Hi all! I have been on a swatching kick lately, mostly because I have purchased so many pretty colors in the last few weeks that I want to show you all in their natural state. But don't worry, more nail art in the coming days and weeks! Today is another swatchfest. This time of some gorgeous colors from LynBDesigns. My full review and pics after the jump!
First up is Sacre Blurple. Which is exactly what this is a blue-purple (blurple) jelly. I loved how pigmented this polish was. I have something that is a very similar color but as soon as it dries it seems to lose a lot of the dimension of color. This did not which I was really stoked about. I did find the formula to be a bit thin streaky which you can see in the pics. I used two coats but you could probably get an even application with three.
Thor's Hammer is an awesome clear jelly base with bronze and silver glitter flecks and small round silver glitter. This color was a complete stunner in real life. Unfortunately my camera just did not like it. I took a bajillion photos of this polish and just could not capture the gorgeousness like I wanted. I layered two thin coats over OPI Suzi Loves Cowboys for the pics.
T.A.R.D.I.S is a nod to Doctor Who and is from the Doctor Who collection. I completely geeked out when I saw this polish- I am a huge Doctor Who fan and this polish is T.A.R.D.I.S blue! For those of you that don't know T.A.R.D.I.S. stands for Time and Relative Dimension in Space and is the blue police box that the Doctor travels through time and space in. The polish is a pretty deep blue jelly with silver and blue glitter flecks. Like Sacre Blurple it was a bit streaky during application. I think it would work well layered over a dark blue or perhaps with three coats. I used two for the pics.
Last but not least is my favorite of the bunch. Quoth the Raven. I am a lover of black polish, it's my favorite polish color and a staple in my stash. I own black polish from tons of different brands and no one is alike. Black polish is a hard thing to get right in my opinion. The main issues I find are they are, too sheer, too streaky,or too thin. I have can honestly say that I there are only two black polishes that I consider favorites of those that I own. This one trumps them both! Why, you ask? Because it's a one-coater! You heard me right people- I only used one coat for these pics. That is the way it was intentionally made. It is a gorgeous black that dries to a semi-matte finish. Which I love! I feel like I may need to buy more bottles of this I love it that much. I used one coat (!) and no top coat to show off the gorgeous "rubber-like" finish.
LynBDesigns is sold on Etsy. Full size bottles retail for $7-8. Jenna of LyBDesigns is currently having a buy two get one free sale so click on over to her shop if you're interested in any of these pretty shinies!