Monday, January 14, 2013

Indie: Smitten Polish mini-spam (a few from "Smitten with the Holidays" collection)

I purchased these in early December, and swatched them just before I left for Canada. I think I wanted to post these swatches a couple times before, but Noelie was also away for the holidays, so I decided to wait until she got back to post these pics! Her Etsy shop is open again (actually, it must have been open for a while, and I just forgot to check again), so you can grab these if you're interested in them!

Smitten Polish Frost Fairies (3 coats) - Very good formula for a white jelly, but I apply whites very carefully :)

Smitten Polish Frost Fairies (1 coat) over Essie Marshmallow (2 coats)

Smitten Polish Winter is Coming (3 coats) - Excellent formula. I think this looks even nicer in person! Plus GAME OF THRONES! 3.31.13!!!! That seems far away :(

Smitten Polish Greensleeves (3 coats) - This is pretty opaque at 2 coats, but I did 3 for the pictures. It dries on the satin side, so definitely looks better with topcoat. Reminds me of a more complex Zoya Ivanka.

Comparison: Smitten Polish Greensleeves (3 coats) and Ivanka (3 coats) - The big flakes in the Smitten give it an overall bluer appearance, but the base seems very similar between the two. Smitten's formula wins, in my opinion.

Smitten Polish A Midnight Clear (3 coats) - Similar to Greensleeves, this one dries to a satin-like finish, so use topcoat to bring out the best in this one. Very pretty.

Comparison: Smitten Polish A Midnight Clear (3 coats) and Zoya Song (1 coat) - These look very close in the bottle, but on the nail they are rather different. The Zoya is darker and does not catch as much light as Smitten.

Hope your 2013 is going well! I've been doing some spring cleaning around the apartment. This morning, I made a post on our apartment's e-bulletin board giving away our old vacuum and steam mop (having been replaced by the Dyson in my previous post, and a new Bissell I purchased from Amazon). I got two responses in about 5 mins of posting. The second person was SO BUMMED that he had missed out. I've never seen someone so distraught over not getting a steam mop before ("my 1st major letdown of the new year"). So, I hope your new year is going better than his, at least!


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