August 21, 2014

Salon Perfect Top Of The Class Collection Swatches & Review

Hi guys! Today I have a few polishes from the Top Of The Class Collection from Salon Perfect to share with you! The entire collection is pretty large and is split up into 3 parts- 60's, 70's & 80's. I have a couple glitters from each of the different decades in this post! Check out all the swatches after the jump!

Disco Ballin' is bright blue and silver glitter in a clear base. You could probably wear this on its own if you really wanted to but I prefer it layered. The formula was good, it wasn't thick and the glitter payoff was great. I used 1 coat over China Glaze Intelligence, Integrity & Courage for the photos below.

Disco Diva is purple holographic bar glitter in a clear base. I felt like the piece of glitter were a bit too long in this polish, it made application difficult and they kept wanting to stick up off the nail. I used 1 dabbed coat over Lauren B Beauty Malibu Beach for the photos below.

Flower Power is light pink, light blue and yellow glitter in a clear base. I love the fun mix of colors in circle glitter! The formula wasn't my favorite, it was very base heavy and the glitter was pretty sink-y. Even after putting the bottle upside down for over 10 minutes it was hard to get the glitter out. I had to dab this one on which also wasn't easy. Unfortunately this also bubbled on me, most likely because of how I had to apply it. I used 2 dabbed coats over Zoya Spencer for the photos below.

Foxy Lady is neon pink glitter and silver glitter in a clear base. This is another you could probably wear on its own if you wanted to! The formula was good, it wasn't thick and application was easy. The glitter payoff was also great, I used 1 coat over China Glaze New Birth for the photos below.

Mad About Mod is light and dark pink, white and yellow glitter in a clear base. I love the mix of glitter and colors in this one but it had all the same formula issues as Flower Power. I layered Mad About Mod over China Glaze Five Rules for the photos below.


Ruby's Cubes is a mix of yellow, red, white, blue, green and orange square glitter in a clear base. This one is super fun...I love how striking the colors of glitter are! The formula was ok, it was nice and glitter dense but its best to apply dabbed. Luckily this one was much easier to work with so I didn't have any issues with bubbling. I used 1 dabbed coat over Zoya Marnie for the photos below.

Spot On is black and white circle glitter in a clear base. For some reason I feel like this is a black and white glitter I haven't seen before, maybe its because its only circle glitter? I'm sure an indie has already done this but I guess I just don't own it. The formula was troublesome, very base heavy with very sink-y glitter. I did get some bubbling with this but not as badly as I had with previous polishes. I used Spot On over China Glaze Givers Theme for the photos below.

Square Pegs is pink and blue circle glitter along with yellow square glitter in a clear base. Again a nice glitter combo but it had bad formula issues like most of the other polishes I got to review. I used Square Pegs over China Glaze Friends Forever, Right? for the photos below.

Overall these are a miss for me, I think all the glitter combos are fun but the formula for most was so difficult to use that its not worth the trouble. I have had people suggest in past posts to use glitters like these by putting them onto a makeup sponge then applying them like how you would do a gradient, that way the sponge sucks up all the base. I haven't personally tried that (I prefer reviewing polishes how they are meant to be used by the brand) but if you really like these and are having issues with application I would suggest giving that a try.

Salon Perfect is available at Walmart stores, they retail for $3.98


  1. Pity the bases are so poor, as you said, the colors are quite fun!

    And I appreciate that you don't try tricks to apply them. I know I'd never go to that trouble so I need to know how it performs out of the bottle. :)

  2. PolishedtoPrecisionAugust 21, 2014 at 7:42 AM

    Yeah...nine of these really tickle my fancy, especially with the formula issues. That's too bad because I'm sure there are a lot of people who'd really love them, if the formulas weren't so problematic.

  3. I'm glad you had the same experience I did, I was starting to wonder if maybe I'd done something wrong in application or got a bad batch. I bought Mad About Mod and Square Pegs and I wanted to love them so much, the glitter combos were so fun! But I ended up getting so frustrating getting only base and bubbles that I returned them haha! Great review :)

  4. I felt the same way you did, I actually thought about not posting them at all because I thought I was the only one having issues!

  5. Great swatches and review! Those big circle glitters are fun.

  6. Great review,your right they have some really nice color combos but a good glitter shouldn't be troublesome to apply its hard enough to get off lol

  7. Thank you for your honest review!! I completely understand applying these as they were intended and not with a sponge which is the route I would have went! It's such a shame about these because I really love the glitter combos in this. Bubbles suck period and I hate thick suspensions because they are notorious for happening!!!

  8. Alaina AfflerbaughAugust 21, 2014 at 12:27 PM

    I saw all of these a couple weeks ago at Walmart and after seeing that none of the circles stuck to the brushes I just put them back. And after reading this post I see I made the right decision :/

  9. I liked the Ruby's Cubes glitter, very unique. The other glitters aren't quite my style :) Great swatches!!

  10. i got all the ones with the larger glitters Flower Power, Rubys Cubes etc...i think these would be better applied with the sponge method. that way it soaks some of the base up and it wont bubble on u. then add a good topcoat. I;m gonna try it that way..we shall see how it works out. :)

  11. I got a few of these (Ruby's Cubes, Mad About Mod, Square Pegs). They are so pretty and fun that I don't mind doing glitter placement with them. I did a black base and did a sparse placement with Ruby's Cubes and mattified it. It received lots of love! The placement went really fast - I just picked each cube off the side of the brush handle. Similar with the others.

    I can understand a blogger wanting to present a polish from the brush to the nail, and do appreciate it. I have gotten some glitters because I have seen nice photos of them only to find they must have been 'worked on' a lot, more than just swatching them onto the nail! Swatch it on 'as is' and then the viewer can decide if they want it or how they want to work it, by themselves or by Googling images for inspiration.

    I think (some of) these glitters are so much fun and have such nice colors that they should be given a chance! Considering how much time goes into doing nail art, I don't think doing a little glitter placement for a big payoff is unreasonable. Thank you for your wonderful photos!

  12. I'm going nutters over the round and square glitters, I feel the urgent need to get them RIGHT NOW!!

  13. Jen, I'd like to echo the appreciation for your honest reviews as well. The swatches are perfectly photographed too. Your blog is always the first one I visit before I visit the stores. I haven't determined if you've saved me money or cost me more. LOL. At any rate, your work makes my hobby much more enjoyable. Thanks!

  14. Thank you <3

  15. Very fun theme! I think you picked the perfect base coats for each topper!


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