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Monday, 6 May 2013

Smitten Polish Polka Derp


Smitten Polish Polka Derp
Smitten Polish Polka Derp

This is such a fun polish! It's a light teal-blue base somewhere between a cream and a jelly (does that make it a 'crelly'? ) with circular glitters of various sizes and colours. I wanted to create an effect of sparse glitters over a densely coloured background, so I used one coat of Boots No7 Stand Back, which is a blue cream almost identical in colour to Polka Derp, as the base for this mani. I used two thin coats of Polka Derp, just letting the glitters lie on my nails at random without any attempt to place them in order. Polka Derp is quite a smooth polish; I just used a single coat of Seche Vite to finish this off.


Smitten Polish Polka Derp

Smitten Polish Polka Derp
Smitten Polish Polka Derp

On some of my nails the glitters piled up on top of each other; I really like this effect! The macro shots also show the abundant smaller round glitters, similar to the colour of the base, in the polish, which catch the light and add extra texture and interest to the polish.

Smitten Polish Polka Derp

Smitten Polish Polka Derp

Smitten Polish Polka Derp
Smitten Polish Polka Derp

Polka Derp was a small batch limited edition polish. I understand it was named because it resulted from a slight of hand with the blue pigment - this batch turned out to a lot darker than intended! A happy accident, in my opinion; I love the colour and the name just adds to the fun!


Smitten Polish Polka Derp
Smitten Polish Polka Derp

I purchased Smitten Polish Polka Derp direct from Noelie, the creator of Smitten Polishes. Noelie sells her polishes through her etsy shop or you can buy them from Llarowe.

8 comments:

  1. Wow what a color! Love the blue shade and the glitters in it are to die for :)

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  2. Oh that is just so cute, I love it on you.

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  3. Your pictures of this polish are just amazing! Love them!

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  4. Fun is definitely the word that springs to mind when I see colours like this! The blue is so bright and cheerful and the glitter adds a nice touch :)

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