first world blogger issues … and Nail Polish Spam!
Morning! Let me share a (non) sob story with whoever has the wish to read further. I have a lot of untried nail polishes. A LOT. Because, well, I buy a fair amount, in spurts, and then I hate to put them on, take photos, and take them straight off again. It feels wasteful to me, and unfair to the polishes who really deserve better 😀 What to do? I think I *may* have a solution!
This post will show a bunch of polishes, which I have swatched only. As in, put on, photographed, taken off. NEXT! BUT….at the end of this I chose my favourites (and with 10 nails I can choose up to 10 hehehe NO RULES!) and put them back on as a proper manicure, and wear that for a while. Let me know if it works for you, and I’ll let you know if it works for me! 😀
(honestly, I have about 150 polishes that I haven’t even tried. Steps need to be taken.)
SpaRitual Elixir – 3 coats, no top coat, shade photos.
Sheer but pretty, sort of bridal-esque polish with pretty glass flecks. I love this brand, even though I have the worlds most boring colours from them, I just love the bottles and the image of it all.
Banana Republic Black Wisteria – 3 coats, no top coat, shade
Sun… Black Wisteria is a very jellyish polish, and with my application skills this equals streaky. Lovely and glossy though!
Fantasy Makers (by Wet & Wild, snigger at the name) Nail in the Coffin. 3 coats, no top coat.
Very cool bottle, and I love the dark and shimmery brown polishes! Nice one!
Nfu Oh 074 – two coats over black, three coats alone, no top coat
These shimmers are too sheer for me to wear on their own, but I like them over black, the yellow goes olive. Very nice.
Rimmel Grey Matters – 3 coats no top coat
Solid grey creme. Yep. Can always use these, can’t wax too eloquent about them.
Boe Beauty Champagne – 3 coats, no top coat
Pretty shimmer, $2 in The Warehouse, why you so streaky?!
Sabrina Sato Dreams – 3 coats, no top coat
slightly frosty colour duochrome polish, dusty blue/ gold.
Kolt Golden Chip – 2 coats no top coat
Adore this polish. Just, wow. Applies so smoothly, and it’s such a perfect gold shade 🙂
Covergirl midnight magic – 3 coats, no top coat
deep blackened blue with blue shimmer that doesn’t hide too much.
Wet and Wild (snigger) Teal of Fortune – 3 coats no top coat
very pretty polish! Stains, though. Word of warning. Double basecoat and don’t let it touch your cuticles (don’t feed it after midnight, either!). A bit sheer, as you can probably see for yourself. In real life the shimmer is blinding and it’s not so obviously sheer.
Kleancolor Chunky Holo Black – 1 coat layered over Nail in the Coffin, no top coat
Been meaning to try this one for a year. I actually have two, one I’ll franken though. Nice large iridescent flakes, green/gold/orange/blue.
And my favourites were Kolt Golden Chip and Wet & Wild Teal of Fortune
so I just did some accent nails and reversed the colour in the little rhinestones.
I didn’t get any photos, but my youngest son was also a fan of the Kolt and got me to do his nails, which was fun, it’s been awhile since they’ve let me do that! 😀
Some of these I’ve been given, some I’ve bought. I won’t, personally, by Covergirl or Wet & Wild brands, but I’ll use them if I’ve been given them, and love them too 😀 My personal opinion is that point of purchase is where we can make a difference between buying animal tested (or from a brand who does) and from one who doesn’t. After that, fair game 😀
Have an awesome day!