Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Snail Slicks Glitters

I have been on a major glitter high lately! I don't know what has gotten into me but I am really into them. I discovered this brand, Snail Slicks, and the only place I could find to buy them was The Supply Source. From their online swatches they looked like they would be super glittery so I ordered a few to see. And they are!

These don't have names unfortunately. They are numbered. I have #40, #30, #48, #61, and #37. All swatches are 3 coats.

#40 - Gold and emerald green glitter in a clear base.
#30 - Emerald green glitter in a clear base.
#48 - Purple and silver glitter in a purple jelly base.

#61-Multi colored, glowy glitter in a light, yellow-green base. Pretty, but not too great alone. Wait until you see how it looks layered.

#37- Magenta and silver glitter in a magenta base. Very pretty. I chose this as my NOTD.

I really like glitter polish when it's a full coverage with no spaces inbetween particles. The illusion of this can at least be achieved if the polish has a colored base, or if it is layered. So I tested out these glitters layered over corresponding colors:Thumb to pinkie: Zoya-Goldie, Rimmel-Camouflage, China Glaze-Harmony, Tropez-Black Satin, NYX-Vel Farre

#40, #30, #48. #61 and #37. The purple and pink didn't really need any boost. I was mostly concered about #40 and #30 because of their clear bases. And check out how awesome #61 looks over black!

Snail Slicks go for $4.00 on The Supply Source, and orders must be a minimum of $25.00. They have all sorts of products including empty bottles if you need some for frankening. One great thing they have is empty mini bottles which I have been looking for. They are 1/8 oz. size and come in a pack of 12 for $4.99. Pretty great.


  1. I also love glitter. Any way I can have some sparkle is fine with me. I'm going to look into these glitters. Glad to know about the web site. I'd seen it before but wondered about the polishes. Now I don't have to wonder anymore.

  2. Wow - what a great post. thank you for showing those glitters alone..... and then layered over an opaque base.

    all of these are beautiful polish's

  3. These are awesome!!!! I've been wanting to get my hands on some empty mini's! Thanks for the FYI!

  4. Ooh I love the name "Snail Slicks"! Using them over the corresponding colours is a great idea as well - looks fantastic.

  5. These are really cute and I love the name Snail Slicks, it's adorable.

  6. "snail slicks" what a funny name for polish! lol