Ever have a polish that sits in the back corner alone, silently nagging (or crying out for attention) while you ignore it in favor of new pretties? In my collection this is it. I don’t have a real recollection of how I acquired it, but I suspect that it may have appeared in a random swap a few years ago. When it first came into my possession, I hadn’t really developed a taste for glitter polishes yet (I got to indies through the holo route and had to be dragged into other things kicking and screaming. (But I love having all the options now. My bank account not so much.) So this poor polish just languished in the back of my Helmer, unloved. Until now.
I finally moved this from the shadowy depths of the Helmer to my active “basket” of things to swatch in November. I like Different Dimension, I love green,, and I’m warming to glitter, so why not, right? So I slapped it right on and realized something that should have occurred to me much earlier: Different Dimension “This Is Not Fir”” is a jelly. Like honest-to-goodness sheer jelly. Four and a half coats into this glittery endeavor, I realized that this simply was not going to build to opacity. Nope, not happening, despite my best efforts to lay on layers thicker than Cretaceous sediments.
So I did what any sane blogger would do and took some pictures to show you. Just kidding. Actually, I got irrationally mad that the polish wasn’t doing what I wanted and acetoned that sh*t right off. Take that, ha! Who’s in control here? Me! Then I started right over with a base layer of Ever After “Hocus Pocus,” a nice kelly green holo with flakes (which you can clearly see in this picture because the glitter topper is the sheerest).
Now, to be fair to “This Is Not Fir,” I really like the glitter combination. The silvers and greens work well in the green-tinted jelly base to give it a very dimensional look. Plus I’m really starting to love circle glitters, which this polish has in three different sizes. All the joy of chunky glitter, without the angular pokey bits to catch on things. to be even more fair, I probably shouldn’t hate this polish for being what it is- a sheer jelly. But I’m fickle, and polishes need to learn the hard lessons of life somehow. However, if you are a lover of green desperately in need of a coordinating glitter topper that really let you show off the green polish underneath- hey, I know just the perfect polish for you!
This bad boy is from a holiday collection way back in 2013, and a quick survey of Google tells me that it is not longer available. However, you might be able to find it in destashes or the like (heck, I’d swap it for some Girls Scout cookies- when are those coming back? I’m craving them. Come to think of it, I’m craving most cookies. Stupid “quit snacking on all the things” health goal. I want all the cookies. And all the chocolate too, since it is magic heart-shaped chocolate month.)