Thursday, October 24, 2013
Indie Spotlight: Glitzy Glazes The Mansion is Haunted Collection Part 2
Hi everyone! I hope you're all enjoying the second half of your respective weeks :) Continuing with the countdown to Halloween, I've got the second half of Glitzy Glazes' The Mansion is Haunted Collection! In case you missed it, you can read my review of the first 3 polishes here. These last 4 polishes are excellent colors not only for Halloween but for the whole autumn season! Rather than blather on for too long, let's just get down to some photos, shall we?
999 Happy Haunts is deep burgundy base with a fair sprinkling of holographic glitter. The glitter adds a little bit of sparkle which is always nice and the color here is just lovely. That wine-inspired tone is reminiscent of warm mulled cider sipped in front of a wood-burning stove...so pretty!
The formula was nice as well and I'm showing it here in 3 coats without a topcoat, so you can see it's got a nice shiny finish all on its own.
999 Happy Haunts is a beautiful color for fall, even if you're not into the spooky name and I'd highly suggest snagging a bottle. You won't regret it!
Doom Buggies may be my favorite named polish of the collection, it just rolls off the tongue so nicely! A charcoal grey base with a silver shimmer, Doom Buggies has a bit of holographic glitter for sparkle. This polish may be great for you if you're looking for a dark neutral with a bit of extra pizazz. The combination of holographic sparkle and not-quite-black grey creates an understated drama that verges on not safe for work, but really skims the line.
Once again, the formula was nice; 3 coats shown here with no top coat. I'm impressed with the finish of Glitzy Glazes' polishes. They have a beautiful shine all on their own.
Doom Buggies was a surprise favorite for me...it kind of snuck up from behind and grabbed my eyeballs when I wasn't looking lol Definitely worth a second look!
Dying To Meet You is my favorite of this half of the collection. A steely teal base with a silvery shimmer and holographic glitter? What's not to love?! You'll be able to see from my photos that the color does seem to shift a bit in different lights from a deeper, more royal blue to a grey-undertoned teal, maybe my eyes are playing tricks but I love it!
Broken record, but the formula was also good. As with the previous two, 3 coats with no top coat in these photos.
DTMY is another crossover polish that I could see being paired with an icy glitter topper for a holiday look. You know I love versatility in a polish!
I'm closing with Foolish Mortals, the cheeriest polish of this collection. A bright, purple-toned fuchsia, FM also boasts a silvery shimmer and teeny holographic bar glitter. I've made my distaste for bar glitter known, I believe, but it really works here owing to the fact that it's small. I actually thought it was regular hex glitter until I got a closer look. The base color has just enough purple to deepen from a summery fuchsia.
Finish and application was the same as the other three in this post...easy, breezy!
I'm not sure if you could tell, but I'm a pretty big fan of the whole The Mansion is Haunted collection. I like the versatility of each polish and I think there's a nice selection of colors and finishes. There's a little something here for everyone! Kathi, the mastermind behind Glitzy Glazes, offers her creations on her Storenvy site for $7.50 for a full size bottle. Additionally, she's currently hosting a giveaway on her Facebook page so you have the chance to win some of her lovelies! Go enter if you haven't already!
Thank you so much for reading!