Powder Perfect’s Abandoned Mansion Collection

February 19, 2014

Good Morning

I am so excited to show you today part of Powder Perfect’s new Abandoned Mansion Collection. This is a large post, so I’ll keep my chatting to a minimum 🙂

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Photograph credit to Andre Govia (flickr)- A snippet of inspiration for Jacinta’s collection*

“Experience
the crumbling facades, secret spaces and neglected luxuries of eras long past
with our new collection – Abandoned Mansion.” **

I have five of the ten polishes in the collection, and they are all stunning. They are polishes I will be wearing frequently. The collection comprises of crèmes, delicate glitters, and scattered holos, in rich, yet muted shades perfectly portraying the feel and emotion of the Abandoned Mansion. I have previously swatched the stunning Four Poster Bed, which is also a part of this collection, you can see my review on that here.

“The shades were inspired by the ethereal and, sometimes, desolate imagery that has been prevalent in every TV show and book I have picked up over the past year. They are colours you see in your mind as you think of old houses with grand fireplaces, cold stone walls, European forests and gothic fairy tales.” **

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Photograph credit to Andre Govia (flikr)*

The following polish is called Lost Family Portrait, and is a muted teal crème polish, and like all the crème’s made by Powder Perfect I’ve tried, it is rich and beautiful to use. I did two easy coats for these swatches, one coat of top coat.

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Next up I have Widows Walk. This is a deep royal purple jelly, so pigmented and rich, with just the precise amount of holographic glitter added to give it a good sparkle and depth. The holo rainbow leans to golden in the sunlight, and gives warmth, just like dust-filtered sunlight on old velvet curtains. I did two coats and one of topcoat. I’ve also photographed these in full sun, making the polish appear lighter than it truly is.

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The next polish, and one of my favourites, is The Fog Is Rolling In. This is a teal to purple shifting polish, with a hint of holographic dust. I have applied two coats, and one of top coat here. I have also shown this polish photographed in the shade which accentuates the colour shift. In the sunlight, the holo dust kicks in and gives the nails a ‘foggy’ appearance. Truly a magical creation.

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Next up we have Fading Tapestry, another of my favourites. This is a red polish, fractionally muted with a scattered holographic glitter, and highlighted with golden flecks. I do love my reds. I did two coats, and one of topcoat, but it possibly could’ve used another coat of topcoat, as while it was smooth to the touch, in the photos the glitters appeared prominently. I decided to leave it, because it does give the nail, a tapestry effect. I love tapestry, and this would be a great inspiration polish for nail art.

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The final polish I have to show you is Secret Passageway. Now, if you ever tried the famed Kevin, by Powder Perfect, you will love this one as the formula is very similar. In a grey base sits a tonne of bronze and golden microglitters and holographic dust. The formula is thicker than a normal polish, and when applied gives a beautiful textured finish reminiscent of greyed cobblestones. When topcoat is added the glitters shine and give an amazing depth. Jacinta is a wizard at creating polishes such as these, and if I were to recommend only one out of the five I’ve tried, it would be this one, because of it’s uniqueness.

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These polishes, and the others from this collection I’ve not shown here are available today from Powder Perfect.

I feel Jacinta has captured the essence of the Abandoned Mansion and bottled it divinely. I am so proud to have been lucky enough to swatch these for her, as I feel she has an innovative style that portrays her own personality in every polish she produces. The polishes are juxtaposed perfectly…Rich. Aged. Ethereal. Rustic. It’s all there.

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Photograph Credit to Andre Govia (flikr) *

Have a lovely day my readers.

Christine xx

*Original photographs used by Andre Govia can be found here

** Quotes are excerpts from Powder Perfect’s press release for the Abandoned Mansion Collection

NOTE- These products were provided to me by the abovementioned company for my honest and unbiased opinion and/or swatching purposes. For more information visit my Copyright and Disclosure page. Thankyou.

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