08 June 2013

Elevation Polish Haba Xueshan

I was never drawn into the black and white glitter polish phase or any of the Connect The Dots dupes or copies that flooded blogs until I saw a swatch of Elevation Polish's Haba Xueshan, a polish name that I'm happy I only have to type and not pronounce!

I think what drew me in to this particular black and white glitter was the addition of the sky blue (or minty blue) multi size circle glitter that is mixed in. Of course you're all probably saying "Well duh, you love circle glitter that's obviously the reason you like this polish" and I don't really have anything to refute that.. you're right. As passionate as I am about polka dots and circle glitter, after wearing this color I realized what everyone has been peeing their pants about all this time: Black and white glitters are awesome!! There is all this amazing craziness happening on my nails right now and if someone I'm with doesn't outright ask me what is on my nails I find myself doing activities that showcase my nails in a not so veiled attempt to get them to ask. Because then I have a reason to share the awesome-party that is Haba Xueshan with them.

For my first foray into black and white glitter I wanted to keep it simple so I layered two dabbing style coats of Haba Xueshan over Essie It's In The Bag, with one coat of Haba Xueshan layered under a coat of It's In The Bag to add depth and jelly goodness. Swatches include top coat.

For a polish that is so jam packed with glitter application wasn't more difficult than expected, and the dabbing method of applying glitter worked well for me. I did fish a little to try to get more of a variety of glitters, and I found that the large circle glitters were fairly rare (I only got one on all ten nails). I do wish that the circle glitters populated the polish more, but I still got at least two of the smaller circles on each nail. Overall I really like this polish and I'm looking forward to layering it over some bolder colors like neons or purples!

What's your favorite color to layer a black and white glitter over? What's your favorite black and white glitter on the market right now? Let me know in the comments! Thanks for reading!

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