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Review: AllThatGlitters Spotty Dottie Dark with OPI Simply Smashing

I tell you, it's really getting hard to keep up with all the indie polish these days.  Every time I go on twitter there's someone else selling beautiful, sparkly polish!  I'm really going to have to start rationing myself, I REALLY CANNOT BUY THEM ALL.  Anyway, I still have plenty filtering through the mail system so let's take a look at another polish from AllThatGlittersNails, this time Spotty Dottie Dark.

I'm a giant fan of black glitter, it's like the quickest way to get dots ever.  Thus I could not be expected to restrain myself from buying Spotty Dottie Dark as it's a great combination of large black hex and bar glitter, with nary a piece of micro glitter in sight.  I love a statement glitter that doesn't feel the need to fill in the polish with tiny glitter pieces.  Another good thing about this polish is that the pictures below are just one coat, which works for me.  Underneath the black, OPI Simply Smashing, a sparkly olive-lime foil.  This is three coats, it's a little sheer.  






The Verdict: Love Spotty Dottie, ok with Simply Smashing.  The OPI is pretty but it's nothing especially special and that we haven't all seen before.

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  1. Oh this is so pretty!! :D I know how you feel; there are sooooo many indie polishes that I would love to own! :D

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  2. Definitely love this combination! :) I feel the same way about all the indie brands. I keep buying so many polishes. My wallet is crying. Lol.

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  3. Looks really good. Love the gold under it.

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