Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Hare Polish A Surreal New Year Collection & The Abduction of Persephone Collection: Swatches and Review

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Hello! I have more Hare Polish to share with you all today. This time I have her New Year's collection, aptly named A Surreal New Year, inspired by the artwork of Salvador Dali. Then, the final three polishes in the post are another trio collection, this one named The Abduction of Persephone Collection, which is inspired by Greek mythology's story of how Winter came to be, specifically of the Greek goddess Demeter and her abducted daughter Persephone.

The polishes in A Surreal New Year have a colored jelly base formula with metallic chrome flakies. Since these are jelly based, I needed three coats for opacity. The polishes from The Abduction of Persephone Collection are also colored jelly based but they each have varied glitter. They are more opaque, I only needed two coats for coverage for each one, though I do recommend two coats of topcoat to avoid a gritty finish. Application was easy all around though. 

I loved all the colors in from both the trios, I know that's a very general statement but man oh man, these are so pretty in person, especially the A Surreal New Year trio. The inspiration, the names, the colors, the easy application, everything is what draws me again and again to Hare Polish. 

Hare Polish's shop is out of stock at the moment but I am sure she will be restocking soon. Check her Where to Buy page for her retailer list, I know many of them have received these collections.

 A Surreal New Year Collection:

Hare Polish Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bee Around a Pomegranate a Second before Awakening on New Years 
Three coats
Dark smoky purple/blue jelly with metallic multi-chrome bronze, gold, green, blue flakies 

Hare Polish Rosa Meditativa
Three coats
Mauve rose jelly with metallic teal, green, blue and gold multi-chrome flakies 

Hare Polish When the Melting Clock Strikes Midnight 
Three coats
White jelly with metallic multi-chrome purple, teal, blue, green, and pink and gold flakies, iridescent gold glitter and purple shimmer

The Abduction of Persephone Collection:

Hare Polish Poison Pomegranate
Two coats
Maroon jelly with gold flakies, neon blue, purple, and iridescent gold glitter and purple shimmer

Hare Polish Demeter's Destruction
Two coats
Navy blue jelly with gold iridescent and white glitter and purple shimmer

Hare Polish Queen of the Underworld
Two coats
Raisin purple jelly with teal and hot pink glitter, gold flakies and blue shimmer


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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Hare Polish Winter 2014: Welcome to Twin Peaks, Part 2 Collection: Swatches and Review

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Hey guys! I have Hare Polish's Winter 2014: Welcome to Twin Peaks, Part 2 collection to share with you today. If you recall, the first collection of the Welcome to Twin Peaks was released last spring and those can be seen here. Since then I have actually re-watched the show and was more excited to see this collection with all it's references. For those who have never seen Twin Peaks, you can still totally appreciate these six polishes for their awesome colors and easy of application. I did two to three coats for each polish shown and my regular topcoat and had no problems whatsoever. The polishes have more glitter than flakies, I do recommend applying two coats of topcoat to make sure you get a nice slick shine. 

Hare Polish's shop is out of stock at the moment but I am sure she will be restocking soon. Check her Where to Buy page for her retailer list, I know many of them have received this collection. 

Hare Polish Garmonbozia 
Two coats
Maroon jelly base with pink and yellow glitter and gold flakies & gold shimmer

Hare Polish Ghostwood National Forest
Three coats
Dark olive green jelly base with gunmetal and gold glitter, gunmetal flakies, & purple shimmer

Hare Polish My Log Has Something to Tell You
Three coats
Gray taupe with reddish copper, blue, metallic silver and gold flakies

Hare Polish She's Filled With Secrets
Two coats
Muted red jelly base with purple hexes and purple iridescent glitter plus gold flakies and purple shimmer

Hare Polish Sparkwood & 21
Two coats
Dusky jade blue/green jelly with copper flakies and shimmer
My personal favorite of the collection!

Hare Polish The Norwegians are Leaving!
Three coats
Bright blue jelly with iridescent gold glitter, gold and tiny blue flakies and purple shimmer


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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Pahlish Bespoke Batch Saturday

Hello everyone! Here is a swatch post of previously released Pahlish Bespoke Batch polishes. The next chance to get a Bespoke Batch or any other Pahlishes will be this Sunday at 7 pm CST in their shop, follow Pahlish on Facebook for info. 

Pahlish Bespoke Batch Prelude to Spring

Pahlish Bespoke Batch Chromatic Candy Crunch 

Pahlish Bespoke Batch Golden Nougat

Pahlish Bespoke Batch One Billion Day Funeral

Pahlish Bespoke Batch Boo Berry  

Pahlish Bespoke Batch Shadow Proclamation

 Pahlish Bespoke Batch Dark Water 

Pahlish Bespoke Batch Chromatic Confetti

Pahlish Bespoke Batch Enchanted Forest

Pahlish Bespoke Batch Midwinter Dream

Pahlish Bespoke Batch Tasting the Stars

Friday, February 20, 2015

Indigo Bananas Mega Chrome Flakies (Partial) Collection: Swatches and Review

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Happy Friday! I have some more Indigo Bananas to share with you today, this time I have five of her fifteen Mega Chrome Flakies collection. These are all metallic mega chrome flakies, so they will not have that translucent appearance like the ones in the Mythic Holiday Collection. Instead, you get clear based polishes packed with these amazing color-shifting metallic flakes. Fifteen polishes is a hearty collection number so if you wanted a line up photo for comparison, click here

These five polishes were so easy to apply! You can build to opaque coverage if you prefer to, but you will need at least four coats. And while I usually like to do just that, with the Mega Chrome Flakies, you will get a better visual effect with layering them, which is how I decided to showcase them. And I have found that if you layer over a pale or lighter base color, you will see the color-shifting effect more clearly than layered over black or another dark color. For each of the polishes shown here, I applied one coat over a base color and then one coat of top coat. 

You can purchase any of the polishes posted today, along with the other ten polishes in the Mega Chromes Flakies collection in Indigo Bananas' shop right now in both mini and full size. 

Indigo Bananas A Field Trip with Butterflies 
Layered over OPI That's Hula-rious!
Clear base with green to teal to blue mega chrome flakies

Indigo Bananas Color of the Fire
Layered over Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear White On
Clear base with orange to gold to green to blue mega chrome flakies

Indigo Bananas Dawn Chorus 
Layered over OPI Do You Take Lei Away?
Clear base with red to gold to green to pink mega chrome flakies
My absolute favorite base/flakies combination! 

Indigo Bananas Island Universe
Layered over OPI Lost My Bikini from Molokini
Clear base with teal to blue to purple mega chrome flakies

Indigo Bananas Violet Stars 
Layered over OPI Suzi Shops & Island Hops
Clear base with purple to red to gold mega chrome flakies


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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Indigo Bananas Mythic Holiday 2014 Trio: Swatches and Review

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Hello! I have a number of Indigo Bananas polishes to share with you guys and the first ones up are from her Mythic Holiday 2014 Trio which were initially released in November. 

These trio consists of jelly polishes with color-shifting flakies. Since they are jelly based, they will require at least three coats for full coverage, though if you prefer, you could layer over a similar base color first. I personally like to build coats for opaque coverage rather than layer, you will get the shiny, squishy look that comes with a jelly polish that way. Per the Indigo Bananas' shop description, she mentions that Enchanted Lake and Sleeping Beauty may cause light staining, a good base coat or ridge filler base would be advised. I did not have any problem with staining but I only swatched these, so they were not on my nail for an extended period. 

The Mythic Trio is available right now in Indigo Bananas' shop in both mini and full size. Check back tomorrow for more Indigo Bananas goodness!

Indigo Bananas Enchanted Lake
Evergreen jelly base with red to gold to green color shifting flakies

Indigo Bananas Sangreal
Three coats
Raspberry jelly base with blue to violet color shifting flakies and multi-colored shimmer

Indigo Bananas Sleeping Beauty
Three coats
Dark blue jelly base with blue to violet to red/gold color shifting flakies


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