China Glaze “Glistening Snow”


IMG_5451I just have 2 days until my first law school final and should probably be studying right now.  I think I’ve made about 4o0 handwritten flashcards in the last 4 days, and I have one broken nail to show for it.  I still have an entire subject and a half to go, so I’m thinking that I’ll have written about 600 flash cards once I’m finished.  I haven’t really been painting my nails, and right now they look like a crazy hodgepodge of different glitter combos.  I needed to take a break to make myself dinner, so I figured I would write a blog post as well to get my mind off the Federal Rules of Evidence and how much I want to give myself a manicure.  Blogging has always been an escape from my every day life, so I figured I would escape from studying and show you guys another awesome holiday polish.

IMG_5453China Glaze “Glistening Snow” is a holographic silver microglitter in a clear base.  I was kind of hesitant to buy this one because when looking at the bottle in the store it looks exactly like all the other silver holographic microglitters, like China Glaze “Fairy Dust”.  I don’t own Fairy Dust, but this polish didn’t seem that unique to me.  I grabbed it anyways because I don’t have one like it in my collection and I don’t think its anything like those other polishes.  Glistening Snow is seriously dense! This is 2 coats and its completely opaque! What I like the most though, is that this really does look like snow to me.  The gritty, almost matte texture of the glitter, really does make it look like freshly fallen snow and the holographic shine is like when sun hits it snow.  I think I love this polish more for what it reminds me of than the color itself, but I really really think it is the perfect winter and holiday shade, especially for those of us who live in an area that get a lot of snow (thinking of all the blizzards of feet of snow to come)

IMG_5456I had to take a picture with the flash to make the holographic sparkles really come out.  In real life, the polish isn’t that holographic unless you’re under florescent/indoor lighting.  I kind of like that about it, the fact that the holographic is subtle, but that isn’t going to be everyone’s cup of tea. If you’re looking for a rainbow glitter on your nails, this one isn’t for you.  If you’re looking for a subtle shine for a gritty looking glitter, then this one is perfect.  The formula on this polish was just ok.  It dried really quickly, which is nice, but it also does drag.  If you do the simple 3-stroke application then you won’t have a problem with cuticle drag, but if you play with your polish like I do to get it as close to the cuticle as possible, then you might have an issue.  This is 2 coats but you might need a 3rd if you have bald spots.  Also, the brush does get a little goopey because its a dense microglitter, and that’s whats expected.  Other than that, its a good formula and easy to work with.

I really like this polish, its subtle and China Glaze did a great job at capturing the look of freshly fallen snow on a sunny day in nail polish form.

What do you guys think? Do any of you have this? Or do any of you want this?

And thank you so much for being patient with me as I get through finals, hopefully in one piece! You’ll be getting regular posts and reply’s to your comments in just a week when all this is over!

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25 thoughts on “China Glaze “Glistening Snow”

  1. What area of law do you intend to specialize in? My son your age really wanted to go to law school but got a good job and couldn’t do both. I never got him to announce an area of interest.

    • i dunno actually. right now i’m in the process of getting my JD and Masters degree at the same (in the same amount of time). i’m specializing in intellectual property law but i don’t know if i’ll end up practicing that. there are so many different areas that i’ll just be happy if i get a job

  2. I bought it last week (I think) and really love it. This is my first glitter polish where you slightly can see the holo particles without a lamp or sunlight. And I, like you said, like how sort of gritty it is 😀 I was surprised that it was opaque in just two coats 😀 Overall I love it!
    Ohh.. and I don’t own Fairy Dust but after seen soon swatches I think that one is more sheer than GS.

    • yeah fairy dust is really sheer. theres one from orly and essie that are the same way. both are more for top coats to make your manicure have rainbow sparkles. this one is amazing tho! i’m glad you love it too!!

  3. Ive got this polish and i can’t tell how amazing it is. IT feels like i got snow on my nails can’t stop turning my nails from side to side to see the gorgeous holografic glitter

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