And welcome to part 2 of the 3 posts on the Love Actually Collex. I hope you enjoyed yesterday's happy holos :)
Today we have the 2 shimmers from the collection -
* You Saucy Minx - an indigo purple base with shimmer and
* A Wedding Dress That Isn't Bright Turquoise - a turquoise base with shimmer
I want to approach this post differently, as each polish ended up having 4 sets of photos done, so let's talk about the common things first.
Firstly, these polishes are GORGEOUS, insanely pigmented and with a good amount of shimmer. They dry to a semi-matte finish, and can be glossed up with a top coat.
I personally experienced VNL with both these polishes. Now this could be because the whites of my nails are quite white, or it could be because the bottle is new, and will thicken up and therefore become more opaque in time .... Anyway - that's why for the first polish, you've got it with and without top coat and with and without undies. Ready?
You Saucy Minx - au naturel
You Saucy Minx - au naturel, with top coat
You Saucy Minx - on a base of Barry M Indigo, no top coat
You Saucy Minx - on a base of Barry M Indigo, with top coat
A Wedding Dress That Isn't Bright Turquoise - au naturel
I didn't take any photos of the polish at this point, because it was clear it needed undies. I chose a turquoise from KIKO. I also went straight to the top coat phase.
A Wedding Dress That Isn't Bright Turquoise - on a base of KIKO 387, with top coat
The shimmer in A Wedding Dress That Isn't Bright Turquoise is much more obvious than in YSM, and shifts from golden orange to green. Where it shifts green, it gives the entire polish a more deep ocean kind of look.
Personally, I loved both polishes, and I'd be happy to wear them with undies, but if your free edge is shorter than mine, you will probably be able to get away with skipping the undies.
You can buy these extraordinary polishes in the Smitten Polish store here and follow on Facebook here. These polishes were provided for my honest review.
And come back later for part 3 ... you do NOT want to miss that baby!!