I was instantly enamoured with GoldenEye. I have been on the gold train lately! CHOO CHOO. Glitz and Glamour has been my absolutely favourite gold for some time now. When I saw GoldenEye I thought that they were quite similar, and I was not wrong, but they are not dupes.
Both GoldenEye and Glitz and Glamour are particulate gold foils, GoldenEye much more so. Glitz and Glamour is much more dense and requires less coats. Glitz and Glamour is also a lot more warm toned to my eye.
I haz been playing with some of my golds this weekend..
Anyhoo! Here we have GoldenEye and Glitz & Glamour at 1 coat each. I will take this time to warn you that cleanup with these bitches is, well, a bitch. If you don't do it immediately after polishing, the polish starts to set and it will pull as you clean it up (I experienced this). If you wait too long, you will be sitting there for an hour essentially just moving the particles from ON your nail to AROUND your nail and on your skin (I also experienced this).
GoldenEye is on the pointer and ring. As you can see, it is far less dense.
Here they are at 2 coats each. This is a horrible picture, but you get the idea that even at 2 coats GoldenEye has not reached his full potential. Glitz and Glamour is shining bright on 2 coats though.
Here we have Glitz and Glamour holding strong at 2 coats with GoldenEye at 3 coats and probably needing 4.
So as you can see they are not dupes. They are very similar though. Glitz and Glamour leans a bit more yellow/warmer to my eye.
I decided to try out some crack I have been sitting on, no pun intended. I bought this Bourjois Python crack from Shoppers the other day. I spent something obscene like $10 bucks on it. I am obviously going to need to play around with it for a bit as it does not look like snakeskin to me. I think it cracks bigger over wetter polish. I didn't wait for this stuff to dry 100%. I actually screwed up the pinky and had to redo it so that one is the wettest, and it cracked the biggest. The pointer had the thinnest coat, and it was the one that cracked the finest.. must fiddle.
What I do like about this crack is that it is a jelly. It looks like a candy apple almost over these golds.
I need to suck it up and go get that Dior croc crack if it's even still being sold. Yeah yeah I still like crack. I wear it once in a blue frigging moon though. The above is without topcoat by the way. It could have used a few layers :\
Gah. Responsible Adult Reece will not be participating in this sale because I am going to save up like a responsible adult to purchase these. *glares at past self*
They Came From Space! is a mini collection (mini in collection size not bottle size) that consists of 3 duochrome foils. FOILS! DUOCHROMES.
Right now Kaz has the collection on for 19.95 for all 3 bottles. The sale only lasts until Nov 2 so let's do this people! Unless you, like me, are saving up and not using the Visa.. *glares at past self* In which case, yay for eventually getting to order them even if they aren't on sale because they look WICKED.
You can click this link to go directly to the SALE.
I have to leave for work in 3 minutes. Actually, I should have left 2 hours and 3 minutes ago. Sorry that these pics are indoors. I do prefer natural light.
The lines are freehanded (obviously) with stripers. They are a little gimpy, but whatevz! Taken in various indoor lighting. 2 coats with 1 coat Nail Pattern Boldness Glitter Food and 1 coat SV. Kitsune is a touch gritty so it does need that extra layer of something before the SV IMHO.
Kitsune, the magical white fox.
Yay! I need to learn some new hand poses. I also need to moisturize my hands before I take pictures *squints*. Kitsune has a wicked golden shimmer that is not hidden. It is all the colours of fall. Fabulous. It looks a bit like creme brulee to me. I love it! I was most excited about this one. I am stoked to swatch the other two though ;)
Kitsune can be purchased at Rainbow Honey for $10 per bottle. I love the Rainbow Honey bottles and boxes. Super professional looking for an "indie".
This is my last ManGlaze instalment until I get more ManGlaze, alternately, until I do another ManGlaze mani with my existing ManGlaze.
I just want to take a minute to pay some respect to the bottles.
2) Fabulous bottle art.
3) Label on the top of the frigging bottle.
I have quite enjoyed the formula on all of these. It dries fast, but not so fast that you can't work with it a little if you bork it a bit. I definitely must purchase more. I will save up like a Responsible Adult.
2 coats ILF
I added 1 coat of CrowsToes I Make the Path (adore) no topcoat.
I then put one coat of an American Apparel Sheer that I do not think has a name.. but is green. LOVE!
Much respect to the kitty who gifted this to me *pets*