December 3, 2014

Smitten Polish- Glacial Springs [Swatch]




Today I'm excited to show my first ever Smitten shade, Smitten Polish- Glacial Springs!



Glacial Springs is described as a "teal holographic glitter suspended in a turquoise-blue jelly base." I would say that's accurate. The overall color comes off as a medium, blue-leaning teal, I think. The holo particles, which are chunkier microglitter, flash mostly green-chartreuse-blue.


Artificial light, two coats:




I think it's really stunning and eye-catching! The finish reminds me a lot of the holographic L.A. Girl polishes, called 3D Effects, except slightly less rainbow and more holographic within the blue-green color range, if that makes any sense!

Window-filtered daylight:



Outside, shade:


Sun:



Formula: The jelly base has a medium-thick consistency which paints on smoothly and evenly. The glitter is denser in the base than I was expecting, so the polish has a good level of pigmentation, and I was able to get it opaque in two coats! Very nice!

It does dry down to a sort of slightly-gritty satin matte finish, so top coat is needed to smooth the surface and bring out the glitter.  But, it wasn't a hungry glitter, and I only needed one coat of INM- Out the Door for smoothness.




Have you guys tried Smitten Polish?
What do you think about Glacial Springs?

8 comments:

  1. Gorgeous swatches, as usual! I'm becoming a big fan of Smitten Polish lately!

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  2. This is lovely! I love the green sparkles in this blue.

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  3. This is one of my most favorite colors and might have been my first Smitten Polish purchase. It is just SO gorgeous and might be a top contender for one of my favs of the year!

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  4. Yes! I remember seeing this one on your blog! I have a couple other Smittens I purchased at the same time...but this one called to me first. :)

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  5. Thank you! Yes, it's so much nicer in person too.

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  6. I love the amazing bokeh in the last picture, I can only imagine how sparkly this polish is in real life. And I'm a sucker for teals, so this if full of win for me :)

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