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ALU’s 365 of Untrieds – Glitter Gal Lizard Belly Green Holographic Nail Polish

glitter gal lizard belly green linear holographic nail polish 365 of Untrieds is my personal challenge to weed through the polishes in the ALU stash that I’ve been wanting to try but just haven’t gotten around to.

Untried Day #121 – What has been my recurring nail polish wish ever since ALU began??? Long time readers may remember my pleading here, here and here for an EMERALD GREEN HOLO. While my wish hasn’t exactly been realized, Glitter Gal has come as close as I’ve found.

Glitter Gal Lizard Belly isn’t emerald green but it’s a true holographic nail polish, not just holo glitter. It may not be from an easily accessible brand but at least we can get our hands on it in the US. So while it may not be a total dream come true it still makes my heart flutter.


Formula & Application: Glitter Gal nail polish does not list its ingredients on the bottle or the website but Overall Beauty states that it is 3-Free. If you have any ingredient or allergy concerns, I would suggest contacting the company.  The tiny bottles look like they are sample sized at .3oz but they come with a nice, long full size brush. The bristles are dense but flexible so they easily fan out to provide a perfect three stroke application.

The polish is really well pigmented. To the point that you barely need two coats to get it opaque. I love how smooth and easy to apply the formula is. Some holos apply streaky, which is why Nfu Oh has their special Aqua Base, but the Glitter Gal holo is perfect. It flowed on very thin and even over all three of the base coats I tested it on; CND Stickey, Gelous & Nfu Oh Aqua Base. It dried glossy and flawless every time.

Glitter Gal Lizard Belly is a blackened teal green with holographic shimmer that creates a prismatic rainbow effect on the nail. It’s not quite as holo as the lighter Glitter Gal Blue I previously reviewed but it’s on par with darker holos like OPI My Private Jet. The first natural light shot really doesn’t do the holo justice as you can still see the rainbow pattern even outside of direct sunlight.

glitter gal lizard belly linear holographic green nail polish swatch

glitter gal lizard belly linear holographic green nail polish swatch

Bottom Line: I put on Lizard Belly last Friday and I can’t stop staring at it. I keep taking it off my one hand so I can swatch and then I put it back on. It’s magical. The deep teal is perfect for fall and very on trend and the holo isn’t over-the-top. As much as I love holographic polishes, the super holos, like the Sally Hansen Magicals, can feel a bit too young. If you love holos and have been looking for a dark, true (or lineaer) holographic nail polish, Lizard Belly will not let you down.

365 of Untrieds Stash/Share Verdict: Just try and take it from me. STASH!

Glitter Gal Lizard Belly is available in the US at Llrowe and Overall Beauty. Glitter Gal nail polishes retail for $14-14.95/ea, depending on the retailer, for a .3oz/9ml bottle.

Are you dying over Lizard Belly? Do you agree that we still need an emerald green holo or am I too greedy? Do you plan to pick up this shade or any other Glitter Gal nail polishes? Who has the black holo? Is it as fabulous as it looks?

Disclosure: A product sample was provided by Llarowe. For more info view my Disclosure Policy.

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  1. Brooke says:

    I freaking want thissssss

  2. Maribeth says:

    Unbelievably gorgeous!!

  3. Melissa says:

    I WANT. So pretty!

  4. Shaina says:

    Droool…
    So pretty!

  5. This is gorgeous! OMG!

  6. Jessi says:

    Ugh, this one is disgustingly gorgeous. I’m going to break down and buy it sooner or later.

  7. Monica says:

    Pretty!

  8. Nicole says:

    This is absolutely gorgeous! Wow.

  9. Ashleigh says:

    Oh this is gorgeous. I wish holo polish wasn’t all so expensive! I’ll have to see about getting my hands on some of these when I have some extra cash to spend. XD

  10. Alexis says:

    Ahhhhhhh I need this!!!!!
    *writes it down on lemming list*

  11. Cecilia says:

    Oh my gosh this is definitely a want, it’s so beautiful!!!

  12. You ROCK Lizard Belly!!! Just wanted to let you know that if you lift the 1st label on the bottom of the polish, the ingredients are listed on the under label. Thank you so much for the review!

  13. Katy says:

    Very cool!

  14. TygerKitty says:

    Oh I think this is one of the prettier polishes I’ve seen in a while! I might have even gasped a little when I saw the pics *blush*

  15. Helena says:

    Oh. My. Hnng.
    ME GUSTA.

  16. Sarah says:

    Sooo beautiful!!!

  17. Ali says:

    Great swatch pictures! I bought this and just swatched it today, although I have to agree with you – its gorgeous, but far too dark to be a true emerald green.

    I also got the black holo (along with several others) and have to say it is dazzling! Like the original OPI My Private Jet or Lizard Belly, except a true solid black color. Here are my swatches: http://cosmetichabit.blogspot.com/2011/08/glitter-gal-h701-black-holographic.html

    Fingers crossed Glitter Gal will come up with an emerald green holo!

  18. Rachel Kurtz says:

    Wow! I love this! I want this!

  19. Beanie says:

    this color is stunning! it looks so awesooome!

  20. Kikishua says:

    Love it! And I absolurely LOVE the name!

  21. Stephanie says:

    I’d still love a true Emerald green holo, but like you said this is pretty close. It’s gorgeous! I wish it wasn’t $15, but I’ll probably break down and buy it eventually.

  22. meme says:

    If you did not stash this one I was going to suggest a brain examination for you!

  23. Chris says:

    I’m dying over this!

  24. Ana Carolina Lima says:

    OMG soooo pretty! luv it!

  25. Sharon says:

    Gorgeous! I love dark greens and this is one of the prettiest I’ve ever seen.

  26. Jenifer says:

    Must get!

  27. Sabine says:

    What a surprise to see this polish here because a minute ago I’ve seen the polish on another blog :) And I love it! This dark green color and the holo effect is so nice!

  28. JDV says:

    Just the other day I told a friend that I was only buying more polish if the color was something I couldn’t live without. Yea, I placed an order.

  29. Nicole says:

    very beautiful polish!

  30. Jackie S. says:

    I got it and I love it too!!!!

  31. Julia says:

    aaah, I’m absolutely in love with it, so I bought the last one at Ebay two seconds ago, haha! :o)
    It will be my first holo-polish ever because in Germany where I live the whole holo thing hasn’t really arrived, so I’m really excited about it… thank you for inspirering me!!

  32. Mark says:

    I fell in love with this one!

  33. Jammies says:

    I knew you would love this, and I love it on you!

  34. Alyssa says:

    Oooh, that’s a gorgeous one!

  35. Julie says:

    This is one of the most gorgeous polishes I’ve ever seen!

  36. Alisha says:

    This is heavenly!!

  37. milktea says:

    Wow! You make the lizard look real good!! ;-)

  38. Sandmalerin says:

    This color is amazing! Now I want – no, I need – to have it.

    Somehow, the color reminds me of Christmas. :D

  39. Aliy says:

    I believe that A-England is bringing out 6 Holos in the next few months — a black holo and 2 Green Holos… Perhaps one of the greens will be an emerald green holo for you…!

  40. Pam U says:

    I just ordered it, along with a few others : GORGEOUS!!! But you’re right…we still NEED an emerald green holo!

  41. olivia says:

    that’s a very interesting color! neeed some holo!

  42. Brenda Howell says:

    Lizard Belly is now mine and on it’s way to me!!! Ordered from Llarowe and the company is awesome!!!

  43. Cheryl says:

    I have lizard belly and light as a feather. I love them both but lizard belly is my favorite.

  44. ReaderRita says:

    This is only a Lizard Belly if that Lizard is from Unicornland!!! (and it is breathtaking!)

    • All Lacquered Up says:

      I didn’t get that one because it’s a holo glitter, or what you might call scattered, and not a true holo. It doesn’t create the prismatic effect.

  45. Amarysso says:

    Freaking awesome! I just went online and purchased this and the Black from Glitter Gal. So much love!

  46. Reivenne says:

    Why not try a deep (slightly darker than emerald) green with a clear holo top coat? Or does this not work?

  47. Kellie says:

    This is a gorgeous color! But, why didn’t you finish your “untried” challenge? You stopped at this one – #121. :( I love your blog either way – I was just curious. I hope everything is ok and nothing serious was preventing you from finishing!

  48. Goose says:

    I know you have been looking for the perfect emerald holo, and as soon as I got this one in the mail, it made me think of you.

    Colors by Llarowe Gizmo is my new top green holo. It’s easy to apply (no aqua base needed), it dries to a glossy finish on its own, and at three coats it’s a rich deep emerald jelly, with holo that shows in almost every lighting situation. You should definitely look into it. It’s absolutely incredible!!

  49. Rachel Kurtz says:

    Ooh, pretty pretty!

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