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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Glitter Gal Light as a Feather

Recently, Llarowe offered a "49% off one item" coupon to celebrate the owner, Leah Ann's, 49th birthday.  If you aren't familiar with Llarowe, it is an online retailer of several indie brands, as well as brands that are hard-to-find in the US, such as a-england, Ozotics, and Glitter Gal.  

As I had yet to order from Llarowe, I figured this would be the perfect opportunity to try one of these hard-to-find brands.  But which one?  I poured over the selection and was just about ready to pull the trigger on Ludurana Aurora Boreal Reluz when I realized that polish would be fairly similar to my coveted bottle of Sally Hansen Turquoise Opal, so I decided to keep looking.  That's when I saw Glitter Gal Light as a Feather.  Now, as a white holo is a part of nail polish lore, like a nail polish Big Foot, Yeti, or Unicorn, once I saw Light as a Feather, I think I got a little giddy.  I also bought it as quickly as I could.

It came the other day, and it was one of those polishes that I couldn't wait to put on my nails...

Unfortunately, it's one of those colors that I think I'm a little torn about, though I still really like it.  As you can see, it's not a true white.  On me, it's a very pale grey.  I've seen pictures of swatches on darker skintones, and it looks much more white than it does on me, so I guess that all depends on the individual.  Also, the linear holo is more pronounced in the bottle than it is on the nail (though it's still really pretty).  That said, I find it to be completely mesmerizing.  I kept staring at my nails while I swatched it.  LOL.  So while it wasn't a breathtaking white holo, it was still a beautiful polish.  I'm going to try layering with it, as well.

The formula was a little thin and was a bit streaky at one coat, though that evened out.  Also, you will want to wait a bit between coats to minimize streaking and drag.  Because of the thinness, it took 3 coats to reach opacity.

Light as a Feather comes in 2 sizes... the big 0.50 fl oz bottle (which I got) and a smaller 0.30 fl oz bottle.  Both sizes appear to be out of stock at Llarowe (link is to the big bottle), though it appears that the small bottle is currently available at Overall Beauty.  If you are in Australia, you can purchase these directly from Glitter Gal.  Also, you can check on Glitter Gal's website for other US stockists and stockists in your country (if not US or Australia, though I think both Llarowe and Overall Beauty ship internationally).  In the US, the smaller bottle is around $14 and the larger bottle is $18.

I purchased Light as a Feather myself from Llarowe.  The above links link to various product listings for this product, as well as to a stockist list for Glitter Gal and are not affiliate links.


LeonaCarolina said...

I can't believe I missed the Llarowe sale! Looks great, I need to add this one to my wishlist :)

Unknown said...

Such a great nude color!!!
The Glitter Gall is a great brand, never tryied, but heard!

PassionForPolish said...

I love how delicate this is!

sue said...

Pretty. You're right though, not true white.

Nail Dazzler Nails said...

Very pretty. Love all the glitter. I also want to take the opportunity to let you know that I am doing a small Barry m giveaway on my blog. If you want check it out.

Katie Simpson said...

This is so pretty :)

Megan (A Polish Problem) said...

This is my first Glitter Gal as well. I hope it won't be my last.

Megan (A Polish Problem) said...

Thank you.

Megan (A Polish Problem) said...

Thank you.

Megan (A Polish Problem) said...

It's really not, and that's my main issue with this one. It's more of a pale silvery-grey on me. In natural light, it *almost* looked white, but it was still grey. I really like it, but I would have loved it if it was a true white.

Megan (A Polish Problem) said...

I think that's my favorite part. It's a holo, but because it's light, it's also delicate.

Megan (A Polish Problem) said...

That sale kind of slipped under the radar. I almost missed it myself, but I saw a retweet about it.

Pink Pamalamma said...

So bummed I missed the sale! Pretty polish!

Libby's Pink Vanity said...

I can see being disappointed that this isn't a true white. Let's hope someone keeps trying! On the other hand, this is still pretty and sparkly.

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