Saturday, September 13, 2014

Glimmer by Erica Halloween Collection 2014

Good evening lovelies!  It's official.  I've swatched and reviewed my first Halloween collection for the year, WOOT!  Halloween is not only the best holiday ever, it has the best polish collections too (this is a fact).  I guess I will always be a kid at heart and if I don't dress up for Halloween anymore at least I know my nails will always kick a** with some fabulous indie concoction that resonates deep with my horror/blood/gore/campy loving soul (also I sneak some of my kids candy at the end of the night).  The Halloween Collection from Glimmer by Erica is pretty dang fabulous!  There are 6 polishes in the collection and it's definitely a set that covers all bases - jellies, shimmers, glitters and the always iconic pumpkin orange.  Erica did a great job on this collection.  These will be available today (RIGHT NOW) in her shop.  Each full size bottle is $9.25.  Well?  Less talk, more polish - grab some popcorn or candy corn and let's look at these lovely little beauties!

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I picked Blood Lust first.  It really spoke to me.  It was sitting there looking so glossy and juicy in the bottle.  Blood Lust is a red jelly with red glitters, blue/purple iridescent color shifting glitters and holo micro glitter.  It has so much depth and really glows.  The jelly formula was very easy to work with and as you can see from my pictures it built up to perfect opaqueness.  I used 3 coats of Blood Lust and 1 layer of topcoat.  Blood Lust looks great in all lighting but I especially love the pictures in the shade - you can really see all the awesome going on in the polish!

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Ectoplasm is a sheer purple jelly with green glitters and iridescent blue glitters.  This is a neat polish because it looks different depending on what kind of lighting you are in.  The jelly base in Ectoplasm wasn't quite as juicy or shiny as Blood Lust, but it did have a gorgeous color that covered wonderfully.  This mixture of blue, purple and green work so well together too.  The formula and application of Ectoplasm were both great.  I used 3 coats of Ectoplasm for complete coverage.  I finished with 1 layer of topcoat.  

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Possessed is a sheer milky off-white polish full of yellow/red, purple/blue and green color shifting iridescent glitters.  There is also some pretty micro shimmer to round it all out.  The light shade of the polish works really well with the iridescent glitters, and creates an almost nude yet glowy polish look.  The formula and application of Possessed were both great.  I started with a ridge filing base coat for a little color on my nail, then used 3 coats of Possessed and finished with 1 layer of topcoat.  

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Jack O' Lantern is, of course, the orange of the bunch.  Jack O' Lantern is bright, vibrant and the perfect pumpkin color.  It's an almost neon orange shade, jelly type polish full of golden shimmer.  I love the color and the shimmer - they look like they are lifetime bff's.  Jack O' Lantern was more sheer than I'd expected, and in hindsight I would have started with ridge filling base coat to help eliminate the visible nail line.  I used 3 coats of Jack O' Lantern and no topcoat. 

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Moving on to the glitters - Love Spell is a mix of red and purple glitters in a clear base.  For some reason purple and red make for a perfect Halloween polish don't they?  The glitter was plentiful and came out easily.  Formula and application were both great.  I used 2 coats of Love Spell over Jack O' Lantern.  

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Witch's Brew is my second favorite from the collection.  This micro glitter is totally awesome!  Witch's Brew is full of orange, black, green and purple metallic micro glitters in a clear base.  BUT this is a dense glitter with great coverage - I actually started with a base color and quickly realized I didn't need it at all...as you can probably tell my lack of any base color peeking through.  I used 1 1/2 coats of Witch's Brew and 1 layer of topcoat.  

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