Monday, September 23, 2013

Pretty & Polished ~ You make me feel Gourdgeous

Pretty & Polished ~ You make me feel Gourdgeous
Purple jelly packed with purple, blue, silver and fuchsia glitter

It isn’t a secret that I love glitter. The more the better! I like glitters that work on their own the best, so I was curious to see if “You make me feel Gourdgeous” could live up to my expectations. I don’t understand what I can only assume is a bit of superior and witty wordplay with the name, but – there you go.

I dapped a bit of the polish onto a corner of a nail wheel to check opacity, and it definitely looked as if it could work on its own. I did apply a layer of Essence “Black is Back” – a plain black crème on my ring finger, in order to make an accent nail with a glitter gradient.

The formula is a bit on the thick side because the polish literally is packed with glitter. It was still easy to work with – I didn’t experience any problems with it at all. And girls! It was almost opaque after the first coat – I almost didn’t believe my own eyes. Drying time was really good, so I applied a second coat of polish to make it both pretty & polished (pun intended, haha!!). And while that dried, I sponged a bit of glitter on the tip of my ring finger. The glitter is almost too dense to work like that though; what a luxury problem! I did it though. The glitter doesn’t dry up flat (how could it possibly, with that amount!), so I applied a layer of Gelous, which works as a glitter tamer, and then a layer of Poshé topcoat to smooth everything out.

Enough talk! Here’s what two coats, Gelous and Poshé topcoat looks like:

I repeat: There’s only basecoat under the glitter! No coloured underwear need be worn to make this baby work!

It’s so dense and pretty; like purple and blue disco balls on my nails.

The Gelous and the topcoat did smoothen everything out nicely. You can easily leave out the Gelous if you don’t mind a bit of grittiness.

Here’s a close up of the accent nail. I tried to make it less dense, but the glitter demanded to get out of the bottle!

I’m going to show you just a couple of more shots. I know I really love this!

I also like the colour combination! Blue, fuchsia and purple really works in my world.

I think you’ve already guessed it: I love this glitter! It is so nice to get a glitter polish in these colours, that works on its own! I’ve got more than enough layering glitters, so this is a really cool addition to my stash!

Opacity: 9/10
Colour, prettiness: 10/10
Durability: 9/10
Value for money: 10/10
Overall: 9.5/10
Buy again: Yes


  1. Ohh a glitter girl! ;-) I just love glitter polishes too! The more the better. :-) This is just stunning, purple and blue are two of my favourite colours when it comes to glitter. I think this one has to be on my wishlist. :-) I like your accentnail too, gradient is a nail art I love to do. :-)

    1. I LOVE glitter! The more the better, just like you! :D
      Thank you so much, I had great fun with this polish :)

  2. That is a hilarious name - and I love the colors in this polish so much!

    1. Blue and purple go so well together, don't you think? I'm really happy with this :)

  3. Wow, this beauty is opaque on its own ^_^

  4. Pretty glitter! I love the ones where you don't have to add base coat first... so much easier! :D

    ~ Yun

    1. That's my favourite kind of glitter polishes too :)