A gem sometimes pops up when I’m browsing the Watsons shelves but a whole row of them greeted me from the Sally Hansen display when I was there a couple of days ago. ;)
Gem Crush is the brand’s collection of blingtastic polishes whose ‘full coverage glitter formula turns nails into jewelry that stays on wherever you go’.
I purchased Showgirl Chic: Composed of intense silver glitter interspersed with round – bigger – aqua sparkles, it is slightly reminiscent of Deborah Lippmann Mermaid’s Dream, only less candy-like.
This look was accomplished in less than half an hour, including base coat and top coat. The two Gem Crush coats that I applied set fairly quickly. Scrangie recommends 3 coats for these and I’ll have to agree with her – 2 coats aren’t enough for complete opacity.
This polish has a gritty feel, so you will need a nice gel-like top coat to achieve a glossy smoothness.
In Singapore, these glitter-fest gems retail at S$15.90. I paid S$12.70 for my polish, thanks to a 20% discount at Watsons. :)
Image and video source: Sally Hansen