Today I have one of the new China Glaze glitters from the Prismatic collection to share with you. This collection hasn't been getting a lot of love, and I can't tell you I'm crazy about it either. In the bottle a pretty duochrome flash is visible, but it doesn't translate on the nail. Well, sometimes if you tilt your hand just so, in just the right light, you might might see something... but mostly, no.
This is two coats of Liquid Crystal, over two coats of Sally Hansen Celeb City (a silver foil):
The dominant colour in Liquid Crystal is a silvery-blue (with very elusive purple flash).
The texture was a bit...gloopy, but not awful. Just a little awkward to spread around evenly. It tended to glom up a bit towards the end of the nail.
Okay, maybe I'm being too hard on Liquid Crystal. It's certainly not bad- it's just always a little underwhelming when we think we're getting duochrome holographic awesome and it turns out being something less awe-inspiring.
But it IS a nice glitter. Lots of different colours happening (pink, green, orange, blue...), and under artificial light it's quite sparkly (see above)! Oddly enough it falls a bit flat in sunlight, and doesn't really "pop", but in the evening, I grow significantly more fond of it. It was the perfect adornment for my nails during last night's jazz club excursion (girl's night out). ;)
I think this would have taken at least three coats to be perfectly opaque, so I layered Liquid Crystal over a silver foil. This is two coats of Sally Hansen Celeb City, before the addition of the glitter-bomb.
I'm fond of the Sally Hansen "Xtreme Wear" line. Usually the polishes are pretty good, and a decent price. And I'm pretty sure this is the only silver foil I'll ever need...
What do you think of the China Glaze Prismatic collection? Have you bothered to pick up any of the colours?