Hey There Polished People!
A while back I tried Orly Androgynie (see my Androgynie swatch and review here) and although I liked it after I messed with it A LOT, I was a little disappointed by how much work it took. Ever since then I’ll see a black based glitter polish and wonder if it would actually work or not. Well, I found one that does! I got China Glaze Get Carried Away from their Cirque collection for Christmas and just got to use it a couple of days ago. It looked appealing because I liked the reddish and silver large hexes in that dark base. From swatches I saw online it looked promising but would it be another glitter-burying, sinking large hex polish? Let’s see!
China Glaze Get Carried Away
China Glaze Get Carried Away worked!! The large rusty red hex glitter and the large silver hex glitter stays suspended in the base, there are lots of small silver glitters to fill in the open space and there are even black short bar glitters in there. Why? I do not know, but they’re there. The base is black but a nice jelly black that allows the glitters to star in this show. I layered this over OPI Mrs. O’Leary’s Barbecue because I expected it to be more sheer and I thought a little red might be nice underneath, but this is easily opaque in a couple of coats. What you see is ONE over that dark red, and you can only see the base around the edges.
Great!! Requires very little dabbing! It requires just a titch to put the glitters exactly where you want them, but the glitters come out easily and distribute themselves nicely over the nail.
Yes, Please! or No, Thank You:
Yes, Please! If you’re a glitter fan you’ll love Get Carried Away. It behaves itself, it looks nice, dries pretty shiny and smooth… I’m a fan! The only thing I don’t like is the bar glitter. For one, I’m not really into super gluing the little hairs that I rinse out of my razor all over my nails, so why would I want bar glitter? I don’t. Also- on rare occasions the bar glitters will land on top of those pretty hexes and who wants that? Not I. Lastly, they get lost in the black base so what’s the point? Why did you add them, China Glaze? Why? The good thing is that they really don’t detract from the polish, they just add nothing except for a reason to tap the tips of your nails before your polish dries (to push back any wayward hairs, I mean bar glitters). I realize I have possibly made this sound like you should pass on it- but you shouldn’t!! The formula is much better that Whirled Away and looks great. I mean- look at my nails! Tell me they’re not pretty! :p
Are you a bar glitter lover or hater? There is no “in between” so don’t even lie to yourself and say you have no opinion. You do, and you need to share it. This isn’t one of those blogs where we go, “Oh everything is so nice, I love everything like ponies and puppies and rainbows and smiling!” No! We say when things are weird and let’s all admit it- bar glitter is weird. Let me know in the comments below what you think and if you’re a fan of bar glitter then you probably really enjoy shaving your legs after you’ve let them grown out for like a month during the winter. :p On a serious note- thank you all very much for reading and till next time- Happy Polishing!