part of the intrigue for me was that i never quite knew what "Midnight Blue Glitter" was MADE OF. when i received it, i proceeded to dissect it:
turns out it is a sheer grey base with tiny black microglitter and bits of small blue-violet flake glitter. HOW WEIRD. it's rare to find a black glitter polish--the only other one i can think of is Nicole by OPI "Pitch Black Glimmer" from the Winter 2010 Target exclusive collection (which to me looks like the economy version of "Midnight Blue Glitter").
in an effort to keep the B3 chemicals consistent (for wearability's sake), i used Sally Hansen Nail Quencher base coat and Seche Vite top coat. i applied 4 coats to reach opacity and i was surprised to end up with a charcoal polish shimmering silver and blue-violet. its name makes more sense to me now! i barely got some sunlight photos as the sun was setting in soon-to-be-stormy California.