Sunday, January 1, 2012

D2W Strobe Lights & OPI Black Onyx

Please read on after the jump for closeup swatch photos, reviews, and more!

1 coat D2W Strobe Lights over 2 coats OPI Black Onyx

Strobe Lights is a blend of shiny gold hexagon glitter, gold holographic bar glitter, and tiny gold holographic hexagon glitter in a gold tinted base.  The gold hexagon glitters are highly reflective like tiny golden mirrors. The gold holographic glitters brilliantly sparkle every color of the spectrum and then some.  They are the most holographic gold glitters I've ever seen.  Strobe Lights is a true dazzler just like it's namesake.

The gold glitters and the tint of the base are warm toned.  Warm tones can be unflattering against my skin so I layered Strobe Lights over black.  I love how it came out!  It was the perfect super sparkly look for new year's eve!

Strobe Lights can also be worn alone and is opaque in two to three coats.  The glitter is very dense and provides good coverage.  The gold tinted base also helps with achieving an opaque look.

The formula is good.  Using thin coats works best - it helps keep the glitter as smooth as possible and more polish can be added as needed.  Dry time is very fast so the first hand painted is dry by the time the second hand is painted.  Strobe Lights dries extremely shiny but feels rough to the touch so I used my favorite glitter smoothing combo to finish this mani.

❤  Wishing everyone a wonderful new year!