Monday, February 8, 2016
Untried Indies - Crowstoes Jotunheim Swatch and Review
I'm continuing the untried polish series I started last year with a simple swatch of Crowstoes Nail Color Jotunheim. I bought a new laptop last week (yay!) but I took out a large chunk of money out of our savings account and now I'm on a no buy until we can save it back in a few months. Basically, I sacrificed my polish budget (I don't really have a budget, rather, the maximum amount I don't feel guilty spending every month). So instead of buying polish, I'm putting it in savings. Honestly, I cringe when I think about all the money I'd have in savings if I stopped to buy nail polish for a year. And then I look at the pretties on my wall and forget about it. My point to all this is that you'll be seeing all of my untrieds from now until who knows when, unless I get press samples. But...new laptop means faster photo editing, easier video editing, more blog posts and tutorials! Anyway, check below or click "read more" for the review and macro.
Crowstoes Nail Color Jotunheim is a part of the Nine Realms collection from 2014, inspired by Norse mythology (and not Thor, the superhero, to my disappointment....kidding). It's a squishy purple jelly that's super full of gold holo glitters in varying sizes. Swatch is 3 coats with topcoat. It applies like a typical glitter jelly/crelly. I brush on the 1st coat, dab on the 2nd, brush on the 3rd, seal with topcoat. It dries slightly textured from all the glitters, hence why I added topcoat. I think it looks squishier this was as well. Despite all the glitters, the formula is still super smooth and easy to apply, I barely had to do any clean up with this polish.
I bought this polish a while ago but it's still available from Crowstoes right here: Jotunheim. I definetly recommend getting this one if you can. The entire Nine Realms collection is amazing. I only have 3 of them but I hope to be able to get the rest someday.