Spell Polish – A Charm Of Powerful Trouble Collection Swatches

I have a very picture heavy swatch post for you today! The latest Spell Polish collection called A Charm of Powerful Trouble, inspired by Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Heather did an absolutely amazing job with this collection, I’m in love! Let’s take a look.

Spell Polish – Adder’s Fork (natural daylight)

Spell Polish – Adder’s Fork (natural daylight)

Spell Polish – Adder’s Fork (direct light)

Spell Polish – Adder’s Fork (direct light)

Spell Polish – Adder’s Fork: First up is Adder’s Fork which is a metallic red holo. I don’t think I own anything quite like this. It’s very unique and has almost a muted quality. Great for the Holiday season! This was two easy coats.

Spell Polish – Blind-Worm’s Sting (natural daylight)

Spell Polish – Blind-Worm’s Sting (natural daylight)

Spell Polish – Blind-Worm’s Sting (direct light)

Spell Polish – Blind-Worm’s Sting (direct light)

Spell Polish – Blind-Worm’s Sting: Next we have a speckled orange holo. I say speckled because it has that sort of effect but it’s an orange microglitter in a clear base with lots of holo. Since the base is clear the holo effect is super strong since it’s not muted by a tinted base. It’s a tad sheerer but it builds up nicely in three thin coats.

Spell Polish – Toe Of Frog (natural daylight)

Spell Polish – Toe Of Frog (natural daylight)

Spell Polish – Toe Of Frog + top coat (natural daylight)

Spell Polish – Toe Of Frog + top coat (natural daylight)

Spell Polish – Toe Of Frog: Next we have Toe Of Frog which is in my opinion the gem of this collection. It’s so unique! It’s a green shimmer with a subtle duochrome effect and fine blue microglitter scattered throughout. It dries to a matte effect which I loved so I’ve shown it both ways, both with and without top coat. I used three thin coats.

Spell Polish – Eye Of Newt (natural daylight)

Spell Polish – Eye Of Newt (natural daylight)

Spell Polish – Eye Of Newt (direct light)

Spell Polish – Eye Of Newt (direct light)

Spell Polish – Eye Of Newt: Next is this beautiful shimmery blue with a holo finish. It has a somewhat muted quality to it and pink shimmer for more depth. It was a little brush stroke-y but nothing major, it was definitely not as visible in person. I used two coats.

Spell Polish – Lizard’s Leg (natural daylight)

Spell Polish – Lizard’s Leg (natural daylight)

Spell Polish – Lizard’s Leg (direct light)

Spell Polish – Lizard’s Leg (direct light)

Spell Polish – Lizard’s Leg: Next up is this beautiful metallic steel blue holo. The holo effect is really strong on this one. Love it! Formula was absolutely flawless. I used two coats.

Spell Polish – Wool of Bat (natural daylight)

Spell Polish – Wool of Bat (natural daylight)

Spell Polish – Wool of Bat + top coat (natural daylight)

Spell Polish – Wool of Bat + top coat (natural daylight)

Spell Polish – Wool of Bat: This is my favourite polish out of the entire collection! A gorgeous matte, almost black, purple with rich purple shimmer. It has a true matte finish and it’s just so beautiful. The shimmer is more noticeable once you add top coat but I think the matte finish is more unique. Love this one! I used two coats.

Spell Polish – Tongue of Dog (natural daylight)

Spell Polish – Tongue of Dog (natural daylight)

Spell Polish – Tongue of Dog: Next we have this shimmery blue duochrome that shifts to purple. It has gorgeous tiny pink flakes that are much more obvious in person than my swatches show. I’m so sad I didn’t get to capture them fully since they really add something unique to this polish. I used three thin coats.

Spell Polish – Owlet’s Wing (natural daylight)

Spell Polish – Owlet’s Wing (natural daylight)

Spell Polish – Owlet’s Wing (direct light)

Spell Polish – Owlet’s Wing (direct light)

Spell Polish – Owlet’s Wing: The eighth and final shade in this collection is Owlet’s Wing. A silver holo with sparse iridescent hex glitter. The iridescent glitter almost look like waterdrops in person, they’re really pretty. I used three coats.

This collection is a total win for me. I think evey single shade is beautiful and the formula on all of them was flawless. My personal favourites are Wool of Bat (matte purple) and Toe of Frog (green). I’m also hopelessly in love with Heather’s bottles and logo. The bottles feel very luxurious and look so beautiful.

You can purchase Spell Polish from the official website (US) or from one of the international stockists. All polishes contain 15ml and are 5-free and cruelty free.

Connect with Spell Polish: Official Site – Facebook – Twitter – Instagram

// Provided for Honest Review

24th October, 2014 - Posted by Emily - 32 Comments

Angstrom Stamping

I am starting a new feature on my blog, weekly (though I’m not promising anything) stamping nail art posts. These will be short and sweet and will contain just basic info. Today will be the first one!

I started with Smitten Polish Angstrom as a base (info & review here) and stamped over it with black nail polish and used an image from my MoYou Pro XL 20 stamping plate. Finished with Glisten & Glow HK Girl Top Coat.

Hope you like it! Let me know what you think in the comments below.

23rd October, 2014 - Posted by Emily - 33 Comments

Starrily – Party Time! Siloso Beach Trio Swatches

I’m back today with some more Mei Mei’s Signatures exclusive swatches today! This time a trio by Starrily called Party Time! Siloso Beach. This collection was inspired by Sentosa island in Singapore. Let’s take a look!

Starrily – Pink Flip Flops (natural daylight)

Starrily – Pink Flip Flops (natural daylight)

Starrily – Pink Flip Flops (direct light)

Starrily – Pink Flip Flops (direct light)

Starrily – Pink Flip Flops: First up is Pink Flip Flops, that represents Siloso beach. It’s a beautiful delicate pink holo. On the first coat I thought this would be too sheer to build but it reaches opacity very nicely. I used three thin coats.

Starrily – Songs Of The Sea (natural daylight)

Starrily – Songs Of The Sea (natural daylight)

Starrily – Songs Of The Sea: Next we have Songs Of The Sea which represents the festivities held on the beach. This is an XL glitter topper. It’s fairly dense so application was a little tricky. I mistakenly applied it a little too thick which gave me bubbling, totally my fault. If you like chunky glitters this one is really fun and unique! I applied one coat layered over white and added top coat.

Starrily – Merlion’s Dream (natural daylight)

Starrily – Merlion’s Dream (natural daylight)

Starrily – Merlion’s Dream: The third shade in this trio is Merlion’s Dream, inspired by the icon of Singapore which has a statue on Siloso Beach! It’s a gold glitter top coat with fine, medium and large glitter pieces. It’s super sparkly! Mei Mei suggested I layered this over red or black, so I chose Black Cat Lacquer Poison Apple as my undie. I used one coat and added top coat.

You can purchase the Starrily Party Time! Siloso Beach trio exclusively at Mei Mei’s Signatures. It’s available as a set or individually. Mei Mei is also currently holding an amazing sale so it’s the perfect time to place an order. If you use the code “Clear” you get 30% off of selected brands. More info on the website!

Connect with Mei Mei’s Signatures: Homepage – Twitter – Facebook – Instagram
Connect with Starrily: Official Site – Facebook – Twitter – Instagram

// Provided for Honest Review

22nd October, 2014 - Posted by Emily - 26 Comments

Lilypad Lacquer – Hypnotic Polish Exclusive Trio

Lilypad Lacquer launched yesterday at Hypnotic Polish which included three beautiful exclusive shades. Maria kindly sent me a set to swatch! This post also debuts a small change to my watermark. I’ve made it vertical and moved it to the far right edge. This way square crops on Instagram and other websites look a little better. It took me a while but I’m glad to finally have a good solution. Let’s take a look!

Lilypad Lacquer – Purple Velvet (natural daylight)

Lilypad Lacquer – Purple Velvet (natural daylight)

Lilypad Lacquer – Purple Velvet: First up is Purple Velvet which is a beautiful deep purple jelly with tiny fuchsia flakes. Formula was absolutely flawless. I was very impressed with this one! It is vampy and dark but still has a lot of interest. I used two easy coats and added top coat.

Lilypad Lacquer – Envy Me (natural daylight)

Lilypad Lacquer – Envy Me (natural daylight)

Lilypad Lacquer – Envy Me (direct light)

Lilypad Lacquer – Envy Me (direct light)

Lilypad Lacquer – Envy Me: Next we have Envy Me which is an emerald green holo with bright fuchsia/purple shimmer. My jaw dropped on the floor when I unwrapped this bottle. The shimmer is so vibrant! I was afraid it might not translate to the nails but it does! It’s much more vivid than my photos show. You could get away with two coats but I added a third for extra depth. I also added top coat.

Lilypad Lacquer – Bronze Goddess (natural daylight)

Lilypad Lacquer – Bronze Goddess (natural daylight)

Lilypad Lacquer – Bronze Goddess (direct light)

Lilypad Lacquer – Bronze Goddess (direct light)

Lilypad Lacquer – Bronze Goddess: Finally we have Bronze Goddess which is a black jelly base holo with very rich orange shimmer. It is so vibrant and beautiful. Absolutely blew me away! The best word to describe this polish is “fiery”. It’s like it glows from within! This was two coats and top coat.

Overall I was absolutely blown away by every single one of these. The colours are beautiful and the quality is just exceptional. Lilypad Lacquer is definitely a brand to watch!

You can purchase these three Lilypad Lacquer shades exclusively at Hypnotic Polish. Maria, the owner of Hypnotic Polish, has an awesome range of brands and her service is excellent. She offers worldwide shipping!

Connect with Hypnotic Polish: Official Site – Facebook – Instagram
Connect with Lilypad Lacquer: Etsy – Facebook – Instagram

// Provided for Honest Review

21st October, 2014 - Posted by Emily - 32 Comments

Guest Post for Seize The Nail

Today’s nail art post can be found over at Seize The Nail! Bella, the talented lady behind the blog Seize The Nail, asked me if I wanted to create a guest post for her. I obviously said yes! I love every single one of her manicures, she’s just amazing. She asked me to come up with either a Halloween or Fall look, since I don’t celebrate Halloween I created some Fall appropriate nails. Make sure to read the full post on her blog!

20th October, 2014 - Posted by Emily - 39 Comments

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