Indie Polish – Hipster Please

Continuing with the Indie Polish swatches… here’s another glitter topper with a name that cracks me up. Hipster Please is a mix of yellow, white, and grey microdot glitter. It can be layered to achieve a more full coverage look but I like wearing it over a base and letting my nails look really speckled.

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Eat. Sleep. Polish. Letters From a Porcupine Collection Roundup

With today’s post, that rounds out the 6 polishes from the Letters From a Porcupine colletion by Eat. Sleep. Polish. Let’s go back and revisit them all!

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From L-R: 2×4, Change, Mouthful of Cavities (on top), No Rain (lying down), Toes Across the Floor, Soul One. 

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Eat. Sleep. Polish. – Soul One

After she took a bit of a (well-deserved) holiday in the summer, I was overly excited when Cat from Eat. Sleep. Polish. came back in early September with a new collection called Letters From a Porcupine. I admit, I had to look up the reference (it’s a tribute to the band Blind Melon) but I was smitten with the polishes either way! I ordered them immediately, and was thrilled when they showed up. Soul One is a creamy soft grey holo.

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I Love Nail Polish – Pt 78

Today I chose to wear a grey polish in support of World Elephant Day.  Not being one gifted in nail art, I decided to go with a polish inspired by their amazing, wrinkly skin. Sadly, Elephants are still hunted for their ivory and these beautiful, majestic creatures need our help. You can find out more information on 96 Elephants and then Go Grey to show your support too.

I chose I Love Nail Polish’s Pt 78, a steely-charcoal grey with a smidge of holo within it. Pt is the symbol for platinum (and 78 is it’s number on the Table of Elements) so it’s a fitting name. I used two coats with topcoat. I found the formula really easy to work with, and the topcoat really added the extra shine.

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Isn’t it gorgeous? Will you Go Grey today and show support for the elephants around the world? Again, you can sign a pledge at 96 Elephants, donate, or just spread the word using the #GoGrey hashtag! Happy Tuesday!

Enchanted Polish – Beautiful Rule Breaking Moth

If you’re an Enchanted Polish fan (read: stalker), you know we’re in the midst of 2 different suppliers restocking different polishes! I haven’t actually grabbed anything yet, but I thought it was a good time to bust out one of my older EP colours and give it some love.

Beautiful Rule Breaking Moth is a pretty grey polish, packed with gold microflakies, and it also has a blue flash (which was super hard to capture). I used 2 coats and a topcoat… and the formula is great as usual.

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See the blue flash?

Check out this macro of the microflakies… go ahead and click on it to get the full-size picture! So pretty!

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Did you grab any EP’s in this week’s restocks? Are you still chasing them…? I might grab 1 or 2 if the right colours pop up!

Eat Sleep Polish – April Showers Bring May Flowers

Imagine my excitement when I heard that Eat Sleep Polish had chosen me to receive samples to swatch and test out prior to the release of the collection! I was so pumped with this minis showed up in my mailbox, I had to get to business right away. 

April Showers Bring May Flowers is the Spring collection from Eat Sleep Polish, launching TOMORROW. Check out these polishes on her website, here, plus a lot of other pretties she has in other collections. 

Cat was inspired by the Ontario Spring we have – and I totally get it, coming from Toronto her inspiration speaks to me. I grabbed Cat’s descriptions of each colour to help explain her inspirations. 

First up, is Endless Sky. 

  • A shimmery blue with a delicate violet undertone and a splash of scattered holo,  2-3 coats recommended. What would an ending winter be without a beautiful blue cloud free sky? This polish helps us to embrace the days to come where the sky is pure and endless.

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To me, this is a great palette cleanser from all the dark polishes we’ve been wearing all winter! And look at the shimmer. I used 3 coats plus topcoat. No issues with the formula at all. The holo wasn’t too noticeable to me, but the shimmer and blue flash was very pretty. 

Next is Perfect Storm. 

  • A shimmery olive toned polish with a splash of scattered holo as well. 2-3 coats recommended. Spring is not spring without storms, and as the saying goes April Showers, Bring May Flowers 😉 This polish represents the calmness and serenity that even a storm can bring.

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This is almost a foil polish. Again, 3 coats and topcoat. The holo in this one was also subtle, and the formula was really easy to work with. I’m glad I have Cat’s description, because this polish is unusual and I was having a hard time figuring out how to describe it. Very pretty and unexpected for Spring. 

The third polish in the collection is Grasshoppa. 

  • A light and airy green jelly filled with micro flakes, shimmer, pink & white glitter of various shapes and sizes. This is semi-sheer but can be layered, or worn over a base in a similar colour. Topcoat recommended to achieve a smooth finish. The inspiration behind this polish is itty bitty baby grasshoppers that start showing up in the fresh baby grass.

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This one is so pretty, and different! The green is a very refreshing shade, and there is lots of gold microflakes that add a pretty sheen to it. All the different glitters and holo make it complex, but it’s not over the top at all. I used 3 coats, and topcoat to even out the glitter. This formula was a bit thicker than the others, but that’s to be expected with a polish so packed with glitters and shimmers. 

Finally, my 2 favourites in the collection. I can’t decide which I like better, so let’s just go alphabetically. 

Raspberry Mud Pie

  • A cocoa coloured polish filled within beautiful raspberry shimmer, that truly glows from within. 2-3 coats recommended. This polish was actually named by a the wonderful blogger Courtney over at http://www.swatcherpolishranger.com/ . The name is perfect as this is exactly how I envision this polish! Lets face it spring is muddy. However with soil and dirt come plants & flowers. There is always good to be found if you look hard enough 😉

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Well… brown! Who would have thought a brown polish would be a favourite in a collection. But to me, it looks chocolatey and delicious. I used 3 coats and topcoat on this beauty. The raspberry shimmer and holo make this a different brown than I’ve ever seen! Gorgeous. 

Finally, Sidewalk Strider. 

  • A funky cement looking polish. 2-3 coats recommended. This grey based polish is jam packed with black, white, pink & glitter and scattered with tiny blue sparkles. A delicate amount of holographic particles make this a unique and fun polish to wear. The inspiration behind this polish is going for walks in the early days of spring, where bits and pieces of winter ‘junk’ can be seen hiding in the melting snow.

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This one has a similar feel to Grasshoppa, with added black glitters and a cement-coloured base. I love this one. I showed it to my boyfriend and he said it reminds him of snakeskin… Like Grasshoppa, this one is a little thicker because of all the glitter, but still easily workable. 3 coats with topcoat to even out the texture. 

Overall, I think this is a very creative Spring collection – not the typical one you expect to find. I love reading about the inspiration and I can’t wait to use these again. Remember, they go on sale tomorrow (March 15) and you can find them here, once they are released. 

Butter London – No More Waity Katie

Confession: In Grade 7, a new girl came to our school. This hooligan and I quickly started fighting. It was serious. She honestly thought she could steal Prince William from me. Sheesh. Finally, she relented, and we became best friends. My love for Wills faded… but resurfaced again when he found Kate Middleton. I absolutely adore her!! 

This polish is named for their engagement. In case you didn’t know, Kate was known as “Waity Katie” in the English press because of the amount of time she and William were dating before announcing their engagement. The polish is a grey base with purple glitter. I wish that it was more sparkly, but I still think it looks neat. 

This is three coats plus topcoat. 🙂 

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Have a great weekend! 
-K