Welcome back for Swatch Sunday! Today’s swatch is of a mystery polish from The New Black I’ve just been calling Gold Leaf Foil. The New Black doesn’t label any of their shade names, which is kind of frustrating. I’m wearing Gold Leaf Foil over Sally Hansen’s Black Out (black), Octopus Party’s Universal Loner (red), and Indigo Bananas‘s Klein Trink Wasser (blue) with one coat of Gelous.
Gold Leaf Foil is a clear-based glitter topper with metallic gold shredded glitter. Application was easy enough; the product consistency delivered the glitter well enough and wasn’t too difficult to work with. The glitter itself was the troblesome part. The glitter pieces are unevenly shaped; some pieces are very large and others are barely there. The very coarse pieces don’t always lie flat, which sometimes leads to them getting snagged and/or pulled off. It does dry quickly and with a good shine; I used top coat for extra smoothness.
Coarse shredded glitter is probably my least favorite glitter shape. I mean, I love how they look, their shine and madness is unmatched. I love how this looks over the cremes. I just don’t like how these large glitters stick up. If you look at the sunlight photos in the next set, you’ll actually see that my pinky nail has more glitter on it than the studio set. That’s because, between the time I took the photos outdoors and indoors, the glitter actually got pulled off somehow. In the studio photos, you can just see where it used to be.
Here are the sunlight photos. I took these a bit late in the afternoon so it’s not the harsh sunlight I usually shoot in. Like I said, this is a pretty cool looking glitter, even if working with it is kind of annoying.
So I can’t find a source on where to get The New Black these days. I got this set — this polish came with a black creme and a set of gold studs — from Ulta when it was in the clearance section. Sephora’s website has a two bottle set in their clearance section as of this writing. Other than that, they seem to have been discontinued.
I think I got a set from one of the online shopping networks (HSN/QVC?) – I loved the set I got but was bummed that they weren’t named either. I love the flakie shards! They are super edgy & high fashion with the primary colors & black!
so pretty but so pokey.
I had this polish once upon a time and I hated having to fish the flakes out. So pretty against black polish too!
It is really annoying when they don’t have names. I love all the interesting names brands come up with for polish.
Very glam topper! I love it over all of the bases you swatched with it.
Pretty! I like the colors you used as a base to show off the gold flakes.
No name? Yikes, that would drive me crazy and feel like a polish muggle. This looks like it can be fun to play with for the holidays, if only for a day as the bulky flakes would probably drive me crazy in no time.
No names? Thats the best part! Pretty shades though
I have such love/hate with shredded glitter!!!!
That foil is SO pretty! I lost my only gold foil and never bothered to replace it, but now you make me want to search for it again.
Oh! I’ve seen this brand at Ulta before! Although its a shame when polishes don’t have the names, its one of my little pet peeve.
It means you get to call it whatever you want!
Ohhhhhhh… I am so shocked there are no names. That is so weird!!!
Love the gold flakes – gorgeous!
That foil is gorgeous – it actually looks like broken glass! But yeah, I can imagine how poky they must be!
UGH I get so frustrated when polishes don’t have names too. If you can’t come up with a name then do numbers. Something to help me remember a polish. However, this polish is fun and super versatile. I’m glad you showed it over multiple colors.
This give such a cool look to the manicure! Not sure if I would like this type of polish…but I am tempted to at least try!
Cute look but too bad about the larger pieces! I know I would be picking at them like crazy!
This looks like a lovely topper x