Superficially Colorful Stealing Your Thunder Swatches

Superficially Colorful IEC Exclusive Stealing Your Thunder

I was introduced to a new brand at Indie Expo Canada.  Superficially Colorful is based in Israel so did not vend in person but sent her pretties to the show.  Stealing Your Thunder was Superficially Colorful’s exclusive for the expo.  A slightly muted medium purple with a gentle holo shimmer.  I didn’t get the VIP bag to get this at Indie Expo but she was nice enough to send me a bottle along with some other goodies to try out.[Read more]

Avon Gel Finish Terracotta Nail Polish Swatches & Review

Avon Gel Finish Terracotta Nail Polish Stamped with Mdu Black and XY-Z01 stamping plate swatch

The third of the shades from Avon’s Gel Finish shade releases for July-August 2017 is Terracotta.  If you missed them, see my swatches of Rose Noir and Head In Clouds.  Still to come is Violuxe and Clover.  Terracotta is well named and the colour matches the name.  Like the others I have tried so far, it is not quite a one coater but fully opaque in two coats and no bald spots.  Dry time is good.  By the time you are[Read more]

Avon Gel Finish Head In Clouds Swatches & Review

Avon Gel Finish Head In Clouds Nail Polish Swatch in Sunlight stamped with XYZ26 and BP Grey

The second of the new shades in the Avon Gel Finish release later this month is a beautiful medium grey, Head in Clouds.  Not too light or dark, grey doesn’t scream summer for me but this just works.  For a paler colour, the polish is surprisingly opaque.  Not quite a one coater but fully opaque in two coats and no bald spots.  Dry time is good and it makes a nice base for stamping if white is too much for[Read more]

Avon Gel Finish Rose Noir Nail Polish Swatches & Review

Avon Gel Finish Rose Noir Nail Polish Swatch stamped with XYZ26 plate - Natural Sunlight

Avon’s Gel Finish line rarely disappoints me.  They are high shine, opaque polishes and come in a great variety of colours.  The Gel Finish formula is three free and includes a strengthener for long lasting vivid colour with a gel like shine – no curing lamp needed.  They are adding five new shades to the lineup for summer 2017 including Rose Noir which I have for you today. Rose Noir is a bright but blackened rose pink.  This colour is perfect for[Read more]

CANVAS Lacquer Throwing Shade Thermal Polish Swatches & Review

CANVAS Throwing Shade Thermal Polish Indie Expo Canada

Oh how I wanted to love Throwing Shade by CANVAS Lacquer.  It is my first CANVAS polish.  In the run up to Indie Expo Canada, I had checked out swatches of polishes from all of the makers.  I set my heart on a different blue from CANVAS then saw this thermal polish posted and changed my mind.  It transitions from a pale gold to a blue with taupe-gold shimmer. Looks great right?  If I could get it to transition on[Read more]