Out of the entire China Glaze Haunting collection, It's Alive was the one I was really looking forward to. So, today, while I was taking advantage of the butter LONDON bogo at ULTA, I was happy to find a small display of the Haunting polishes. What I wasn't prepared for, was just how gorgeous this polish was once it was on!
It's Alive is a mossy, murky green jelly base overflowing with golden green fine and slightly larger hex glitters. This has one of the best glitter bomb formulas that I've ever tried. It went on perfectly and covered fully in 2 coats. If you really loaded up your brush, you could probably do it in 1. It dries with a slightly matte look and has some texture to it.
Below I topped it with 2 coats of Out The Door. As you can see, adding the top coat deepened the color slightly and really brings out the sparkle of the glitter.
And just because I was curious, I tried it with Essie's Matte About You. I ended up loving this look so much that I did a full mani of it. I don't know what it is, but I absolutely love glitter in jelly bases when they're matte.
I know this came out for Halloween, but I have a feeling I'll be wearing this all year round. It's instantly become one of my favs and definitely one of my fav glitters.