Saturday, 25 April 2015

OH. EM. GEE! Trio by Glam Polish

I am back online! Due to the crazy weather in the Hunter Region I have been without power for a few days. Thankfully I am lucky that I got through the storms with no damage. I now have power back on and I am able to post my swatches of this amazing little trio. This is the OH. EM. GEE! trio by Glam Polish.

"OH." - Holographic base packed with medium sterling silver flakes, pink/purple metallic flakies, lavender holo micro glitter & ultra holo glitter. My personal favourite from this trio. It is so much more than it first appears! I found myself staring at it all day, and I just couldn't capture what my eyes fell in love with. The silver holo base is stunning, but what is really amazing is how the the coloured metallic flakies and glitter shine through. In my opinion, it is worth getting the trio just for this stunning polish! 

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"EM." - Purple tinted base packed with sterling silver microflakies, ultra holo glitter & bright purple glass flecks. The silver flakies show through a lot in this polish, especially in shady lighting. In sunlight the holo glitter creates a sparkly rainbow.  The base is super pigmented and I only used two thin coats to reach full opacity. Even with just two thin coats there is plenty of sparkle packed in. 

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"GEE!" -  Pink tinted base packed with sterling silver microflakies, ultra holo glitter & bright pink glass flecks. The silver flakies show through a lot in this polish too, but not as much as in the purple polish (mostly due to the darker contrast in the purple). The formula is also very similar to the purple shade, super pigmented and just two thin coats for my swatch. 

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I love this trio so much that it deserved some nail art. I had no exact plan on where I was going with this but I like where I ended up. A sparkly swirly design that reminds me of strawberries and cream!

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This special limited edition trio is now available from Glam Polish!

-Bettina

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Leaf by Leaf Collection by Black Dahlia Lacquer

I was sent this beautiful collection by Black Dahlia Lacquer. The Leaf by Leaf Collection contains eight polishes with a variety of finishes, including creative crelly and glitter combinations. This brand is new to me, and the first thing I noticed was the shape of the bottles. Being in Australia our indie bottle are pretty much all the same. These bottles have such a distinct curvy shape, it was nice to see something unique. So clearly I was fascinated by the bottles, but it is what is inside the bottles that really matters!

"Dandelion Explosion" - A bright orange coral jelly with matte yellow and orange hex, with hot pink glitters. This polish applied beutifully, even with the larger glitters. I love this colour for spring, such a nice bright and happy colour. For my swatch I used three thin coats plus a glossy top coat.

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"Rose Petals" - A raspberry pink crelly with glass flecks that shift from red/orange/gold. A fabulous pink! For my swatch I used three thin coat plus a glossy top coat. 

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"Speckled Lilac" - A pale lilac crelly with mint hex, light blue and aqua squares, periwinkle hex and metallic purple glitters. This one is my favourite from the collection. Something soft and pretty. For my swatch I used three thin coats plus a glossy top coat to smooth it all out. 

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"Glass Orchid" - A bright blue/green teal jelly with holo aqua and navy glitters in a variety of sizes. This one applied fairly well, even with the larger glitters, but a good top coat to smooth everything out give it a super smooth and glossy finish. 

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"Grey Twilight Organza" - A grey crelly with large and medium silver holo hex and red and violet metallic dot glitters. I had no trouble with the silver hex glitters but needed to do a bit of fishing to get any of the coloured dots. The polish applied nicely, except for fishing out the coloured glitters. I used three coat plus a glossy top coat to smooth it out. 

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"Teal Hydrangea" - A fresh teal crelly, leaning more to the creme side. So simple and such a great formula. I used three thin coats for my swatch plus a glossy top coat. However, this polish applies smoothly and dries glossy so adding a top coat was just a formality. 

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"Striped Peonies" - A plum crelly with gold, rose, and blue flakies and shifting glass flecks. The blue shades seem to show through the most, giving the purple base a fantastic blue shimmer. For my swatch I used three thin coats plus a glossy top coat. 

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"Grape Hyacinth" - A full coverage glitter bomb in a grape jelly base with blue, aqua and green  holo glitter. I used three coat for my swatch but needed two coats of a top coat to smooth out the glitters. 

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-Bettina

More Than Just Powder Perfect...

Did you know that Powder Perfect sells more than just Powder Perfect products? Yep, that is right! Powder Perfect is a small stockist for other indie brands. Today I have some polishes from  three different brands that Powder Perfect currently stocks.

Aliquid Lacquer

"Nightingale's Song" - A soft silver grey with a blue shimmer, flakies, and holo. Something simple and beautiful. Just three thin coats plus a glossy top coat.

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"Devouring Wave" -  A deep blue jelly base with silver, blue, purple, and red glitters. So squishy!  For my swatch I used three coats plus a glossy top coat, then a matte top coat.

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"Chord of Emerald" -  A unique mix of micro glitters of different colours with green, brown, silver, and gold. Dries slightly textured, but a glossy top coat smooths it out and creates a smooth glossy finish.

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"A Symphony of Blackened Diamonds" - A stunning mix of black, silver, and gold micro glitters. The amazing mix gives such a beautiful effect. For my swatch I used three thin coats plus a glossy top coat.

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"Orchestrated Amethyst" -  Purple, silver, and gold micro glitters mixed into this beautiful polish. Again, I used three coats plus a glossy top coat for my swatch.

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Bliss Polish (currently on sale)

"Tiffany Who" - A beautiful Tiffany blue/green with a touch of gold shimmer. It dries matte as shown in my swatch pictures. For my swatch I used three coats and let it dry to its own matte finish.

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"Gemma" -  A subtle thermal polish with gold shimmer that transitions from a bright red when warm to a burgundy when cold.  The thermal change is shown in transition on the tips of my nails. For my swatch I used three then coats plus a glossy top coat.

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So now you know, Powder Perfect sells more than their own products, they are a stockist for other brands too!

-Bettina