Sunday, November 18, 2012

Pretty & Polished Review

Hey there Bloggerettes! I've been busy taking care of the sad news I mentioned in my previous post but I am happy to be back with a review of one of my favorite Indies. Chelsea over at Pretty & Polished was kind enough to let me review 3 polishes from her latest line. And as if she read my mind they were the 3 I really wanted to try! You go, Glenn Coco!

First up is my absolute favorite, Mannequin Hands. She is a shimmery nude based polish with small baby pink hexagon glitter. I actually wore this as a full mani for a few days. I started off with 2 coats of Rejuvacote, 3 coats of Mannequin Hands, and 1 thick coat of Seche Vite. Mannequin Hands runs a bit thin to achieve the jelly effect but 3 coats covers the nail with no visible nail line. The glitter laid flat and spread like buttah. This polish is a definite must have and isn't just any ol' nude shade! Removal was also a breeze, a plus with any glitter polish. Available in both mini for $4.75 and full size for $7.50.

Second in line is S'no Man's Land. Unfortunately for me, this was my least favorite of the three. S'no Man's Land features a shimmery white base with micro iridescent glitter and small to large white hexagon glitter. The white hexagons are gorgeous! I'd love to see them used in another one of her lovely glitter combos. For this swatch I tried out the Elmer's Glue base, followed by 3 coats of S'no Man's Land, and 1 coat of Seche Vite. I suggest using Gelous prior to top coat as it is a bit hungry. I also suggest using white underwear due to visible nail line. In the bottle it looks beautiful, like fresh snow, but on the nail not so much. The peel off base made removal easy as pie! Available in both mini for $4.75 and full size for $8.

And lastly we have It Gets Better. Chelsea has made several beautiful polishes for different causes with proceeds going to charity. It Gets Better was made for the It Gets Better Project, for LGBT awareness. 50% of the profits will be donated to this project. A beautiful message for an equally beautiful polish. She features a shimmery mint green base she has dubbed crelly (jelly/creme), with multi colored small hexagon glitter. I used my Elmer's Glue base, followed by 2 coats of It Gets Better, and 1 coat of Seche Vite. The formula worked perfectly for this combination of base with glitter, they in no way overwhelmed each other letting each part shine through. She applied like a breeze and the glitter laid flat and was not hungry. My glue base made this another easy removal. It Gets Better is only available in a full size bottle for $9.

Pretty and Polished is available through her Etsy. Mannequin Hands and S'no Man's Land are still available in both sizes and It Gets Better is currently sold out. What polish was your favorite or least favorite?

Products featured in this post were sent for review.


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