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Monday, 9 December 2013

Tara's Talons Patchwork Quilt & Strawberry Shortcake

Tara's Talon Strawberry Shortcake and Patchwork Quilt
Tara's Talon Strawberry Shortcake and Patchwork Quilt
I've two gorgeously girly polishes from Tara's Talons to share! Firstly, here is Strawberry Shortcake, a rich, hot pink with a slight shimmer



Tara's Talon Strawberry Shortcake
Tara's Talons Strawberry Shortcake
 What a super pink! I love bright pinks - this is a warm, rosy toned one with just a hint of shimmer that makes it seem to glow from within, somehow. Application was perfect, the consistency is quite thin but highly pigmented, which makes it super-easy to apply. I hardly needed to do any clean up with this mani at all. I've noticed some non-glitter indies have a tendency to gloppiness but Tara has got the formula perfect here.  I used two coats here, with Seche Vite to finish off.

Tara's Talon Strawberry Shortcake

Tara's Talon Strawberry Shortcake

These macros really show off the shimmery glow!


Tara's Talon Strawberry Shortcake


The other polish Tara sent me was Patchwork Quilt; this is an icy shimmer of a base with multicoloured glitter of all sizes and shapes. 

Tara's Talons Patchwork Quilt
Tara's Talons Patchwork Quilt

I layered Patchwork Quilt over Zoya Julie, a pretty grey-lavender pastel shimmer. This is two coats of Patchwork Quilt, as I wanted to get a layer of the shimmery base over some of the glitters to create more depth. I'm sure Patchwork Quilt would look great over white (or even several coats on its own) but I wanted a pale coloured mani today, hence my choice of Zoya Julie. I used a coat of Nail Pattern Boldness Glitter Food to smooth the glitter out before adding a coat of Seche Vite quick drying topcoat. I was really happy with how this turned out!

Tara's Talons Patchwork Quilt over Zoya Julie


Tara's Talons Patchwork Quilt over Zoya Julie

Tara's Talons Patchwork Quilt over Zoya Julie

Tara's Talons Patchwork Quilt over Zoya Julie
Tara's Talons Patchwork Quilt over Zoya Julie

Again, the formula and application were flawless. Tara's Talons was one of the first UK Indie brands to launch, and I'm somewhat embarrassed to say these are the first of her polishes that I've tried. I'm highly impressed, and I'll be sure to be buying more colours soon :)

Tara's Talons Patchwork Quilt over Zoya Julie

Tara's Talons Patchwork Quilt over Zoya Julie

Tara's Talons Strawberry Shortcake and Patchwork Quilt were sent for review. You can buy Tara's Talons polishes either from Tara's Etsy or her Website. Readers can use the code SAVE10 on either site to get 10% off Tara's polishes!

7 comments:

  1. I love both of those! The Strawberry Shortcake is my favorite. Your nails are super gorgeous even with a simpler polish like this! You seriously have perfectly gorgeous nails and you create perfectly gorgeous manicures!

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    1. Oh your welcome! Your gallery is such a joy! Perfect photograph, perfect manicures, and perfect nails!

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  2. I read this post and ordered Patchwork Quilt straight away- it's gorgeous! Thanks for a fabulous blog, I read it every day! xx

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    1. Thank you much, it's nice to know people are reading and enjoying!

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