I know I have been gone for quite some time and I had a really hectic December studying and working almost 5 days a week so I do apologise for going AWOL all of a sudden, but I'm getting back into the game!
I thank all the loyal readers who are still here with me today, or any newcomers. It's a new year and time for some new and awesome nails!!
Tonight, I have swatches for you from a Chi Chi nail set I bought a while back, but never got the chance to swatch. They're all glitters and as the packaging says, it contains 8 of the best nail glitter shades. I grabbed it for a bargain too - roughly $15-16 for a pack of 8 almost full sized bottles, so that was a happy find.
Take a look at the awesome packaging!
Look at that rainbow paisley! Potential future nail art :D
Let's have a look at some of the pics shall we? Just a note that none of these polishes actually have any names on them or on the packaging, so I will just list them as numbers. Also, all swatches show 1 coat of the polish over a colour, except for one which will be mentioned later.
#1 over OPI What's With the Cattitude?
#1 is a clear base glitter polish with lavender coloured hex and small glitter pieces. Formula was thick, but easy to apply. Only trouble was getting the large hex pieces on - you kinda have to brush them on quickly or lightly dab some on the bald spots.
#2 over Orly Green Apple
#2 is a clear based glitter polish with magenta hex and small glitter, much so like the first one, but different coloured glitter. Formula and application were the same for this polish.
#3 over OPI Alpine Snow
#3 is a pinky jelly base with colourful hex glitters in yellow, red, silver, blue, green, orange and magenta. Formula again, was the same as the others and application wise was the same, only it tends to clump a bit if you brush too many glitter pieces in one spot.
#4 over BYS Blue (Matte)
#4 is a clear base polish with hex glitter in green, blue and yellow, as well as small green glitter pieces. Formula and application is the same as the others. I quite like the combination of these colours though! Wish they had showed up better in the pictures.
#5 over China Glaze Urban Night
Disclaimer - this was a lazy swatch as you can see haha! Look at them bald patches. I forgot you can see them under the light - my bads.
#5 is very much like the first 2 glitters but in gold. Formula and application were the same, though the only major difference is that this is a lot more dense than the other 2.
#6 over Illamasqua Boosh
Here comes the fun party glitter! #6 is a clear base polish packed with large, medium and small hex glitters in yellow, silver, blue, green, orange and magenta. Formula and application were the same as the others.
#7 on it's own showing 2 coats
#7 was one of the more unique/peculiar ones. It's a mix of a navy jelly base with black glitter and silver hex glitters. I though this one was a bit weird, but having them on didn't look too bad! Formula and application very much like the others.
#8 over OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls
Last but not least, #8. This is a pretty boring one. #8 is a light/medium grey jelly base with silver hex glitters. I tried this on it's own, but it didn't cover at all. Formula and application were the same as others. In the pic, you can see it looks a bit patchy and that's what happened when I brushed over it more than once. It kinda looks interesting though... what do you think?
So, there we have it! What do you think of this collection? Let me know in the comments below :)
I will sart posting more regularly now, so please stay tuned!