Oh was I ever excited when my Hare Polishes arrived the other week! I preordered them just after I got back off holiday from Canada and the anticipation certainly paid off! Aren’t they pretty!
These polishes certainly live up to their reputation. I’ve tried a few indie brands and none of them hold a light to these. The formula is perfection and the glitter disperses perfectly with little to no effort, plus the combinations are so unique yet don’t feel like they’re trying too hard. I really like that Nikole doesn’t throw a million types of glitter into one bottle. There is a lot to be said for understated. Ok my love in is over, onto the swatches.
Afterglow is a dark cobalt blue base with small pink hex glitter, slightly smaller orange/copper hex glitter and super fine pink glitter. For my swatch, I layered one coat of Afterglow over two coats of China Glaze First Mate. I love all four polishes, but this one was top two for me.
The contrast between the glitter and the base is perfect, making it stand out without being in your face. I like that there isn’t so much glitter that it overlaps and looks really busy. My pet hate with glitter polishes is when it all clumps together or the glitter is so dense that it ends up being all you see. These glitters are really smooth too, just one top coat was enough to even everything else out. I also have to thank Nikole for her generosity. I bought these through her Etsy store where she charged me $6.75 for shipping on four polishes. I was mortified when my parcel arrived and she had paid over $20 in polish. Nikole made a huge effort to make sure everything was done right and declared as it should be which really impressed me.
You can find Hare Polish on Etsy and at Llarowe. This polish is in stock at Llarowe right now for $12 a bottle along with a couple of others. When there is a full restock I’m definitely going to be after Dog Day Dream and Why So Ingenious? I have swatches of the other polishes coming up over the next few days so keep your eyes peeled.