A few weeks ago, I brought you a sneak peek at a new UK indie line, Belle Glamour. Today I've got four more pretty shades to show you from that line, which is launching on January 24, but pre-orders are available on the website now!
Once again, I selected four shades from her fairly massive opening collection.
Two of my four picks are thermal shades. I only have one other thermal polish in my stash, but I'm not hugely fond of it because something about the polish rejects any other polish layered on top, including topcoat, so I was happy to experiment with some new formulations of the thermal trend.
Lagoon is a sparkly pale blue in its warm state that transitions to a marine blue in its cold state. The glitter adds a rich depth to both transitional shades unlike any other thermal polish I've experienced.
In its cold state, this malachite-toned jelly has a very marine green look. When it transitions to warm, the green color almost disappears, leaving a frosty mist grey shade with just a slight tint of green. Because it is a jelly polish and the warm state is so sheer, 3 or more coats is advised. I could still see a hint of visible nail line in the cold state, but it's not as evident to the naked eye as it is to the camera. I'm in love!
Again, this shift happens SO FAST that it was almost impossible to catch this color in its purely warm state.
I found the nicest depth using 4 coats, which then needed two coats of topcoat to smooth out, but the effect was lovely! This would make a beautiful backdrop for a galaxy or skyline manicure, and looks great as a base for stamping.
|Artificial light, no flash|
|Blurred to show some of the extra sparkle|
Bonus Macro Shots!
Belle Glamour will launch at Catriona's Cosmetics on January 24, 2014, with shades available in both 5ml and 10ml bottles. Pre-orders are open now and include some limited edition polishes that may or may not be available again after the official launch. In addition to the Belle Glamour polish line, Catriona also stocks nail art supplies and hand-painted false nail sets (for those who prefer to slip into pretty with minimal fuss).
Disclosure: The above polishes were sent to me at a reduced price in exchange for my honest review.