Howdy there Polished Babes! I hope you had a great weekend. I spent mine relaxing with the hubby and kids. Saturday was a really fun day at the park and we went for yogurt. I really enjoyed the time running around outside. I had to show my oldest son that his mommy still has it. He thought I couldn't throw a football. Hmpf... Before I was a mommy and polish addict, I spent my childhood years playing multiple sports. Those were the days. Some of my closest friends were made during those times and we are still friends now. On to nail polish... I have two polishes from Octopus Party Nail Lacquer to review for you today. I reviewed this brand a few weeks ago and was totally impressed with the lacquers I received. You can check out those beauties by clicking HERE. The brand is relatively new to the indie scene, but definitely worthy of more attention.
The first polish I have is called Pastel Pete. This is a sheer jelly base with pastel pink, blue, green, purple, and yellow circle glitters. Now you know I LOVE circle glitters, so I was really excited to see this one when I opened the package. Unfortunately, I had some serious issues with this one. <insert sad face here> The base was really thick, which made application nearly impossible. I don't see how this one could be used on its own, so I started with two coats of OPI Alpine Snow. First, I attempted to apply this polish as I would any other, but that wasn't happening. Then I decided to try dabbing the glitter on. That didn't work either. In order to make this polish wear properly, I had to practically disregard the base and simply fish each glitter out to apply over the white creme. When I tried to keep some of the sheer base on, it made the polish way to thick on the nail. This can still be seen somewhat in my photographs, but this was the best outcome I had after reapplying this polish multiple times. The great part is, it looks really cute once I finished it all. However, that was WAY TOO MUCH work to apply just to one hand.
Too bad the formula isn't great on this one, because the concept is perfect. I would definitely love this polish if it were more user friendly. I have provided this information to the creator. I'm not sure if I received a bad bottle or what. But if not, I hope they can tweak the formula to make this work. The pastel studs really work well with this polish. I really like how this looks!
This next polish is called Sex With My Ex. Yeah...umm...I'd rather not. <gag> OK...moving right along. Even though the name is enough to turn some people's stomachs, the polish is super cute! This one is a jampacked glitter bomb with pink, black, and gunmetal glitters in a sheer base. Yep...win! This combo is just perfect. I used one...yep ONE...coat over Orly Liquid Vinyl for these pics. Although it is packed with glitters, application was smooth and easy. Polishes like this one, remind me of why I LOVE indies so much. The creativity and thinking outside the box is astounding.
Isn't this such a cute combo?! I added some pink and silver studs on the ring finger for a little spunk!
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