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Il était un vernis Matcha Doing Today?, Picture Polish Honeymoon, and stamping

I’ve got a couple of lovely pastel holos with glass-flecks and shimmer to show you today. 

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The lime green is Il était un vernis Matcha Doing Today? and the seafoam /minty blue-green is Picture Polish Honeymoon. First two photos under Ottlite. 

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I used three coats each plus top coat. Flash photos:

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I then added stamping using Colour Alike “A Blue Ocean” over Matcha Doing Today and “A Fresh Mojito” over Honeymoon. The image is from It Girl plate 101. 

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Il était un vernis My Favorite Popsicle, Under the Pink, and Mint to Be Yours

Today I have swatches of three beautiful scattered holos from Il était un vernis’ summer collection. 

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First is My Favorite Popsicle, a pink-red scattered holo with pink glass fleck shimmer. Two coats plus top coat; it has an excellent smooth formula and was almost opaque in one coat. Shown in the shade in these first two photos. 

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In the (setting) sun:

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With flash:

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Next up is Under the Pink, a fuchsia pink scattered holo with pink glass fleck shimmer. 

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Also two coats plus top coat, same excellent formula. Shown in sunlight in these first photos.

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In the shade:

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The third one is Mint To Be Yours, a minty scattered holo shade with gold flecks.

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This one is a bit more sheer, and I used three coats plus top coat. Nice smooth formula. Shown in sunlight. 

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Under Ott lite:

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With flash:

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Il était un vernis Something to Remember

Something to Remember by Il était un vernis is a taupe-leaning purple scattered holo with pink shimmer that is hard to capture in photos. It does show in these photos, but it’s much more apparent and complex-looking in real life!

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I used two coats plus top coat. The formula was excellent, as with the other Il était un vernis shades I’ve tried so far.  

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Under Ott lite:

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Again under Ott lite, showing the shimmer on the side of the bottle:

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And at an extreme angle back in the sunlight, the shimmer looks to have a bit of a duochrome aspect to it:

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Il était un vernis – Paeonia and Ixia

Today I have two polishes from French indie brand Il était un vernis to show you! 

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Paeonia is a pretty light coral scattered holo with tons of pink and gold glass fleck shimmer. The photos show two coats, no topcoat, and all are in sunlight. 

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Ixia is a very bright blue scattered holo with blue glass fleck shimmer. Also shown in two coats, this one with topcoat. First photos in the sun:

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In shade:
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Under Ott lite:
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With flash:
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I was super impressed with these polishes! The shipping is a little pricey for those of us who aren’t in Europe, unsurprisingly, so I made sure to buy enough polishes to make up for it. 😉 So, I have several more Il était un vernis shades to swatch and show you in the future! 😀