Red Glitter Polish Swatch-Fest!

June 28, 2016

Recently I was a little bored so asked for some help on my Facebook page, for ‘what should I swatch?’. The first response I got was for red glitter polishes, so hunting through my drawers I went.

You know what? I have pretty much NO red glitter based polishes left in  my stash anymore. I rarely wear glitters so lots of them got passed on many moons ago. I did manage to come across a couple, four actually, that I hadn’t swatched before. Four you say? But there’s only three in the collage! Yep, one of them was far too weird looking for my liking so it had to go. It was On The Brink by Arcane Lacquer and had turned orange, nothing like the red I remember it being. It was pretty old though, so meh..

So let’s take a look at these. I’ll start with the elephant in the room, Sayuri Nail Lacquer State Of Radiance. You’re not red, you deceitful polish! This polish looks red in the bottle. I even have little stud earrings I purchased with this polish, they are red too. Gosh I don’t know how to cope with these tricky polishes. Also, there’s no glitter in this…. Ooops!

Still a nice colour, I applied two coats for my swatches and probably could have gone a third as it is a bit sheer.

Sayuri Nail Lacquer State Of Radiance

Sayuri Nail Lacquer
State Of Radiance

Sayuri Nail Lacquer State Of Radiance

Sayuri Nail Lacquer
State Of Radiance

Next up is O’Hara by Picture Polish. I have no idea why I’ve never used it because I remember before I got it I had wanted it for so long. It’s a very complimentary vibrant red with little holographic sparkles and pink flecks. It sits right on the ledge of being red. Perfect balancing act. I applied two coats and no topcoat.

Picture Polish O'Hara

Picture Polish
O’Hara

Picture Polish O'Hara

Picture Polish
O’Hara

Lastly is Emily de Molly Understatement. This was a gift from the owner of Emily de Molly last year and it’s so SO beautiful! It has so much sparkle in it’s depths my camera could not handle it. Seriously though, this is absolutely the winner of the three I’ve shown here today! This is two coats and one coat of topcoat.

Emily de Molly Understatement

Emily de Molly
Understatement

Emily de Molly Understatement

Emily de Molly
Understatement

I hope you liked seeing something a little different today. I am actually, FINALLY, swatching my stash, which is something I have been wanting to do for two years, so I’m a bit excited to share some random polishes with you.

If you have any suggestions for anything you’d like to see, just let me know below. If I can do it, I will.

Chris xx

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Emily de Molly Understatement was a gift.

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  • sugarboombliss .

    I thought State Of Radiance was red too, I will have to check out my bottle. And, your pics of Understatement are so gorgeous, that I have to find my bottle and wear it very soon (I’m so disorganised). I love this post Chris, I’m so happy you are starting to have more fun with your blogging again. I would like to see some ‘fun creme-jellies’ (if you have them) or ‘fun with crellies’ (sounds better than fun with creme-jellies lol). Dawnxx

    • Just so you know, I did read this the other day! I am compiling some creme-jelly glitters just for you! Fun With Crellies is happening! I cannot believe I let Understatement so long to try! It’s gorgeous! Thanks Dawn xx