I stopped by my local Walgreens to see what nail polish they had in. My Walgreens seems to be wiped out on a regular basis, so I was surprised they still had some of these glittery wonders available.
Its rare for me to do full on glitter nails, I usually use thinner glitter as a sort of top coat over other colors, but these are too thick to really do that. You get a ton of glitter with each stroke. One thing I really noticed was the larger, wider brush on these polishes – I still haven’t decided if I really like the brushes.
My favorite of the 2 I grabbed is definitely Big Money. It has small champagne glitter particles in it as well at slightly larger lilac round glitter particles. This went on thick – lots of glitter in one stroke. I used 2 coats for full coverage. This one REALLY sparkles – in sunlight it is gorgeous. Dry time was quick, I was able to do a second coat within a couple minutes of applying the first. I can see myself wearing this one again for a ladies night out or (if I wasn’t a day late) New Years Eve!
I actually regret grabbing Cha-Ching! over the others they had available. Cha-Ching! looked great in the bottle – small red glitter with slightly larger silver (not the holographic silver, just solid silver) circles- but application was rough. It was runny and thinner than Big Money. I put on the first coat and it pooled around the edges of my nails. It took 4 coats to achieve the same coverage I got in 2 coats of Big Money. The final result wasn’t as amazing as I was hoping either. Its pretty, but it didn’t have as much of a “wow factor” for me as Big Money.
Sally Hansen’s Gem Crush collection came out in 8 colors:
Glitz Gal – Deep grey glitter with larger holographic silver glitter
Lady Luck – Magenta glitter with larger holographic silver glitter
Big Money – champagne glitter with larger lilac glitter
Cha-Ching! – Red glitter with larger silver glitter
Razzle Dazzler – Light champagnish pink glitter with larger silver glitter
Showgirl Chic – Silver glitter with larger bright blue glitter
Be-Jeweled – Purple glitter with larger light pink glitter
Bling-tastic – Light blue glitter with larger silver glitter
These retail for $6.99 at Walgreens and are .31 fl oz (US)