Way back before Christmas I was strolling through CVS when I spotted the new wet n wild MEGA ROCKS On The Rocks collection display. I figured out pretty quickly that the collection was full of glitter top coats. I was about to pass on all of the polishes when I saw Gettin’ Amped and immediately freaked out slightly because OMG BLACK GLITTER!!! I get really excited about black glitter. Like….really excited.
Gettin’ Amped has 3 types of glitter; large black glitter, large steel gray glitter and medium silver glitter. The glitter is suspended in a clear base and is on the sparse side. This is definitely a top coat only kind of polish.
The formula isn’t bad. This is one of those glitter polishes that is easier applied dabbing the glitter on the nail. It’s not difficult to get the glitter evenly applied but it doesn’t work well applied in a traditional fashion.
I really love this polish. Black glitter isn’t the easiest thing to find. But if this isn’t quite what you’re looking for there is currently Sally Hansen Midnight Glitz also in the drugstore right now.
My only complaint really is I hate the bottle. I just find it to be ugly. But I guess that doesn’t really matter…
So far I’ve used this polish for 2 manicures; once over Essie Mesmerize(d) and once over PISTOL polish Big Bang (with an Essie Over the Top accent nail). I have to say…I really loved the combo of Gettin’ Amped over PISTOL polish Big Bang (which is just a white, creme polish).
There are oodles of swatches under the jump!