Tuesday, October 30, 2012

All That Glitters Boo-tique Collection - Skittle Swatches and Review!

Good morning everyone and happy Tuesday. I've been absurdly behind in swatching all my October goodies but the other evening I finally got to play with my new indie polishes, the All That Glitters Boo-tique Collection. Which, btw, I pre-ordered. So I'm doubly ashamed at how long it has taken me to play with these!

Kirsten's Halloween collection was my hands down favorite as soon as I saw her promo shots on facebook and the only indies I actually bought with a holiday/halloween theme. They're that awesome! The only one I didn't pick up was Hole Hearted Remix, I can't handle odd shaped glitters on my nails. I just pick them off, and they don't even last long enough for my top coat to dry! I'm getting off topic now, so let's get down to business!

I bought five out of six polishes from All That Glitters Boo-tique Collection, and they include: Fright Night, Pumpkin King, Walking Dead, Horror Business, and Witch Craft. I attempted to label my photo mashup, but didn't make them opaque enough to easily read, sorry guys! I'm playing with a new photo editor (super fun!). Also, check out the super cute heart shaped label stickers Kirsten uses. Aren't they adorable!? I love little touches like this.

Since I have been chronically short on time this month (one of my favorite polish months of the year, no less!) I put together skittles to showcase these amazing glitters. Five amazing glitters over cremes, on five amazing fingers! I'll give you a quick finger-by-finger run down of each polish and review wrap-up down below.

Thumb:  Fright Night (over Essie Very Structured) - Tiny and medium sized orange and purple metallic hex glitters as well as short metallic green bar glitter swimming in a sheer brown jelly. Can be worn alone at several coats or layered.

Index:  Pumpkin King (over Finger Paints Cordur-Orange) - Orange and black medium sized matte hex glitters, larger black hex, long black bar glitter, and tiny metallic orange glitters in a thick clear base. Definitely a layering glitter.

Middle:  Walking Dead (over OPI Skull and Glossbones) - Large and medium red metallic hex glitters, medium black hex, and tiny black and white hex glitters swimming in a heavy red shimmer all in a thick, clear base. Layering glitter all the way.

Ring:  Horror Business (over Orly Fresh) - Square and bar shaped metallic green glitters, small and tiny sized purple metallic hex glitter in a bright lime green jelly base. Can be worn alone at several coats or layered.

Pinkie:  Witch Craft (over Zoya Monica)  - Tiny orange metallic hex glitters swimming in a shimmery purple jelly. Can be worn alone or layered.

Overall, I was very pleased with this collection! I thought it had the best mix of colors in each polish as well as a whole collection. I'm also happy that there were three polishes that could be worn alone and not just layered. Formula varied greatly from super thick to absolutely perfect. Witch Craft (pinkie) had the best formula by far, followed by Horror Business (ring), and Fright Night (thumb). Pumpkin King and Walking Dead need some thinner but that'll have to wait because my bottles are so chock-a-block full of glitter I can't add thinner yet. I can't complain about that, really, now can I? :)

These polishes are still available for purchase so be sure to check out All That Glitters by Kirsten (the Mega Glitter Nail Polish Creator extraordinaire!), she has an incredible selection in her Etsy Shop and tons of pictures and info on her Facebook. She's got a fall/winter/holiday collection coming out soon, so be sure to stay tuned!

In other news:

My thoughts are a bit preoccupied today, I can't stop thinking about hurricane Sandy and how devastating it has been so far for the Eastern Seaboard. The farthest east I've ever lived is Pittsburgh, and I've never even been to the East Coast, but the pictures are absolutely heart wrenching and mind blowing at the same time. I can't imagine what it must be like. Scary. I hope that any of my readers out there who live in the area, are safe and sound. I hope the same for everyone who lives out there. <3


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