Saturday, 15 March 2014

Hey Swatch It! Tara's Talons #IHateMondays

Hey y'all!

I was recently the lucky winner of two Tara's Talons polishes, courtesy of a giveaway by Nail Art Novice.  Having never tried Tara's Talons before, you can imagine I was quite excited!  I received #IHateMondays and Feeling Festive.  Since I recently used #IHateMondays in my quilted nail look, I decided it would be a good idea to show you the polish in its own glory, and here we are.

I have to start by saying that I just love the name of this polish, because who DOESN'T hate Mondays?  If you're one of those freaks who actually enjoys starting off another long week, well... I have no words.  That said, I think you could just about make any Monday bearable by wearing this gorgeous polish!

#IHateMondays is a soft periwinkle blue with veins of scattered holo pigment running through it.  The resulting effect is a very discreet holo.

Application was a breeze - these photos show two coats with no abnormal streaking or pulling.

I love how the tone of this polish changes with the light, and not just because of the holo pigment.  I think there must be something in that blue that takes it from bright to dark in different lighting. 

Bonus macro!

I have to say that while I'm not mad on light blues in general, this truly is lovely.  It reminds me of a hazy, overcast morning - not the most beautiful imagery, I'll grant you - but those holo flashes really give it an extra oomph that I quite like.

Big huge thank you to Jenni the Nail Art Novice and Tara of Tara's Emporium for sponsoring the giveaway.  Tara's Talons was definitely on my list of UK Indies to try, but winning the giveaway definitely brought the brand to the front of the line!

Hope you're all having a fantastic weekend!


  1. I love this one! I have loads of Taras Polishes and Im slowly slotting them all into the blog lol

    1. I'm so lucky to have access to so many great indie polish makers, and to even call a couple of them friends. :)

  2. You're right. This would make Mondays slightly better. :D

    1. Every little helps, right? :) If you have to suffer through a Monday, you might as well do it wearing beautiful nails!

  3. These look so good! It has this lovely glow to it at the tip of the nail that makes it look magical as well. Man I need a bottle of this....

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