I’m bringing you probably my biggest shopping ever (at least when it comes to nail polish). This post will also feature swatches of the nail polish (on swatching sticks), but I’ll give a full swatches on nails later, once I’ve had a chance to wear the polish.
I’ve got stuff from Eveline, Konad, Golden Rose as well as two brands I’ve been unfamiliar with up until now but which I discovered through Pandora: Moment and Yolizul.
First onto e-bay stuff: today I received nail art dotting set which features 5 dotting tools. I can’t wait to try it. I also ordered a set of nail art striping tapes in 10 different colors. I’ve ordered both from art-la-lic e-bay seller.
Considering my nail-polish addiction, I was only too happy that another set of swatch sticks arrived today because I have only 10 sticks empty left. The swatch sticks are from hkiron-aus.
And now onto the fun stuff – the nail polish.
First are Moment and Yolizul. As far as I know, both are Spanish brands and in Croatia they are available in Offertissima (a dollar store). Moment retail for 9 kn and Yolizul is 7kn. The quality of Moment polishes varies – some shades are opaque in one coat while some would need at least three coats. Orange Yolizul glitter is interesting, but red is too plain and I already have a similar Golden Rose polish.
Here are the swatches: from L to R: Moment 12, 48, 6, 16 and 103; Yolizul 252 and 160.
The next are Eveline polishes. I absolutely adore their Mini Max line and I couldn’t resist when I saw the green ones on sale in Kozmo drugstore (6.99kn). I’ve bought the other two for their full price (9.99kn). I can’t remember the price of the Colour Instant one, but it was around 15kn. The quality is generally excellent – almost all Mini Maxes are one-coaters, but the purple one is sheer even after two coats.
Also, all green shades are darker – for some reason they don’t look true on the photo (probably because of the sun, the other shades are good – you can see more accurate shade on the group photo).
Here are the swatches: Mini Max 803, 808, 810, 605, 817 and Colour Instant 691.
The last round features Konad, Depend and Golden Rose. I’m worried about Gold Konad – it is very runny so I’m not sure how it will function for nail stamping. I got Depend opalescent polish which is not very swatch friendly on a transparent stick, but it is very pretty. Depend also has holographic polishes and I got a blue one – usually all the blue holos are turquoise or aqua and I wanted something really blue. The only problem with Depend is that they have very fragile bottles – the blue is my second holo because I broke the first bottle. Really surprising as I had Chanel, Max Factor and Born Pretty polishes fall of a much higher height and nothing happened. Depend, on the other hand, shattered completely. And finally, my new Golden Rose Jewels. I absolutely love them.
Here are the swatches: Konad White Pearl and Gold, Depend 363 and 2032, Golden Rose 105, 111, 115.
Thank you for reading.
Have a great day,