Thursday, 20 October 2016

Debby - ColorPlay 216

Taupe creme  

216 is a nice if not particularly interesting purple leaning soft milky taupe creme

Application was fine, swatches are 2 coats, no top coat.

You may notice the bottle has patches of turquoise polish on...?

This polish arrived in a package from a French private sale site, sometimes their packaging leaves a lot to be desired...

Everything loosely packaged in a box with no padding to stop it all banging around

Two bottles of polish broke (one was a clear flaky topper so doesn't show so much)
Every single item had some polish on it!

Definitely a Nail Mail Fail!

Monday, 17 October 2016

Essie - With the Band

Warm brick red creme  

With The Band is a lovely autumnal polish, a warm brick red creme.

Application was great, this was opaque in one coat, of course I did two for completeness. I really like this, a warm red shouldn't really be my bag but this one works.

With The Band is from the Fall 2015 collection so I'm only a year behind with this one!

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Butter London - Posh Bird

Smoky lilac foil shimmer  

Posh Bird is a lovely polish but somewhat tricky to describe.

There's purple there and some grey and maybe a bit of taupe/mushroom.  And it's packed with foily shimmer which mostly looks silver but sometimes duochrome goldish as you can see in my bottle shots.

Either way, it's gorgeous - easy to apply and very opaque.  Swatches shown are two coats with no top coat.

Posh Bird was first released as an exclusive in the US for NY Fashion Week back in 2012.   Unfortunately it's no longer available from Butter London and doesn't seem to pop up very often on eBay in the UK.

Any dupe suggestions for anyone who's fallen in love with this one?

And as for that name?  Ha, I am so far from being a Posh Bird!

Thursday, 29 September 2016

PostQuam - Purple

Plum creme  

You can tell it's feeling autumnal here in the UK, my second plum polish in a row!

This one from Spanish brand, PostQuam.   The polishes are pretty good but I really don't like the labels, the shiny foil printing makes them look cheap.

But onto the polish itself, this one is helpfully called Purple, although to me it's more of a plum, leaning pink rather than blue.  Slightly darker than yesterdays SuperDry but also super shiny.

Swatches are 2 coats, no top coat.  Unfortunately this one was a bit gloopy to apply but seems to have evened out in the pics.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

SuperDry - Tom Thumb

Plum creme

Another winner from SuperDry.

This one is Tom Thumb, a mid to light pink toned plum creme.

Not a unique colour by any stretch but it's well executed, easy to apply and nicely shiny.

Application was good, as all the SuperDry polishes I've tried have been, this one is two coats, no top coat.

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Butter London - Lady Muck

Soft blue grey with flakie shimmer  

Lady Muck is a soft blue/grey  creme with visible fine silver flakie shimmer.

Butter London describe this as periwinkle blue but I really don't agree, periwinkle to me is a violet toned blue and this is blue/grey - hey ho!

Application was good, formula is a little sheer and these swatches are 3 coats with no top coat.

I picked this colour to match our weather here in the UK, it's very cloudy but also fairly warm and humid!

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Nails Inc - Instyle - Love Will Tear Us Apart

Orangey red creme  

It's a scorcher here in the UK today so here's a hot polish to match.

Nails Inc for Instyle's Love Will Tear Us Apart is from their 2015 freebie collection themed around '80's anthems.

Love Will Tear Us Apart is a bright orangey red with a hint of coral creme.

Application was great - swatches shown are 2 coats, no top coat.

Love the song, love the polish!