I have a fairly photo heavy post for you tonight. This is another collection that will be launching at Polish Con on April 29th, and then will be launching online on May 6th. This is the Cupcake Polish Special Effect Toppers!
The Cupcake Polish Special Effect Toppers is just a 6 piece collection, But I’m going to be showing it a few ways. Each topper will be shown over a creme base from the LVX Spring Summer 2017 Collection, as well as a black jelly base and a white creme base. I actually didn’t realize my black creme base was out and my white creme base was on it’s last legs when I started this post. I also attempted a bit of nail art with the shades too!
These toppers are designed to be layered over other polishes to transform them. You can mix and match them as well. The three color tinted holographic toppers can be layered over similar colored polishes to create a non-graying holographic effect, while the silver holo, silver glitter holo and iridescent color shifting glitters can add a bit of dazzle to any polish.
Let’s take a look.
Icing is a silver linear holographic topper. Fairly standard, but with a fairly strong holo. I used 1 coat over LVX Schiaparelli for the first photos, then over a black jelly and a white creme.
Nail design is Pinwheels vinyls from Vinailicious
Strawberry Icing is a barbie pink tinted base with a linear holographic effect. I used 1 coat over LVX Coquillage for these photos. Below you will see it over a black jelly base as well as a white creme base.
I also used Lemon Icing for the flower centers.
Nail design is Spring Flower vinyls from Vinailicious
Lemon Icing is a vibrant golden yellow tinted base with a linear holographic effect. I used 1 coat over LVX Argonne for these photos. Below I used 1 coat of Lemon Icing over a black jelly and a white creme.
Nail design is Arrowheads AKA “The Sam” vinyls from Vinailicious
Bubblegum Icing is a cyan blue tinted base with a linear holographic effect. I used 1 coat over LVX Seychelle for these photos, then over a black jelly base and a white creme base below.
Nail design is Fishnet vinyls from Vinailicious
Sprinkles is a scattered silver holographic microglitter topper. I used 1 coat over LVX Camellia for this set of photos, then over a black jelly and a white creme.
Frosting is an iridescent glitter topper with glitters that shift from red to orange to yellow to green. I used 1 coat over LVX Reine for this first set of photos, then over a black jelly and a white creme.
It’s really interesting to see the color shift changes over dark colors vs light.
Shooting Stars using all 6 Cupcake Polish Special Effect Toppers
I wanted to do some sort of nail art that incorporated all 6 Cupcake Polish Special Effect Toppers, so I decided on a shooting star look. I’m not a nail artist by any means, but this works.
For the base I used OPI Lincoln Park After Dark. For the ‘shooting star streaks’ on the pinky finger I used Icing, ring finger is Lemon Icing, middle finger is Strawberry Icing and index finger is Bubblegum Icing. Then I layered Sprinkles over each “streak” of color for some added glitz and on the empty space I used some Frosting topper.
The stars I found randomly in my cabinet and I’ve probably had them for 4 or 5 years. No idea who or where I got them from.
Cupcake Polish Special Effect Toppers Overview
Before we get into my final thoughts, I just want to say I was down to THIS POINT in the post when our power flickered twice and then went out. We had no power for two minutes and I was so worried all this typing was for nothing.
It was saved though. Thank you Wordpress. I love you.
Anyways, the Cupcake Polish Special Effect Toppers are really nice. The holos are VERY holo and everything applied really nicely. Frosting and Icing have a great base consistency so you don’t have to fish or place glitters. If you are super tight on funds, I would suggest grabbing the tinted toppers first (Bubblegum Icing, Lemon Icing and Strawberry Icing) since the other 3 you can generally find later (if Cupcake Polish discontinues them at some point) those 3 were also the most fun to play with (the tinted ones).
Price: $9.00 Each
Release Date: April 29th at Polish Con | May 6th at 2pm CST Online
Where To Buy: Polish Con New York | Cupcake Polish Shop
So what are your thoughts on these toppers? Any interest in them?