Hey there! Again, I must apologize for being a bit M.I.A. on the blog. I took on a big job over the weekend and it took a lot longer than I thought! As you might know from my Facebook page, Kathi from Glitzy Glazes has asked me to swatch and photograph her entire collection! I started with her Halloween collection, The Mansion is Haunted, inspired by Disney's Haunted Mansion. There are seven polishes in this collection and I thought I'd show them to you guys in two posts. So let's get going with the first set, shall we?
Grim Grinning Ghosts is a lime green glitter topper reminiscent of ectoplasm...think Slimer in Ghostbusters ;) This topper is one of my favorites of the collection because of the color and the little holographic sparkly bits.
GGG will build up to a mostly opaque finish in 3-4 coats, as shown in the first and third photos here, but I think it looks best over a darker color like Deborah Lippmann's Edge of Glory shown in the macro above. I only used one coat as a topper in this photo so you can see how packed with glitter this beauty is!
The formula here was good, although Kathi warned me that it might be thick, I had no trouble with my bottle. You'll want a top coat to smooth things out, pretty standard for a glitter topper. I can also see this as a holiday polish paired with a red or a darker green...it's just so sparkly!
Next up is Crypt Doors Creak, another glitter topper. CDC has a clear base with a purple to green duochrome finish. I wasn't able to capture the purple shift in my photos, but trust me, it's there! I like the glitter mix here (matte black hexes, grey dots and white diamonds) but they are heavy and will sink, so be prepared to fish a bit.
Crypt Doors Creak looks best over another color as it doesn't really build up color so well on a bare nail, which is why I'm showing it over Edge of Glory again in the macro shot. You can see that green/gold shimmer better that way as well.
Cadaverous Pallor is possibly my most favorite of the whole The Mansion is Haunted Collection! The name is fabulous and perfectly captures the color and glitter mix! I'm just a sucker for a great Halloween polish and I think this one is a must have!
CP built up nicely in 3 coats for me and I used one coat of Seche Vite to smooth it out. Seriously, this is one of my favorite Halloween polishes ever! You really need this one, folks!
Kathi's creations can be found on her Storenvy site and retail for $7.50 for a full size bottle. She'll be updating photos of the rest of her collection as I get them swatched and photographed, so be on the lookout for some new things! You can also follow her on Facebook to keep updated on the newest news!