now i will warn, this is a bit of a pic fest post as i thought i would show you guys the whole collection. For those who wanted to know, these are indeed flakies...there was a little confusion as to weather these were glitters or flakies...well hope that helps. So here we go..i will try and keep my waffling to a minimum!
First up is Pink Paradise. This is a loaded polish filled with chunky flakies that flash purple, and corally pink. I used 1 coat over Enchanted Disco Barbie.
Golden Shore. As with all of these polishes they contain the same kind of rough jagged shards of glitter. The flakies in these are indeed golden. I used 1 coat over OPI In my back pocket.
Aqua Splash. Again, the same shards of flakies is what makes this polish up. The flakies in this flash silver, golden and aqua. I used 1 coat over Nails Inc Kensington Park Road.
Red Sea. Unlike the others in this collection the base of this is much more coloured. The flakies in this flash red and purple. I used 1 coat over Essie Snap Happy.
Mermaid Tears. The flakies in this one were definately larger cut than the rest of the collection...still in keeping with the rough jagged look, the flakies flash aqua. I used 1 coat over Models Own Pukka Purple.
For fun i decided to show you these layered over a black to show you the different dimension they take on under different colours.
|Thumb is Aqua Splash, pointer Golden Shore, Middle Finger Mermaid Tears, ring finger Pink Paradise and little finger is Red Sea|
My sum up on these are a hard one really. I loved the idea of a whole collection devoted to flakies, we have oodles of glitters and such on the high street but not that many flakies so i give M.O credit for coming up with these. I like them because they are very pretty and very versatile. The negatives i find with these are the base colours. In the bottle they look quite deceiving, i knew they were going to be used for layering butttt i didn't expect the colour to be so sheer they are almost clear (with the exception of red sea) M.O say these can be worn alone, i kinda disagree, especially if like myself and so many other nail polish wearers my nails arn't a super pretty colour underneath. I kind of feel although these sure are pretty in the bottles the flakies arnt unique enough to warrant owning the whole set. Also the glitter had a tendency to stick out on the nail even after 1 coat of seche vite.
My picks of this collection is definitely red sea, aqua splash and mermaids tears. Application on all of these were ok, the shards did tend to drag towards the end of the nail and i did have to go back in a dab a little. Dry time was OK.
So there you have it, i hope you guys enjoyed my review xxxx