Monday, 11 May 2015

The Hardwicke Collection by Powder Perfect

Sparkly new polishes from Powder Perfect. I could try and describe this collection in my own words, but it sounds so much better when Jacinta describes it:

"The village of Hardwicke is nestled in a valley between snow-capped mountains, surrounded by forest that stretches as far as the eye can see.
During the spring months, winter lingers on & fog clings like a shadow to the mountainside.
In the stillness of the morning you can hear the woodcutter at work, splitting logs felled in the woods. Children play in the nearby creek.
The night draws closer.
A woman lights a candle and puts it on the window sill, waiting for them to come home.
Life is, as it has been for hundreds of years."


"Boarders of the Forest" - Borders of the Forest is a forest green with blue-green micro flakes & a holographic effect.

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: Inside with flash

Lighting: Direct sunlight



"Dust & Shadows" - Dust & Shadows is a dark purple polish with a sparkling holographic flame.

Lighting: Inside with flash

Lighting: Inside with flash

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight


"Ensorcel" - Ensorcel is a royal purple lacquer with large golden flakes & holographic sparks. This one has a similar base colour to the polish above, but with flakies. Oh, amazing flakies! 

Lighting: Inside with flash

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight



"Meet Me in the Glade" - Meet Me in the Glade is a rust red lacquer filled with shades of red and gold flakes & holographic shimmer.

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: Inside with flash

Lighting: Direct sunlight



"Shadow of the Mountain" - Shadow of the Mountain is a dusty lilac holographic polish with purple-blue shifting micro flakies.

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: Inside with flash

Lighting: Inside with flash

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: In light box



"Sunset in the Valley" - Sunset in the Valley is a berry pink varnish with a holographic flame and red sparks.

Lighting: Outside partial sunlight

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: Inside with flash


"The Crossroads" - The Crossroads is an earthy holographic polish with bronze flakes and small glitters.

Lighting: Inside with flash

Lighting: Inside with flash

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: Inside with flash

Lighting: Outside partial sunlight

Lighting: Outside partial sunlight

Lighting: In light box



"The Village" - The Village is a deep charcoal linear holographic nail polish.

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Inside with flash



"Woodcutter" - Woodcutter is a beige holographic lacquer with flattering warm undertones.

Lighting: Inside with flash

Lighting: Inside with flash

Lighting: Inside with flash

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight

For each of my swatches I used two to three coats depending on thickness. Normally I use three thin coats, but if you use slightly thicker coats you can get full coverage in just two coats. Then I finished off each swatch with a quick coat of top coat to get a smooth glossy finish.

These pretties went on sale on the 8th of May, so it has been out for a few days now.... Did you order your favourites over the weekend? If not, jump on over to Powder Perfect now before they're gone.

-Bettina