Monday, 14 December 2015

Science Fiction Collection by Bettie Pain

Over the weekend Bettie Pain released their Science Fiction Collection, and I have had the pleasure of swatching this collection! Bettie Pain is a relatively new indie brand and this is the first time that I have tried any of their polishes. I was rather impressed with these polishes, including formula, application and design.

"Into Darkness" - Inspired by Star Trek: Into Darkness, this is a dark charcoal with a strong purple shimmer and a rainbow holo, complete with small sapphire glitters throughout. I used two coats plus a glossy top coat for my swatch. 

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"Prometheus" - Inspired by Prometheus, this is a royal blue jelly style polish with a subtle sparkle throughout and green/blue flakies. I used two coats plus a glossy top coat for my swatch. 

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"Contact" - Inspired by Contact, this is a deep cherry red jelly style polish. It has bright silver flakes, tiny black glitters and a subtle holo. I used two coats plus a glossy top coat for my swatch. 

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"Interstellar" - Inspired by the movie Interstellar, this is a very pale grey sheer creme with different size black glitters and a subtle rainbow holo. I used two coats plus a glossy top coat for my swatch. 

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"Moon" - Inspired by the movie Moon, this is a pale nude with golden flakies within and a green shimmer. I used two coats plus a glossy top coat for my swatch. 

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"Flight of the Navigator" - Inspired by Flight Of The Navigator, this is a sparkling glitter holo explosion, with glitters of different sizes, and pale copper larger glitters. I used two coats plus a glossy top coat for my swatch. 

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 -Bettina

Friday, 11 December 2015

Castle Collection by Powder Perfect

The Castle Collection is a stunning collection by Powder Perfect. I really like this collection as I am a secret lover of creme polishes... Don't get me wrong, I love my holo's, but there is just something satisfying about a flawless creme polish. And these are flawless creme polishes. I was amazed that the cremes in this collection were almost a perfect one coater! For the lighter shades I did use two coats, but I didn't use a top coat for any of my swatch photos. All of these polishes have a very smooth flawless finish, even without a top coat. 




"Recollection" - A creamy nude, perfectly balanced between warm and neutral tones. The colour reminds me of a creamy latte!
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"Once Glorious" - A delicate lavender creme polish. Practically perfect in every way.

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"Library Dust"- A periwinkle blue creme. Just one coat and no top coat pictured! 

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"Crenellations"- A charcoal grey creme polish. Just one coat and no top coat pictured! 

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"Gilded Beauty" - A soft copper metallic polish. Almost a one coater, but I used two coat for good measure.,

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"Family Crest" - A rich wine red with a soft and subtle pink shimmer. Nothing better than a red! 

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-Bettina


Wonderland Collection by Glam Polish

Hello everyone! I am finally back from my holiday. It has taken a few days to get back in to the swing of things... Back to working seven days a week, finishing swatches and editing photos. For my first post back in the blogging seat I have the Wonderland Collection by Glam Polish. This is a special limited edition collection featuring four microglitter polishes and five polishes with coloured holographic bases. As usual these polishes were beautiful and easy to work with. For each of my swatches I used two to three coats depending on thickness and finished with a glossy top coat. 

“Ice Age” - Hologrpahic base with silver holo shreds shades of pink, purple, blue microglitter.

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“Frostbite” -Holographic base with silver holo shreds and shades of bright, medium and light blue microglitter.

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 Whiteout - Holographic base with sterling silver microflakies, holographic and icy blue microglitter.

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Snowflake - Holographic base with sterling silver microflakies, holographic pink and light pink microglitter.

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“Eight Below” - Lavender holo with micro glitter and silver flakies.

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“Flurry up!” - Peach holo with micro glitter and silver flakies.

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“Glacier Bay” - Aqua holo with micro glitter and silver flakies.

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“Wind Chill” - Light blue holo with micro glitter and silver flakies.

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Lighting: Direct sunlight


“Wintuk”  - Light pink holo with micro glitter and silver flakies.

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Lighting: Direct sunlight


-Bettina