Thursday, November 21, 2013
Indie Spotlight: Glitzy Glazes A Glitzy Christmastime Collection
Hiya folks! How excited are we all about the fantastical holiday collections all the indie brands are coming out with this season? I always love the Halloween collections, but there's something about the glistening, sparkling glitters and rich colors of the holiday collections that just gets me in the mood to wrap presents and light the tree! That's figurative, of course, my small apartment does not have room for a tree but, fortunately my polish shelves always have room for a few more bottles ;)
Anyway, the latest holiday collection I have to show you is from Glitzy Glazes, a New Jersey-based brand concocted by Kathi. A Glitzy Christmastime Collection (inspired by Kathi's favorite holiday movies) contains 7 polishes (2 glitter toppers, 2 crelly glitters, 2 jelly glitters, and 1 metallic) and will release on Sat. Nov. 23rd. I'll be showing you 4 of the collection in this post and the other 3 (plus a bonus polish!) in a couple of days. Let's get to it, shall we?
Bumble is a white crelly polish with silver holographic hexes, iridescent hexes and white bar glitters. This is going to be a kind of difficult review because Kathi is currently running a contest to guess the movie inspiration for each polish. So, while I don't know the exact inspiration, guessing kind of messes up the game and I don't wanna be a spoiler! However, you should all give it a go and enter the contest (rules and such can be found here) because the prize is getting to pick 3 full size bottles from this collection! Ok, back to the polish!
Bumble is pretty and soft, fairly sheer so you may want to use undies if you full coverage. I personally like the subtle gradation effect you get without undies...and, of course, the depth of the glitter is always nice.
Bumble reminds me of sunlight hitting freshly fallen snow on a clear winter's day. The sparkle is understated but lovely...perfect for a winter polish!
King of the Chill is one of the 2 glitter toppers in this collection. Packed with silvery blue hexes, large white snowflakes, and large translucent light blue hexes, KotC has a sheer blue base that will build up to opacity in 4-5 coats. You can always layer it over a base polish if you're not into that many layers of polish. I'm showing it here with no undies and I like the look!
Brrr! Doesn't KotC just give you a wintertime chill? All that icy blue and the cuter than cute snowflakes...I love it! This is a polish that you can wear all winter long, not just for the holidays, which is nice. Red and green are great but sometimes I like the option to wear a polish longer than just a few weeks :)
The formula on KotC was good, there will be a bit of fishing for the larger glitters, but that's just the nature of these kinds of polishes. You'll also need a good top coat to smooth out the glitters, some of the larger glitters may want to stick up a bit, but everything laid pretty flat on my nails. If you're looking for a glitter topper that says "holiday" but doesn't scream it, King of the Chill is a great option!
Next we have In Your Dreams, Sleigh Boy. A candy cane-themed crelly, IYDSB is a sheer white crelly with red and holographic micro glitters, red and white diamond glitter, red squares and red dots. This is one of my personal favorites of the collection. The colors are perfect for holiday and the glitter mix is just so much fun!
Again, you could definitely layer this over a base polish if you like a more opaque look, but I think that kind of defeats the purpose of a crelly. All that squishy depth! I didn't have any fishing issues with this one, even though there are some larger glitters. Overall, the formula was good. I'm wearing 3 coats of IYDSB here with one coat of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri as a top coat to smooth things out a bit.
Peppermint-y, candy-swirled goodness here, folks!
The last polish for today is Cindy Lou Who. Like her namesake, this polish is sweet and girly with a little bit of sparkle. Large pink holographic dots, pink and white bar glitters, and iridescent hexes float serenely in a baby pink jelly base.
I'm showing 3 coats of CLW with one coat of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri here, so you can see she's more opaque than she looks in the bottle. And those dots! We all know I'm a sucker for the circles and CLW is no exception! There is a bit of fishing involved for the dots, but turning the bottle upside down for a few minutes before application helps with that issue. No other application issues to report.
Alrighty, that's it for the first part of A Glitzy Christmastime Collection! I'd love to hear what you guys think of it so far and I'm excited to show you the rest of the polishes! As I mentioned earlier, the release date for this collection is Sat., Nov. 23rd. They will all be available on Glitzy Glazes' Storenvey site and will retail for $7.50 for a full size bottle.
Thanks so much for reading!