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Glittering Elements birthday releases

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I love birthdays and what better way to celebrate four years of Glittering Elements than with swatches of a handful of its wonderful polishes released especially for the milestone? Casey, the owner and creator at Glittering Elements, has released 10 new colours, two birthday exclusives and a one-off release called Dragonborn to celebrate the occasion. Phew! I also think it’s Casey’s birthday in there somewhere along the way, so happy birthday Casey!

Anywho, I have five of the new colours to show you so let’s jump in!

Glittering Elements Jawbreaker swatched by Dry, Dammit!JAWBREAKER

Glittering Elements Jawbreaker swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Jawbreaker is a bright pink scattered holo with purple sparks. If you’re thinking the name sounds familiar, it’s because it’s inspired by the film Mean Girls. This polish is really fun to wear and my favourite from the five I’m showing you. You just can’t go wrong with a scattered holo. Formula-wise, this was a dream to apply and just glided on. I’m wearing two coats with a top coat of Seche Vite.

Glittering Elements Darkside swatched by Dry, Dammit!DARKSIDE

Glittering Elements Darkside swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Darkside is another scattered holo stunner, this time a charcoal/purple base with a blue shift and purple sparks. It’s mesmerising; that’s really the only way I can accurately describe the colour, especially in that macro. Like Jawbreaker, Darkside applied like a dream. I’m wearing two coats plus a top coat of Seche Vite.

Glittering Elements Fantasy Island swatched by Dry, Dammit!FANTASY ISLAND

Glittering Elements Fantasy Island swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Fantasy Island is a turquoise scattered holo. So pretty! It also has the same great formula as the others, so what you see here is two coats with a top coat of Seche Vite.

Glittering Elements Rainbow Craters swatched by Dry, Dammit!RAINBOW CRATERS

Glittering Elements Rainbow Craters swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Glittering Elements Rainbow Craters swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Ah, Rainbow Craters. It’s a grey scattered holo with holo glitter. It’s listed as an “oops” because the rainbow from the holo doesn’t translate on the nail as much as it does in the bottle. I tried a million combinations of polish/top coats and even took pics of it without top coat – for some reason that holo just wouldn’t play! I even had harsh sun and flash on it, but nope! In terms of its formula though it’s lovely (just like the others) and what you see in my pics is two coats with a top coat of Seche Vite.

Glittering Elements Blue Blood swatched by Dry, Dammit!BLUE BLOOD

Glittering Elements Blue Blood swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Blue Blood is a blue scattered holo with pink glass flecks. I love the macro of this so much. It’s my second favourite polish from the five I’m showing you. And just one last time – yes, the formula of this was easy as well, with what you see here being two coats with a top coat of Seche Vite.

DETAILS

  • Where to buy: Glittering Elements
  • Cost: Older stock starts at AU$5 and goes through to newer stock at AU$12.50
  • Volume: 12ml
  • Coats to opacity: See descriptions above

These polishes (and the others I’ve mentioned) are available until 6pm AEST on Sunday, June 4. Plus, you can get 21% off your order total with the code FOREVER21 (no minimum spend required! :D). If you’re keen to see what else Casey gets up to, why not join the Glittering Elements Nail Lacquer Facebook group? There’s lots of fun and competitions currently going on to celebrate Glittering Elements’ fourth birthday. Thanks for reading!Save

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January What’s In-die Box? swatches & review – Glam Polish, Lilypad Lacquer, Peita’s Polish, Glittering Elements & Alanna Renee

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Hello! Tonight I bring you January’s What’s In-die Box? I’ve missed bringing you my monthly reviews of these, to be honest. I still think What’s In-die Box? is such a fun thing to look forward to every month, especially if you love indie polishes, but I’ve got to say it’s hard buying them every month! The wallet does get a bit tight, if you know what I mean. So with that in mind I’ve decided to skip February’s box (which is such a shame actually because it sounds great!).

Anywho, January’s theme is The Muppets and I think it’s been very well executed overall. The bright colours make the polishes perfect for summer, too.

Lilypad Lacquer It’s Not Easy Being Green

January What's In-die Box? Lilypad Lacquer It's Not Easy Being Green by Dry, Dammit!

January What's In-die Box? Lilypad Lacquer It's Not Easy Being Green by Dry, Dammit!

January What's In-die Box? Lilypad Lacquer It's Not Easy Being Green by Dry, Dammit!

This is two coats with Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat; ring finger is two coats over one coat Ulta3 Lagoon with Seche (although you can’t really tell). This is an impressive green jelly with iridescent gold glitters and looks amazing in the sun. It is of course based on Kermit and while I am happy with this polish, I do think it a pity that it’s not one of Lilypad’s signature holos.

Glam Polish The Great Gonzo!

January What's In-die Box? Glam Polish The Great Gonzo! by Dry, Dammit!

January What's In-die Box? Glam Polish The Great Gonzo! by Dry, Dammit!

January What's In-die Box? Glam Polish The Great Gonzo! by Dry, Dammit!

This is two coats with Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat; ring finger is two coats over one coat Revlon Royal with Seche. This purdy looking polish is based on Gonzo, the loveable Muppet stuntman. It is a blue jelly with small iridescent glitters, small and medium iridescent dots and iridescent diamonds. Unfortunately I had to fish for the glitter in this polish; I’ve found that with all of the Glam Polishes I own, the glitters always seem to love sticking to the side of the bottle. With all of its iridescent-ness, this one looks especially great outdoors, which the obligatory blurred photo below shows.

January What's In-die Box? Glam Polish The Great Gonzo! by Dry, Dammit!

Alanna Renee Mee-Meep

January What's In-die Box? Alanna Renne Mee-Meep by Dry, Dammit!

January What's In-die Box? Alanna Renne Mee-Meep by Dry, Dammit!

January What's In-die Box? Alanna Renne Mee-Meep by Dry, Dammit!

This is two coats with Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat; ring finger is two coats over one coat Sinful Colors Be Happy with Seche. This is a light green jelly with gold iridescent hexes and specks (almost flakies!). I’m slightly disappointed with the formula as I found it to be a bit goopy; so unusual for Alanna Renee polishes. This I think is based on Beaker and the noise he makes when he’s nervous. I love the colour but at two goopy coats you can still see the nail line. 😦

Glittering Elements Party Animal

January What's In-die Box? Glittering Elements Party Animal by Dry, Dammit!

January What's In-die Box? Glittering Elements Party Animal by Dry, Dammit!

January What's In-die Box? Glittering Elements Party Animal by Dry, Dammit!

This is three coats with Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat; ring finger is three coats over one coat Essence Fame Fatal with Seche. This is an orange jelly with iridescent glitter, small and large black hexes and assorted coloured hexes and squares. In the bottle it looks a bit murky but it has a nice orange colour when on the nail; a lovely surprise. This is of course based on the much-loved Animal, the crazy drummer.

Peita’s Polish It’s All About Moi!

January What's In-die Box? Peita's Polish It's All About Moi! by Dry, Dammit!

January What's In-die Box? Peita's Polish It's All About Moi! by Dry, Dammit!

January What's In-die Box? Peita's Polish It's All About Moi! by Dry, Dammit!

This is three coats with Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat; ring finger is three coats over two coats Ulta3 Pale Dahlia with Seche. This is a sheer pink polish with iridescent glitter, medium pink circles and small white hexes. Based on the one and only Miss Piggy, this is a lovely polish, albeit a bit thick. Miss Piggy would be happy, I think.

For me the outstanding polish this month has to be Glam Polish The Great Gonzo! I think it looks great both by itself and over Royal. Next month’s What’s In-die Box? theme is bakery delights, so I’m expecting some yummy treats for fingers! The What’s In-die Box? can be purchased from Peita’s Polish Big Cartel store. The cost is AU$55.94 including shipping, with limited international shipping available for an extra AU$21 I believe. Thanks for reading!