Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Indie Spotlight: Glitzy Glazes A Glitzty Christmastime Collection Part 2

*All products provided for unbiased and honest review*

Hey there!  I've got the second part of Glitzy Glazes' holiday collection up for review today, plus a bonus polish.  I'm going to start with the bonus and then talk about the rest of the A Glitzy Christmastime Collection.  Let's get a move on, shall we?

The Castle Started Spinning is the bonus polish today.  It's not actually part of the holiday collection, but it's just so pretty I had to talk about it a bit!

TCSS is a dusky purple jelly base packed with holographic bars and teeny glitters.  The sparkle here is so pretty...truly a celebration!  Purple is my favorite color, so it wasn't hard to convince me about this polish.

 The formula is smooth but sheer.  I'm showing 4 coats in these photos which doesn't bother me, but you may want to use undies.  I think TCSS would look lovely layered over white, so I may have to give that a shot soon!

Next up, Hickory Honey Ham and what a honey she is!  A cherry red metallic base with a bright red glass-fleck glitter, HHH screams "Happy Holidays!"  It's cheery and warm and pretty...quite lovely all over.

I love this red!  The formula was smooth and opaque in 2 coats, no balding or dragging.  Just a nice, pretty red that is perfect for all sorts of holiday nail art!

If you're looking for a gorgeous, shiny red for holiday, or any occasion,  HHH is your girl!

Tree Tops Glisten is the second glitter topper in this collection and features those adorable snowflakes again.  This time, Kathi has paired them with gold holographic hexes for a sophisticated sparkle.

I chose a darker base to go with TTG because I wanted to show off the glitter as much as possible.  The macro photo shows 2 coats of TTG over 2 coats of Sinful Colors Last Chance, while the other two photos show 2 coats of TTG over 2 coats of I Love Nail Polish Absolute Zero.  This topper would look gorgeous over any base and I can't wait to try it over white and silver!

The formula was good, not gloppy or too thick.  There will be a bit of fishing for the snowflakes, but that's par for the course with chunky glitter.  Turning the bottle upside down a few minutes before application helps.  This is a nice winter glitter topper that will work past the holidays to add glitz to your mani!

And now, for my absolute favorite of this collection (and maybe of all of Kathi's polishes ever), Deck the Halls!  DTH is an evergreen jelly packed with hexes, dots, and square glitters in every color of the rainbow.  This polish nails (excuse the pun) the feel of a lit Christmas tree with bunches of presents underneath.  It. Is. Gorgeous.

I mean, look at that macro....LOOK AT IT!!!  So many colors, textures, and shapes...I can't stand how much I love this polish!  That said, I have a distinct feeling that this is one of those that you love or hate on sight...well, judging from my bf's reaction.  But what do boys know about polish anyway?

The formula was lovely; I'm showing 3 coats of DTH with no undies here.  The larger blue squares were the only glitters I had to fish for even a little, most of them popped right onto the brush with no issue.  I hope Kathi will run with this idea and do a few more like this for future collections.

*All products provided for unbiased and honest review*

 All of these polishes plus the first half of the collection (you can see my review here) are currently available on Glitzy Glazes' Storenvy site.  All full size bottles (15ml) retail for $7.50 and this time around, Kathi is offering A Glitzy Christmastime polishes in a 5ml mini size for $3 as well.  My personal favorites of the collection are In Your Dreams, Sleigh Boy, King of the Chill, and Deck the Halls but you really can't go wrong with any of the A Glitzy Christmastime polishes.

I've now swatched Kathi's whole collection including all her core polishes and, I have to say, she's knocked it out of the park here.  This collection has the best formulas, finishes, and creativity I've seen from her yet.  The coolest part about getting to swatch for a newer indie brand like Glitzy Glazes is watching the evolution of the brand.  I can't wait to see what she comes up with next!  Be sure to swing by her Facebook page and give her a "like" to keep up with new releases and other important info. 

Thanks so much for reading!

1 comment:

  1. What a fabulous review, thanks so much for all of the tips on getting those larger glitters out of the bottle and onto your gorgeous nails!


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