The last week has taught me that I can barely use a camera. Unless there’s really good daylight… and it’s held really still. Anti-shake is not my friend.
It’s always nice to receive stuff in the post. (Unless it’s bills) and as has been blogged about before, I do love a good nail polish. So I was pretty chuffed to get Glitter Gal’s 3D Holographic Blue polish to review. All the way from Down Under.
Most holos are propah streaky and hard to get a good finish. My interest in Glitter Gal was piqued after seeing a review on All Lacquered Up (see the review for much better photos) I knew I had to try it to know if it was for real.
I was saddened to see that it was a tiny bottle, but it has a good brush. I’m usually a two-coater, but this one needs 3 coats. And since you need 3 thin coats, I assume the bottle will last a while. Unless you plan on wearing it all the time (which may be a danger)
Glitter Gal was set up by friends Kerri, a make up artist and Anna, who created private label products for other Australian companies who wanted to create a quality well priced range of cosmetics and nail polish. I asked Kerri, one of the founders of Glitter Gal about their animal testing policy and she emailed me back saying that they don’t test on animals and none of their ingredients are tested on animals either, and do not contain gelatine, silk, carmine, guanine, or pearl.
I tried unsuccessfully to take many many different pictures of my nails in and out of light. Out of the light, they’re a lighter shade of periwinkle blue with micro glitter particles, but in the light – it’s like Edward Cullen shed skin and rubbed it all over my fingers. To take some pictures, I gave my friend Roshni a manicure with Glitter Gal’s Blue and a statement nail with Illamasqua’s Strike.
LOOK HOW SHINY THEY ARE
I keep putting my nails under light sources to see how they shine. After 5 days, my nail polish has barely chipped, and only has some wear at the tips. If you’re looking for a holo, I highly recommend Glitter Gal. The only issue is that it’s an Australian brand and you can only order online. Although due to their growing popularity, you might see them at a UK retailer near you soon. And I bloody well hope so, because I want to add the other colours to my collection.
Glitter Gal 3D Holographic Polishes retail for AUD $11.95 (about £8.20)