Iron Clad Nails Review #3

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On this very rainy Monday, I have the last of the Iron Clad Nails glitters. This blue is very appropriate for today. Once again, not a fan of bar glitters, but with only 1-2 coats, it's manageable. 

Iron Clad Nails - High Octane


High Octane is supposed to be a "deep purple with hints of silver and turquoise". My bottle is obviously a blue tinted base with silver bar glitter and turquoise micro glitter. I prefer the polish that is on Iron Clad Nails' ETSY page. I was sent these 3 polishes as early testers. In looking at the polishes there, it seems like she's really improved on them since sending them to me. It's no secret these haven't been my favorite. However, Iron Clad Nails is extremely new and is still trying to perfect the polishes.


Left to right: 1 coat, 2 coats, 3 coats


3 coats was way too thick. 2 coats was decent, and in 1 coat for some reason all the glitter only hung out towards the tip of the nail. 


Left to right: Essie - Marshmallow, Zoya - ShayZoya - Zivbutter LONDON - Bluey and Cult Nails - Nevermore.


As seen above from pinky to thumb.


This is 1 coat of High Octane over 2 coats of Essie - Marshmallow. Marshmallow is a milky white jelly based polish. I wanted to use this because I wanted something that would show off the soft blue tint to the base of High Octane. This does allow you to see the base and you can see the glitter well, but High Octane doesn't look like anything special here.
This is 1 coat of High Octane over 2 coats of Zoya - Shay. The light shimmer in Shay is really lovely under High Octane. These two paired nicely and worked well together. It's just soft and light for a day you don't want a lot of color, but a nude is too plain. 


This is 1 coat of High Octane over 2 coats of Zoya - Ziv. I thought Ziv would make it a bit playful, but High Octane just got lost in the gold shuffle. 


This is 1 coat of High Octane over 2 coats butter LONDON - Bluey. Bluey just took this one over. The silver bars stand out, but every other aspect of High Octane just drowns in Bluey. 


This is 1 coat of High Octane over 1 coat of Cult Nails - Nevermore. Nevermore allows you to see every speck of glitter but not the tinted base. 

I really need to find a blue that will really show off High Octane and let it shine, but deep down, I think I really want to try her newer bottles! lol They seem to really be was she was intending for these to be and you can see that in the pictures on the ETSY shop. As long as her formula has stayed the same, I say go try a bottle or a few! The formula is great! It just get too thick if you use more than 2 coats. You can purchase the real version of High Octane for $6 or others. The other polishes range from $4 to $8.50 and you can even get glitter for $2! Keep up with news on their Facebook page.

**This product was provided for my honest review. All opinions are my own.**

Happy Polishing!!

Becky   :o)

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