I went through my polish stash in an effort to get a bit of Christmas spending money! I've created a board on Pinterest with what I'm letting go, prices, etc. There are indie polishes, main stream polishes, and a few hard to find polishes. Poke around here and let me know if there's anything you'd like!
I'm excited for today's post, readers!! I've got swatches of my new late fall/winter collection which is inspired by the women of Harry Potter! I've been working on this set for a long time and I'm glad to finally bring them to you.
I am cleaning out my drafts folder and I found this mani that I wore at the beginning of the summer. Zoya Kimber with a Zuza accent. I love both of these, shades, they just scream summer and warm weather to me!
Both shades are shown with two coats and are available at zoya.com.
Even though Expelliarmus is a spell from Harry Potter, this polish is from Digital Nails' Doctor Who Companion Collection. It's basically fangirl Pam in a bottle. Inspired by Martha Jones in one of my favorite Doctor Who episodes (Shakespeare quoting Harry Potter? Yes, please), it's one of my favorite spells, in my favorite color, and one of my very favorite bloggers ever named it. (If you haven't checked out Accio Lacquer, please do do! Fabulous indie polishes and super entertaining style!)
So, Expelliarmus is a squishy purple jelly with a prominent blue shimmer and circle glitter - small, medium, large, purple, silver, purple holographic. Ahh... LOVE it!
I can't believe I haven't posted this one! Obliviate is from Digital Nails' Harry Potter Spells collection and is all sorts of fabulous. In the first two photos I layered one coat over a black creme (gotta conserve this beautiful polish!) and you can see the green/gold duochrome effect. Oh. And the holo. Holy smokes that linear holo goodness.
The formula was great. I used CND Stickey as a base coat and Digital Nails Ain't Nobody Got Time For That quick dry top coat and the holo wasn't dulled at all. In fact, I think it looked even better after the top coat.
Blurred to show the holo.
Here I've shown two thin coats on its own. I prefer the look layered, but I think a third coat would brighten this one up a lot.
Did you pick up any of the Spells polishes? They can be found at the Digital Nails Etsy store here.
I have drooled over Illamasqua Baptiste for ages. I've even had it in my hand twice, but for some reason I never bought it. Then I found her in a blog sale and couldn't resist!
Baptiste is a dark royal purple polish (could it be a more Pam polish? No!) with a dark pink-ish purple shimmer that glows beautifully! It went on in two easy coats. I do wish it was a bit more obviously purple as it looks black in low light. Hence, the flash photo. Still, a great classic Illamasqua.