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Hi there, remember me? Long time, no see! I know, I know, life is busy, blah blah, but you don’t want to hear about me whining, let’s look at some pretty polish instead!
It’s time for another random spam post, where I swatch polishes that I for some reason haven’t gotten around to showing you yet. While taking pictures of these lacquers, I kinda realized why, it’s because they are impossible to capture on camera! I hope you can bear over with me, while this post is essentialy useless, I’ll at least try to explain what they really look like!
I have three polishes for you today, they are Marks & Spencer Nail Colour Plastic Pink, Studio M Thunderbolt and Bourjois So Laque! Bleu Violet. Check them out!
Marks & Spencer Nail Colour Plastic Pink
Plastic Pink is more of a coral than a pink, and it has a nice, squishy jelly finish. The color in these pics is fairly accurate. It’s easy to apply, and I’ve used 3 coats.
Studio M Thunderbolt
Thunderbolt is a purple neon jelly, and these pics are not accurate at all! Neons are known to freak out cameras, and this is so bright and intense that my camera essentialy crapped its pants. The color is deeper and brighter in real life. This polish has an excellent formula, it dries to a matte finish of its own, so I used a topcoat for this swatch. 3 coats.
Bourjois So Laque! Bleu Violet
Another photo fail, Bleu Violet is a perfect “blurple” or indigo creme/jelly, and of course it looks only blue in my pics. I’ve had this bottle for two years, I think, so I don’t know if it’s thickened with age or if the formula is this tricky to begin with. The polish is very sticky, and even if I thinned it, the second coat dragged the first one resulting in bald spots here and there. 2 coats.
Please don’t shoot me for being such a lousy photographer, I’ll try to do better next time! Promise!
I’m sorry it’s been so slow here lately, but it’s not easy taking manicure pics when there’s no daylight to speak of. Most polishes just look better in sunlight, so I can’t always get good pics in lamp light. I should really get a lightbox, but I keep postponing it.
Anyway, here are some pics of the mani I’ve sported for the last few days, and it actually looks great in lamp light as well! It’s another one of those crazy holos like Slamming Red, this is Studio M Magic Attraction. It has tons and tons of scattered holo glitter in a silver base, this is silver holo on steroids! This would look so great as a New Year’s Eve mani, and I can’t wait to use it on my toes this summer.
Look at that insane glitter! Of course, it looks even more sparkly in real life, believe it or not!
The formula is good enough, a tiny bit on the thick side, but not unmanageable. I think I used two coats for full coverage, or maybe it was three. To be honest, I can’t really remember. It dries quite bumpy and matte on its own, but this one doesn’t drink as much topcoat as its sister, Slamming Red. I used two thick coats of Barielle Manicure Extender and one coat of Poshé, and it ended up smooth and shiny.
Have you tried any of the Studio M/Massini holo glitters? What do you think?
Thanks for reading! See you later.
Just a quick post to show you my latest mani, before I’m going back to work tonight. This is Studio M Slamming Red, a deep, blueish red completely jam packed with large holographic glitter. And when I say packed I mean packed. The holo effect is super stunning, it almost looks 3D when you’re looking at it under sunlight or bright indoors light. In low light, the red glitter stands out most, so it’s still gorgeously glittery even though it’s not holo all the time.
Slamming Red is very pigmented, and I think you could get away with one coat. I did two coats to see if it made a difference, but it’s really not necessary. The formula is good, but the brush is awful. I don’t know if my bottle was a dud, but the brush was slanted! It was really hard to get a clean line by the cuticle because of the wonky brush.
This dries very matte and super gritty on its own, so be prepared to go balls to the walls with the topcoat. I kid you not, this is six coats of topcoat in these pics, and it’s still not completely smooth.
So in conclusion, you have to put a little work into wearing Slamming Red, but the payoff is definitely worth it! I also have the purple and silver holo from Studio M, and I definitely know what I’ll be wearing this New Year’s Eve! These babies are fireworks all by themselves.
Thank you for reading!