Sunday, December 15, 2013

Swatch: Formula X for Sephora - Thunder

The product in this post was purchased by me. All opinions are my own.

Yesterday the hubby and I went out to see the new Hobbit movie (we both enjoyed it, despite some glaringly obvious CGI), and while we were out I stopped by Sephora to check out their new brand of polishes. There were tons of great colors and I had a tough time narrowing it down to one, so I made my husband pick. (So you can blame him if you don't like my swatch!)

Formula X for Sephora Thunder is a glitter topper, which I don't normally go for, but I'm a sucker for matte glitter. Plus, I thought this polish had a wintery kind of vibe. It has blue, pink, white and yellow-green hexes of various sizes in a clear base. Here I've layered it over Wet 'n' Wild On a Trip.

Formula X for Sephora Thunder. One coat over Wet 'n' Wild On a Trip, with Out the Door topcoat.

I think this polish would be perfect if it didn't have the largest hexes. They tended to clump together, which is why I got three on one nail and none on the rest. Plus I think their size is incongruous with the rest of the glitter. Other than that, I really love the color combo, and the glitter was easy to distribute evenly (I had to dab just a little). The texture isn't terribly bumpy, unless you get one of the huge hexes on a curvy part of the nail. I definitely recommend a topcoat in any case.

(I'll also mention that the chunky bottle cap is removable, with a much more manageable cap underneath.)

Thunder is part of a line of glitter topcoats called Xplosives, and is available in Sephora stores or at for $12.50 (12 ml).

The product in this post was purchased by me. All opinions are my own.


  1. Oh, this is really pretty! I'm wit you that I'm not always a fan of glitter topcoats but I think this looks really nice together! Going to see the hobbit next weekend, glad to hear it was decent :)

  2. Stunning nails!
    New follower from the 2014 blogger challenge. Can't wait to see what you have in store.
    Love Vicky

  3. I love that glitter mix! I'm guessing it would look fab over a black base too :D