Hello lovelies & happy Sunday? Can you feel that in the air — it’s the feeling of Spring in the air! Which means it’s time to break out the pastels.
Recently I was at my local Winners, & I happened to see some cute nail polish duos by Londontown. I’ve purchased some of their nail polishes before, so I was excited to get some more nail polishes to try. I decided on a set featuring two very Spring-y shades — Mint No Chip & Briolette.
Today I’m excited because I’m sharing a fun purple OPI that I recently found at my local Winners. I love how I’ve been finding displays with full previous season collections, which I may have missed on the first go around. This is OPI The Sound of Vibrance that was released as part of the 2021 Malibu collection released last Summer.
3 coats, no top coat
The Sound of Vibrance is a beautiful pink toned purple with shimmery blue glow & small glitters. Obviously, I’m drawn to purple easily (heck, even my hair is purple!) but this one really caught my eye because of that glow. It gives me so many nail art colour combination ideas, but also — it just looks really pretty on its own.
The formula was a wee bit on the thinner side. It wasn’t 3 coats on every nail, but I did need to do 3 coats on a few nails when I had some patchiness. However, the polish levels on its own very easily. & the beautiful colour is definitely worse a few extra swipes of polish.
You can definitely see why this was a part of a Summer collection, because it’s giving me all the Summer-y, beauty vibes.
Also, lately, I’ve been really finding myself drawn to a lot of red polishes, so it was nice to go back to an old favourite colour, & remind myself that Summer is coming, even if these chilly rainy days are making me feel otherwise.
What do you think of The Sound of Vibrance & it’s beautiful colour? Did you get any shades from this Malibu collection for Summer 2021?
Let me know all your thoughts down in the comments below!
Hello lovelies & happy Sunday! Today I have another fun new to me brand to share with you, that once again I found thanks to Winners! Smith & Cult The Message.
It actually came in a gift set, which included 2 other polishes & an adorable make up bag. & the price for all those goodies? $9 on clearance. Even if I wasn’t already itching to try out the brand, a deal like that cannot be passed up! Plus I’ve been following Smith & Cult on Instagram for YEARS but have never actually seen their polish in stores! So it was definitely meant to be.
2 coats + top coat
First things first — these are some heavy duty bottles. The feel very upscale compared to other nail polish brands, which is neat. Of course, finding a spot in my drawers took a second, but they’re definitely the kind of bottle you want to display. Also I originally thought that I had got a dented polish top, but all my shades were like that, & it appears to be intentional.
The formula of the polish itself was smooth & easy to work with. I needed two coats for full opacity. The shimmery red is very nice, which shows a bit more berry on my nails than straight up red.
The Message is definitely a red polish I could easily throw on if I was stuck on anything else to wear— red is always my go to in those moments— & also would be a lovely choice for Valentine’s Day! This would definitely be a lovely date night polish. I ended up topping my nails with some liner holo top coat (Starrily Eclipse… my go to), which I’ve been wearing for the last couple days. Excited to see how this polish holds up during an extended shift at work.
Like I mentioned, I found this shade at my local Winners — I’ve also seen some single bottles at Marshalls as well. If you’re not finding them at yours, or don’t have a Winners/Marshalls you can also purchase Smith & Cult polish through their website, as well as on Amazon. Although, I will say — the prices are considerably higher than the deal I got at Winners, so they’re definitely on the higher end of nail polish prices.
What do you think about this beauty of a red? Have you tried Smith & Cult The Message, or any of their other shades? Let me know all your thoughts down in the comments below & tell me what’s the most you’ve ever spent on a single nail polishes?