8 July 2016

Royal Polish - Shining Armor

Very rarely do I go for solid black polish, but this polish from Royal Polish packs just enough of glitter for it to not feel "too black" for me. Being somewhat of an Office-Goth it's a bit strange that I don't like black nail polish, I suppose that I find it all just a bit "too dark" altogether; with black shoes, black pants, black jacket, black stockings... Most of my wardrobe is black, grey or navy after all.

Today I am showing you Royal Polish - Shining Armour.

Royal Polish - Shining Armour has a black jelly base and is packed with round silver glitters, some small and some slightly bigger. It covers completely in 2 coats, thought I did find it to drag a little of the first coat when applying the second coat. With a topcoat over it feels smooth, and sits nice and flat on the nail. When looking at it with the naked eye it almost looks as if there is a grey tinge in the slightly larger silver glitters.

Black jelly silver glitter polish
Royal Polish - Shining Armor

Now that I have gotten accustomed with using UNT peelable basecoat, I am starting to feel more confident in using more glitter polishes from my stash. Left unloved for so long, and finally getting to see the outside of my Helmer.

Since the polish is so packed with glitter it leaves little room to incorporate nail art with it. I wore it for a couple of days, and then decided to change it up and make an accent nail using this polish.

black and silver nail art
OPI - Crown Me Already and  Royal Polish - Shining Armor 
I also added some stamping using Wet n Wild - Black Creme and Moyra - Damask stamping plate.
Love the finished look and I hope you did too!

Black glitter polish
Royal Polish - Shining Armor

Dina Ramse Training and Developement

Secretary, Hiking-entusiast, Gamer and Nail Art Addict.


  1. Peel-off base coat has also changed my mind about glitter polishes! Usually I avoid them like the plague because I hate removing them, but am much more likely to wear them now with the peel-off base! This is a nice black glitter-- I really like that the glitter doesn't get swallowed by the dark base! Love the nail art you did!

    1. Thank you! Totally agree, peel-off basecoats have been a game changer in the nail polish world.

  2. I love UNT especially for glitter polishes! This a pretty black glitter.

  3. Ooh this is really pretty. I definitely need to try UNT x

  4. I use UNT it is such a life saver when it comes to glitters :D x

  5. Beautiful combination of glitter and stamping!!


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