Here's another green in the box! This is Hot August Nights from Sweet Heart Polish. There is a big event in Reno, Nevada by the same name. Loads of suped up classic cars are there and I can TOTALLY picture a sweet-@ss ride in this shade of basil green sitting there sparkling in the sunshine. So boss. I also think that Hot August Nights is a great transitional color - the deeper shade of green makes it perfect of Fall and even Winter. Hot August Nights is is also a jelly finish polish with a really nice shiny finish. It was fairly sheer with the first coat but it built up really nicely. You can easily get away with 3 coats but I used 4 for my pictures. No topcoat needed.
The Polish Bar contributed a very Summery polish to the box. This is Surf Blue. Great name and very fitting for the shade. These are the types of blues that I really truly love. They are serene and peaceful and make me think of lounging on a beach watching waves crash on the beach. Surf Blue is a very soft, delicate aqua linear holo. Surf Blue has a creme-y finish but it was sheer on the first coat. But it did build up perfectly in 3 coats. No topcoat needed.
Philly Loves Lacquer leaned toward Autumn with Fallen Ember. This is a beautiful maroon full of pink and purple shimmer and silvery flakies. This is actually one of my favorite Fall shades and I wear it pretty frequently on my nails (as well as lipstick and clothing). I really love the addition of the shimmer and flakies to this polish. I found the formula a bit thick and sticky. It wasn't difficult to manage but I thought it was worth mentioning. I used 2 coats of Fallen Ember and finished with a layer of topcoat.
Rounding out the collection is another shade that speaks more to the Autumn season (in my opinion). This is Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer Heat Lightning. Strangely enough we did have some Summer "heat" lightning here last night! Loud, rumbling thunder and rolling through and a light show up in the sky. This Heat Lightning is a chrome silver linear holo. It's really pretty and the holo effect is a nice medium strength. The formula and application were both great. I had full coverage in 2 coats. Heat Lightning dries to a slightly matte finish so I used 1 layer of topcoat.
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