About a month ago, I ran out of nail wheels so I ventured over to Head2Toe Beauty and browsed through some of the polishes they had. I also ended up picking a few OPI polishes from a nearby salon so, I have all of the swatches for you guys :)
From Head2Toe I got some of the China Glaze Glitz & Pieces chunky glitter polishes that were released during the winter. I also purchased some more neons, mainly for nail art, but also because they seemed like staple neon polishes that I needed to have.
As for the OPI polishes, the salon was having buy 2 get 2 free, so I bought 2 for myself and gave 2 to my mom. I only purchased one from the new Mariah Carey collection since the colors didn't seem like anything I needed and I really am not into the Liquid Sand polishes. I may try the Zoya Pixie Dust polishes, but it's because I like the colors more than the OPI ones, even though they have a really similar finish. I also picked up a color from last year's Touring America collection.
OPI polishes retail for about $8 to $9 each. China Glaze and Orly polishes are about $3 to $4 on Head2Toe Beauty.
In my swatches for all of these polishes, I have 1 coat on my index, 2 on my middle and 3 on my ring and pinky fingers.
Pink Yet Lavender
Pink Yet Lavender was part of the Mariah Carey line that was released in January. Of the non-Liquid Sand polishes, this was the only glitter polish.
It's a clear base with pale pink glitter and silver holo microglitter. This was for sure made to layer and not wear on it's own - the base it a little on the thick side.
French Quarter For Your Thoughts?
FQFYT is a warm gray creme. It's opaque in 2 coats, and the formula was a great, like most of OPI's creme finish polishes.
I purchased this one because I wanted another neutral polish that was different than the standard nude or taupe.
Glowstick is the one neon yellow to rule them all. Well, that's what everybody says lol. It's pretty much your standard bright fluorescent highlighter yellow. It works greater when layered over white, as opposed to on it's own.
Like most neon polishes, it dries to a matte finish so a top coat is key.
China Glaze Sun Worshipper
This is the orange neon to rule them all lol. This is a light, Kraft Mac & Cheese neon orange polish. This too needs a top coat, and works better over white, although this is more opaque than Glowstick. I really did mainly purchase this for nail art and for neon gradients.
Orly Skinny Dip
Skinny Dip is a pool blue with a slight turquoise shimmer. The swatch photo on top is under indoor fluorescent light. The swatch photo on the bottom is with flash. With flash, the color's shimmer comes out more and turquoise undertones come out more.
I can't wait to pull this out during the summer - I think it'll look amazing against tanned skin!
China Glaze Graffiti
This is the first of the Glitz & Pieces glitters I bought. There were 6 in the collection, but I only bought the three colors that I didn't have anything similar to.
Graffiti is an emerald green glitter mixed in with black glitter. It's definitely made to layer over something else, although you can get a pretty dense amount of glitter in 3 coats.
Mosaic Madness is a bright blue glitter mixed in with black glitter.
This one wasn't as dense as Graffiti was but layered just as well.
Scattered & TatteredScattered & Tattered is a pale red glitter with black glitter. This one was the one I was most surprised about because the red wasn't what I had expected. I quite like the pale red instead of a bold, blood red type of glitter.