Friday, December 27, 2013

Glam Polish: Iridessa, Fawn, Gliss, Tempestarii & Conjuring

Good afternoon.  I'm hiding in my bed today feeling sorry for myself.  I fought like a champ but still caught the cold going around my house for the last week.  So I'm trying to keep warm and do as little as possible.  Mind you it didn't stop me from going to Nordstrom's for the most amazing mermaid flats ever.  Sigh - yes I feel worse because of it and have shopping problems.  Anyways, playing with these beautiful Glam Polishes really cheered me up.  How can they not?  They are so bright and happy and sparkly!  You can purchase Glam Polish from Color4Nails and there is currently a big after Christmas sale going on so you should check it out!

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Up first I have Iridessa.  Iridessa is from the Pixie Hollow Collection.  With a 2 year old princess in my house I have recently become familiar with all the fairies that hang with Tinkerbell so I can completely appreciate the cuteness of this collection!  Iridessa is described as a "bright neon yellow base packed with silver chrome shimmer."  Iridessa is a light fairy so it's fitting that her namesake polish is so bright!  The formula and application were both fabulous.  I used 3 coats for full coverage and noticed with each coat the polish got brighter and brighter!  It dried to a slightly matte finish and I did not use topcoat.








Fawn, an animal fairy, is another polish from the Pixie Hollow collection.  Fawn is described as a "bright orange base packed with silver chrome shimmer."  This one also had a fabulous formula and application.  I used 3 coats and no topcoat to show the semi-matte finish.  









Gliss is another polish from the Pixie Hollow collection.  It's a "scattered holographic topcoat" that adds just the right amount of frosty pixie dust to your mani!  Gliss is actually a frost fairy so I guess you are frosting your nails when you use it.  I used both Iridessa and Fawn to create a sponged tip gradient and then topped them with 2 coats of Gliss.  Using 2 coats did make the holo effect a smidgen stronger but 1 coat would be just fine.  If you were to use a creme base I think the holo would show up better.  Gliss, just like the other 2 had a really nice formula that was a breeze to apply.  I did not use topcoat.  






Moving on to the Cast A Spell collection, this is Tempestarii.  Tempestarii are weather-making magicians.  This Tempestarii is a "deep purple scattered holographic base packed full of holographic micro-glitter."  This is a very gorgeous and saturated color!  I used 2 coats for full coverage.  Formula and application were both fantastic.  I used 1 layer of topcoat for extra gloss and shine.    









Another polish from the Cast A Spell collection, this is Conjuring.  Honestly all I can think about when I hear that word is the creepy movie The Conjuring that came out this year.  Shudders, scary stuff boys and girls! But this polish isn't scary.  It's gorgeous!  I love it!  Conjuring reminds me of Evanora but it's a "dark forest green scattered holographic base packed full of holographic glitter."  It's almost a jelly base but it built up so well to full coverage in 3 coats.  Formula and application were both wonderful.  I finished with 1 layer of topcoat.    





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