Zoya Mason is a gorgeous red-toned purple shimmer with red pigment sparks. I paired it with Colour Alike 547, which has a brown-plum base with holo and duochrome that shifts blue-purple-plum-fuchsia-orange. I used two coats plus top coat for each of these polishes.
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Today I have three Eat Sleep Polish holos with colour-shifting glass flecks to show you. First, Supernova with an accent nail of Jupiter Grapes. Supernova is a fuchsia/plum sort of shade with blue-to-fuchsia glass flecks. Jupiter Grapes is a slightly blue-toned purple with similar blue-to-fuchsia glass flecks, although they don’t appear as prominent as in Supernova. Under Ott lite:
On my right hand I did the opposite using Supernova as the accent and Jupiter Grapes for most of the nails. With flash:
Later I decided to compare Jupiter Grapes and Planet Pluto, which is an indigo-toned blue, again with glass flecks that mostly appear blue in this polish. Here is Planet Pluto with a ring finger accent of Jupiter Grapes, in sunlight:
And finally a sunlight phone pic showing all three polishes:
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!
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.
Under Ott lite:
Again under Ott lite, showing the shimmer on the side of the bottle:
And at an extreme angle back in the sunlight, the shimmer looks to have a bit of a duochrome aspect to it:
More random old stuff!
Nubar Pink Flame, under artificial light:
Comparison: left to right, Finger Paints Catwalk Queen, Butter London Bumster (middle and ring fingers), Misa Hot Couture. The Butter London and Finger Paints polishes are quite close, Finger Paints just has slightly more orange, while the Misa is noticeably darker.
Butter London Bumster by itself:
OPI Pepe’s Purple Passion (in light box and camera wouldn’t focus properly on the polish surface!):
I’ll admit, while I ended up really liking Pepe’s Purple Passion, I mainly wanted it for the name, because of this handsome guy whose name is Pepe. Although we usually call him Tex. 🙂
Essence Wanna Be My Sunshine with accent nail in NYX Girls Pure Green, all layered with LA Girl Zesty Citrus overtop:
I recently got the opportunity to review one of Glitter Gal’s newer holos, Transfusion! Transfusion is a deep red-violet shade and is really gorgeous!
Its colour is somewhere in between burgundy and purple. I used two coats and no top coat for these photos.
The formula is great; no issues at all!
Lovely, and unique holo shade!
Here is a comparison to some other burgundy and purple holos I have.
Here we have Picture Polish Monroe (original version – the new version has much larger holo particles and is closer to LA Girl Sparkle Ruby from what I’ve seen in photos), Ozotic 513, Glitter Gal Transfusion, Zoya Aurora, LA Girl Sparkle Ruby. Two coats of each (although Sparkle Ruby could be a one-coater).
The comparison under the Ott Lite:
As you can see, these are all great polishes but none of the others are similar to Transfusion! I love Transfusion, and its sister polish, a warm brick-red holo shade named Hot Chili, is going on my wish list!
Disclosure: Glitter Gal Transfusion was provided to me by the company for review purposes. The opinions stated are my own honest opinions.
Today I have three more swatches to show you in my project to photograph all my Soulstice Spa polishes.
Kiev is a burgundy jelly polish with a hint of a brown tone.
This is three coats, since I found I got a little bit of cuticle drag at two coats (maybe I just didn’t wait long enough between coats).
In low light it can look quite dark:
Then I added one generous coat of Hana overtop of Kiev.
Hana is a very sheer iridescent flake polish, so I didn’t bother swatching it on its own.
The tiny flakes reflect all sorts of colours; here over Kiev the overall effect is a mainly blueish shimmer.
Next I have Berlin, a very dark vampy purple that has a semi-jelly formula. It’s dark enough that it often looks almost black.
The formula was very similar to that of Kiev.
I’m actually not sure whether this swatch was two or three coats; apparently I forgot to write it down.
Lastly, here is a comparison between Berlin, Kleancolor Black (one coat), and Kiev to show the relative depth of the colours.