Neutral Glittery nails

Lately I’ve been wearing a lot of bright nail polishes, so this week I felt like going with some more neutral tones. Of course, I couldn’t let things be too dull, so I used two different polishes to end up with a neutral glittery manicure. They are OPI – Don’t Pretzel My Buttons and China Glaze – Fast Track. Keep reading to see how they look together!

opi don't pretzel my buttons and china glaze fast track

The first polish that I chose is OPI Don’t Pretzel My Buttons – this is from the Germany Collection that came out in 2012, but you might be able to find it online. It is a beige colour that leans a little bit towards grey on me. The photo below is it with two coats – not totally opaque, but since I was applying another polish on top I decided not to use any more.

OPI Don't pretzel my buttons swatch
OPI Don’t pretzel my buttons

On top of Don’t Pretzel My Buttons I applied China Glaze Fast Track. This is from the China Glaze Hunger Games collection which was released in 2012, so if you’re looking to buy it I would head to eBay. Despite how it looked in the bottle, Fast Track was very sheer – I swatched it on one nail to show this.

China glaze fast track swatch

When worn over Don’t Pretzel My Buttons, Fast Track creates a gorgeous warm neutral colour. It isn’t an overly glittery look, but if you catch it in the right light it has an amazing shimner.

OPI Don't pretzel my buttons and china glaze fast track

The base coat that I used was OPI Natural Nail Base Coat, and the top coat was OPI Top Coat, followed by Orly Flash Dry drops. I’ve been very impressed by those top and base coats, when using them my nails have only just been chipping at the 6 day mark. I love how shiny the top coat is, except when it comes to trying to take photos without it reflecting!

Are you a fan of layering polishes – have you used any good combinations lately? Let me know in the comments section.

lena x



  • Ms Fish

    As you know, I layer everything. Or, almost everything. My main problem is that I don’t want my dozens of glittery topcoats to feel neglected. Being a primary school teacher DOES NOT HELP. Glitter wins kids over.

    • I bet!! I used to sit at the front of the mat in primary school (of course) and always remember my teacher who had flowers painted on her toenails! PS You’re welcome to guest post at any time!

      • Ms Fish

        Haha I wish I was talented enough to paint flowers on my toes! Must practise.
        I will if you like. Just as soon as I remember to take some pictures with the SLR in natural light. Haha.

  • Janneke

    I love the way they look together!