But today, after seeing her swatches on 'Milky Way', I quickly got ready and made a trip to Priceline.. Sigh. I picked up all three newly released glitter babies... Super sigh!
Milky Way, Space Jam, Glitter Strikes Back
My friend (a boy) with was with me said that Milky Way looks like a milky vomit (LOL) and Space Jam looks like diarrhoea LOL... Boys oh boys!
Anyways, lets put those gross stuff aside. I have something to say about each of these glitter polishes as their formula isn't very consistent, so let's get straight into swatching and all!
Space Jam has a dark purple plum base with added blue hex glitters and tiny fuchsia rounds. Lots of glitter is great, but I actually find that this one is packed with too much glitter for its sheerness so when I tried to build up on the opacity, the blue glitters layers over each other and becomes disgustingly thick... not to mention that the nail polish itself is already on the thicker side.
One coat of this picks up way too much glitter for me, but if you're still keen bean on this one then I'd suggest using it as a top coat over a dark base instead of trying to build up its opacity.
I did have high hopes for this because its released press image is super pretty.. But in reality after, the plum colour of this nail polish is actually too dark for the lovely blue and fuchsia glitters to be seen.
Meep. Super meep.
Glitter Strikes Back
Glitter Strikes Back reminds me ALOT of Halloween! It consists of orange, yellow-to-gold, purple and fuchsia hex glitters on a clear base coat! Unlike Space Jam (thank Buddha!), it has the perfect consistency so you can definitely do layering with this without it looking overly thick. I get a fair amount of glitters on the first coat so I won't be layering, but if you prefer less or more glitters, it doesn't take much effort to adjust the amount of glitters at all!
I'm happy with everything about Glitter Strikes Back so I'd recommend this one if you fancy it! My favourite combination is with the black base.. it really does remind me of Halloween! You?
Ok! Leaving the best to last baby!
Milky Way!!! Lookin' pretty and cute in the bottle there you little thing! ;D
Milky Way looks alot like a blue-toned white, but I'm pretty sure that it's just the teeny tiny blue glitters that's playin' tricks! On my nails, it is more of a dull-white with gold, green, purple, fuchsia, blue, white and orange hex glitters.. pretty eh?
I personally don't know too much about jelly finishes so I can't tell you whether this is a jelly or not. I don't think it is as sheer as those with jelly finishes though because the more I layer, the less glitters (from underneath) I can see! But it is still on the sheerer side in comparison to other nail polishes, and has a thinner consistency which is ideal for layering! Yay! ^_^
Here's a comparison photo with 3 coats and 6 coats (yes! 6 coats!):
So that concludes for the three new Australis Glitter Coats! If you really want these then I'd suggest you wait a few more days until Priceline's new catalogue comes out.. instead of buying them now for the full RRP $7.95!
Which Glitter nail lacquer do you like most from the three?
Will you be looking out for them next time you hit up Priceline/Big W?
Oh, and speaking of Australis.. don't forget to enter my 3 Years Blog Birthday giveaway! Full of Australis products I tell ya!