9.11.2013

Pretty & Polished: Basics Line Swatches & Review

We all love the fancy glitter polishes. Whether it's a glitterbomb in a clear base, a crelly with neon hexes, or a jelly with lots of circle glitters, we usually agree: the more, the merrier! However, I think I speak for many polish lovers when I say that sometimes I am just in the mood for a simple, basic polish. Whether it's because I don't want to deal with glitter removal or just because I am going for simplicity, sometimes I just want LESS going on on my nails.

Since indie makers primarily focus on glitter polishes, I usually reach for a drugstore brand when I want a simple, basic mani. But that makes me sad, because I LOVE supporting indie polish makers!

Well, lucky for all of us indie supporters, Pretty & Polished will soon be releasing their Basics Line - which is exactly what these polishes are: basic! Nothing too bright or out-there, some subtle shimmer, and some nice earth tones. So now when I'm feelin' simple, I can reach for an indie brand! YAY!

There are six polishes total in this collection, and all of them are very easy to work with. Let's take a look!

First up is Carrigan, a peachy/nude creme with slight rosy-pink undertones. I used three coats to achieve full opacity, and I think three coats does the trick to even it all out. Swatches are with Glisten & Glow HK Girl topcoat.




Lilly is a perfect Barbie pink with a subtle shimmer. Shown below is three coats of Lilly with HK Girl topcoat.




Blaire is a spicy pumpkiny-red color with some subtle shimmer. Swatches show three coats without topcoat.




Luna is a bright shimmery blue with a slightly metallic look to it. It's not the most original color, and I own several dupes for this one; but that's a good thing, because it's so pretty! =) Shown below is three coats of Luna without topcoat.




Simone is a lovely emerald green color with a hint of teal to it. This one has some shimmer also, and like Luna, Simone has a slightly metallic look to it. Swatches below show three coats of Simone.




Last but not least we have Isadora: an awesome blueish-purple duochrom with some gorgeous green shimmer. Swatches show three coats of Isadora




And there you have it, lacquerbeans! Pretty & Polished's Basics collection is perfect for any indie polish supporter who just needs a break from all that glitter!

You can find Pretty & Polished on Facebook and on their website here.

DOCTOR'S ORDERS: I'm loving Blaire - it's the PERFECT fall shade!


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