Milani High Speed Fast Dry Nail Lacquer Swatches and Reviews

by Lisa Heath

Milani High Speed Fast Dry Nail Lacquer Swatches and Reviews

Do I have some nail polish spam for you ladies today!  Last week I came home to a box from Milani packed full of 39 nail polishes!  YES!  THIRTY NINE!  It was so hard to decide what or how to start swatches and reviews on so many amazing colors, and ultimately I decided to break them up into multiple posts.  Today’s post features Milani High Speed Fast Dry nail polish paired with different glitters that Milani provides (some are from the SPECIALTY NAIL LACQUER ONE COAT GLITTER line while others are from SPECIALTY NAIL LACQUER JEWEL FX line!)

One thing I will say before we start the spam, is that Milani’s High Speed Fast Dry polishes should be on EVERYONE’s list!  These all had wonderful finishes and were in fact FAST DRY!  So if you are in a hurry, trying to get your nails done while the little one naps, or just HATE to wait for your polish to dry – Milani High Speed Fast Dry Nail Lacquer is PERFECT for you!

Please excuse the random cuts on my fingers.  I got in a fight with a lot of paper and apparently lost.

For the first set I  used Violet Dash & Lavender Fizz One Coat Glitter as an accent nail:

This is ONE coat of Violet Dash as well as only ONE coat of Lavender Fizz – amazing coverage and FAST dry time!  Lavender Fizz was a perfect accent for Violet Dash!

Next up is Jiffy Orange & Pink Flare One Coat Glitter as an accent nail!

Pink Flare was hard to capture, but it is a stunning pink holographic glitter.  Jiffy Orange was perfect application wise.  I did use two coats of Jiffy Orange for this one, it had good coverage but a couple spots on my nails were thinner than others, so 2 coats to be safe.

The next set is White on the Spot & Teal Glitter Jewel FX as an accent nail

All I can say is that this is the PERFECT white.  No streaks and it came out gorgeous.  Teal is a mix of small blue glitter particles with larger hex shaped blue, green and silver glitter.

Ready for some more?

Next is Yellow Whiz and Red Jewel FX as an accent nail:

Of all the High Speed Fast Dry Nail Lacquers, Yellow Whiz was by FAR the most difficult to work with.  I actually used three coats for this picture.  Maybe I got a bad batch, I don’t know, but Yellow Whiz was thin and streaky.  When I applied the first two coats, the polish was sliding down the sides of my nail and leaving the middle of my nail almost bare.  I like the finished product, it’s a vibrant, lovely yellow, but it took three coats to get there.

Now that the difficult one is out of the way, here is one of my favorites! Black Swift and Twinkle One Coat Glitter!

Black Swift is a full coverage, one coat polish.  Gorgeous, Glossy and smooth.  Twinkle paired up with it was perfect for my tastes.  I own a few black polishes, but I don’t think any of them stand up to Black Swift.  Twinkle is a gorgeous mixture of  blue and purple glitter in a clear base.  I used one coat of Black Swift and one coat of Twinkle!

The next pairing is Hot Pink Frenzy and Hot Pink  Jewel FX:

Hot Pink Frenzy was gorgeous.  It’s hard to tell by the picture but it has a gorgeous lighter pink shimmer to it.  This was another perfect one coater as well.  Hot Pink glitter is a mixture of silver and pink hex glitter.  This was probably my favorite of the Milani Jewel Fx Glitters!

Almost done!

Next up –  Fast Fuchsia and Fuchsia Jewel FX :

Fast Fuchsia is a bright without being blindingly bright.  The coverage was good but I did use two coats for this one.  Fuchsia Jewel FX glitter is a mixture of small fuchsia glitter and larger fuchsia hex glitter mixed in.   Separately I loved both of these, together… not so much.  Fuchsia Jewel FX Glitter didn’t look quite so dark in the bottle.

Onto the last set!  Rapid Cherry and Lavender Jewel FX !

Rapid Cherry is a gorgeous Red!  I was surprised at how much I loved it (I usually like red, but I rarely reach for red polishes).  I paired it up with Lavender Jewel FX Glitter because.. it was the last glitter I had in the batch and I didn’t want to leave it out.  Lavender Jewel FX Glitter is very pretty but hard to see over Rapid Cherry.  Lavender has small lavender (shocked right?) glitter particles and slightly larger lavender hex glitter mixed in.


I will do another blog post for the different Milani Jewel FX glitters as well as the Milani One Coat Glitters, but I wanted to include them in this post as well!

Milani can be found online at as well as various drugstores such as Walgreens and CVS

Milani High Speed Fast Dry Nail Lacquers, Jewel FX Glitters and One Coat Glitters retail for $4.99 a bottle (considering the quality, this is a REALLY good price!)

Keep an eye out for my future Milani posts!  I have a LOT more to show you!

***Products in this post were sent to me for review.  I was not paid for this review and all opinions are my own***

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Jessica P. April 6, 2012 - 5:43 pm

That orange is AMAZING!

Lisa April 6, 2012 - 8:10 pm

Jiffy Orange looked a lot better than I thought it would!

Mona April 6, 2012 - 5:47 pm

I keep seeing these and never really stopped to look closer. The black and white are must haves for me!

Lisa April 6, 2012 - 8:11 pm

Both of those are great to have to layer other sheer colors over!

Reena April 6, 2012 - 5:52 pm

VIOLET DASH! Perfect! All of them look good! Great review!

Lisa April 6, 2012 - 8:11 pm

I got a LOT of compliments on Violet Dash! It’s gorgeous!

Camy April 6, 2012 - 6:01 pm

I have a couple of these and adore them!

Lisa April 6, 2012 - 8:11 pm

Which ones do you have Camy?

Lacquer-Loving Lawyer April 7, 2012 - 5:22 am

Thank you for all the time and effort you took for all those swatches! So pretty!

Lisa April 7, 2012 - 2:11 pm

It is my pleasure! Thank you!

karigold April 7, 2012 - 11:06 am

Must look for the white… need it as a base for some of my new CG Prismatics!! Thanks!

Lisa April 7, 2012 - 2:11 pm

The white was PERFECT!

Margie April 9, 2012 - 11:04 am

Thanks, this is useful information. I’ve avoided Milani since I bought one of their eyeshadow sets, which I was really unhappy with. I’ll definitely be trying their polishes now.

Lisa April 10, 2012 - 12:29 pm

I haven’t actually tried their cosmetics yet! Why were you unhappy with the eyeshadow set?


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