Are you ready for some glitter loveliness?? Today I have China Glaze It’s a Trap-eze! to show you, this was sent to me by my lovely Canadian Polish buddy, Adina, from Blue Collar Red Lipstick. This is from the Worlds Away Cirque Du Soleil Collection that came out in late 2012. There were 12 polishes in this collection, including a couple of glitters. Anyway, let’s go!
Having spent a lot of time recently removing glitter from my poor abused nails, I decided early on that a layer approach was probably best. I went straight to the best white polish in my collection, which is Tempest from Cult Nails. This is a great white polish, goes on smooth and levels well, making it ideal on its own or as a base colour.
I then used just one medium thickness coat of It’s a Trap-ese, yes just one coat. Look at that glitter!! Completely in love. I am a little obsessed about white polishes with glitter at the moment, plus I needed something I could wear for a couple of days. This was perfect for that. I prepped by nails by base coating with Essence Better Than Gel Nails Base coat. I do like this product, dries quickly and seems to provide great anchorage for polish. In fact, I reckon its getting very popular as my recent trip to Holland turned up a massive blank when trying to buy more bottles!!
Anyway, the polish itself it white tinged, and I know from other blogs that if you layer it carefully you can get opacity within two or three coats. I think it really shines when you layer it, such as this. It dries quickly and its packed full of glitter in lots of different colours, orange, red, green, yellow, blue, silver and white. It appears to be in two sizes, small and large. I sealed the whole thing tight with a thick coat of Seche Vite, but it wasn’t too bumpy at all before the Seche.
What do you think? Are you over or into white polish and glitter??