On Sunday I posted a review of loose gold foil sheets, and in that post, I showed two polishes that I didn't identify. I promised you that I'd bring you a review of those polishes later in the week, and today is the day! I have three polishes to show you from A'dor Beauty Supplies, two that you've seen in those sneak-peeks before, and a third you haven't seen.
This is the first time I've purchased polishes from a shop that made other cosmetics, and I wasn't sure if that would mean there was less of a dedication to the polishes...Turns out, that was a silly, silly worry on my part, because these polished turned out to be beyond gorgeous.
First up is Griffin:
|A'dor Beauty Supplies Griffin in the shade|
|Angled view to show layered glitter|
|Griffin in the sun|
Griffin is an orange-bronze shimmer jelly with small square and medium gold hex glitters in it. This is a gorgeous fall color that reminds me of pumpkins and sweet potatoes...Stunning.
Next up is Queen--I was so excited to do my foil tips I forgot to take a picture of the swatches before. However, you can see the beauty in these:
|A'dor Beauty Supplies Queen in the shade|
|Queen in the sun|
|Look at those layers of glitter...|
Queen is a purple shimmery jelly with small circle and square gold glitters, alone with medium hex glitters (these are sparse). This is a beautiful royal-grape sort of shade, and it has a bit more glitter than Griffin. This looks like a beautiful crystal to me. :)
Finally, Starry Night:
|A'dor Beauty Supplies Starry Night in the shade|
|Angled view to show glitter layers|
The formula on all three of these was a bit thick and wasn't the easiest to work with, but don't let that deter you! With the first coat it seems like it's going on goopy and is going to look uneven, but after the second coat and a topcoat, it looks smooth as glass. I don't think you want to mess with the thickness, because the layers of glitter in all three cases are stunning--visible enough that you can see both layers, but opaque enough that it changes the colors of the glitter and gives depth. The texture here is so deep and rich, I could stare at it for hours. These are the sort of polishes where you keep catching yourself moving your fingers around to different angles while you stare at your hand.
I don't know why I haven't heard of this Etsy store before--maybe everyone but me knows about it and I'm late to the party! In this case, better late than never. I've already placed a second order for another glitter polish and for one of her gorgeous solid polishes. You can find these beauties On her Etsy shop by clicking here, along with other beauty products (I also broke down and bought a lip tint). Her products are vegan, 3-free and cruelty free.
Hope you like these polishes...I'll be showing some nail art on Starry Night before the month is out, so keep an eye open if you want to see how it works for nail art!
(The polishes in this review were purchased with my own money.)