! Disco ball nails! It’s the kind of manicure that’s either totally up your alley, or not your cup of tea at all. If you like your nails pale, pink and opaque – this may make you clutch your pearls. But if you get down with glitter any day of the week, you need Milani’s Jewel FX rockstar polishes in your life.

I don’t think I’ve ever worn polish this sparkly before. This is a make-your-grocery-store-cashier gasp aloud manicure.

Nails this blingy demand fingerless gloves.

(BTW I got these from Avon! Yes, Avon makes gloves! And scarves. Who knew?)

Most of the other polishes in the Jewel FX collection are made with a more traditionally fine glitter. But Milani’s gold, gems and silver glitter polish take the wow factor up a notch. This isn’t glitter, it’s more like a dense layer of miniature sequins in a clear nailpolish base. You can’t paint it on easily (the discs kind of need to be laid flat, and sometimes it can be tricky to fill in spots that have been left glitter-deficient). I found the most success with a kind of spackling method, just applying blobby dots of polish until my nails were completely covered.

Check out Scrangie for a review of the rest of the collection!

If you’re more conservative, this Milani Jewel FX polish would make for an excellent accent nail paired with a dark manicure, and if you’re super duper skilled you may even come up with some cool nail art with it. I, unfortunately am not that skilled. But hey, here’s to sparkly nails and stepping up my manicure skills in 2011!

What do you think, bellas? Is this Milani Jewel FX mani up your alley, or much too much?

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  1. I love sparkle anything so this is right up my alley. I have glitter nail polish from point but now I want to try these.

  2. I LOVE IT!!! Is it sold in stores or online only? I need them all pronto!!!

  3. well i never really liked the malini line but these look good

  4. Love it! Disco ball is fun on the dance floor and the nails!

  5. this polish ROCKS!!!!!…I am already trying to find it in stores…if not, I will be ordering….Thx for sharing girl!!!!

  6. L.O.V.E. *heart thumps*

  7. Wow, the sparkles look strategically placed. Lovin’ it!

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  8. Not for me but I have two teenagers who will LOVE this.

  9. reminds me of a Disco Ball! Disco madness!

  10. Crystal g. says:

    WOW- I got that nail polish in gold like two weeks ago at K Mart! It was the thing to wear at these past holiday functions. It reminded me of minx nails when i tried it on- so i went a head and got it!

  11. Milani Jewel FX Glitter Nailpolish FTW! | Afrobella That is great to take into consideration, you gave me some thing to consider on bus ride to house from my grandmothers. Will you be writing extra about this topic? FYI I tried your rss button and it didnt work. I will try again in a few hours.

  12. Angie-Babe says:

    I like it! It’s like a disco-sparkle-’splosion!

  13. cocofiere says:

    I bought all the One-Coat glitters and the “Gems” one but haven’t found the gold or the silver. Since you’re also in the Windy City, where did you find them? After seeing your nails, I MUST find that silver! Thanks!

  14. Love the polish & the gloves! Super chic! :)

  15. SUPER cute chica! I tried to buy some purple blingy nail polish like that for a NY wedding/party I was going to so I could “bling” in the New Year but they were out. I was pretty pouty about it. Thanks for posting now I can remember to head back to Sephora to see if its in stock. You’re nails look GREAT btw!

  16. Love it. I have a similar polish. I work in a more conservative environment so I do just one nail (usually my middle finger lol). I love a “blingy” nail.

  17. omGGGGG
    i hate with passion anything glittery and sparkly, I found it all tacky but for some reason I LOVE THIS NAIL POLISH. Thanks afrobella

  18. I love the idea of them (sparkles, yay!), but I’m always wary about super glittery nail polishes because they’re always a pain in the neck to take off. I wonder if these have the same problem…

  19. Love the polish AND the gloves!!!

  20. I LOVE LOVE LOVE all things glitter, and as a grownup (boooo!) the only glitter cosmetic I can get away with without looking 12 is nail polish!

  21. Mahogany Maverick says:

    Perfect for a night out or a night in (wink wink). Not sure it would translate well into office/buisness attire. But I love it none the less. ;)

  22. I was at Walgreen’s about 2 weeks ago and saw the Milani glitter polish in the darker tone and yesterday I went back and purchased it–been thinking about it all that time and I got the last one–yea! I couldn’t wait and started doing them at the counter at Walgreen’s right after I purchased it while waiting on my girlfriend and I likey this! Later on did them in a more professional way, base coat, top coat, spray dry and they look FAB! And I disagree with Mahogny Maverick, if I still worked at my old lawfirm, I would rock it (it is business casual). Looks great if you have low to very low nails.

  23. AFROBELLA!!! I Love this Polish!! I’ve been rocking for weeks on my toes!! I love it! It holds me over when a Gold Mink Pedi is out of my budget! I think I will try it on one finger with dark polish! I like that Idea.
    I’ve figures out the how to apply it…Just keep thin building up layers, takes a minute but the result are stunning!
    Have you ever applied a top coat? I was thinking about it but I wonder if it would dull the finish?

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