You probably already guessed that when I was faced with that 60-slot Nabi scented polish display (as shown in Monday's display post), I didn't turn away empty-handed. It wasn't that I like to have perfumed fingertips, it was that I don't have any bottles like that, plus there was glitter. Today I've got swatches of the watermelon-scented Green Glitter.
In the bottle, it reminded me of the China Glaze Prismatic ones and the similar Wet 'n' Wild collection. On the nail, not so much. Here's what three coats plus topcoat looks like (seems I had a heavier touch on some of my fingers than others, looking at this photo now):
There is green glitter in here, definitely, but there's also blue, yellow, pink, and whole lot of silver in a sheer charcoal grey base.
I am definitely going to layer this over an opaque base the next time I use it (or one of its glittery kin that I bought to keep it company in my stash).
Even though I now knew this Nabi was no match for any of the opaque glitters it had reminded me of, I still pulled out China Glaze Optical Illusion for a quick comparison. See how similar they look in the bottles? I'm not crazy, right?
Here they are on the nail, 3 coats plus topcoat in both cases. I don't need to tell you which is which.
Optical Illusion sure is pretty; here's a slightly blurry closeup:
Oh, and as for the scent of the Nabi, it smells very chemical-y going on, so if you get a nose full of that, it's hard to appreciate the more subtle fruity fragrance left when it dries. I'd say buy these for the color/finish if they appeal to you, not for the smell.