Ooh, lookit! My large, creepy hand coming to get you!
So, I’m sure all of you are well aware of my feelings towards pink nail polish. I don’t dislike it…per se… I just find myself getting bored of it super, super quickly. I’ll usually remove a pink manicure the same day I paint it on. However, I somehow managed to keep the manicure pictured above on for three days without getting bored of it. I would’ve kept it on even longer, but we’ve discussed my inability to take my exams with nail polish on.
Oh yeah, speaking of exams, today’s was a real hum-dinger. I decided to write about Heart of Darkness for my essay. What was I thinking?! I didn’t even fully understand that book! Oh, and then I went into how he’s on a boat…
Yup, I’m on a boat. With no oars.
Ok, onto the review!
Glitter Gal is an Australian brand, with a strong focus on their nail polish range. This is their 3D/holographic nail polish in Fuchsia:
When I first got the bottle, I was expecting a hot pink/bright pinky-purple color, but it looked more like a medium pink to me. Well, this color changes so much in different lighting that I still don’t really have it figured out. Sometimes it’s a pale pink, sometimes it’s a medium fuschia, and sometimes it’s a medium pink. Very confusing business.
The formula was amazing to work with. All of my nails were one-coaters, and the polish just went wherever I wanted it to go on my nail, so that I didn’t have to do any cleanup with this manicure. The brush was nicely shaped, and I think it probably contributed to the super smooth application. Dry time was also excellent; I didn’t even have to use Seche Vite on this.
As for the holo effect, this particular color is more of a scatter holo than a smooth circle holo. The holo flakes in the polish tend to light up most under yellow lighting or outdoors.
I tried my best to capture the holo effect on camera, but it was difficult:
My only issue with this polish was the teeny-tiny size. This just might be the smallest bottle of polish I own:
size comparison next to China Glaze Ruby Pumps
On top of that, these retail for AUD $9.95 each (the US equivalent is just a few cents cheaper), which I find to be a slightly high price point for the amount of product. I can’t deny that the formula is amazing, though, and I’m impressed that they actually made a pink that I’m willing to wear for such a long period of time.
My rating: A-
Full Disclosure: The product reviewed in this post was provided by PR for consideration. For more information, please see my Disclaimer.