By Arwenn: Swatches & Review

Creme polishes are my first love. Forget glitters, jellies, sheers, shimmers, and holos - cremes were always my favorite! And while I am now totally starting to adore jellies, cremes will always hold a special place in my naily-heart ;-)

Today I have THREE absolutely gorgeous cremes I was sent for review from By Arwenn. This shop is stationed in Paris, France (ooh la la!), but Arwenn ships worldwide! All polishes in this shop are hand-mixed, 3-free, and vegan.

First up I have Pistache: a simply lovely pale green pistachio-colored creme. For full smoothness and opacity, I recommend two coats with top coat, which is what I have pictured below. The formula was great on this one - barely any streakiness with the first coat, and total even application for the second coat. Check it out!

light box

light box

outdoors - sunlight

Next up we have Abricot: a stunning peachy-apricot dusty creme. For the swatch below, I used two coats; the first coat was a bit streaky, but using a thicker second coat and top coat evened everything out for a flawless look! Unfortunately, my camera did NOT want to capture the actual color of this beautiful polish; I have two different swatches of this one, because the color looks so different in bright sunlight than it looks indoors in natural, indirect lighting!

indoors - sunlight
outdoors - sunlight

indoors - light box with natural lighting

Last, but most certainly not least, we have Cupcake Fraise: A girly pink creme polish loaded with metallic glitters of various shapes and colors. This one seriously reminds me of strawberry frosting with rainbow sprinkles! It's so yummy and girly!  The formula on this one was really great; no streaking or dragging, and no fishing for glitter was necessary, but there are larger hexes in there that did not want to come out - but one came out on my pointer ;-) Swatched is two coats of this yummy polish with topcoat.

Check out Arwenn's Facebook Page and Etsy Shop! She has DOZENS of gorgeous colors.

DOCTOR'S ORDERS: You can't go wrong with a cupcake! Cupcake Fraise is the perfect summer glitter polish for a girl on the go!


  1. Creme finishes are my favorite too! The first two are gorgeous cremes :) They all look lovely and its awesome that it's from France too :)

  2. I had to add Pistache to my etsy buy list, it's so freaking pretty!! I really like cremes the best, and I can not even start to say how much clothing I own that matches this pale green. I am in love! thank you for this review, it looks way better in this picture than in the ones on the listing.

  3. Pistache looks gorgeous. I love that shade of green.

  4. Thank you so much Ariel, i'm so happy for this partenership <3 <3

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    1. Ugh I KNOW! Literally everybody keeps telling me how much they love that color whenever I wear it!