Monday, 25 May 2015

Freckles Polish "Back To The 80s" Swatches & Review

Hello friends. Firstly, my apologies for the lack of blogging lately, I have had a bit of stuff to deal with in my personal life, and life always comes first. Also, as I mentioned in my final A 2 Z blog post, there is a new challenge, which is already under way. However, due to the reasons for my lack of blogging, I have decided to pull out. I simply don't have the motivation at the moment, and I felt it was a step too far for me. I am going to try my best to continue blogging on a semi-regular basis, but don't be surprised if I disappear every now and then. You can always keep up to date with my daily nail posts on Facebook and Instagram though :)

Now, with that out of the way, let's get on to the good stuff! Freckles Polish will be releasing a new collection very soon, entitled "Back To The 80s", and I have four shades from that collection to show you. The collection in its entirety will consist of four neons and four holos; I have two of each. Shall we have a look?

**Before I start, I must mention that I swatched the first two shades - both neons - on a very, very humid day, which caused all sorts of problems: I couldn't even get my base coat to behave, let alone anything else. As a result, I did encounter some bubbling issues.**

Freckles Polish "Rockin' A Perm"

"Rockin' A Perm" is a neon yellow shade, far more neon and yellow in tone than my pictures show - I haven't found a neon yet which will allow itself to be photographed accurately! Think yellow highlighter pens or hi-vis jackets and you'll get the idea. The formula was very, very densely pigmented, which made it a little tricky to work with. It is fairly thick and a little streaky, as you may expect from a neon. I applied two coats, which covered well, but I would probably recommend three thin coats to eliminate any streakiness, and leave a little longer between them to avoid bubbles. Or if you prefer, you could apply a white base and apply this over the top. Dry time was good. Swatches show two coats with top coat.

Freckles Polish "Jelly Shoes"

"Jelly Shoes" is a hot pink neon, and I can confidently say that it is THE MOST NEON polish I have ever seen, I can't even find the words to describe just how ludicrously bright this is, my pictures certainly don't show it, so if you like neons you will have to take a chance and trust me on my word! Formula was very well pigmented, nice and fluid, and easy to apply with just a little care required to avoid over-thick coats (and thus bubbling). Coverage was wonderful, I have had other neon pinks which were nothing without a white base, but not this. Dry time was good, and as with most neons it dries with a matte finish, which is counteracted with top coat. Swatches show two coats & top coat.

Freckles Polish "Scrunchies"

"Scrunchies" is a bright greeny yellow shade which I wouold describe as pineapple coloured, with the signature Freckles Polish scattered but vivid holographic finish. Formula was flawless: fluid, easy to apply, intensely pigmented, quick-drying. Swatches show two coats & top coat.

Freckles Polish "Stilettos"

"Stilettos" is a hot pink shade with scattered holographic finish. The holo is slightly less vivid in this than in "Scrunchies", but it is still very evident. Formula again was perfect, so typical of Freckles Polish holographics. Swatches show two coats & top coat.

These shades and the rest of the "Back To The 80s" collection will be released on Saturday 30th May. You can buy from the Freckles Polish Etsy Store, and also keep up to date with all the news on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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

**Products provided for honest, unbiased review**

1 comment:

  1. Omg I need to get my claws on some Freckles polishes! Love the pink! :)

    I've nominated you for a Liebster Award, I hope you will take part and I am really looking forward to seeing your answers :)