*Polish provided for review
The lovely Samantha (the brains behind Gothic Gala Lacquers) recently sent me a few polishes for review, including this beauty, Hel. Hel hails from the Valhalla collection! I decided to spice up the manicure with some petrified plants, as befitted a goddess of death.
Hel is a glitter polish that I actually adore. I am usually hesitant to try glitter polishes…they are hard to remove, the glitters like to clump, and the polish tends to require many coats. This polish was opaque in two thin coats, dried quickly, and had beautiful glitter spread! It isn’t as glittery as many that I’ve seen, but I love the subtle autumn colors. To be fair, I used it as is, rather than trying to store it upside-down for any period of time. There are small red circles, black squares, and larger red hexes in a peach base with shimmer. Love.
I added three coats of Emotions by OPI on my accent nail…and I have to say that despite being from a mainstream polish company, it took 3 coats and much longer to dry! That being said, it’s really cool looking!
I added the petrified plant design using black polish. Despite the glitter load, Hel only needed one coat of top coat to be smooth.
- Nude glitter: Gothic Gala – Hel
- Black textured: OPI – Emotions
- Black: Sinful Colors – Black on Black
Even the packaging was beautiful! Purple shreds, glitters, and a lollipop! Samantha makes tasties for your mouth as well as your nails 😀