Friday, October 5, 2012

Charm Your Nails: Instant Gratification and Glass Slipper

Warning: this post is a bit pic heavy!
I've got two more polishes to show you from Charm Your Nails this morning, Instant Gratification and Glass Slipper. These two are awesome!!

Instant Gratification is up first. It's a clear base with black, white purple and pink glitters in the shape of hexes, squares and bars, as well as tiny pink micro-glitters. The pink was my favorite! It added a gorgeous pink shimmer over the base colors I picked. 

Bottle shot
Macro shot in the bottle

I wanted to choose base colors that would show both the pink and purple glitters, so I layered Instant Gratification over China Glaze Elephant Walk with an accent nail of CG For Audrey. Check out that pink shimmer! It shows up better in the shaded pictures for some reason.



Close up!

In the sun
This formula applied perfectly, and I had no problems, even with the bars and bigger hexes or squares. I noticed in some of the pictures it looks like the bars are curling, but it must have been a trick of the light or something! They laid down flat, especially with a coat of SV overtop. These photos show 2 coats of Instant Gratification, but I could have definitely gotten away with one - I just like denser coverage. :]

And one more close up :]

Next up, I've got Glass Slipper - a brand new polish by Lindsay! I was so excited to try out a polish that wasn't even up on the site yet! Not sure when she plans on releasing it, but keep an eye out - this is one of my absolute favorites that she sent.
Now, I do have to say that in the bottle, I wasn't thrilled. It appears very transparent - I could see small squares and these strange little micro bars, but I wasn't sure how this polish would translate on the nail being so difficult to see.


In the macro shot, you can sort of see what I'm talking about. In the shade, those bars were NOT visible hardly at all. In the sun, you can see they picked up a yellow tint. I was so confused - what is this magic?! Haha, but anyway, I went ahead with the mani...


Put over black and BAM! Gorgeousness ensued. I cannot explain this to you, lol - I don't always understand things,but I can tell you that this polish is absolutely stunning as a glitter topper. The micro bars changed to BLUE somehow, and they absolutely POP in certain lights.

Close up
I layered 2 coats of Glass Slipper over Milani Black Swift and Wet n Wild On a Trip for the accent. I originally had this over a bunch of different colors, but I found myself gaping at the black so I re-did it all in black.


This mani looked like instant Galaxy Nails to me! It was amazing! The bars, once they turned blue, were so bright it almost looked like they were glowing - so cool :]


My favorite pic of the day - check out that glow!


So what do you guys think? Which of these two is your favorite! I'd love to know :]

And if you want to own some of your own Charm Your Nails polishes (because, who wouldn't), why not pick them up while they're on sale??

This discount will be ending soon!!!!



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. :]Head over to:Charm Your Nails on Etsy andCharm Your Nails on Facebook

Kelly



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.

13 comments:

  1. Instant Gratification is very... gratifying :) Love it!!

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    1. Haha what a perfect description ;] Glad you like!

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  2. Wow Glass Slipper looks amazing over black!! I love the glowing blue bars!

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    1. Thanks Jennifer! I totally agree - the glow is awesome :]

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  3. Gorgeous!! I love all of these Kelly! <3

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    1. Thanks Maggy! Lindsay is fabulous <3

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  4. Both are so gorgeous! But what the heck Glass Slipper?! What magic is this?! They, they went blue!

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    1. I know, I just kept staring at my nails wondering...how...?? I even showed my boyfriend, like "Look - it was this...now THIS!! Magic!" Haha I love it though :]

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  5. Lovelovelove Instant Gratification!! <3

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    1. It is super fun Patricia! Loveee that shimmer :]

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  6. Wow I love instant gratification!

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    1. Glad you love it Arletta! I do too, it will definitely be making more appearances on my nails in the future ;]

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  7. Loved all of the pics! You can never have too many pics ;) I'm in the mood to do my nails now.

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