A few days ago I tried out a new polish I've been looking at for awhile, Barielle's Polished Princess. It's a beautiful grassy green shimmer with just a few tiny flecks of microscopic glitter in it that catch the eye. The glitter seems to be orangy-copper and green, but it may be a sort of holographic; there is so little of it that it's hard to tell, but this creates a really pretty effect:
|Barielle Polished Princess in the shade|
|Barielle Polished Princess in the sun|
|Look at those sparkles--subtle but very pretty :)|
I've been enjoying this so much by itself that I almost decided to just leave it for another day or two without doing anything to add to it. But then...
I got nail mail.
|Whimsical Ideas by Pam: Hatched, Georgia Peach Fuzz, and Green Thumb|
Oh yes, that's right--indie beauties from Whimsical Ideas by Pam. And, on top of that, two of the colors were ones I'd been considering using on the manicure. So of course, I had to go for it. I put one light coat of Green Thumb over all nails except my ring finger, on which I put one coat of Georgia Peach Fuzz:
|Whimsical Ideas Green Thumb and Georgia Peach Fuzz|
|In the sun|
I am very happy with the Whimsical Ideas--they have been sitting in some postal van somewhere for several days so the glitter had settled a bit, but even so, I didn't have a problem getting a really good amount of glitter out. Pam clearly has an impeccable eye for mixing the right textures and colors of glitter so that you get a really nice mix of elements for very pleasing-to-the-eye results. I haven't tried Hatched yet, but I'll post when I do, and based on the two that I've tried, I'll definitely buy from her again in the future.
Thank for reading!
(the products in this review were purchased with my own money.)