Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Oldie but Meh-y: Crows Toes Kat Nip

Holy crap, guys!  O.o  I've almost hit 900 blog followers.  That is AMAZING and far beyond what I ever thought would happen when I first started my little blog.  Thank you for being here!  <3  Feel free to send me suggestions and requests, and I'll do my best to incorporate what I can.  In other news, I have an appointment with an allergist tomorrow.  I'm pretty sure I've been dealing with an allergy issue for the past month, or maybe even longer, so I'm actually looking forward to being poked and prodded tomorrow.  Sorta.  Anyway, because I've been feeling a bit under the weather, I'm hauling out some pre-edited photos, which were taken during my first big stash slash last summer.  Basically, that means that you're going to see photos that aren't that great in quality, have some severe nubbins and not so great cuticles, and truncated reviews due to a lack of proper photos.  If you can bear with me the rest of this week, I promise you'll be glad you did.  Next week, I'm really looking forward to showing you some gorgeous polishes - both indie and mainstream.  Anyway, let's get to the polish for tonight!

Tonight, I'm going to show you Crows Toes Kat Nip.  Kat Nip is a green and gold glitter bomb with glitters all the same size (around .008 or .15).

It's a super sparkly glitter bomb, but way too thick for my taste.  It was so hard to apply for me.  It was clumpy and junked up the opening of my bottle after every brush dip back into the bottle.  Plus, it was so ridiculously topcoat hungry that it required two coats of Seche Vite, which shrank something fierce.  Lastly, it chipped relatively quickly.  Granted, I didn't do my normal wear test on this guy, so I can't really comment on how long it would wear under normal conditions (with Bonder basecoat and non-quick dry topcoat).

Check out the macro.  Can you tell how clumpy it is?

While this polish is a pain in the butt to apply, it is quite pretty.  I imagine that it would be even prettier as one coat over colored undies, but I didn't get any pictures of that.  Further, I'm sure that it would apply more easily with thinner, but again, I didn't test that.

Kat Nip is an exclusive shade made for Overall Beauty, and it's currently on sale!

Do you have Kat Nip?  Do you like it?  What's your favorite way to wear it?


  1. all crowstoes glitters do much better after you add some thinner, she leaves them intentionally thick i think to maximise the amount of glitter she can put in. I found my kat nip a pita too, but after I thinned it, i liked it more

    1. I should've given it more of a chance. I just wasn't having it that week, lol. I do have 2 more CT's left in my untried, so I'll keep thinner handy. I loved my Absolum, though...