I’m pretty late with this one, but I just swatched Absolutely Alice from the Alice in Wonderland collection. It’s the blue glitter interspersed with gold. Pretty, but it just seemed too….light? Not saturated enough? I was hoping for a gooey blue jelly with gold and blue glitter, but it took four coats to get rid of all the bald spots and dried paler than I thought it would. It’s a lovely color, despite the application, but..I don’t know. I expected a more juicy color.
So, I did what I always do when I’m disappointed: add glitter! I chose a shade of glitter that was similar to Alice, but more bold- the rather unoriginally named MAC Blue Glitter. Kapow! The result was opaque in two coats, with that extra boldness that brought the color to a more rich, metallic shade.
This is a pea-sized amount of glitter added to a quarter size dollop of Absolutely Alice. Start small when adding glitter and mix, check the color and consistency, and then add more if needed.
Not my real nails, since I don’t want to deal with removing the glittah at 10:45PM. I don’t think I can get away with nails the color of a K-Mart Blue Light special on my fingertips at work.
I think this should have had a bluer base for more opacity. I do love the color, but it needs a little extra something. I actually poured the blue MAC glitter into my bottle of polish, which is something I rarely do. But I liked the amped up version better, so I figured I’d franken the whole bottle this time.