It is a multi sized fuchsia purple glitter in a black jelly base. It has small particles and large hexagrams of glitter and is said to be a pretty good dupe for Deborah Lippmans Bad Romance but I don't have that for comparison so I can't really comment on how close it is, but I do know that it is a stunner! It went on a lot easier than I expected, because I thought the large hex glitter would need to be manipulated into position, but it went on with no trouble and was opaque in 2 coats, over Funky Fingers Melted Popsicle a a base. I wasn't actually intending to use this as a base, it was just the timing. I had put on 1 coat when the postie arrived with this polish and of course I had to try it immediately so that's why its the base! It worked out well though. The dry time was OK, and although it was a little rough textured it wasn't as bad as some glitters. I went and slapped on a good dollop of top coat anyway for good measure. Here are the pics, isn't it yummy!
|Natural light - in the shade|
Then I decided after wearing this lovely for a day, I wanted to try and matte-ify it, so I went ahead and added a coat of e.l.f. Matte Finisher. I have to say I didn't used to be a fan of mattes at all, but I think I may have been missing out because they are growing on me, especially over textured polishes like glitters where they can give a really interesting effect. What do you think of it, do you like it and do you prefer it matte or shiny? I like both, I think I may have to get the blue from this collection and give that a try too now :) (Oh one more thing, please ignore the blue tinge to my pinky finger, I tried layering a blue glitter underneath on that finger!)