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Layering: Indi-Gold

Sally Hansen Indi-Glow Jelly Glitter Sandwich

Sally Hansen Indi-Glow

Sally Hansen Indi-Glow Glitter Sandwich

Polishes Used:

1 Coat Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler
1 Coat Sally Hansen Indi-Glow
1 Coat Sephora by OPI The Golden Age
2 Coats Sally Hansen Indi-Glow
1 Coat Seche Vite

During my weekly visit to CVS, I found the Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Color Vibrations Glitter Mania LE Spring 2014 Collection freshly displayed on the Nail Bar. (I'm pretty sure it's the longest name for a collection I've ever seen. Just sayin'...) I immediately fell for Indi-Glow... it's a blue jelly cousin to Purple Pizazz (also from Sally Hansen), one of my favorite jelly sparklers. It's a blurple indigo jelly polish packed with iridescent glitter that flashes orange, yellow, green, and blue. It's a really pretty combo of colors. Very night sky-esque.

But then there's the formula...

Purple Pizazz can be tricky for me to work with, but Indi-Glow? It's like a mutant little cousin that somehow got landed with the thickest base ever. EVER. Seriously. My first attempt at this layering was really thick and smudged on the way out of the bathroom. So, I took it off and started all over again. Using incredibly thin coats, I got the look you see above, but it was kind of a pain. And I have some sparse patches on the sides of my nails.

Despite the problematic base, glitter payoff is good, and Indi-Glow played nicely with The Golden Age. Just one coat of glitter followed by 2 more thin coats of Indi-Glow, and I had a deep blue sparkly jelly glitter sandwich. Colorwise... I really, really like this layering, but thanks to the formula, Indi-Glow and I are frenemies. At least until I add a couple drops of thinner and see if that makes me like it better. :)

Have you picked up any of the Color Vibrations Glitter Mania polishes?


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