Turtle Tootsie Polishes Bolide [April 2018 Polish Pickup Pack], 3 coats. Good formula, if a little sheer at the tips.
Sinful Colors 2284 White on Time
ILNP Sweet Pea
L.A. Colors 53 Road Trip
Blackheart Beauty Pink Pearls
China Glaze Flirty Femininity, 3 coats. This is so sheer and runny and stinks to high heaven. 😛
Dreamland Lacquer Ooh Shiny!
KBShimmer Oh Matte!
Current mani here! I’ve been wanting to use Bolide from Turtle Tootsie Polishes since I bought it but everything I tried just didn’t click. I finally forced myself to sit down with it and come up with other complementary colors and a technique. And yes, I know you’ve seen a similar technique earlier this week. This technique was one I saw from yagala on instagram.
I love how the fluid nail art really looks like swirled candy or chocolate or even coffee. I started off with a shiny top coat and though I liked it, I really wanted to try it with a matte top coat.
Hot Topic Blackheart Beauty Purple Matte Sparkle, 3 coats on pointer and ring fingers [previously swatched]
OPI Ink. Suede, 2 coats on pinky finger
Wet N Wild Happy Hour Hop, 3 coats on middle finger [previously swatched]
Another comparison for you! I hope you find these helpful, I always like to know when a polish comes out that might be a duplicate (dupe) for an older (not available anymore) polish.
Today I’m comparing Purple Matte Sparkle to Happy Hour Hop to Ink. Suede. As you can see, no dupes here! The WnW is way more sheer than I remember. And the OPI stains. So I would definitely choose the BHB – especially at the price point!
Hot Topic Blackheart Beauty Blue Matte Sparkle, 2 coats on pointer and ring fingers [previously swatched]
OPI Russian Navy Suede, 2 coats on middle and pinky fingers
So when I swatched the Hot Topic Blackheart Beauty Matte Sparkle polishes, I pulled out some other polishes for comparison. For today’s post, I pulled out OPI Russian Navy Suede.
They are very similar, but the OPI has a silvery base where the BHB has a golden base. The base to the OPI also seems more tightly packed with the silvery base, or maybe the particles are larger? The good thing about the BHB though is that it doesn’t stain like the OPI! 😀
Hot Topic Blackheart Beauty Pink Matte Sparkle, 2 coats
Hot Topic Blackheart Beauty Teal Matte Sparkle, 2 coats
Hot Topic Blackheart Beauty Blue Matte Sparkle, 2 coats
Hot Topic Blackheart Beauty Purple Matte Sparkle, 3 coats
So I dunno why these are called sparkle because without top coat, they don’t really sparkle. They are beautiful polishes though, and really, for the price they can’t be beat! Since formulas are almost the same across the board, I’ll talk about that at the end of the post. Continue reading
Blackheart Beauty Shimmer Satin Matte [previously swatched], 2 coats
Sinful Colors Kylie Trend Matters Konstellation [previously swatched], 2 coats
Geesh, the title of this is a flippin’ mouthful, isn’t it? In a Facebook group I’m in, there was a suggestion to compare this Blackheart Beauty to an older Sinful Colors. Let’s see how they compare in the bottle!
So obviously, they look really close, maybe the BHB a little darker?
Blackheart Beauty Shimmer Satin Matte, 2 coats [previously swatched]
Baroness X Live Long & Paws-per, 1 coat plus top coat
Holy Hera, is this a gorgeous combo or what! I love when a mani just is so beautiful you can’t help but stare at it. This is the second time I’ve used LL&P (the first being a pedicure), and it knocks me out every time. Gorgeous polish!
Blackheart Beauty Shimmer Satin Matte, 2 coat and no top coat. Formula on this is thicker and it dries super fast. As I was using this under another polish (to be shown soon!), I wasn’t too worried about how well it looked – or didn’t look.
Blackheart Beauty is so creative with the name of their polishes aren’t they? 😀