I have Halloween on the brain right now. The weather's started turning colder and darker, I'm burning my new Pumpkin Cupcake candle from Bath and Body Works and I have a wicked craving for a Pumpkin Spice Latte. Then this polish comes along... a perfect black and orange Halloween glitter. It's called R.I.P. and it's part of Orly's new Flash Glam FX line of glitters.
Orly Flash Glam FX in R.I.P.. A sheer black jelly base with medium hexagon and small round orange glitter. It's sheer enough to layer over black if you don't like jelly polishes, but it's definitely opaque enough to wear alone if you don't mind doing three coats. It is reminiscent of China Glaze Fortune Teller, but it's not an exact match.
The formula on this was disappointing. It's thick and a little glue-like. It has a tendency to pool at the edges of the nail and get stringy. The glitter also clumps together more than I thought it would so it's a little bit of a challenge to do a thin, even coat. My strategy was to do as thin of a coat as possible, not worrying about glitter placement, let it dry for five minutes and repeat until I reached three coat. It's a little lumpy and definitely needs topcoat. Dry time is long.
The color? Perfect. The formula? Not so much. Adding a little polish thinner would probably help this polish a lot in the application department. But, I do love my Halloween-themed polishes, so I don't mind having to break out the thinner for this one.
(This was sent for review.)