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:


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?


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

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

  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!

  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. :)

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

  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 :)