In my continuing effort to get over my inclination to just admire my indie polishes in their bottles so I won't use them up, I pulled out the ones I've gotten from twee & honey and bravely swatched them.
Disagreen is a dark green creme—the name is a Ravelry reference, which reminds me that I've been neglecting Ravelry even more than I've been neglecting my knitting recently. It's squishy and shiny; what you're seeing here is two coats, no top coat.
I topped Disagreen with 006 (it doesn't have a name as far as I know). 006 is a light grey with silver glitter. It's a distant cousin to OPI My Pointe Exactly; 006 is more sheer and of course has the sparkles. It's super shiny and not remotely bumpy; again, these swatches are without top coat.
006 is super shiny and not remotely bumpy; again, these swatches are without top coat. I used two coats of 006 over the Disagreen.
Magpie is a chunky hex glitter that's mostly black and white with just a bit of deep turquoise added to the mix.
For a base color under this, I chose my current obsession, Essie Bikini So Teeny. To that, I added two coats of Magpie. For a chunky glitter, it's surprisingly smooth; I didn't add top coat to these swatches, either.
Now we've come to the polish that first drew my attention to twee & honey: First World Purple. It's a mix of different sizes of hex glitter in purple, fuchsia, and silver.
For a base under this one, I went to my go to black, Wet 'n' Wild Wild Shine Black Creme, with an accent nail of China Glaze Grape Pop. One coat of First World Purple on top of that gave me this blingtasticness:
Yet again, no top coat, and things were pretty smooth for so much glitter being packed in there.
Something that should have gotten top coat but didn't because I felt I needed to rush out and take some photos of it in the sun before the sun disappeared behind the clouds I could see rolling in is my last polish from this brand, 016, which is a black enriched by small particles of multi holo glitter. Here's the bottle in the sunshine:
And artistically blurred:
Coming back inside to the lightbox, here's 016 on my nails. On all but my ring fingers, I put one coat of 016 over Wet 'n' Wild Black Creme; my ring finger has one thick coat of 016 on its own.
And now let's head outside and look at the pretty colors (and try to ignore the bumpiness due to my not putting on top coat):
There are so many indie polish makers around now that it's hard to even know what's out there; I just have to hope that fate or the universe or some other force will put the ones I need to see in my path somehow, like happened with First World Purple (which I think popped up on Google+ for me, though I could be remembering that wrong) to lead me to twee & honey.
The polishes shown in this entry were purchased by me, with the exception of Disagreen, which was a gift with my purchase.