I tried out another Australian indie brand during my week off last week, but once again time has escaped me and it’s taken me a whole week to write the post! I’m seriously considering posts where I write less and just let the photos do the talking as I feel that photography is my strength anyway, what would you all think?
Anyway today I have some Gloss N Sparkle polishes to show to you all. I’ve been looking at these for the longest time but until the most recent release of polishes, there weren’t enough I wanted for me to meet my “minimum order” to justify the shipping!
The first polish is Passion Pop. This is the polish that started the obsession for me, nowhere had I seen a coral based indie polish so I had to have it. This polish has a coral base with a mix of dark orange and white hexes in different sizes. Sadly when I put this on, I realised why there aren’t really coral indies polishes like this. Because corals can be difficult polishes to apply at the best of times, add in some glitter too and it makes for tough times applying it! The polish wasn’t really streaky but it was quite thick which I think was to combat the streaky effect as well as keeping the glitter in suspension. There was also a deceiving large amount of glitter in the polish so I found by the time I got to a third coat it was just a bit too thick for me. I would definitely try some thinner in it before wearing it again.
Next is Above Deck which I can’t even rave enough about! Completely unique in my opinion, this is a blue polish with an extraordinary strong green shimmer and small blue holo hexes. The combination is breathtaking and this polish applied like a dream. I’ve worn this twice – first I layered it over another blue polish fearing it would be sheer on its own but I was wrong. These swatches are two coats of Above Deck on it’s own and as you can see, there is absolutely no need for undies! This polish had me captivated the whole time I wore it and I was really sad to take it off for a swatching session a couple of days later.
The last polish is Sweet Charity which was an impulse buy for me. A light. almost pastel, orange creme base with turquoise and pink small hex glitter. A bizarre combination that totally works! I can’t explain it but it’s definitely a winner for me. In the bottle, I was sure I had made a mistake buying this polish but as soon as I got it on my nails I was in love. The glitter concentration here is quite high but because the polish is also quite opaque, it dones’t tip the balance and look overloaded when it’s on the nail.
So there you have it, I’m really happy to have some Gloss N Sparkle in my ever expanding Aussie indie collection. It has half a helmer drawer to itself these days, it’s fun being able to order a polish and have it in a few days instead of a few weeks for a change! Australian buyers can buy directly from Angela in her Etsy store while my international readers can get their hands on Gloss N Sparkle via Shoppe Eclecticco and Llarowe