I hope you're ready for my biggest ever post! haha. As I mentioned before, Charlie from Pocket Money Polishes has created a new line of Indie polishes! I previously posted about the beautiful My Girl from her Glitter Babies collection. Well on the 1st of July she's releasing Glitter Babies 2 - the summer collection! I was so impressed with My Girl so I couldn't wait to try out some of her new collection. Today I have 3 out of the 5 to show you. I hope you enjoy and don't forget to snap these up on the 1st July if you like what you see - there are only a limited number available.
Pretty woman is described as 'hot pink and bubblegum pink daisies with bright white hexes and bubblegum pink squares'. I think this is such a unique polish! I did a quick test first, over a few base colours and decided for my swatch I'd use Nails Inc Haymarket because it really seemed to make the glitter stand out. Now as you know, I don't often use glitters so this was the trickiest for me to apply. With all the glitters being large, you can't just apply like a normal polish because the glitter applies sparsely. I found that it was best to fish out the glitter and dab it on. Once it was on though it was totally worth it! Who needs nail art with this sort of glitter?
Most of the glitters lied flat but I have very curved nails, so you can see some of the flowers didn't look totally flat.
Next up we have the vibrant Summertime! This is described as 'Neon green hexes, aqua hexes, yellow hexes and baby blue hearts' - although the hexes and hearts look silver rather than baby blue to me, which I like! After doing a quick colour base test I just knew I had to use a vibrant base for this. I decided on Nails Inc Notting Hill Gate. Application was really easy! I found that all of the smaller glitters applied nicely by just applying like a normal polish. I used one thick coat and then fished out the hearts and placed them where I wanted them. Absolutely love this glitter! It really lives up to its name!
Ice Ice Baby
Finally we have Ice Ice baby!! This polish is described as 'small aqua and winter white hex base with large winter white hexes' and is beautiful! From the swatch test I could see it looked best over white and lilac. I used lilac for my My Girl swatch so I decided to go for white (Sinful Colors Snow Me White). The only problem is this was an absolute pain to try and capture on camera because the silver kept blending in - even though in person it looked gorgeous! Eventually I managed to get some photos that showed its beauty! This was the easiest out of the 3 to apply. Two coats, no fishing needed! :)
I only used one coat of Seche Vite for my swatches, but for them to be totally smooth you'd probably need 2.
What do you think of these glitter babies? I love how unique they are, Charlie has done really well and created such a variety of polishes! Which is your favourite? I think mine is Ice Ice baby :) Don't forget these are available on the 1st July on pocketmoneypolishes.co.uk. They are £4.00 each for 5ml.
I hope you don't mind the insane number of photos but I thought I'd put these all into one post! I'll be working on some nail art to show you next :D