Wednesday, March 6, 2013

You Polish Swatches and Review

Good evening, dear readers, and happy hump day!  I'm not sure how it got to be Wednesday already, but then my concept of time has become even more skewed since I'm still recovering from being sick.  It doesn't help that the weather has been all over the place lately, and I think some of the windy days have been causing some problems with my allergies.  Whatever the case, I have some photos to share with you tonight and I hope you enjoy them!

Today's post is featuring the products of You Polish.  You Polish isn't a new indie line on the market- it used to be called Makeup Your Face.  Lauren, the mastermind behind the brand, decided it was time for a change, and one of the biggest changes was to change the name.  I received these bottles just before the name change, but I promise you it's the same company!  :D

Stuck Up Base Coat
You Polish has decided to release a base coat in her shop, and I got to test it out.  It is a sticky polish, and it played well for me when used under various polish brands.  I haven't come across any staining issues with polishes thus far (KNOCK ON WOOD!), and I've been bold enough to play with some darker blues and greens.  It dried quickly for me with every use, and I didn't notice any issues at all.

Fairy Magic
In a previous post, I reviewed two of the polishes from the "Fairies are Real" collection, and Fairy Magic is part of this collection.  I swatched over two coats of Zoya Cassi.  Multi-shaped glitters aren't the easiest to apply, and I found the best way to apply this beauty is by dabbing a little here and there.  The glitters broke up nicely, but I found the formula of the clear base to be a touch too thick for me.  It was starting to dry before I was finished with applying the polish, and the left most finger is a tad cluttered with glitter for my liking.  I also tend to work REALLY slowly when swatching these types of polishes, so you may not experience this with this polish yourself.  I added two drops of thinner to the polish before working on my other finger, and it made it easier to apply for me at my snail pace.

While I'm normally not a fan of the crazy shapes, I was quite pleased with this one.  I love that You Polish kept it simple with all the glitters being holographic silver- it wasn't too busy and will play nicely with so many different colours underneath.  There are moon, stars, hearts, diamonds, and butterfly glitters, and I didn't have to do much digging around to get any out.  Most of my digging was trying to make sure I got at least one of each shape to showcase this polish properly, but it took maybe two or three extra dips and swirls to make sure that happened.  You certainly won't feel short changed with the glitters here!  There is also a bit of holographic silver shimmer than has been added, and you should be able to see that pretty easily in these photos.  My nails were smooth with one coat of top coat.

Fairy Fire
Fairy Fire is the last polish from the "Fairies are Real" collection and possibly my favorite of the collection.  As gorgeous as I found the other colours, anything close to orangey has a special place in my heart.  It is technically a red jelly-like polish with gold glitters and microshimmers, but the combination is close enough to orange to make me content.  :D  I applied two coats of polish and one coat of top coat for these photos.  I didn't need to use any special technique to apply this beauty, and I just brushed it on as one normally does with polishes. I did find it a touch on the thick side as well for me, but if that is the only problem I have with a polish, I think everything is all good!  Because it was a little thicker is seemed a tad textured when dry, but the single coat of top coat was plenty to smooth it out.

In the effort to not bombard you with so many photos, stay tuned for my next post where I'll be featuring even more goodies by You Polish!

Links and Additional Info
Check out You Polish's Facebook Page for news on collections as well as fun contests!  Lauren likes to run several contests, and it's always fun to see other people's work!

These and other polishes can be purchased from the Etsy shop.

I hope you have enjoyed today's post, and I hope you have a lovely evening!

Disclaimer:  The products reviewed above were provided to me for my honest and unbiased opinion.  All thoughts stated are entirely my own and are based on my use of said products.  I love receiving feedback from my readers, and any comments left here are the express opinions and/or property of the individual authors.  Therefore, I, the author of this site, cannot be held responsible for the opinions held by others.  I reserve the right to remove any comments that I find to be harmful, unnecessary, or not constructive for other readers.


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