Black and white matte glitter goodness

Oh, hi there!

I’ve got another pretty swatch for your viewing today! This is a polish that I got in a destash not too long ago. I’m currently on a bit of a no-buy-ban (saving to go to on holiday to Europe next year) so it’s a very good excuse to go and use my untrieds! So one of the first ones up is this polish by Nubar called Rock Candy Crush which is a black and white tiny glitter combo. Each colour of the glitter is the same size and shape, traditional small hex glitter, the white being a little smaller than the black.

I started off with two coats of Essie Lights as my undies. Can I just say that I love the newer Essie brushes! How much easier would life be if all polish had that type of brush! The colour is amazing too, I got this for my birthday last year and the bottle is about a quarter empty now – which is a lot for a polish addict! There are very few polishes you call upon on a regular basis!

I layered one coat of Nubar Rock Candy Crush over Lights and it turned out like a match made in heaven really! I was a bit worried that the Nubar glitter might be too densely packed to look good layered but it’s not, it just looks that way in the bottle. The white glitter goes a little bit translucent so if you’re looking for that real solid black and white matte glitter combo then this might not be for you. I topped it off with a layer of top coat and voila! Yay black, pink and white combo!

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OPI Blue Chips Swatcharoonie

Harrrrrow my lovelies!

So I’ve just got a swatch for you today but I promise it’s really pretty! Like Tiffany Case league of pretty! It’s even blue like Tiffany Case.. But didn’t cause any staining whatsoever. It’s a relatively hard to find OPI polish that was sold only in Canada called Blue Chips. I really want to say it was a limited edition polish for some kind of poker tournament but I might be just making that up.. I could have sworn I read it somewhere. In any case somehow they ended up on NZ shores and it’s MINE!

In any case, Blue Chips is superb! For reals. Two coats of this puppy right here. It almost has a textured finish but a couple coats of top coat smooths it out (so it doesn’t eat up top coat as much as liquid sand but it’s gonna need more than one for that shiiiiiine). It’s pretty much a holo but has great opacity. Hehehe. Doesn’t it just make you happy looking at it?!

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Midsummer Petals Swatch

Hey!

Wow I am such a crap blogger! I honestly love blogging and sharing my nail art with the World Wide Web but I just can’t seem to get any consistency with my frequency of posts at the moment. No good! Must be better! Hopefully in the future I will be collaborating with some other New Zealand based nail and beauty bloggers so that will motivate me to get my A into G! Yes!

Onwards and upwards, a while ago Femme Fatale had a sale and I picked up a few polishes. This one I had my eye on for a while because it somehow reminds me of Hardware by Emily De Molly which I really, really wanted (but was sold out) so it semi squashes a lemming.. It’s just not good.. But! It’s so pretty! I didn’t really know what to layer it over though so I looked up other swatches and decided on a darker colour. Any recommendations would be welcome! I’m thinking a dark burgundy might look really nice under it too?

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