Sinful Colors Halloween 2014 Limited Edition Glitters
(retail: $1.99; on sale for $0.99 each through 9/20 at Walgreens)
(one coat over Sally Hansen Plum Luck)
Mystery Moonshine is an all-shard glitter (absolutely no hex glitters) in a clear base. I realize that I could have chosen a lighter base color to better show you what's going on here, but I LOVE this polish over darker plums and purples. The shards are not too large, jagged or sharp, and after wearing the combo above for three days, I only felt one tiny point of one shard "burst" through my top coat. No bad, right? Also, this one was really easy to apply. The clear base isn't too thick or watery, but you do have to push the glitters around a tiny bit with your brush for better placement. Overall, this one was way better than I expected it to be, and it's even prettier in person. Dry-time was average, by the way, even in extreme heat (it was 100+ degrees when I applied this).
(one coat over Sinful Colors Curry Up)
Cauldron Couture contains green metallic shards and micro, small, medium and large black matte hexes. Any shimmer that you see above is actually from my base color (click here for swatches of Sinful Colors Curry Up). This one was a little more challenging to apply since the clear base is a bit thick and goopy. You have to push the glitter around quite a bit with your brush for placement, but I didn't have any issues with picking up glitter from the bottle. This did take a little longer to dry, but still not too long, all things considered.
Both of these polishes are a little bit bumpy to the touch after they dry, so I would consider applying one to two coats of a good, thick, top coat just to smooth things out. To see reader swatches of the third glitter in the Halloween 2014 collection called Spatter Spell, CLICK HERE.
Did you pick up any of these glitters this week? I'd love to hear from you!
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