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Except for challenges, I have not done any Halloween-inspired manicures this year. Last year, around this time, Sephora launched their new Formula X polish collection. There were so many options and I managed to walk away with one: Bombshell. Bombshell was a glitter topper from the Explosives collection. I had and still do not have any similar polish.

I did not know this at the time, but they discontinued this one shade. I am not sure if it was always limited edition though I am pretty sure it was not. Regardless, I am glad I got my hands on it.

I have been totally uninspired in the nail art region, the last few days so I opted for water decals. Unfortunately, this Born Pretty decal would not sit still on my nail, even after it dried, and top coat just wrecked it. In person, at the very least, I could not really tell there was supposed to be a pumpkin and the ghost was severed in half…

I considered not even posting this manicure but I wanted to show off the glitter. FYI, this is ONE coat…That is how much you get with one brush load (I even had to scrape off a little in the bottle). I used the dab technique for even coverage but I did not have to double-dip! Better yet, I did not have to fish for the large pieces! I have not tried any of the other Explosives but if they are similar to Bombshell I would highly recommend them!

I hope you like it….and please excuse my index finger.


Halloween Glitter Topper | The Rite of AgingI started with 2 coats of Sephora by OPI Metro Chic and 1 coat of Formula X by Sephora Bombshell as my base. Just look at how dense that glitter is!

The decal is from the Born Pretty Store. I usually have trouble with smearing regardless of which topcoat I use but today was particularly bad. I used Glisten and Glow HK Girl Fast Dry Top Coat and experienced total severing of this decal. I do not know how much of it was the top coat or the decal since the decal was not sitting still anyways. However, I have never had as much disaster with Seche Vite. Thoughts?


Hi, my name is Monica and I have RA.