Congratulations to Krystal over at Nailtastic Fun for winning my blog design giveaway. Everyone make sure to go check her out and keep an eye out for the blog redesign coming her way!
In other news my wonderful friend Amy at Polish and Such (who's blog I recently redesigned) swapped me some of her awesome indie polish, BadAss Polish, and I am doing a nice little review because guess what, I LOVE them! She was recently featured on her local news station, you can check that video out below!
So you can find BadAss Polish on Etsy and she also has a Facebook page that I highly recommend you go like so you can stay on top of the new polish as she releases it! The 3 polishes Amy sent me were "America's Team" (for those of you who dont know I live in Dallas and have been raised to be a hardcore Cowboys fan since birth!), "Dusk" and "Bling". Her polish comes in a nice square bottle (great news for those of you who use hemlers!) and has a brush thats a pretty nice length for holding, but short enough its easy to work with! I did several different kinds of swatching for you guys, showing the different opacities with coats, and how they hold up over different colors of polish!
(Proof I grew up rooting for the boys in blue!)
The polishes ship in a nifty little tube wrapped up with a piece of felt for handy glitter removal. More polish companies should really look towards shipping polishes like this since I feel like its a almost fool proof way to ship polish in with the sturdy tubes protecting them.
The first polish "America's Team" is a clear base with a lot of silver glitter and blue stars scattered throughout. The polish was thick but not so thick it was impossible to apply. The good part of that was it was really easy to pick up the blue stars, most polishes leave you digging to pick up the special glitter.
Here is the polish with 1, 2, and 3 coats in order. You can tell even without the flash this is one glittery, pretty polish.
The second polish is called "Bling" and let me tell you, it lives up to its name. The story behind the name is super cute. The formula again, thick but not too thick, perfect application. Its a clear base with a mix of gold and silver glitter, with pieces of bigger gold glitter in the mix. I swear, I felt like I dipped my finger into a pot of wonderful crunchy gold. Love it, love sparkle, love Bling!
Here is the polish with 1, 2, and 3 coats in order. It is the definition of glitter bomb, and in the greatest way I could ever use the word.
The last polish was "Dusk" and if I could marry a polish, I would. Now I do not own the OPI Alice polish, but from other bloggers who have both Alice and Dusk, and from swatches Ive seen online of Alice, this is a hell of a close dupe and a great shot for a indie polish! Buying this has a 99.9999% effectiveness rate of curing your lemming for Alice. Like all the others, its very thick, its not as opaque as I would like for the thickness of it after one coat. One coat over a dark blue, or two coats is more than enough as you can see in the photo 3 coats is very much so overkill, but i was paying attention as i swatched haha!
Here is the polish with 1, 2, and 3 coats in order. 2 coats seems to be the magic number for this jelly.
The three polishes I used for base coat swatching were Orly Luxe, Essie Butler Please, and Julep Viola.
Over Orly Luxe from L-R: Bling, Dusk, Americas Team.
Over Essie Butler Please from L-R: Bling, Dusk, Americas Team.
Over Julep Viola from L-R: Bling, Dusk, Americas Team.
And here is the full spectrum of swatching!