Woohoo! My first Christmas polish of the season! I picked up China Glaze Tinsel Town last year, I remember it clearly because I had gone with a friend to CosmoProf and hauled all the new Christmas collection polish, it's so much cheaper there, I wish I had a beauty license sometimes!
I think I put off wearing this polish during the holidays last year because it's not your typical Christmas polish. It is however very unique and awesome!!
Tinsel Town has a light blue-grey base and is jam packed with regular sized glitter and medium hex glitter. The glitter reflects light in a way that really makes it glow from within. It also shines a deep grey around the edges of the nail that really adds a lot of depth. I layered one coat over my previous mani of Revlon Carbonate, this may have helped to add depth as well.
The glitter lays perfectly flat against the nail bed and is a tiny bit rough on it's own, however one layer of top coat evens everything out. I thought I had missed polishing a nail with the glitter, it was so smooth to the touch. I'm thinking this must be due to the fact that it is not a straight up glitter and that it does have the thinnest base of grey. Most glitters require multiple layers of top coat to smoothen out the roughness. The dry time on it's own without a top coat was super fast.
I really don't want to take this one off anytime soon, this would be a great neutral glitter for holiday get togethers, especially New Years!