Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Pretty & Polished Spam!

Good afternoon! I hope you all are having a lovely Tuesday :). I spent the evening with my boyfriend last night after not seeing him for almost ten days, so that put me in a good mood for today!

A few weeks ago, Pretty & Polished restocked their inventory on Etsy. Right when they released their inventory, I snatched 4 polishes up: Sand Art, Party on my Yacht, Tart, and PHAT Camp!

Beware, this post is picture heavy...I'm going to show pics of the base colors I used before I added the Pretty & Polished glitters to the manis!

sally hansen blue me away!
Sally Hansen Blue Me Away!

sally hansen blue me away!
Sally Hansen Blue Me Away!
 Sally Hansen Blue Me Away! is a perfect bright blue creme! It's vibrant, but not too "in your face". The application was awesome; fully opaque in 2 coats! I thought it was a great base for Sand Art!


Pretty & Polished Sand Art
Pretty & Polished Sand Art

Pretty & Polished Sand Art
Pretty & Polished Sand Art
 Sand Art is a lime green, purple, blue and pink glitters in a clear base. This was a truly unique color! The glitters seemed somewhat matte and almost spherical, rather than flat. I used 1 coat over Blue Me Away! and really liked the outcome!


Pretty & Polished Party on my Yacht
Pretty & Polished Party on my Yacht

Pretty & Polished Party on my Yacht
Pretty & Polished Party on my Yacht

Pretty & Polished Party on my Yacht
Pretty & Polished Party on my Yacht
Party on my Yacht is gold, purple, green glitters with hidden blue bar glitters in a white, milky base. This color didn't require a base color, but took 3 coats to reach full opacity. I like this color, but I feel like it'll look especially good around Christmas or Easter since it seems somewhat festive to me. The application was pretty good and I didn't have any problems with it :).


opi rumple's wiggin'
OPI Rumple's Wiggin'
OPI Rumple's Wiggin' is a nice lavender creme from the OPI Shrek Collection. This is a classic lavender, possibly my first ever lavender polish! It's a little sheer and streaky, but totally worth it! I used 2 coats semi-thick coats to reach opacity.


Pretty & Polished Tart
Pretty & Polished Tart

Pretty & Polished Tart
Pretty & Polished Tart
 Tart is micro purple, small gold, pink, magenta, blue hexes, and large white/lavender hexes in a milky lilac base. I probably could've reached opacity with this polish in around 3 coats, but I decided to put 1 coat over Rumple's Wiggin' instead! I had no issues with this polish; the application was good and I didn't have a hard time getting glitter onto my nails!


sinful colors ocean side
Sinful Colors Ocean Side
 Sinful Colors Ocean Side is a teal creme with a bit of gray in it! I like this color a lot!! I got it on sale for 99 cents at Walgreens and am really impressed with the formula. When I swatched it on a nail wheel, it was a little sheer, but when applied to the nails, it was perfect! No complaints about this gorgeous, ocean-like teal :).


Pretty & Polished PHAT Camp
Pretty & Polished PHAT Camp

Pretty & Polished PHAT Camp
Pretty & Polished PHAT Camp
PHAT Camp is teal and purple large glitters and pink/purple small glitters in a clear base. This color was really hard to capture in the sun; the teal glitters were kind of invisible in the teal polish! I had no issues with the application, but I'd say this is my least favorite of the bunch, which is funny since I thought I'd like it the most! I still like this combo though :)

Overall, I was thoroughly impressed with Pretty & Polished! I didn't have a problem getting the glitter to go onto my nails evenly, which was nice for a change! I would buy from them again :)

What do you think of Pretty & Polished?
Until next time,
-Shelby


12 comments:

  1. Awesome spam!! Party on My Yacht and Phat Camp are my faves. Great swatches!

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    1. thank you! Those are good ones; I think Sand Art & Tart are my favs!

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  2. Love all of these! They look great

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    1. thank you! I think they're pretty good ones too!

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  3. Great swatches! I really like the base color you used for Sand Art!!

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    1. Thank you! You have to try it if you haven't already. It applies really well! :)

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  4. What perfect choices! These all make me want to buy them...thanks a lot! LOL.

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    1. Haha sorry :P well if you had to pick 2 I'd suggest tart and sand art

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