China Glaze Glitters
Morning party people!
Today I’ve got some of China Glaze’s new glitter nail polishes. They are coming out with FIFTY glitters, if you can believe it. Ugh, I fear I will need an entire new storage cart just for my China Glaze at this point! And I have heard that they will also have some other glitters that are exclusive to Sally’s and not even part of the 50!
In general I am not a huge fan of glitters. I like them (some of them) but don’t LOVE them. I feel a wee bit too old to be wearing a lot of them, especially the ones with huge chunks in them, so I tend to stick to polishes with smaller glitter pieces when I wear them. Another issue for me with glitter is that they tend to be chunky, not smooth and that kind of drives me batty.
The formula on these is thick. You definitely need a good 2 minutes drying time between each coat and you will need three coats for all of these for maximum impact. Most of these have different shaped and sized glitter in them. I didn’t show these with a top coat and you’ll see that some look really chunky. A good thick top coat like Poshe or Seche Vite will help smooth them out though. Enjoy!
Preppy Pink is a pale, very girly pink with lighter colored opalescent glitter. I only used two coats here and really should have used three.
Carnival Lights is a raspberry colored pink with a rainbow of holo glitter, some pretty large. This also was only two coats.
Ginger is a coppery/gold color with regular and holo glitter in it. This was two coats.
Bad Kitty is a strawberry colored pink with smaller opalescent glitter pieces. This was two coats.
Meteor Shower is amazing in the bottle, but not as great as I had hoped on the nail. The color is a navy blue and it’s filled with green/gold/copper, etc glitter pieces. However, the glitter kind of sinks into the polish after you apply it so it looks almost covered up. You don’t see the glitter effect as much as I would have liked, but I still like it. This one as also chunkier than the ones I showed above also. This was three coats.
Cosmic is a black with multi colored holo glitter. This had the same issue that Meteor Shower had in that the glitter sunk into the black color and you don’t see it much. It kind of just looks like chunky black polish. This was three coats.
Overall I would give these a 7 out of 10 for me personally. I think the light pink colors are too young for me and the dark ones which could have been great, didn’t work so well. However I look forward to seeing the rest of the 44 colors they will have available soon! You can find these ones right now here and possibly at your local Sally’s, and they retail for around $3.50 each.