Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Butter London - Trustafarian

Light sage green/gold holo  

Butter London Trustafarian is a pretty but sheer fine holo.

The colour out of full sun does have a hint of sage/grey green but in the sunlight it's a warmer olive green and more gold leaning.  The holo is scattered and fine.

It's also fairly sheer, this swatch is 3 coats and I still have some VNL, definitely one that would be better layered.

The formula is thin and somewhat runny, go careful with the application.

Trustafarian is from the Autumn 2012 collection.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Seche - Pretty Little Heartbreaker

Cool bubblegum pink creme  

Another bright spring shade today...

Pretty Little Heartbreaker is a cool toned saturated light pink creme

Swatch shown is 2 coats, no top coat, not even Seche Vite!

Application was great, I've got quite a collection of Seche polishes now and the formula on all of these has been wonderful.  Opaque, buttery application and a great shine even without the famous top coat!

Again this polish came to me via a sale site, in this case BrandAlley

Anyone else tried & loved Seche polishes?

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Alessandro - Pale Blue Lagoon

Pale blue creme  

The sun is shining and everything is sprouting green, it feels like Spring is finally here so he's a lovely springy pastel shade.

Pale Blue Lagoon is, like the name indicates, a pale blue creme.

It's a mini bottle of only 5ml but let's face it, I'm pretty unlikely run out!

Alessandro are a German brand of nail polish and nail care - their hand creams are fabulous.  I did pick up a few on business trips to Germany but most have come from flash sales on Vente-Privee.  When not buying from cheap sale sites I think they're at least mid-range, in Germany I saw them in department stores and higher end pharmacies rather than drug-store equivalents.

Application was pretty good for a pastel, swatch shown is 3 coats and as usual, the mini bottle/brush didn't cause me and my tiny nails any issues!

This colour is a little changeable depending on the light, looking cooler & starker in indirect light and slightly more turquoise in full sun

Friday, 11 April 2014

Nubar - Gem

Pink/taupe scattered holo  

Gem is from Nubar's 2010 Prism collection which was all holo's IIRC.

It's a pretty pinkish taupe shimmering polish with scattered slightly chunky holo sparkles

The formula was a little thin, this swatch is 3 coats with no top coat and regular base coat.

Definitely a great example of a subtle holo.

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Barielle - Lemondrops

Bright yellow creme  

Lemondrops is a bright yellow creme, not neon in any way, just a lovely bright yellow.

From what I can glean, Lemondrops was part of the Summer 2009 collection and the Summer Brights collection in 2013.

Swatch shown is 3 coats with no top coat and as yellows go, this wasn't too bad for streakiness.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Mavala - Neroli

Pale orange/peach pearl  

Hmm - orangey peach pearl - that's all I need to say right?

Swatch shown is 3 coats, this has significant brush stroke marks and still isn't opaque

Just horrid - this went straight into the sale box!

Can anyone find any love for this?