Saturday, January 11, 2014

Glitter Gal Holiday in Oz Collection and Gloss Boss Swatch and Review

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I have the pleasure of showing you one of two debut creme collections from Glitter Gal today. You are probably already familiar with their amazing holographic line and they also make duochromes, transitions and shade shifters! Check out their site for all their shades and here's the list of online stockists. 
Some info from the Glitter Gal press release, then onto the SWATCHES :) 
"Nail Enamel like no other.  Our cremes are high gloss, have a solid coverage, smooth finish, soft touch, no bleeding, no balding and perfect levelling."
NEW CREME POLISH RELEASES 10ml – rrp $9.95
Glitter Gal Australia have created a crème formula that is like no other with superior Glitter Gal ingredients with Australian names.  We have released 2 colour stories consisting of twelve colours.  Collection names -
·         Holiday in Oz
·         Celebrate – Sydney Style
Gloss Boss – 15ml – rrp $14.95 
How many times you have been asked for a top coat that doesn’t take away the holographic effects – well here it is!   A top coat that can be used on crèmes or used to enhance holographic and special effect formulas. It is a high impact gloss top coat with a gel like finish. ABSOLUTELY THE BEST TOP COAT EVER!!!!!
Dorothy’s Revenge – 10ml – rrp $11.95 
A holographic, red based sparkle top coat.  Can be worn alone as well as over crèmes.  IF YOU LOVE RED YOU WILL LOVE THIS!
 
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Glitter Gal Redback (on four fingers) topped with Dorothy's Revenge (also on accent finger on its own).





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 Glitter Gal True Blue Aussie - a navy crelly. It's no secret that I love blues. It doesn't seem to matter how many I have in my stash, I always need the next release. This one will not disappoint. A very good formula. Mostly a creme but enough of a hint of jelly to give it a gorgeous depth. This is 2 coats, easy formula, high shine without top coat. This is my stand out fave from this collection.
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 Glitter Gal Bluemeranga light blue creme. I needed three coats for this beauty to even out and look good, quite typical for light blues and other shades with this much white in them. I can't lie, as much as the outcome was worth it and I love the shade, I was disappointed. The press release for these made me expect an out of the ordinary formula, and this was just ordinary. I hope that's not too harsh!! I mean, it's a good polish! Nothing wrong with it, but in my opinion not superior. (No top coat here)
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 Glitter Gal Big Smoke - a smokey gray. Yes, well named! No problems with this one. Two coats, very good formula. A lovely gray shade. Shown here with Gloss Boss top coat, which as a top coat is AMAZING. Very quick drying, adding a level of gel-like gloss that I almost couldn't stop touching. Highly recommend.
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 Glitter Gal White Pointer - a true white creme. The biggest disappointment f the bunch for me. I first tried this over an OPI base coat and it was a hot mess. The two polishes did not play nicely together so I had to take it all off and start again. I applied White Pointer on bare nails and needed 4 (FOUR) coats to get full coverage and bald spots covered. There was very little self leveling and left an uneven surface even after it dried. This is not going to be a white I reach for often ever, but I was able to create a nail art look I was happy with that I'll show you in a future post.
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Glitter Gal Redback with Dorothy's Revenge on accent nail. A beautiful deep red and bright orange red holo that can be used on its own (2 coats for each polish for this swatch) or as a top coat. Both shades have great formulas, and easy to work with. Redback has a similar formula to True Blue Aussie with enough of a jelly finish added to the creme base to make it a tiny bit squishy. Love it. Above and below photos show without top coat. You can see that Dorothy's Revenge dried down to a non glossy finish while Redback has that high shine. 
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 These last two photos (above and below) have Gloss Boss top coat. Swoon. Can't get any glossier! Hard to show just how glossy it is through the pictures.
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Ok, here I'm showing how Gloss Boss worked for me, over  Glitter Gal Hot Chilli. Nail on far right is Hot Chilli on its own. Nail in the middle has Gloss Boss top coat and nail on left has Seche Vite top coat. As you can see, my experience with Gloss Boss as a top coat for a holographic is disappointing. It created the same dulled out non holo finish as Seche Vite.
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Hot Chilli topped with Glitter Gal Gloss Boss on the left.  Hot Chilli on right, no top coat.

I've been gravitating towards clean simple cremes lately. You too? Are you loving any of these? 
I'll be showing you three different nail art designs I created with these coming up soon :)

All the best, 
Victoria

6 comments:

  1. I love all of these!! Great swatches as always!

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  2. Love the look of Big Smoke, it's a such a nice shade of what looks like a true gray. Very pretty!

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  3. First thing first, you have amazing hands!
    Secondly, I LOVE that dark blue!

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  4. woow that dark blue and that red are gorgeous love the jelly formula on the blue

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  5. I really like ALL of them! :-) Bluemerang and True Blue Aussie are incredible! :-)

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