Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Krafty Gurl Designs Anniversary Trio and Top Coat Review

Greetings and Nailutations!

This post is more of a continuation of a previous post where I had mentioned that I would be giving away the Krafty Gurl anniversary trio and a duo (LINK TO GIVEAWAY - ends February 21st, 2014 11pm AZ time).  It arrived recently, along with my own trio, so I decided to swatch it as well as review the top coat Gloss It, which Jeanine threw in as a little gift!  :)

Let's start with the trio!  The first is Hotsy Totsy which is a gorgeous gold polish.  It is packed full of gold shimmer and makes any finger feel like it's worth a million bucks!  Below Hotsy Totsy is shown with 2 coats and the Gloss It top coat!

Next is The Cat's Meow which is a black crelly with little gold flecks.  Below I have 2 coats with the Gloss It top coat.  Great formula and it was opaque in just 1 coat.

Last of the trio is The Ritz.  It is a gold and silver glitter topper.  Below thumb and ring show almost full coverage with 2 coats and the remaining fingers, a gradient, all over The Cat's Meow.

Now let's talk about Gloss It.  Let's be honest with ourselves about top coats….we all have a favorite.  I actually use several.  I use an indie top coat for swatching because it gives me high shine, but doesn't have the fast drying perk.  Then I use Seche Vite for large glitters and if I'm in a rush because we all know it dries in a snap, but the shrinkage is a killer.  I use another indie top coat for any nail art I do because it doesn't smear, but I tend to get bubbles.  Gloss It advertises as a new non-yellowing, high shine, fast drying top coat from Krafty Gurl.  That is a lot of promises!  I used it over each of the manis pictured and it matches the high shine topcoat that I typically use for swatching.  After using it on thumb-pointer-middle-ring-pinky (in that order) pausing occasionally, I went back to my thumb and it was dry to touch!  WHAT!?  (NOTE: I do my nails next to a fan which helps in the drying process too.)  I also used it over some nail art which had a lot of different colors and fine lines and there was no smearing of the colors.  I was very impressed with Gloss It and may have found a new topcoat to utilize on a regular basis for all categories (nail art, glitter, swatching)!  I did not test out the longevity….let's face it, I do my nails daily…but I have read other reviews where people kept it on for longer periods of time with no tip wear or chipping.  Here is a final shot with Gloss It!

As a reminder of Krafty Gurl details
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Happy Polishing,
Kristi aka @beginnails


  1. Interesting!!! I was completely in love with a very popular indie TC and all of a sudden it started acting very similar to Seche Vite with the shrinking and getting very gloopy. I may need to get my hands on this!!

    1. Desarea - I think I know the one you are taking about because I noticed that too. :( -Beginnails


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