As you can see from my Sale haul post, after Christmas I bought some nail polish from Gloss 'N Sparkles. After spending quite a while trying to decide what ones to choose (seriously, they're all so pretty it's almost impossible!), I decided to get Unicorn Droppings and They Did the Monster Mash.
They Did the Monster Mash (l) and Unicorn Droppings (r)
I knew I had to get unicorn droppings. It's such a unique polish and nothing like anything I own. It has a white shimmery base, with multi-coloured hexagon glitters.
Although I love the colour of this polish, I found it super frustrating to apply. I decided to do 3 thin coats to try and get glitter layers, but each layer took ages to dry. I also found that it was quite a clumpy polish and really struggled to get a nice even layer across my nails. I've only ever heard good reviews about this, so I'm sure it's just my inability to use nail polish that made me struggle. It's relatively long lasting, and I got a few days with minimal chipping using Seche Vite as a top coat(which is rare for me because of my brittle nails).
They Did the Monster Mash is a blue cream polish bits of black, purple and green glitter, with small circles, larger hexagons and squares, and thin rods. I thought this was a pretty unique polish as well and looks awesome. I found that this polish also took quite a long time to dry, although seemed to be a bit easier to apply than Unicorn Droppings. Another down side is that there doesn't seem to be enough glitter, which is disspaointing as I don't like hunting for glitter and it's pretty dificult to do when the polish isn't clear. The glitter also doesn't show through the layers very well, unlike Unicorn Droppings, so there's no point trying to get enough glitter on your nail until you're on your last coat. This polish really only needs 2 coats. I used 3 coats on some nails because I wasn't happy with the glitter coverage.
Overall, I'm pretty happy with these polishes, mainly because of how unique they are. They're also 3 free, and Australian Made which is a double plus. I would love to try some more polish from Gloss 'n Sparkles, particularly some jelly polishes (Like 3D Glasses Included and Pink Cigarette. I've read on Gloss 'N Sparkles facebook page that the etsy shop will be closed for a few weeks, so if you want to check out the polishes available you'll have to check the facebook. They have also been added to Femme Fatale, but won't be available to purchase for a few weeks. Australis have also recently bought out a polish that's very similar to Unicorn Polish called Milky Way (see it swatched on Beauty with the Beautifool) and may be easier to get your hands on (although I haven't been impressed with Australis polishes).