For the past week I have actually been meaning to post up swatches of the nail polishes from my beauty haul. I had all my bottles out, all the swatches done but I never got around to taking photos even though I would say to myself "I'll do it tomorrow, I'll do it tomorrow...". Does that happen to you as well or am I simply that lazy? Well regardless, here I am to finally share them with you! :D
|Essie - Mint Candy Apple | Essie - Big Spender | OPI - Polka.com|
This was my first time trying out Essie polishes and I understand why people love them so much. The shades they offer are so pretty, formula is so easily to apply, and you only need one coat for it to be opaque! It's super creamy and also has a glossy finish. When I first laid eyes on OPI's Polka.com I knew I had to get it - the colour combination is so pretty and you can never get bored of glitter polishes with a clear base!
|White Base | Don't Say It - Yellow It! | The Time Is Pow! | Pink Outside The Box | Blue It Out Of Proportion | Top Coat|
I didn't do any swatches of the white base but it is used to intensify the colour. It's not noticeable in my photos but on the yellow shade I added a top coat to try show you the difference in finish. Without a top coat, the finish is sort of matte but adding the top coat provided will make it glossy. The formula is a bit runny and sheer but two coats is enough to be opaque!
|OPI - Can't Let Go | Etude House - PPP502 Halloween Day | Etude House - WH901 Cotton Candy Kiss|
Applying Can't Let Go was the first time I have tried textured nail polish ever! The colour is super gorgeous but I might be bias in saying that since purple is my favourite colour. I'm still not entirely used to the texture since it reminds me of sand paper but not as rough... However it's easier to remove than glitter polishes (which amazes me!). I have not tried the Etude House glitter polishes yet but Cotton Candy Kiss looks super cute when swatched! What I dislike about it though is the glitters are quite sparse so I recommend trying to fish the glitters our before applying.
|Tony Moly - Milkyway|
Main reason why I bought this was because it looks like a dupe of Revlon's Whimsical and Deborah Lippman's Glitter in the Air! Unsurprisingly, it's super sheer and you need at least four coats for an opaque look. Luckily it doesn't feel thick or disgusting on the nails even after that many coats. Another alternative is to use a coloured base coat and apply this on top, which is what I've done on the right using Essie's Mint Candy Apply.
So that's all the nail polishes I gathered from my trip! I have two photos from my instagram of me wearing OPI's Can't Let Go and Tony Moly's Milkyway on my nails over in the sidebar if you want to have a look :)
Have you tried any of these nail polishes? Which one is your favourite?
Enjoy the rest of your week! xx