Thursday, April 18, 2013

Glitter Gal Citrine Swatches and Review


Glitter Gal Citrine.  Know how I like to complain about how gold and silver holos are too common and there need to be more interesting colors than that?  Yeah... this is a gold holo that makes me forget about that.  What makes Citrine so special?  Well... look at it.  It's crazy holographic.  Instead of a frosty metallic base like most holos have, it has a thick golden-yellow jelly base.  That jelly base is packed with very fine holographic particles.  It's so holographic that it's even rainbowy in low light (top picture!).  So not only is it a very strong, richly colorful linear holo, it actually has a bit of depth to it.  It's too beautiful.  It needs to come in a bigger bottle.

The formula on it isn't perfect, but it's not too bad.  It's quite thick and gel-like, so I find it better to do three very thin coats rather than two thicker coats.  It doesn't streak or make bald spots like frosty/metallic-based holos. However, it does take much longer to dry than your average holo, but quick-dry topcoat doesn't ruin the hologram effect on this. 

The only other downside to this gorgeous color is that it's pricey.  $11 for a 0.3oz (10ml) bottle.  That's just a bit larger than an OPI mini.  You can use one coat of this over a complementary opaque base color to conserve polish and it won't cheapen the holo effect at all, but that does tend to change the overall color of it. 

Glitter Gal is an Australian brand, though it can be ordered from US supplier Llarowe

(This was sent for review.)

12 comments:

  1. Be still, my heart! That is absolutely GORGEOUS, though you're right about the price.

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  2. Amazing Color, amazing Swatch (like always : D). I really love how clean and accurate you paint your nails!

    But doesn't the bottle says that it contains 10 ml? I think that's quite a lot in comparison to an OPI Mini (3.75 ml as far as I know o.o?). In Germany we're used to smaller bottles, most polishes here only hold 5-8 ml :).

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  3. I have this one, I couldn't resist myself! Great swatch of it!

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  4. This is so pretty! I almost bought my first Glitter Gal a few days ago but I was hoping that it was going to be a full sized bottle for the price.

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  5. The holo effect on this one is gorgeous! *o*

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  6. I'm a huge fab of Glitter gal and love their holographic polishes. That's right, I have noticed that my Gosh 549 Hologrphic polish is destroyed by Sech Vite but none of the glitter gal ones are distrusted and are still gorgeously holographic!

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  7. Did you see Glitter Gal released 2 new red holo shades?

    http://beautometry.blogspot.com/2013/04/2-new-glitter-gal-red-holographic.html

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  8. I trusted on this swatch when I bought Citrine - it's gorgeus beyond words! Thanks, you have the most realisticly "colored" swatches! :3

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