I picked up a few new polishes recently, and while I haven't had the chance to try them properly because of this nail challenge, I've swatched them for you on some nail wheels. I've mentioned these wheels before, I got 10 for less than €2 HERE.
First up: Essence Circus Circus Colour³ Nail Polish in "Applause, Applause".
There are four variations of the Colour³ polishes - this one, a black/gold one (My Sparkling Acrobat), a gold one (Don't Feed the Tiger) and a pink one (Cotton Candy). Here's a shot of all four from the WEBSITE:
They cost a mahoosive €3.29 each, I just picked up the one polish, but no doubt I'll be back for the rest. Swatchies:
Here's a blurred shot inside, with flash, to show how sparkly this is under the light:
Next up, GOSH nail glitter in 03, Grey Moonstone.
GOSH nail glitters have been around for a while, but I only came across them last Friday. I had a voucher for our local Doc Morris, so I picked up an Elizabeth Arden compact (reduced from €23 to €11.99) and this nail glitter (€6.99) - using a voucher, I got the two for €14.
I know that GOSH themselves and other nail bloggers suggest dipping your nail into the glitter pot, but why anyone would want to do that is beyond me - I always remember the way we put glitter onto our Christmas cards at school, and that's the way I use this nail stuff - paint your nail, put a piece of paper or cardboard down, shake the glitter all over it, brush the excess off, and use the card as a funnel to put the glitter back into a pot. Minimal waste, and very tidy despite how it sounds. Want to see the result? Here you go - this was over clear nail polish.
Left - outside, natural light. Right - inside, flash, blurred to show sparkle. I love this, I'll definitely be using it over Christmas. It's surprisingly longlasting too, it doesn't leave bits of glitter all over the place like I assumed it would. Nice work, GOSH!
Lastly, I have swatches of the Twilight trio I got from my Cara Pharmacy order. These cost €3.99 and to be honest I only bought them because I liked the look of the purple - it didn't disappoint. Here's a shot of the three bottles:
The swirls on the bottles intrigued me - I should know better at this stage, they're obviously painted on the inside of the bottles. There's no sign of said swirls when the polish is applied. Have a look:
The polishes don't have names. I really do like the purple one, I don't have anything like it. I wouldn't wear the peach, EVER - it reminds me of an old Cutex one that my Nana frequently repurchased. Yuck. The pink is... meh. All in all, I'm glad I got them if only to have the purple, and I can't believe I fell for the swirly bottle trick.
What do you think, has anything tempted you to track it down?