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Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Nelly Polish *Forest* - swatch and review


Nelly Polish Forest
Nelly Polish Forest 

Nelly Polish Forest is a beautiful soft dark green shimmer with a subtle holo. I think there is also a hint a duochrome shift in there too - I can see a touch of purply-brown around the edges of my nails in some lights!

The pictures are three coats of Forest with a thickish coat of Seche Vite quick drying topcoat. I could probably have got away with two coats of Forest, but I'm in the habit of doing three! Nelly Polish Forest dries to a matt-ish finish, so it does need a good topcoat to add shine and bring out the beauty of the pigment. 

Nelly Polish Forest



Nelly Polish Forest

Nelly Polish Forest
Nelly Polish Forest 

The last couple of pictures are taken with my DSLR and macro lens (the others are with my compact) in brighter sunlight and show the detail of the pigments a bit better. One of the things I like most about this polish is that there are no signs of brush strokes - I'm usually wary of shimmers because of their tendency to show brush strokes and often apply them with a sponge, but I had no issues at all with this formula :)

Nelly Polish Forest

Nelly Polish Forest
Nelly Polish Forest 

Hilary, the maker of Nelly Polish, kindly sent me this as a sample for review, along with a couple of other gorgeous shimmery colours I'll be posting about soon. You can buy Nelly Polish Forest on Etsy; it comes in either a powder form, that you mix up yourself with clear polish, or as a ready made polish. This is the ready made version - whilst I'm intrigued by the idea of mixing up my own polish, I don't really trust myself to get it quite right so I was a bit of a coward when Hilary asked me what format I wanted the polish in and asked for ready made.

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