Today I have swatches of polishes from the Michigan-based indie brand Liquid Afterglow Lacquer. Most of her polishes feature glitter, so of course I had to get some to try.
Let's start with Cloud 9, which has a light blue milky base with glitters mostly in cool colors of purple, blue, and green but with some accents of pinks and white. There is also a hint of shimmer in the base. I swatched it at three coats plus topcoat. (Unfortunately the topcoat felt like shrinking, especially at my tips; at least I wasn't doing a full mani with it.)
Because more glitter is pretty much always better, I added two coats of a topper called Starburst to Cloud 9, then slicked on clear topcoat. Starburst has purple, pink, green, turquoise, and other glitters, including a few stars, though I didn't manage to coax any of those onto my nails this time.
Bunny Dreams is another milky base glitter mix. The base looks white-ish in the bottle but definitely pulls pale pink on my nails. The glitters are mostly pastels in pink, yellow, and blue. Like Cloud 9, I did three coats of this plus topcoat for my swatch. Unlike Starburst, I did get some stars to come out of the bottle and onto my nails.
Bunny Dreams also got the Starburst treatment, but only one coat this time (no clear topcoat).
I Skittled four milky glitters with white to lilac bases and mostly cool-toned glitters; top to bottom: Aurora, When Worlds Collide #1, Star Dust, Shattered Star. These are all three coats plus clear topcoat.
Of course I had to try Starburst over this quartet:
Cloud 9 and Bunny Dreams are still available from the Liquid Afterglow Lacquer website; the others are sold out but there are many new pretties available. Which I should not have looked at because now I want more. Must resist, at least until I work through more of my backlog.