|Two coats of Pure Joy with two coats of top coat|
Pure Joy is another of the glitters from this collection. It has a clear base with small red hex glitters and larger gold hex glitters.
|One coat of Pure Joy; no top coat|
This has good coverage with one coat. Not enough to be a one coat wonder but really good for a glitter. The small red glitters fill in nicely around the larger gold glitters. The gold glitters did need a bit of dab and drag to get them around the nail but I didn't have to dig for them. They came out of the bottle good; they just didn't want to spread out.
|Two coats of Pure Joy; no top coat|
|Two coats of Pure Joy; two coats of top coat|
I found that all the glitters of this collection needed two coats of top coat to get a smooth to semi-smooth finish. That said, I think this one was the best at accepting top coat. The glitter lay pretty smoothly on its own and the glitters left very few cracks between them for the top coat to sink between.
|One thin coat of Pure Joy; layered over two coats China Glaze Poinsettia|
And just to show you how well this one layers, I put one very thin coat of Pure Joy over two coats of China Glaze Poinsettia. The only problem I had with this was that no matter how much I dabbed and pushed the glitters wouldn't stick to the polish around my cuticles. Not a big problem at all and the awesome shimmer effect of the red glitter more than made up for this!
Color: Small red hex glitters and larger gold hex glitters in a clear base.
Application: Application was good. The glitter came out of the bottle nicely with no digging needed and only needed a bit of dabbing and pushing to get the gold glitter arranged around the nail. Builds up perfectly so it can be worn alone, but layers over other polish just as nicely.
Coats to Opaque: 2
My Rating (1-5): 4 — 4.5 if pushed. It's not a bad glitter, and it really is perfect for the holidays.