Happy Monday! Today is my birthday, but if you saw me on Instagram this weekend, you already saw the cupcake mani I did to celebrate. I’ll likely post a birthday mani digest post in the future, because I have a lot of other special manis I did while I was on a break from swatching. The polish I’m using to celebrate my birthday today is Digital Nails‘s Hello Dalek.
Polishes like this take me back to the old days of indie polish. Remember when black jellies with chunky glitters were a new concept? It’s kind of sad to me that the indie polish world has moved on. These are still some of my favorite polishes to wear. The big red dot glitters were what sold me on Hello Dalek, but the glitter mix as a whole is so colorful and fun. It was definitely a must-have.
Of course, I had to add something, and what’s better for a birthday mani than actual confetti? I had a small bag of birthday confetti on my desk, something my father sent me in a gift package. There were some large pieces of confetti that said HAPPY BIRTHDAY, and I tried cutting them the size of my nail and sticking them on, but they were much too rigid and wouldn’t conform to my nail. Instead, I used a couple of stars. They don’t lay flat, either; the points keep getting snagged on things, but I think it’s a fun look.
In the sunshine, this polish doesn’t look fantastic, but I think that’s user error. I used three coats, and a fourth might have kept it from looking thin and uneven, but it’s only in strong lighting like this that it happens, so I’m not too bothered with it. Look at the variety of glitters here! This really is a party in a bottle.
Hello Dalek is out of stock; other Digital Nails polishes are available from their etsy shop.
Happy belated birthday! I still love crellies with glitters like this, and I am sad they don’t get as much love any longer.
LOVE the chunky glitter in this one!
you had me at Dalek
Wishing u a very very Happy Birthday. Lovely chunky glitter polish.
Happy Happy Birthday Stacie! What a fun polish to celebrate with.
Happy birthday Stacie! You picked such a fun polish, ive never actually used a black jelly glitter polish, but this makes me want to try one 🙂
Thanks!! 🙂 You should try one out!
Happy birthday!!! I love Digitial Nails and Ralph is amazing.
Raph is definitely one of my favorite makers!
That’s a fun topper!
If your birthday was as great as your nails then it was fabulous.
I love those big silver stars – makes for a fun manicure!
Belated birthday wishes <3 I LOVE those large stars and round glitter. What a fun mani!
I personally don’t like chunky glitter on my nails, but you sure can rock them! I think the texture on my nails is what bothers me the most. I wish I could — I always love seeing people have this chunky glitter or nail art glued to their nail. But I would pick it all off within an hour, haha!
The texture bugs me too sometimes. I can usually make it 24 hours before I start picking at it, haha. Thanks for commenting!
Happy birthday! I bought a whole bunch of chunky glitters before I realized they do not work well with my nails. However, I still make an exception for large holo circle glitters like the ones in this polish.
Super cute mani!!! A late Happy Birthday!!!
Happy Belated Birthday! Hope you had an amazing day! This polish is gorgeous!!