The Ninja is never wrong. I'm sure that's not surprising. However, sometimes she is not correct. This is one of those times.
She has already told you that she prioritizes the colors in a collection and swatches the least interesting and the clearly "wrong for her" shades first. She also eats the good stuff on her plate last, pushing lima beans and carrots down first to get it over with. It's a technique that works well for her.
The Little Ninjas are always around, so The Ninja can't swatch a whole collection in an afternoon, like other bloggers. She'd love to lose herself in a collection for that long but, alas, the pesky Little Ninjas are always needing attention of some sort.
So, while working her way through China Glaze's Fall collection, Vintage Vixen, she worked from least to most as best she could (with a few surprises along the way). But then she made her first miscalculation. She missed Jitterbug. She had meant to swatch it early on, in the "least" portion of the program.
Read more about the Vintage Vixen collection here!
It's not that Jitterbug is not cute. Of course it is! It's grey (gray) which is one of The Ninja's favorites. It's just that when she looked at Jitterbug, The Ninja thought it looked familiar. Done before. Not too original. That was miscalculation #2.
CG calls Jitterbug "grey chrome with silver micro glitter". That's an apt description. But it's more than that, too. Where The Ninja expected it to be like Zoya's Freja or MAC's Studded (if it had a topcoat on it), it wasn't. It was darker than other shades of this nature, and the round glitter bits weren't quite as large as in Studded, if memory serves. Tomorrow The Ninja will post a comparison of this shade to those two, so look for that, ok?
Two coats weren't enough - this was The Ninja's first 3-coater of the collection. While the shade is dark and sultry, VNL ensued until the third coat. Weird. Also, she didn't notice a light spot on the ring finger until editing the photos and is unsure if that was an application error (likely) or if a 4th coat was required.
This isn't a shimmer, by the way. It's a deep chrome grey with small, round silver glitter evenly distributed throughout. Nor is this a metallic, even though it's almost silver. However you classify it, it's very pretty.
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