Monday, 17 November 2014

Pastel Spring Collection by PrettyPots

A pastel collection perfect for spring. As the flowers blood and colours come to life I love wearing pastel colours (especially if I have been wearing a lot of darker colours over the winter). This collection by PrettyPots has six adorable pastel polishes with cute dots of colourful glitter.

For each of my swatches I used three thin coats plus a glossy top coat. Each polish applies nicely without any major troubles. However, some polishes did require a bit of fishing for glitter.

"Blissfully Aware" - A sea green crelly with a subtle shimmer and pink, blue, yellow and green glitters.

Lighting: Inside light box

Lighting: Inside light box


"Dreamers, Lovers & Me" -  A light grey base with white, pink, lavender, and red/orange glitters.

Lighting: Inside light box

Lighting: Inside light box


"First Blush" -  A soft pink crelly base with turquoise, pink, and grey glitter. 

Lighting: Inside light box

Lighting: Inside light box


"Dots & Blossoms" -  A lavender base with pink diamonds, pink hex, and purple, blue, and turquoise dot glitters. 

Lighting: Inside light box

Lighting: Inside light box


"Flowerpod" - A clean white base with yellow, purple, turquoise and pale blue dot glitters. 

Lighting: Inside light box

Lighting: Inside light box


"Sunny Mornings" -  A pastel lemon yellow crelly base with turquoise blue triangles, and yellow, pink and neon green glitters. 

Lighting: Inside light box

Lighting: Inside light box

This collection is now available from the PrettyPots Etsy shop!

-Bettina

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Glam Polish Gift Boxes

Hey everyone, sorry that this post is so late. The end of the university semester has been killing me this year. I am currently away on an out of area work experience for my degree and I am overloaded with work. I have almost no nail time and I am starting to have withdrawals! Anyway, enough about my personal life and on to the good news... Glam Polish has gift boxes! I am sure most of you would have already seen swatches of these polishes, and some of you may have already brought them too! These adorable little gift boxes are perfect gifts for Christmas (it is creeping up on us faster than ever!). These limited edition gift boxes come in three different combinations. The first combination box is the four different polishes in a mini size. The second combination is two full size bottles, one bottle of "Bad Santa" and one bottle of "Elf." The third box is two full size bottles, one bottle of "The Polar Express" and one bottle of "Nightmare before Xmas." Each of the gift boxes also comes with a cutlicle balm, lip balm, some gold tear drop nail studs, and some holo silver nail studs. These gift boxes are perfect for a friend who might want to try Glam Polish for the first time, or you could always just buy yourself a sneaky little Christmas gift (I'm sure you deserve it)!

"The Polar Express" - A gorgeous icy blue holographic polish.

Lighting: Inside with flash

Lighting: Inside with flash

Lighting: Inside with flash


"Nightmare Before Xmas" - A stunning deep purple holographic polish.

Lighting: Inside with flash

Lighting: Inside with flash


"Elf" - A dazzling emerald green holographic polish.

Lighting: Inside with flash

Lighting: Inside with flash

Lighting: Inside with flash


"Bad Santa" - A beautiful berry red holographic polish.

Lighting: Inside with flash

Lighting: Inside with flash


All of these polishes have fantastic formulas. For each of my swatches I used two coats plus a glossy top coat. 

The lip balm that comes in the gift boxes is absolutely divine. It has an amazing smell, not too strong, but not too subtle either. It is super moisturizing and it doesn't feel waxy (I hate waxy feeling lip balms). The only thing I have to note about the lip balm is that it is super soft. So don't roll it up too far and don't press it against your lips too hard because it will break.

The cuticle balm also has fantastic moisturizing qualities and comes in a handy size too. The cuticle balm was a bit harder than the lip balm. I feel that if the consistency of the lip balm and the cuticle balm were swapped they would be perfect.

The lip balm and the cuticle balm are also available separately (No one would blame you if they happened to slip into your shopping cart on your next Glam Polish order).

-Bettina

Monday, 10 November 2014

Indie Extravaganza Part 2

Roll up, roll up! Come one, come all! It is time for part two of the Indie Extravaganza. Feast your eyes on what awaits you with in...

"Secrets Of Her Majesty" by PrettyPots Polish. This polish is a stunning royal purple with scattered holo and micro glitters. You'll feel like royalty with this polish on your nails! Two coats plus a glossy top coat for my swatch.

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: Inside with flash


"Flying Trapeze" By Peita's Polish. This one has a bright pink jelly base with various glitters including bright blue hex. I love how the blue shines through the pink base! For my swatch I used three thin coats plus a glossy top coat. 

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: In light box


"Triton" by Shades of Phoenix. An amazing blue crelly base with a variety of blue glitters including blue triangles that represent Triton's Trident. Rule the seas and the land of nail polish! This is such a striking blue, I am in love. Three coats plus some extra triangle glitter with a glossy top coat. 

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: In light box


"Popcorn" by Two Birds Lacquer. This polish has a cute pale yellow crelly base with grey and white hex glitter of various sizes. It's not a day at the big top without your popcorn! Three easy coats plus a glossy top coat.

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: In light box


"Office Party" by Hollish. A mix of pink, lavender, teal, and grey glitters in a grey base. Appropriate for the office, or for a party? You decide! For my swatch I used three thin coats plus a glossy top coat. I had no trouble applying this polish and it has such a nice finish.

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: In light box


The Indie Extravaganza is now available and brought to you by Powder Perfect. Get your hands on these signature limited edition polishes fast as there are only 20 boxes available!

-Bettina

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Out of This World Trio by PrettyPots Polish

A fantastic little trio from PrettyPots. This trio includes duo/multichrome polishes that are sure to impress! The Out of This World trio is currently available from PrettyPots.  Each polish has a great formula and don't need to be layered over a black base colour. For each swatch I used two to three coats, depending on thickness.

"Alternate Reality" - A magenta/red with a soft blue/purple shimmery finish. This is my personal favourite out of the three. It is so much more on the nail than it is in the bottle. So beautiful!

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight


"Sun and Stars" - A super bright gold with various shades of yellow/orange. I was really impressed with the colour on this one, it looks amazing on the nail and in any lighting. 

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight


"Perpetual Dawn" - A metalic pinkish red with a strong orange shift. Again it looks better on the nail than it does in the bottle. These colours simply come to life. 

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: Direct sunlight


-Bettina

Broadway Collection by Glam Polish

A new Glam Polish collection that is full of glitz and glamour! There are nine stunning new polishes that are now available from Glam Polish. This collection has some amazing colours in it, and as usual I am super impressed with the formula of each polish. For each swatch I used two coats plus a glossy top coat. The darker shades are almost a one coater! These are also super sparkly and loads of gold micro glitters!

"Somewhere That's Green" - An emerald green packed with loads of gold micro glitters. It sparkles like crazy and there is so much gold in it it's like two shades in one polish!

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight

See, I told you! Crazy gold glitter sparkles! Check out how it looks in the bottle too. The next few shades have the same amount of crazy gold glitter!

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box


"Dreamgirls" - A purple holo with loads of holo gold mirco glitters. 

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: In light box


"Don't Stop Believin'" - A black holo with gold glitters. One of my favourites, simply because I can't pass up a good black holo, and the gold! All those glitters are gold! 

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: In light box


"You Can't Stop The Beat" - A bright red holo with more holo gold micro glitters! 

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: In light box


"You And Me (But Mostly Me)" - A gold polish with gold glitter! I love this colour, and it's nice to see a true gold polish from Glam Polish. I think it is hard to get a gold polish just right, but this is more than just right, it is simply amazing! That is it for the super pack micro gold glitter polishes from this collection.

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: In light box


"Defying Gravity" - A purple holo with shimmery microflakies. Now on to the shimmery holo polishes. It wouldn't be a Glam Polish collection with out a purple!

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box



"Fantasies Come True" - A purple holo with blue glass flecks. The blue flecks give the polish a slightly blurple colour, especially compared to "Defying Gravity."

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box



"Don't Rain On My Parade" - A deep blue/green with glass flecks. I promise this one is just as crazy sparkly as the other holographic polishes in this collection, but the clouds started to roll in before I was finished swatching!

Lighting: Sunlight

Lighting: Sunlight

Lighting: Sunlight

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box


"Dancing Through Life" - A soft rose gold colour with holo and glass flecks.For a soft shade it has an impressive holo glow. This one is so hard to describe but it is probably my overall favourite from this collection. In some light it seems very gold, in other light it is more of a peachy, pink, nude. So beautiful!

Lighting: Sunlight

Lighting: Sunlight

Lighting: Sunlight

Lighting: In light box

This collection is now available from Glam Polish. Shipping is available to Australia and America.

-Bettina