Powder Perfect Haunted Mansion Collection and New La Lune Series Polish - Swatches & Review

Tuesday, 24 October 2017


Powder Perfect are back with some new polishes this month!  Woohoo!  Powder Perfect are not only releasing their Haunted Mansion Collection but they are also adding a new polish to their La Lune series.  You can see the first La Lune series polish in this post here.


HAUNTED MANSION COLLECTION

Beast Within is a deep ocean blue holographic lacquer with aqua shards and a variety of sparkling blue and metallic glitters.  This is definitely one of my favourites from this collection.  The colour is beautiful and the formula is fantastic.  My swatch shows two coats.

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Blackwood Moor is a forest green with emerald and aqua glitters nestled within a sparkling holographic base.  This is quite an interesting shade.  Again the formula is easy to use.  I used two coats for my swatch.

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Darkness & Dragons is a plum purple holo filled with a myriad of glitters, including copper, magenta and purple.  This is another favourite of mine from this collection.  I think this one is gorgeous, and the formula is fantastic.  My swatch shows two coats.

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Dead Of Night is a complex dark charcoal holographic polish with colour shifting flakies and ultraholo microglitters.  Again, this one is a favourite of mine.  It's really pretty and has a great formula.  My swatch shows two coats.
 
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Rack & Ruin is a chocolate holographic lacquer with metallic, copper, red and purple microglitters.  Like with the other polishes in this collection, the formula is great.  It's easy to use and opaque in two coats.

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LA LUNE SERIES

Hunter's Moon is a cinnamon gold holographic glitter filled with ultra holo microglitters.  This polish is inspired by October's full moon (known as the hunter's moon) guided hunters in the Northern Hemisphere, preparing them for the leaner winter months ahead.  The formula is really easy to work with.  I used two coats for my swatch.

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There are some great polishes that Powder Perfect are releasing this month.  These are particular great for those of you heading into the colder months.  The formulas across all of the polishes are great and are really easy to work with.  My personal picks would have to be Darkness & Dragons, Dead Of Night and Beast Within.

The Haunted Mansion Collection and the La Lune Series Polish is being released on Powder Perfect's Australian website on 26th October at 10am AEST and on the international site on 25th October at 8pm EDT.



 

Dance Legend Sparky 2 (Part) Collection - Swatches & Review

Monday, 23 October 2017




Today I have the last of the Dance Legend polishes I was sent.  The two Sparky 2 polishes I have to share with you today were actually among the first of the polishes that I swatched, however they were quite sheer and I wasn't happy with how visible my nail lines were in the pictures I took.  I thought it would be best to re swatch them over a base colour which is exactly what I have done for today's swatches and review.


Post Scriptum is described as a warm purple jelly sprinkled with a mix of holographic flakes and duochrome shimmer that shifts from a reddish raspberry to golden olive.  I love this one!  I think it is so stunning.  The formula is easy to use but as I mentioned earlier it is quite sheer.  When I swatched it the first time I used three coats and still had a slight visible nail line.  For this swatch I used two coats over OPI O Suzi Mio.

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Tesseract is described as a blue jelly with a visible green undertone that is enhanced by lots of green-purple duochrome shimmer mixed with holographic flakes.  This is another really pretty one, sadly it doesn't photograph nicely (or accurately at all).  This one is definitely the most sheer out of these too.  When I initially swatched it I used four coats and still had a visible nail line.  For today's swatches I used two coats over China Glaze At Vase Value (which is a new bottle that strangely looks closer in colour to Too Yacht To Handle than my original At Vase Value bottle).

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I really like both of these shades, however I am a little disappointed with how sheer they are.  I wish that they would be completely opaque in two to three coats.

The Sparky 2 Collection is available now from Dance Legend

Anna Gorelova By Dance Legend Summer 2017 (Part) Collection - Swatches & Review

Sunday, 22 October 2017


Today I have four of the new Summer polishes from the Anna Gorelova range by Dance Legend.  I am not going to lie, but these polishes are probably the polishes I was most excited about trying from the Dance Legend package that I received.  I mean three out of four of them are bright colours (which we all know that I love) and then there is the gorgeous darker blue.  Seriously, these polishes are gorgeous!


62 Spark is described as a vibrant pink neon enhanced by duochrome gold-pink shimmer and a scattering of holographic flakes.  This polish is drop dead gorgeous!  Seriously, how can you not love this colour?  The formula is easy to use and applies evenly.  You can get away with two coats, however there is still a slight visible nail line.  My swatch shows three coats.




63 Lungwort has a purple base with a pink-blue duochrome shimmer.  LOVE this one!!  I'm not sure my pictures do this polish that justice it deserves.  It's seriously stunning.  Again, the formula is really easy to use but there is still a slight visible nail line after two coats.  I used three coats for my swatch.




64 Forget Me Not is a light blue polish with an obvious green undertone intensified by pearly cerulean micro shimmer and larger gold particles.  Again, another great colour and the formula is the same as the polishes mentioned above.  My swatch shows three coats.




66 Voloshka is a deep blue with a dash of purple in the undertone and added linear holographic effect.  Love this polish!  The holo isn't intense but it gives a really gorgeous glow about it.  So pretty.  The formula is fantastic and is opaque in two coats.






Overall, I love these four polishes.  I think they are all so gorgeous and the formulas are easy to use.  

The Anna Gorelova by Dance Legend Summer 2017 Collection is available now from Dance Legend.

Nail Crazies Unite Round Up

Saturday, 21 October 2017


There is something so satisfying about doing these round up posts.  I think it's the sense of accomplishment and seeing all the manis together.  Particularly challenges like this one where they run over such a long period of time, it's nice to go back and see them all together.  Anyway, I was actually a late starter to this challenge (and from memory I may have skipped one or two of the themes due to swatching commitments) but here is all of the manis that I did actually complete.


Blue and white
Red and black
Rainbow
Sweets
Hippy/Boho
Pastel Floral
Watercolor
Delicate Print
Music
Fruits
Neon
Ocean Life
Beach
Nautical
Sunflowers
Stripes

Chevrons

Sugar Skulls

Vampy Matte
I completely forgot about some of these manis.  I guess that is what happens when you do so many manis over time....or maybe I just have a terrible memory.  Anyway, I definitely didn't complete this full challenge but I did have some fun doing the manis I did.