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.
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~