About that whole cutting back on posting thing.....not relevant during the week! Here's my Indie Fridays post! I'm back to posting about my Fandom Cosmetics collection. Remember that I wrapped up the Doctor Who collection 2 weeks ago and now I'm showing you guys the Harry Potter polishes!
*All swatches shown with 1 coat of HK Girl Fast Drying Topcoat
Onto the nails!
First up is Just And Loyal!
Just And Loyal is a yellow, shimmery polish with black and white round glitters and small black bar glitters. This is the Hufflepuff inspired polish! The formula on this polish was a bit weird, I liked the consistency of the base and found it easy to apply (I used 3 coats for opacity) but there was just too much of it compared to the amount of glitter which resulted in needing to fish for them.
I'm not a fan of this polish. I like the color of the base, it's a nice yellow, but the shimmer makes it look frosty and streaky. And I've never seen round glitters like these before but they're really thick and you can see how they stick out of the base, I noticed this even with a layer of topcoat. I don't know much use I'll get out of this /:
Next up is Cunning And Resourceful!
I'm showing you guys 1 coat of Cunning And Resourceful over 3 coats of Zoya's Neely. This is the Slytherin inspired polish of the collection! This polish is a glitter topper filled with small, green hexes, medium, silver hexes, and some medium, green circles. The formula on this was easy to work with but the glitter likes to follow the brush, so be careful not to go over your brushstrokes until the first layer is dry.
I like this polish! I was a bit worried that I would find this boring since the glitters are mostly the same size and color but I really liked wearing this. I could do without the circle glitter though, I don't think they really add anything to it. Maybe if they were sparkly, I'd like them more!
And I attempted to do some nail art with these polishes. I always do nail art to accompany my reviews that I do when working with people so I figured I would try incorporating it into my own reviews.
This nail art isn't really anything special though. I was having a hard time trying to think of how to get the polishes to work together so I just decided to layer them in this simple, half nail design.
All I did for these nails was tape off half of my nail (I did this over my swatch of Cunning And Resourceful) and applied a coat of Just And Loyal. This was sealed in with more HK Girl.
I kind of like the look it created with the yellow layered over the green, you can still all the glitters underneath and it adds some depth. Something about this reads sports to me though, maybe if you were watching a Quidditch match of Hufflepuff vs Slytherin and you couldn't decided which team you wanted to win! (;
Here are some macros:
These polishes are both available in the Fandom Cosmetics shop. Full sized bottle retail for $8.95 a bottle or you can The House Cup collection for $32.50. Here are some links:
Thanks for reading guys!