A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to receive the new stained glass collection from Jacinta at Powder Perfect for review. What I didn't expect was that she would also sneak 2 new polishes from The Hardwicke Collection into the package as well :)
Powder Perfect is a brand I have long adored. Rich, intense, decadent colours with a Victorian vibe, there is nothing half-hearted about this indie. Everything is as intense as it can be, and I have yet to be disappointed.
Now, obviously I love the purple I will be showing you, but seriously, will you look at this brown? This is The Crossroads. And I do not like brown. At All.
Yet The Crossroads is one of the most breathtaking polishes I have ever seen. The composition is spectacular, making this as much a work of art as a nail polish.
The Crossroads has a dark taupe / milky coffee holographic base. WITH COPPER FLAKIES. I know, it's OMG overload, but those flakies, wow, they SLAY it.
I think it's that so unexpected. You assume the violet and steel-blue flashes of holo will be enough, and then you get this added bonus on top, a bonus that complements yet just slightly clashes with its base. Genius.
And then the purple. Ah. As you may have read on this week's Crumpet's Journal, times have been a-tough over here, but this reminds me WHY I love polish.
Ensorcel is a deep purple (probably more plummy and brown-toned than my photos show) which is just perfect in colour and tone. And then it has all these gold flakies in it. And well, I don't know, but I may have peed a little.
And look, this polish is sooooo beautiful I even went outside to photograph it in the shade so you could see the flakies better. Indoors, the camera crapped out a bit with all the holo (interesting to see too how these 2 polishes photographed differently, purely because they were taken at different times of the day.)
Can I hear a WOW??
These polishes were sent to me for an honest review and can be purchased HERE.