Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Swatch: Glitter Gal - Silver 3D Holographic

Okay, I know in my last post I talked about how much I love this polish, but now I'm going to talk about it more! I have an excessive number of pictures, so I'll try to make them smallish so they don't kill anyone's internet.
I got this Glitter Gal polish from Llarowe, which is the only place I saw it. If you Google it, you can see other people's swatches of it (ex), and their swatches are the reason I decided on this particular silver holo. But here are my own pictures. :)

Here are two pictures of the bottle. Ah-mazing already, right!?

I always test my polishes on paper first. I went ahead and tested it over a random polish I had already on paper - which happened to be Wet Cement. I was a little worried it wouldn't work, for a couple reasons. 1) Directly on the paper, it wasn't appearing very holographic. 2) I was so SO excited for this, and it's just like life to make you disappointed. But disappointed I was not! It's even amazing not on my nails.

And then I put it on my nails. This is one coat of Silver Holo, over one coat of Wet Cement.
The formula is beautiful, by the way. I don't know if I'd try to do it on its own, since I've heard you need four coats for opacity, but it doesn't streak and glides on beautifully. No special base coat or top coat required. :)

I started on my first nail, my left thumb. Blown away! It was like putting magic on my fingers. Instantly it started looking holographic and awesome. I was thrilled!

Here's another view of my thumb, as well as the bottom of the bottle (though you can kind of see I've now done all my nails). As you can see, every tilt in the light unleashes another burst of rainbow awesomeness. By the way, all photos thus far have been without flash.

Here's the whole hand with the bottle, with flash. Flash may not be the perfect lighting to show off the awesomeness, but still. Awesome.
Since I just got it, I've only used it for my Valentine's Day mani. You can also see a picture I took in the sunlight (with the design) and my comments on it there.
This glows and sparkles and holographs (is that a word :P) and emits rainbows and awesomeness exactly as I would wish it too. I haven't done too much on trying it over other colours yet (though have determined it looks less awesome over white and gets a little confused when painted over a regular sparkly silver) but this pairing with Wet Cement definitely looks awesome. Great polish! Highly recommend!


  1. WOW this is a great nail polish. I never used a holographic polish before, I can't wait.