Today I have two of the four Halloween-themed creations that I received from Charm Your Nails, and they are to die for!
First is Strigoi Bite. I admit, I had to google what the word "strigoi" meant. According to Wikipedia, it's a monster from Romanian mythology that can take forms such as a poltergeist, transform into an animal, or - an immortal vampire. I can totally see that inspiration here. Check it out!
Here's the description from the Charm Your Nails Etsy shop:
"Strigoi Bite-Sink your fangs into this tinted shimmery red jelly base mixed with black glitter and red drips of bar glitter. Like a strigoi bite, it will give you euphoric feelings. Glitter shapes include bar, hex and square."
Look at this gorgeous, juicy polish! I fell in love with it, especially because it is honestly unlike anything I own. It doesn't even need undies - these photos are 3 coats of Strigoi Bite with 1 coat of SV over it.
Here's a closer shot:
I had ZERO issues with this polish. Lindsay included a little enclosure with notes about the polish and how to best apply, and she recommends using the "dabbing" method. I didn't actually find that it was necessary to do that! I found that all of the glitters and the jelly base went on smoothly and evenly, and I didn't notice any problems even with the bars. With just 1 coat of SV, my nails felt super smooth and glossy.
One last close up! I can't wait to wear this again :]
Okay, last up for today is a polish called Spiders in the Candy Corn. First of all, LOVE the name. You see tons of Candy Corn themed polishes, but this one really looks like what would happen if a bunch of spiders got mushed in the candy corn, lol! The bars look like spider legs!
Look at these cute labels (it reflected my camera, oops)!
The glitters I spotted were: different sized hexes in orange, yellow, black and white, black and orange bars, and white squares. It is the perfect candy corn colored mix of glitters with something different added in! I loved it.
I thought this glitter would look awesome over purple and green for Halloween :] I used Rimmel 60 Seconds in Camouflage, and Pure Ice No Means No for the accent.
I loved these color combinations! Please ignore the bubbling on the green nails, I'm not sure why it did that! I probably didn't wait long enough for it to try. This formula was pretty much perfect as well, though I did find more success in placing the larger white hexes and the bars when I did use the dabbing method. It's not a necessity though, if you're against that method - you'll get great coverage in 2 coats either way. These polishes are really packed with glitter! :]
So what do you guys think of these two glitters by Charm Your Nails? I am SO glad I found this brand - the formulas are great, color combinations are perfect and they're affordable for indies!
Charm Your Nails polishes retail for $8.50 USD for 0.5 oz (full size).
And, to make things even better? Lindsay has been generous enough to activate a coupon code specifically for my readers, for 15% off your order from Charm Your Nails!! Just enter the coupon code SANITY1713 when you check out to receive the discount. :]
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If you do pick up some polishes using the code, let me know what you choose and how you like them! :}
A sample of these products was provided for review. I am not being compensated in any way for this post. This review is a statement of my honest opinion of these products, based on experience. For further information, please see my Disclosure Statement.