Chane Glaze‘s collection for Halloween 2011 is called Haunting and it consists of six nail polishes. Two of them are almost black cremes, one is black crackle, there’s two glitters and one glow in the dark nail polish. Half of the collection was interesting to me (the two glitters and the glow in the dark one), but I bought only two of them (one glitter and the glow in the dark one). Here we go.
It’s Alive is an amazing green glitter polish. It might just be the best glitter polish I have in my stash. It has dark green base and light green glitter. There are (at least) two types of glitter: sexagons and small square glitter. The combination of base color and glitter works perfectly. Application was easy. The polish is very opaque and it dries very fast. It dries to a rough finish. There’s two coats in the photos below and with no top coat.
The second polish I bought from the Haunting collection was the Ghoulish Glow nail polish. I wanted a glow in the dark nail polish since … I don’t know since when. Since the first time I have heard about them, but I never got it. Until now. I think it’s fun to have a glow in the dark nail polish. :D I knew these polishes do not glow in the dark spectacularly, but still … it’s fun. Ghoulish Glow is what I expected it would be. One coat of Ghoulish Glow is nice and sheer and is appropriate for layering over other polishes. But with one coat it gives you “almost no glow in the dark” nails. :D Two coats of Ghoulish Glow will give you a nice glow in the dark effect, but two coats are too opaque to be layered over other polishes. Well, you can still layer it but have in mind that the base polish won’t be visible (a lot).
I layered one coat of Ghoulish Glow over It’s Alive. And as you can see in the photos below only one coat of Ghoulish Glow “changes” the base coat color.
In the dark (the room wasn’t completely dark/black) … the bottle of Ghoulish Glow makes a great night light. :D
And a short video …
To sum it up:
It’s Alive is a fantastic glitter polish. Although it chipped on me very fast, I love it. If you like glitter and green polishes, this one is a must have.
Ghoulish Glow is a fun polish. It’s something different. I like it, but I don’t think it’s a spectacular polish and certainly not a must have.
Have you ever tried a glow in the dark nail polish? Which one is the best in your opinion? And what do you think about the It’s Alive polish?
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