Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Gloss n' Sparkle Cotinga Swatches and Review

Hey hey! Today I have the first of 6 polishes to show you from Australian Indie brand Gloss n' Sparkle.

Angela makes some pretty amazing glitter polishes, some very unique shades in her shop! The one I have for you today, Cotinga, is a real stunner!

According to the Etsy description, Cotinga is:

"A glitter top coat in a clear suspension base, with blue, aqua, teal, turquoise, lavender, purple and silver hex and shredded glitter"

And that sums it up pretty nicely! It's an amazing peacock-y glitter mix, it is super sparkly and has an awesome mix of glitters. And no bar glitters! (words cannot explain how much I dislike bar glitter!)

So for my swatch, I wanted the perfect colour for it. I was reaching for china Glaze For Audrey, but I spied Turned Up Turquoise (I love it so much) first and knew it would work. I started with 2 coats:

Yes, I know my naked nails are rather stained... but lets focus on the sparkles shall we? ;D

After TUT was dry, I painted a stripe of Cotinga covering the tips, and one coat on the accent nail. I left that to dry and then added another full coat over every nail. So basically, 2 coats accent, 1.5 coats tipped nails.

This is all finished off with 2 coats of Seche Vite, just to make sure everything is smooth. I love this so much, the combination of the polishes, but moreso that glitter alone, it is so, so awesome.

The formula was good, on the thick side, but definitely manageable. And it didn't take too long to dry, and I didn't have to 'fish' any of the glitter out or dab it on.

Unfortunately, Gloss n' Sparkle do not ship internationally at the moment, but it is something Angela is working on!

What do you think? Would you wear Cotinga?

Until Next Time!

<3 Bec

*the polishes in this post were provided to me for review. this in no way affected my honest opinion*

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