Marc Jacobs Glinda #148

Marc Jacobs Glinda is a sparkly, sparkly silver polish. This is disco-ball, silver glitter at its finest. Get a load of it in the bottle.


When applying this I found that the first coat put down what looked like a clear polish with silver glitter suspended in it. The second coat evened it out to an opaque glitter. This is a packed with glitter, polish – no bald spots, no weirdness where some chunkier glitters have the glitter stick to the brush and you almost need to dab dab at your nail to get the glitter to come off, or worse, you have to use a toothpick to lay down the glitter. None of those shenanigans with this polish. Just silver glitter, pure and simple.

All swatches are two coats of polish with no top coat.



In the bottle its clear that Glinda is well and truly silvery and glittery. I couldn’t help but think of the Wizard of Oz when I painted my nails. Glinda the Good Witch and all. Billie Burke (Glinda the Good Witch in the 1939 Wizard of Oz) or Michelle Williams (Glinda in OZ the Great and Powerful) could have worn this. It would have matched their sparkly garb to a tee. Speaking of sparkly garb, this is New Year’s Eve in a polish. Imagine seeing the ball drop at Times Square with your nails the equivalent of the ball.


I did a wear test on this and was defiant in my nail polish choice for a corporate setting and strutted around in this. I owned it. I wore this without chip or issue for 4 days without chips (and got a two minor ones) and on the fifth day it became a bit more chip-tastic where my index finger had the whole polish on that nail flake off. That being said, I think that is EXCELLENT wear for a glitter. I find glitters particularly fragile even with base coat, two coats of colour and top coat. I used Seche Vite as my top coat in the hope that it would even out the roughness of the nail that is common with glitters. It did but it wasn’t smooth.

Disclaimer: Glinda was purchased for me by Mr Swatchfest from the Marc Jacobs website. He is a doll.

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