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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Glitter Gal Lizard Belly

Indoors in artificial light:

I had to do some kind of crazy order to follow up those fantastic Lynnderella Halloween glitters, so I decided to try some Glitter Gal polishes I've been hearing about on the internets (psst...I don't really do Holos). I have ordered many times from Overall Beauty, so when they got Glitter Gal there I was motivated to add them to my usual BB Couture order.
This mani is Glitter Gal Lizard Belly. It's on backorder right now because it's awesome (and these pictures don't even show how holographic this really is).
Glitter Gal has two lines: 3D Holo is linear holos and 3D Sparkle has scattered holo glitter.
I ordered two linear holos and three of the 3D Sparkles. I'll be sharing them all with y'all.
I heard that these bottles are small, but they are REALLY SMALL.
Check it out:

That means this shit is expensive. $14 a bottle amounts to $46.67/oz.
For comparison sake:
China Glaze retail is $4.99 for a 0.5 oz bottle --> 9.98/oz
Orly retail is $7.50 for a 0.6 oz bottle --> $12.50/oz.
OPI retail is $8.50 for a 0.5 oz bottle --> $17/oz.
Rescue Beaury Lounge retail is $18 for a 0.4 oz bottle --> $45/oz
Chanel is $25 for 0.4 oz bottle --> $62.50/oz.
Anyways, Lizard Belly is a green teal base loaded with vivid linear rainbow holographic pigment.
This mani is one coat Spa Ritual Lacquer Lock bc, one coat CND Stickey bc, two coats of polish, and one coat of Revlon Quick Dry tc.
I dented the mani after these pictures. Should I be using a special holo base?

Outdoors in direct sunlight: