Thursday, December 31, 2015

Glam Polish Now You See Me

Hello there. It's been raining like all get out off and on today. Thundering too. Anyone else have a dog that won't take a pee in the rain? Chi just will not do it. I put her coat on her so that at least her body is covered, and she eagerly goes out onto the porch but the enthusiasm quickly turns in the other direction once she gets a good look at the precipitation. Even if I drag her out under a golf-sized umbrella, she just stands there with her head down looking pitiful. You'd think that there would be a point where the need to pee would overshadow the dislike of the rain, but no. She'll hold it, thank you very much. So I'm on the alert for lulls in the downpour, since a dog with a full bladder wandering around the house is an unfortunate event just waiting to happen.

Since it's New Year's Eve, or will be when I post this, I'm in the mood for wow, and I'm sure you'd agree that it's only natural I would turn to a recent purchase from Australian indie polish maker Glam Polish as my source. Now You See Me was released as part of the Masters of Illusion collection at the beginning of April this year. This is a gorgeous silver polish full of every sort of silver component you can think of: holographic pigment, silver ultraholo gitters, silver holographic microglitters, sterling silver flakes and small silvery flakies that are either also holographic or iridescent. It's slightly darker and more grey than you might expect, sort of like the color Silver Chalice from Xona.com colorlist. The abundance and variety of components make it a dynamic polish in any light. The finish is more sparkly than metallic, although the gleaming silver flakes do give it a lustrous dappled effect, especially in natural light. Obviously, we have no sun here today but I had a look at it under the halogen lights in the kitchen and the prismatic sparkle is simply glorious floating over a pervasive but somewhat dispersed linear flare.

Application was most agreeable. The consistency of Now You See Me is fluid, smooth and dense with an easy, self-leveling flow over the nail and excellent self-leveling properties. Coverage is very good, considering that it is provided solely by the components. Wearable coverage can be had in two medium coats, with the bling providing excellent camouflage for any sheerness. I added a third coat for most complete opacity for the photos, and was pleased that it did not appear at all bulky on the nail. Cleanup is something you'll want to do as little of as possible, so it is best to strive for a clean manicure at the outset, entirely feasible given this polish's user-friendly formula. Now You See Me dries naturally in good time to a gentle pebbled finish that quickly eats through one layer of topcoat so double up if you're looking for a glassy finish. I was happy with the shine after one layer -- the slight texture didn't bother me.

Photos show three coats of Now You See Me over treatment and basecoat with a topcoat of Seche Vite. On top of the heavy cloud cover, the shine, sparkle and visual texture of this beauty rather flummoxed the camera. So the focus in these pics is tenuous at best, and I suggest that you NOT enlarge them. My apologies!


Glam Polish Now You See Me


Glam Polish Now You See Me


Glam Polish Now You See Me


Glam Polish Now You See Me


Glam Polish Now You See Me


Glam Polish Now You See Me


Glam Polish Now You See Me


Glam Polish Now You See Me


Glam Polish Now You See Me


Glam Polish Now You See Me


Glam Polish Now You See Me


Glam Polish Now You See Me

While the pics are blurry, they do capture the look of the polish in low light. The darker flecks that you see are actually silver flakies, which gleam brightly outdoors but hide their reflectivity in these shots. I also took a set of photos under the halogens, but I think they are less indicative of how the polish looks in person as the strong holographic effects appear to deepen the overall appearance of the color. Since I have them, though, I'm going to share.


Glam Polish Now You See Me


Glam Polish Now You See Me


Glam Polish Now You See Me


Glam Polish Now You See Me


Glam Polish Now You See Me


Glam Polish Now You See Me


Glam Polish Now You See Me


Glam Polish Now You See Me


Glam Polish Now You See Me


Glam Polish Now You See Me


Glam Polish Now You See Me

Suffice to say that this polish fills the wow bill. Now if something could just be done about the rain!


ttyl,
Liz

2 comments:

  1. Just the day before you posted this, a coworker/friend of mine was talking about her dog, and how he won't go in the snow! Apparently he will run around pretending to go potty, then return promptly and proudly back to the door, for all the world like "oh yes, business as usual". Chi is not alone! Seems a little extreme to just be like "nope" and hold it indefinitely, but then that's priorities for you. Speaking of extreme, just look at this HOLO! Amazing.

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    1. Seems like Chi was looking for breaks in the downpour also -- several time it slowed to a fine sprinkle, and I'd find her on her way up the stairs to ask to go out. Rain phobia aside, she's a good little doggie! Or as Fuzzy likes to say, "she's just as good as she wants to be." *lol*

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