Now that that is over with, I wanted to thank everyone for the help in naming the polish! It really was a great starting point for us in getting this named! I also wanted to comment on a comment that asked if the polish was chunky. Hmmm, I had to try and figure out what the commenter was saying. I think that could mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people. So I am going to try to answer it as best as I can and I hope this is what you were asking. By chunky, I took it as is the polish thick? or is it smooth? or is the glitter bigger than most other glitter polishes? Or does the glitter lay flat? I tried to take some comp pictures to hopefully answer all these possible scenarios. So here we go...
This is a glitter polish, so it will behave just like any other glitter polish. The only difference is that instead of a clear polish suspension, it has a colored polish suspension.
I first compared it with OPI Mad as a Hatter, RBL Look Good Be Cheap and China Glaze Atlantis. Atlantis being the closest finish to Captivated. Here is a comparison with just one coat:
I only did half the nail so you could see how "thick the polish is and the type of coverage There is clearly VNL here.
Here is two coats:
I didn't take any side shots here. I figured with the next coat you can see the side shots and have a clear idea.
Here is three coats:
All in all I think it is closest in formula to Atlantis. It is actually less thick than the two solid glitters. Now if chunky means the size of the glitter, then I think the glitter in Captivated is a bit bigger than the glitter in these. Not by much, but slightly. So I had to keep looking and then I found the perfect match!
OPI's Last Friday Night from the Katy Perry collection is the perfect match! This is two coats of each polish on a fake nail under an OTT light to show the size of the glitter. Holy crap our glitters are identical (well except the color of the glitter is different)! But size, cut, etc. The formula - identical! SO since I think most of you polish lovers have this color, this is a great comparison for glitter size and formula.
If you love Last Friday Night, you will love Captivated. If you hate Last Friday Night, you will hate Captivated. I will say that while Captivated is a jelly polish suspension, it is not as sheer as Last Friday Night. Captivated offers full coverage to the naked eye in two coats and even to your camera in three (see above photos). It can be layered using one coat over another color as well. But it is not sheer like Last Friday Night, so if you like it sheer, then Captivated may not be for you either. Of course, I LOVE Captivated and that I can use it alone or over something else. I LOVE the finish, I LOVE everything about it. Which is why it made it to the collection. I hope you all LOVE it as much as I do. Onto the pics.
I used two coats of each in the above photo. It's so amazing how similar the glitter and finish is. I am definitely impressed with myself here. HA! I want to try Captivated under the Shatter polish now!
So there you have it, more info than you can ever possibly want on a polish color! HA! Did this review help?
Now that we have a name and everything is ordered, we are told that the ship date to us should be between April 15th & April 22nd! That means that we should have the polish somewhere between April 22nd and 31st. eek I can't wait!
There is a potential 5th color to the line, but we had a minor formula snafu that is being fixed. If it is fixed correctly, then Always Winning will make it to the collection, if it doesn't get fixed, then we will hold that one for the next collection. I'll let you all know as soon as I know. Can't wait to hear what you guys think!