Too many untrieds 1: China Glaze, Color Club, Models Own, Orly, De Sol
I have a few weeks now to try as many of my untried nail polishes as possible, to declutter that corner, and make me feel better about myself, in general 😀 So, lots of swatches to do, photos to take, and long photo heavy posts with not much writing coming up! Please feel free to ignore these completely 🙂
Electrify – 2 coats & top coat
Stolen from my mothers destash – hyper pretty and sparkly!
OMG A UFO – 2 coats no top coat
LOVE! gorgeous colour (more olive than gold), easy application, streaks disappear when polish dries, nice smooth holographic shimmer.
Holly-Day – 2 coats no top coat
Just a stunning polish. Simple, beautiful, slightly lighter than the photos are making it look. Glossy. Perfect.
Beth’s Blue – 2 coats, no top coat
almost a one coater, because of the Rampaging Polish Blob effect, but the plus is it still works out and blobs in the right place, not runny. Gorgeous light periwinkle blue!
Aqua Violet -3 coats, no top coat
very pretty aqua through teal to purple multichrome, love it! (this one is from Sister V’s destash).
Very, very nice
Pinky Brown – 3 coats, no top coat
nice formula, needs three coats because it does go a little patchy, and to be noted, this one has a stronger smell, petrol like. Not over powering to me, but I know some people are really sensitive so I’ll note it! But check out the colour shifts.. pink, brown, gold, green, and I love that the multichrome is a glass fleck, not a chrome 🙂
Eternal Beauty – Halo Hues
Oh, Color Club Halo Hues. How I love thee. Please keep making these. Make ALL THE COLORS. thanks.
2 coats, no top coat. such a nice formula, easy to apply, and fast drying, and that holographic effect is just stunning.
Wham! Pow! 3 coats, no top coat
would need a top coat, it dries matte. Quite jelly-ish, and freaked my camera out! It looks light orange through the lens, but in real life it’s an intense highlighter neon orange, almost shading to red in the direct sunlight. I like it, even though it makes my eyes want to fall out 😀
Feelin’ Groovy – 3 coats, no top coat
Another jelly neon, this one is highlight green :)Moderately sheer, though it dries fast enough not to resent needing another coat or two. Also dries matte, so top coat will be needed. My camera won’t show how bright this is in real life 🙂
Trippie Hippie – 2 coats no top coat
needs a third, but in a hurry 🙂 formula is a little runny, but the polish is shimmery and pretty 😀
Australis – Polish Pots, no name on bottle. 2 coats, no top coat
just a gorgeous shiny deep colour, I adore this!
Grape Glitz Mini – 1 coat over the purple Australis polish above
nice and shimmery, not too exciting to me.
Orly mini, no name but I think it’s Rage. 2 coats, no top coat.
Fast drying, and just gorgeous. I may need a full size of this, or make something like it.
Orly It’s Not Rocket Science – 3 coats no top coat
pretty, sparkly, that swampy green base which I like, but I can’t see any blue duochrome on the nail! I might try 2 coats over black sometime, and see if that brings it out.
The only way I could see even a hint of the blue..
Orly Androgynie – 3 coats, no top coat
Lovely! This could be layered over black for a darker base, but I like the fact it looks dark inside, but a deep brown with gold flakes in the sunlight. The larger iridescent rainbow hexes sink, but I turned the bottle upside down (in a jar, it won’t balance on it’s rounded lid) for 10 mins before applying, and they came out fine.
De Sol Starry Night – one coat over Models Own Beth’s Blue.
Gold in a gold tinted base inside, dark purple in the sun.
De Sol Ruby Slipper – one coat over Beth’s Blue.
Silver in a clear base inside, pink in the sunshine.
One thing I’d recommend with these is to apply them in the sunshine, and try two coats 😀 See, I added another coat of Ruby Slippers – in the sun – and it evened right up.
Plus it still looks pretty in the shade 😀
If you’ve made it this far, hats off to you! Well done! More to come 😀