Halloweek: China Glaze Bat my Eyes

Day 2 of Halloweek and I have one of the new Monster's Ball polishes for you. I wasn't sure if I wanted this particular polish, but I always love the China Glaze Halloween polishes and I just couldn't imagine not buying any of them this year. I looked at a lot of swatches, but I was afraid it was too much gold for me. When Holly showed it on Instagram, I knew I had to get it!

China Glaze Bat my Eyes is a black jelly base packed with gold glitter and the occasional orange/bronze bar glitter in there. I can't really see the bar glitter on the nail, but I do see orange/bronze flashes and that is what brings this polish alive.

I normally really don't like bar glitter, but because you don't see them on the nail, I'm ok with them in this polish. The formula however is a different story... Because it's so packed with glitter, the polish is really thick and goopy. I wasn't able to paint thin layers on my nails, but had to deal with thicker layers. I think I'm going to add just a few drops of thinner next time, to see if that makes it better.

Don't get me wrong, I was still able to get it on my nails, but it wasn't a breeze. Luckily it dries really fast, even with a thicker coat of polish and it was opaque in 2 coats. You could get away with 1 thick coat, but I just always add the second and it did make it better.

Because of the glitter, it's not a smooth feeling polish, but I found that 1 coat of HK Girl top coat was more than enough. It didn't make it feel completely smooth, but I don't need it to be. Overall, I really like this polish, even with the bad formula. The bronze really makes it pop!

Did you pick up any of the Monster's Ball polishes?



  1. Wow, deze is echt heel erg mooi!!

  2. That's awesome! Too bad it was such a pain to apply!

    1. As soon as I had it on my nails, forgot all about that!
      It's just so pretty <3