SWATCH SUNDAY — Dipping into my Untrieds

Hello lovelies & happy Sunday! I was trying really hard to figure out what I should share for this weeks Swatch Sunday post, & realized I have a WHOLE lot of untried nail polish I have bought over the year (or was given to me) that I’ve never actually worn. Even once. So I thought it would be fun to grab a few of those neglected shades for this weeks Swatch post! So I posted a poll on my Instagram asking did people want to see Spring shades or untrieds, & while it was pretty close, 55% vs 45%, Untrieds won!

So let’s get to the polishes!

Deborah Lippmann Polka Dots & Moonbeams (Staccato Collection Spring 2013)

2 coats (no top coat)

First shade up we have is one that was gifted to me from my Mom after a Winners trip — this is Deborah Lippmann Polka Dots & Moonbeams, which is a milky white polish with mini matte black hex glitters.

The first thing I think of when I see this polish is cookies & cream, which is probably why I’ve never worn it until now. But I liked it a lot better on my nails than in the bottle. However removal was ATROCIOUS! I had little black glitter everywhere & they were hard to get off (which you’ll be able to see in some of my other swatch pictures.) I definitely recommend a peel off base coat with this one rather than trying to take it off with nail polish remover.

(Also I looked up the whole collection, & the other two shades in the collection look very similar to these Ardene shades from 6 years ago so now I have to do a comparison with this guy!)

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China Glaze This is Ranunculus (The Arrangement collection Spring 2019)

2 coats (no top coat)

I picked up this beautiful shimmery blue shade at my local Sally Beauty last Fall. I feel like this is the kind of polish China Glaze does really well — the almost sheer shimmery frosted shade. The brush on the bottle I got was a bit messed up (probably because it was on clearance) but the formula was really easy to apply.

I only used 2 coats for this look, but I probably could have done 3 for full opacity. You can kind of see a bit of patchiness along the side & my tips. But honestly I like the light look of minimal coats. It feels very airy & fresh.

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Kokie Professional Rock Star

2 coats (no top coat)

Next up, we have another shade gifted from my Mom — this time she brought it back after a trip to the USA, as it’s a brand I’ve never seen here in Canada! This is Kokie Professional Rock Star, a gorgeous sheer purple shimmer. & when I saw sheer, I mean sheer!

Usually with a shade like this, I would layer it over another similar shade, but I wanted to see what it looked like all on its own. The golden shimmer is the first thing that catches your eye, followed by that hint of purple. Not a shade I would usually wear all on it’s own, but I could see myself using it for a negative space-ish design.

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Color Club Purple Haze (Oil Slick Collection)

2 coats (no top coat)

Next up, we have probably one of my most recently purchases shades: Color Club Purple Haze. I found this guy hiding at my local Marshall’s in the clearance bin. The bottle isn’t the prettiest — its covered in a blue polish — which probably explains why it was only $2. The polish itself is a very pretty metallic purple duo-chrome/multi-chrome which shifts to a rose gold in the right light. Formula was easy to apply, if not a bit watery, & it dried down with minimal streakiness, but I blame that on not using the right base coat — I would definitely use a more smoothing base coat next time to give the polish a better base to dry against.

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Sinful Colors Sinful Shine Kween (Kylie Signature Collection)

2 coats (no top coat)

Last up, we have this beautiful vibrant red leaning pink — Sinful Colors Sinful Shine Kween. This shade was one of the many released as part of Sinful Colors collaboration with Kylie Jenner. I’ll be honest, I never really had much of an interest in this collection, mostly because I don’t really get the whole craze around the Kardashians, but when I saw this shade on clearance at my local Lawton’s, I couldn’t deny it was a good price! & you know I can’t say no to a good deal.  The formula itself is nice, & applies easily. The pink is bright & the perfect pedicure pink, which is probably what I’ll end up using it for most. I definitely think this shade needs a glossy of top coat, because I found on its own it dried a little funny.

 

What do you think about these untrieds? Would you like to see me share more of the untried shades in my collection? Do you have any untried polishes waiting to be seen in your collection — let me know down in the comments below!

Have a lovely day (& stay healthy!)

4 Replies to “SWATCH SUNDAY — Dipping into my Untrieds”

  1. I have a Deborah Lippmann polish called “Mermaid’s Dream” which is a metallic teal with blue glitter in it. It is stunning, but ALSO a complete nightmare to remove! Love your blog!

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