I didn't feel like re-swatching them all, so I picked out a few and tried them in various ways. First Gone Gonzo! which was the "colored glitter with silver hex glitter" I liked better, and I tried to work it up to some kind of opacity.
In the top photo it's a little thick because it was still wet, but hopefully you get the picture. And how many coats was this, you ask? Four. And if you magnify, you can still see my nail, but it's not terribly apparent from a distance. With a silver foil underneath you should be covered, literally speaking.
Next, I tried Gettin' Miss Piggy With It! over black, as that was one of the wishes I recall you had.
A little better than in the original, this is one "thin" (I really tried) coat. Still not really to my personal liking, as I'm not a fan of glitters that sorta stays on top of a polish...
...which was why I tried one for a jelly sandwich, one of my first thoughts of usage for these. Swine Divine inside one of my sheer jelly frankens, Trauma.
An additional shot with flash (ugh), as this is another one of the infamous sun free Swedish days:
Maybe we're onto something here? I also really liked how my name for this manicure came out: Trauma Divine. [giggling]
I wanted to try one more, and decided to go all in, so to speak, but it ended up half-disastrous, so I'm only showing you this one photo, of Gone Gonzo! and Fresh Frog of Bel Air inside my less sheer jelly franken Spruce.
Looks like a Lippmann laboratory mishap.
As I was editing these photos I could finally put my finger on what's so wrong with these glitters, except the evident flatness - it's the silver hex. The amount of it. It's in-between, in a bad way. It's too sparse to coat a majority of the nail in a good way, but it's too dense to look sophisticated. For that, it should be enough to land just a few on each nail in one coat. This way, these glitters just look like a festive rash.
I don't know about you, but did I kill your curiosity in any aspects? Have you now changed your feelings towards any of these?
Swedish word of the day:
utslag -noun rash