NYX Girls Nail Polish in Carnival: Review and Swatches


How did Christmas go for you guys? Mine was fantastic and i decided I would add to the festive spirit by painting my nails with the NYX Girls Carnival which also added some glitter to my look. 

NYX Girls Carnival got me all excited the moment i saw it! Talking about getting turned on by a nailpolish πŸ˜› I bought it from the Stylecraze sale at Rs 158 for 10 ml.

I have always wanted a chunky glitter nailpolish for a really long time and finally bought this one. 

NYX Girls nail polish in Carnival is a combination of hexagonal and circle chunky glitter particles in the following colors: green, silver, pink, blue, red, orange and yellow. 

I dabbed on some glitter on my fingertips for the messy yet fun look for Christmas. 

I needed three coats of the glitter nail polish to achieve this look and the worst part is it does not dry quickly. It takes ages to dry and one needs to be careful while applying two three coats of glitter since the glitter from the previous coat shouldn’t be disturbed (a pain I tell you!). So the drying time is a big drawback according to me.

Secondly I needed to apply three layers of topcoat to get a smooth finish. The bumpiness is hard to avoid since you need a lot of coats of the glitter nail polish to get enough glitter on your nails. Even though the nail polish is thick in consistency (and that’s why it takes ages to dry btw!), while applying there seems to be very little glitter that actually gets transferred on your nails.

Overall I’m not a great fan of this nail polish and would probably use it for layering the next time and see how that works. πŸ™‚ I would give this one a 3/5

Do leave your suggestions on how i can make this nail polish work for me and if you would like to see any particular color on which it can be layered πŸ™‚

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  • I likeee,
    Never seen such beautiful glitters :),

  • Hey Deepika, Mine was pretty uneventful but the evening was great, shopped for a gift for my dad, his bday’s today the 26th! πŸ™‚
    I loved the glitter polish so after quite some time, i just had to comment!! Looks soo pretty πŸ™‚
    Layering toh I feel it may work with many colours bcoz of the multicolor glitter but the best is what youve worn now, because the glitter itself is so pretty, I feel its best to leave the rest of the nail bare πŸ™‚

  • thats such a unique shade. too cute. πŸ™‚

  • @Divya thankies πŸ™‚ me too like the glitter but somehow the process of applying it was a pain b-(

  • @Keerthi awww.. wish your dad on behalf of all of us! :X

    And thank you for the suggestion πŸ™‚ laziness was the sole reason behind this idea of mine.. lol πŸ˜‰ but nevertheless i loved how it looks on my nails sans the bumpiness πŸ˜€

  • @kuheli i literally went crazy seeing this on the site at such a fab price πŸ˜€ I would have cursed myself if I hadnt bought it πŸ˜€

  • hi Deepika, This is indeed the top selling NYX Nail polish on the site. People were crazy about the shade and we had run out of stock on the first day itself. We are getting it back in January again for the people who missed the bus.

    Looks gorgeous on your Nails.

  • @Chetana Thanks Chetana πŸ™‚ At 158 bucks its a total steal! and thank you for that! otherwise I would have never tried it πŸ˜€ but the drying time is a pain.. πŸ™ are there anymore chunky glitter NYX nailpolishes on the site?

  • It may have been really hard for you to apply and maybe you are not THAT satisfied with it, but it just looks so lovely on your nails!! πŸ™‚ And the NYX carnival is worth being excited for!! I do not have any suggestions as to how i could help you with this nail paint.. Sorry.. πŸ™ But i loved your post!! <3 I also ordered some NYX goodies from stylecraze.com. Love your blog!! Divasence rocks!!
    By the way i just published a new post on my blog. If you have time, do check it out. Comment if you like. πŸ˜€

    Surabhi. [Butterfly… :)]


  • @Butterfly… πŸ™‚ That is so sweet of you surabhi!! :X I love the glitter but Im never happy with the way i apply nailpolish. :((

    What did you order from stylecraze? waiting for your haul post πŸ˜€

  • Deeps its sooooo cuuutteeee!!!! I have ordered a similar one called sparkle from faces… Dunno how its gonna be…

  • Deepsi………..it is so very pretty :X i want it now :(( m waiting for their Jan stuff so’ll order this as well. n i think the way u’ve applied is the best way to make it work.layering wud look nice but not as much like this 😑 😑 😑

  • @shruthi i have sparkle shruthi.. its fine shimmer not chunky and he application is pretty even on your nails! πŸ™‚

  • @jyoti Jyo!!!1 :-* im sure you’ll love this one.. me want the other chunky nyx girls nailpolishes now :(( even im going to place an order.. :-t

  • Hi Deepika..This luks super cute..BTW I have nominated your blog for the versatile blogger award as well. Check my blog http://aboutlipsticksandblushes.blogspot.com/..Congrats and loads of love πŸ˜€

  • @Parul Parullllll…. :-* thank you so much!

  • it will work best as a layering..try with black or red. i really like how festive it looks on ur nails!

  • Emm

    I was thinking about getting this!! And you have to use it as a layering polish to do it justice and chunky glitters always peel off which makes me sad but I still buy them:D

    I finally wrote it:D
    Versatile Blogger Award!

  • its the best way to use glitters on nails…way to go deepsi..btw i gave u a blog award check it out..

  • @Kejal Thanks Kejal.. πŸ™‚ will try it with black and red.. was thinking of red too πŸ˜€

  • @Emm hehe.. mine started peeling off today :(( but it doesnt look that bad..

  • @Krupa thanks krupa :-*

  • Pretty! I too wana buy a chunky glitter wala NP…i wish this dried faster tho..

  • I am not a fan of glitter specially the chunky kind. Beside dark colours as base I think it might look good on pastels or bright cremes (like the blue you showed us) as well.
    Yes yes its easy to throw ideas when I dont have to remove the glitter. πŸ˜›

  • @Zara seriously! i dont even mind the uneven application.. but wish it dried faster and since i keep eating often (munching on something all the time! :P) i cannot wait for it to dry πŸ˜›

  • @Deepika: Sold out of Nail polishes pretty fast. There is only 1 piece left of Super Funk which is an awesome Chunky glitter shade.

  • @nirah lol πŸ˜› but thanks for the suggestion πŸ˜€ ill try it on the blue one but im afraid it might turn out to be way brighter than expected.. πŸ˜›

  • @Chetana oh damn.. :(( will check it out right away! thank you! πŸ™‚

  • I love this nail polish! I’ll be buying it thanks to your review!!! Great blog!!!


  • wow wow πŸ˜€ end results r sooooooooooo good deepsi :-O but it must hav been a pain ~x( to achieve it na lol ?? ;))

  • @Suhani thank you Suhani! Im sure you’ll love it.. and welcome to Divassence! :X

  • @Makeup My Passion Oopsie! it was a big pain!!!! ~x( ive only seen it being used as a layering polish.. wanted to try something different.. but it was a pain applying 3 coats of this and 3 coats of topcoat! 8-}

  • =)) kuch pane k liye kuch khone padta hai =))

  • I kno how u feel deeps.. I too keep on munching..and mess up my np that way..

  • @Zara Welcome to the gang! Errr.. i think only you and i are part of the gang πŸ˜› i wouldnt have been surprised if i had seen a glitter particle stuck to my teeth.. πŸ˜€ waise it would have become a tooth jewellery then πŸ˜‰