Friday, November 21, 2014

China Glaze Ulta-Violet

A few weeks ago I got this email from Ulta saying that I had racked up around $6.00 in rewards points that were about to expire. I couldn't let that happen, right? I went to a few Ulta stores, and had a hard time finding something I wanted. I went online and discovered some China Glaze Ulta exclusives! A few of those called my name, and I have one of those to share with you today.

 Ulta-Violet is a metallic lilac base mixed with a fuschia pink shimmer and rainbow glitter.

Color: On first inspection this polish I was immediately taken back to China Glaze's Prismatic collection. This is the exact same type of polish as those. I actually thought this would be a dupe to Full Spectrum, but it's not (comparison below). This is the type of polish that includes all my favorite things about nail polish--- the lilac color, that punchy shimmer, and rainbow glitter?!? It works well together and I love it.

Left: Ulta-Violet Right: Full Spectrum

Ulta-Violet has more red tones and packs a bigger punch than Full Spectrum.

Formula: This formula is sheer. On the Ulta website it classifies this as an "overlay". You could certainly wear this as a topper, but I prefer it on its own. I achieved opacity in 4 thin coats. The formula was very easy to work with and apply. This wasn't chunky or clumpy at all. I do wish it were a bit more opaque. I prefer doing 3 coats rather than 4.

Price: This is $7.50 at Ulta. This is an Ulta exclusive, so you can only find it there!

Overall: Awesome blingy and fun polish. I really love Ulta-Violet. I'm so glad this wasn't a dupe to another China Glaze. This color would be great for the holiday season. It's another one of those colors that doesn't scream Christmas, but definitely fits the festive season.

My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Paint Splatters
Happy Friday!


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