Saturday, July 21, 2012

Love and Beauty Nail Colour Swatches

Hello again readers~

I finally was able to get the photos off of my camera, onto the computer and wrote up my review for the Love and Beauty nail polishes I bought a few weeks prior.

I bought the box on sale from Forever 21, knocked down from 9-10 dollars, to 5. The box came with seven colours: 5 shimmers, 1 jelly, and 1 glitter.

None of them had names, so I just listed them by the order they were in the box.

1.) Dark Gunmetal - A gunmetal grey with silver shimmer. Opaque with 2 coats. This was hard to make even, since brush strokes were still visible, but it covers well and the strokes are barely noticeable.
2.) Dark Violet - A violet/grey-black base with violet glitter and shimmer. This polish seemed incredibly sheer, but turned opaque with 2 coats. The shimmer is brilliant if you're in direct light, but lacks when it's in the shade.

3.) Plum - A dark vampy plum (the reason I wanted the set in the first place). I absolutely love it. Opaque with 2 coats, and dries slightly matte. It resembles a rubber finish, but I prefer it with a top coat.

4.) Pink Glitter - Just a bright pink glitter. Swatch is with 3 coats. There is a way to get it opaque, but that would require numerous coats and it's not worth it. Looks wonderful over black polish.

5.) Blue - Sheer blue base, with blue and green shimmer. Very sheer, and needs building up. Opaque in 3 coats.

6.) Green - Grey/Green base, with green and silver shimmer. VERY Sheer. This was with 3 coats, and still doesn't seem dark enough.

I had high hopes for this, since in the bottle it looked so dark, and on the nail, the silver shimmer makes it much brighter.

7.) 'Light' -  This is exactly like the Distict 2 - Stone Cold, China Glaze polish, though slightly different (it doesn't dry matte, and is slightly lighter!). It covers in one coat, but I applied two to be safe. 

I think if you're looking for an alternative to Stone Cold, this would be wonderful, but since I have it, I find it a hassel since if I wanted a matte look, I'd need to add extra polish.


I only kept two; Plum and Dark Violet. The others I gave to my sister. The polishes suit my palette more, but I already have a gunmetal and a 'Stone Cold' polish, I don't need numerous ones.  The others just didn't suit me at all, or I had similar polishes.

They are rather nice polishes, and if you get it on sale the price is exceptionally great.

Bonus swatches:

1. Icing 'Shredded' over Orly 'Gumdrop'
2. Love and Beauty 'Dark Blue' over Wet n Wild 'Ebony Hates Chris'
3. Love and Beauty 'Pink Glitter' over  Wet n Wild 'Ebony Hates Chris'

Thanks for reading~

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