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Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Stellar Nail Polish Swatches & Review

**EDIT: This post has been updated to include UV shots**

Hello friends! I have four new shades from Stellar Nail Polish to show you today. As always with Stellar, they are all named after songs. This time we have a Las Vegas themed collection, to celebrate the new year.

All four polishes are neon glitter toppers, so I will start by saying I applied them all over a black base for consistency, but also to demonstrate the colours, and the similarities and differences between them. All swatches show two coats of each polish over a black base, with my usual base coat and top coat. Let's get to it!



Stellar Nail Polish "Aloha 'Oe"





"Aloha 'Oe"  consists of stars, hexes in varying sizes, and strands, in predominantly pink and orange with a scattering of green and blue. The bits were well suspended in the base, if just a teeny bit sparse, requiring a bit of fishing to get a good brushful. Application was otherwise straightforward, and the polish dried quickly.


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Stellar Nail Polish "Rock-A-Hula Baby"




"Rock-A-Hula Baby" consists of hexes, squares, and strands in green, blue, pink, yellow, and orange. Again, the bits were nicely suspended. As none of them are overly large, it was very easy to get a good brushful with just a little swish around in the bottle first. Easy to apply, dried quickly.


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Stellar Nail Polish "Viva Las Vegas"




"Viva Las Vegas"  consists of stars and squares in pink, green, blue, yellow, and purple. The bits in this were the most densely packed, but the base remains nice and springy, not dry or clumpy. Just a tiny bit of fishing was required for a good distribution - I managed to get at last one star on every nail. Application was easy and dry time was good.


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Stellar Nail Polish "Love Me Tender"




"Love Me Tender" consists of flowers and squares in pink, blue, and sheer iridescent colours. This one required the most fishing in order to get a good amount of flowers on the brush - I find that is always the case with the flower shaped particles. Application was otherwise fine, and it dried quickly.


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And here is a quick shot of all four polishes under UV lighting - the names are written on the picture for easy identification. As before, they all show two coats over black.



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My thoughts on this collection: At first look, I thought these polishes all seemed very similar, but when I tested them I realised this wasn't the case. Yes, there are similarities but they are all quite different from one another, either by way of shapes or colours. I always love neon glitter top coats as they are so versatile - I have applied them over a black base here as it shows the colours most clearly, but you could really wear them all over many different colours, or even combine several of them for a totally crazy, fun look! They are also very befitting of their Las Vegas theme - bright, colourful, and loud!

These polishes are available to buy from the Stellar Nail Polish Etsy Store, and you can also keep up to date with news and new releases on the Stellar Nail Polish Facebook Page.


Thanks for reading, and come back again soon :) x



**Products provided for honest, unbiased review**

2 comments:

  1. Lovely swatches! You should get yourself a black light / UV light and see your manis glow! Wendy x

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    1. Thank you Wendy! :) I do actually have a little UV light but it's battery powered and of course the batteries are dead, just when I need them not to be! Xx

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