Saturday, 25 October 2014

Powder Perfect 2014 Christmas Collection

I finally have my post on Powder Perfect's 2014 Christmas Collection. This collection was released last Friday so it is now available! This collection has 7 amazing polishes, including some very Christmasy polishes, and some that are great to wear all year round!

"The Stars are Brightly Shinning" - A stunning sliver glitter polish that sparkles in all lighting! For a polish that is so densely packed with glitter it had a really good application. I used about 2-3 coats depending on thickness. It was fairly smooth even without a top coat, but I did use a glossy top coat anyway.






"Candy Canes and Silver Lanes Aglow" - An adorable glitter topper that is like glistening candy canes that have be crushed into a polish. I dabbed one coat over "The Stars are Brightly Shinning" and added a glossy top coat to seal it all in. I am thinking that I have my mani for Christmas all sorted. I love this combination.






"What is it with you and Xmas Trees?" - A bottle Christmas tree! This cute polish contains a mix of glitters including green bar glitter and brightly coloured dots in a green crelly base. I used three thin coats for my swatch and a glossy top coat. 






"Christmas in a Tropical Climate" - A full on gold glitter polish. Similar to "The Stars are Brightly Shinning" this has an excellent formula for a polish that has so much glitter in it. Again, I used two to three coats depending on the thickness and finished it off with a glossy top coat.








"Prettiest Sight To See" - A beautiful combination of pink and purple glitters in a white crelly base. I love this polish, and it is even a fantastic polish to wear if it isn't Christmas time. For my swatch I used three thin coats and a glossy top coat to smooth everything out. 







"Beginning To Look A Lot Like Xmas" - Another fantastic glitter polish, but even better... It's red! This one is really pretty and has some darker glitters among the bright red glitters. I used three coats for my swatch and a glossy top coat to seal it all in. 







"Merry Christmas Ya Filthy Animal" - My personal favourite from the collection, because it is a dark glittery red! Another fantastic glitter formula. This one even appears to have a bit of a blue sparkle in among the red glittery goodness. Three coats and a glossy top coat for my swatch.








Check out Powder Perfect for their 2014 Christmas Collection as well as all of their other fantastic polishes!

-Bettina

Thursday, 23 October 2014

PrettyPots Has Nailed The Jelly Polish!

Be still my beating heart! Oh, how I do love a good jelly polish! PrettyPots has nailed it with these two new glitter jelly polishes. Simply flawless. I'll let the swatches speak for themselves...

"Galactrix" - a deep blue jelly base with tiny silver glitter and a mix of blue and silver dots and square, and even star glitter! I do love star glitter! I used three thin coats for my swatch and topped it off with a glossy top coat, then a matte top coat. It has incredible depth and it just so mesmerizing, I could stare at it all day!

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"Awestruck" - a deep purple base with a rainbow of glitter. This one also has a lot of depth. For my swatch I used three thin coats. This one applied really well in thin coats and built up quickly. I topped it off with a glossy top coat and then a matte top coat. Love matte jelly polishes. So super pretty!

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Both of these stunners are now available at the PrettyPots shop. I highly recommend these two, I just love them so much! I really can't fault these polishes. It might be time to start that Christmas wish list.

-Bettina


Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Iridescent Nails Bridal Collection

A new and delicate collection from Iridescent Nails. This is the first bridal collection that I have swatched, and I can say that I am very impressed. All of the polishes are super sheer, but it really works. I have found that some times sheer polishes just miss the mark, but I really like these polishes. The formula and colour combinations are all pretty and delicate, perfect for a wedding.

"Diamonds"- a glistening, pearly, shimmering white polish. Absolutely beautiful and delicate, perfect for a wedding or even something subtle for everyday wear. For my swatch I used three thin coats. There was still a slight visible nail line, but that is to be expected with sheer polishes.

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I added some soft rose decals from the Born Pretty Store over the top of this polish and I love the final look!

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"Catch the Bouquet" - a super sheer pink. In the bottle it looks a lot brighter, but it is super delicate and it applies like silk! For my swatch I used three thin coats. I was expecting more of a visible nail line, but the polish blurred it quite well.

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"Meet Me At The Altar" - a very sheer nude with a subtle shimmer. I love this one so much. I used three thin coats for my swatch. It almost seemed as if I wasn't wearing any polish, so perfect and delicate.

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"Champagne Kisses" - a nude with a golden shimmer. Another breath taking polish. For my swatch I used three thin coats and it covered my visible nail line quite well.

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I added some pearls for a bit of a bridal finish. I am pretty much convinced that these polishes would go with anything, and they are perfect for some soft bridal nail art designs. 

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These beautiful polishes will be available from Thursday 9pm at Iridescent Nails.

-Bettina