Hello loves! I have some exciting swatches to show you today from Glam Polish. Glam polish is an Australian based Indie company that is known for their amazing holographic polishes and unique finishes. Needless to say, when Rachel emailed that she was coming to the US and offered to send me a press kit, I accepted without a second thought! Finishes like these simply aren't available in gel polish and are just too gorgeous!
Ok, ok, enough babble. Are you ready for some swatches? The first polish I have to show you is That Old Black Magic from the Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend Collection. That Old Black Magic is a black base (I almost want to call it a charcoal grey) with gorgeous holographic shimmer. The particles are a bit larger than your traditional linear holo, resulting in a chunkier rainbow. This is the first Glam Polish that has ever been on my nails, and I adore how easily it applies! The first coat is a little thin, but the second builds beautifully. I ended up using three coats out of habit, but two offered great coverage.
I had a hard time capturing the rainbow with my standard bottle shot. The samples I received are in mini bottles, which really jack with my standard pose. So I took a few shots without the bottle as well. You can see the rainbow much better in this next picture. :)
The next polish I have to show you is Bye Bye Baby, also from the Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend Collection. This stunning aqua blue is packed with shimmer. The holo effect on this one is subtle compared to the others, but it's blue! You know me and my blues. I did find this one a bit more sheer than the others, so it required three coats for full coverage for me. But application was nice and even despite the mini sample bottles, which says a lot! I usually struggle with the smaller brushes in mini bottles.
My camera really didn't want to pick up the subtle holographic effect from Bye Bye Baby, but it did light up the shimmer! You can see the holo a little on the pinkie nail in this picture.
Witching Hour from the Exotic Illusions Series is a polish after my own heart. This incredible, royal purple base has a strong holographic effect. The rainbow is just amazing in person. Sadly, my light box killed it and I didn't have much sunlight to work with since I swatch in the evening when the boys are in bed. But believe me, if you're a fan of holos, you need this polish! Application is dreamy. It practically applied itself and is opaque in two coats. Again, I swatched three out of habit.
See, perfection! If a polish lights up like this in my light box, you can imagine what it looks like in full sun. :)
The final polish I have to show you is Twilight Echoes, also from the Exotic Illusions Series. Twilight Echoes is a deep magenta base with a strong holographic effect. Like Witching Hour, application is quite nice and it is opaque in two. This one is a bit different in that it is not only a holo but also has this amazing purple shimmer, so it looks incredible in any light.
You can see the rainbow from the holo much better in this shot. And the purple shimmer shows a bit here too.
I couldn't resist including this shot too. I repositioned my lights for this one to set the purple shimmer on fire. It's simply beautiful.
I did manage to catch a few minutes of sunlight. It was more like a second or two, honestly. I walked outside in full sun, snapped this shot of my swatch sticks, and the sun ducked behind the only freaking cloud in the sky and insisted on staying there. That's just how my luck goes, I guess.
What do you think? Do you need some Glam Polish in your stash? All shades are available from www.glampolish.com.au with shipping to Australia and the USA. USA Shipping rates are $7.95 for the first polish and an extra $1.00 for each additional polish. If you're outside of Australia or the US, no worries. There are several international distributors to choose from. Check them out here to find a distributor near you. Oh, and don't forget to follow Glam Polish on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest to see swatches and announcements about new collections.
*The Polishes featured in this blog post were provided by Glam Polish for my honest review.