Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Swatch: Marbles for Polish Lust, Envy and Milky Way

The products in this post were sent to me for review. All opinions are my own.

Hi all! I have had such a busy few days! My new polish collection got a great reception, which is awesome, plus I've been doing a lot of tutoring, AND we had a nice visit from my dad! Whew! Hopefully now I can get back to blogging regularly.

Recently I got the chance to review a new indie polish brand called Marbles for Polish (from the blogger of the same name)! I have three polishes to show you: Lust, Envy and Milky Way.

Let's start with my favorite! Lust is a steely dark blue scattered holographic polish.

Marbles for Polish Lust. Two coats with Out the Door topcoat.

At first I wasn't sure why a polish called "Lust" would be blue...but once I put it on, I understood completely! This is a super sexy color! It was nearly a one-coater, and the holo shimmer was visible indoors and out. I had no problems with the formula. It seemed to chip pretty quickly, but I've had that happen to a lot of holo polishes, so I won't fault this particular one. My only nitpick (and this applies to all three polishes) is that the brush is kind of wide and floppy, and it picks up a lot more polish than you need for one coat. So be sure to wipe it off well!

Envy is a medium green shimmer with tiny gold sparks. The shade of green varies depending on the light--sometimes it's closer to forest green, other times more like olive. (I noticed while looking at the bottle just now that the gold sparks actually shift to aqua at some angles--this may be the source of the color differences I noticed.) The photo below shows the "average" color I saw.

Marbles for Polish Envy. Two coats with Out the Door topcoat.

This one had a formula very similar to Lust--thick but spreadable. No complaints!

Finally we have Milky Way, a black jelly filled with silver and iridescent blue-to-purple shreds.

Marbles for Polish Milky Way. Two coats with Gelous and Out the Door topcoats.

This one's so mysterious! I like that it manages to be opaque in two coats while still allowing the glitter to shine through. The formula was average for a glitter jelly; the base itself wasn't too thick, but the glitters required some dabbing to place evenly. While I was able to get my nails generally smooth with two layers of topcoat, some of the shreds didn't want to lie flat, and the edges were sticking out. I kept picking at them all day! That's my only grump about this polish.

I really enjoyed this first taste of Marbles for Polish, and I'm looking forward to what she'll come up with next! Milky Way is available at the brand's Etsy shop ($9 for 15 ml) and Lust and Envy will be released on March 28! You can also follow the brand on Facebook!

The products in this post were sent to me for review. All opinions are my own.