Some items in this post were provided for honest review.
As I mentioned in my annual roundup post with my top 10 nail art looks from the past year, I am one of the official bloggers for September’s Polish Con. This Polish Con will be taking place here in Minneapolis, and I am so excited that I will be able to attend! I hope I will be able to meet some of you, and of course take lots of pictures and enjoy myself. As an official blogger for the Con, I will be sharing many of the VIP and exclusive polishes for the event with you over the next couple of weeks.
If you see some polishes you can’t pass up, but you also know you can’t attend the event, I recommend joining the Polish Con Facebook group to find out how you can take advantage of the new fairy service. While there’s no guarantee you’ll be able to get a product that is limited, you will at least be able to request those you are interested in.
On to the polish! I am going to do my best to share the VIP and exclusive polishes for each brand in their own post. With only 2 weeks to go until Polish Con, posts about my 5 year celebration giveaway still going up, and a Digital Dozen week on its way, that is going to mean 2 posts most days for the next 2 weeks. That’s a much busier posting schedule than I usually stick to but I will do my best so that you can see all of these beauties! Today, I am starting off with Sassy Sauce Polish.
I’ve always liked green polish, so this thermal is a winner for me. It shifts from a dark brown – like mud – in the cool state, to a light, bright green when warm. It contains colour shifting flakies in 3 different kinds, and a violet shimmer.
The light green warm state is a little sheerer, so this polish needed 3 coats on me. Here it is shown with a shiny top coat as well. It was a little sheer on the first coat but built up really well and as you can see, it’s gorgeous with 3. The formula was easy to work with and flakies distributed themselves well.
I like the cool state of this thermal best. The dark brown lets the shimmer come through better and I like it more against my skin tone. I really like it in transition as well! Autumn is the perfect time for thermal polish, with temperatures more in the range where it’s likely to shift from warm to cool, so it’s a good time for a polish like this.
Fortunately those lakes that I’ve been to in Minnesota haven’t been quite this green! Although, I was doing some field work earlier this week at a stream that was just as brown as the cool state of Whole Lotta Lakes. Next up, we have Sassy Sauce Polish Skippin’ on the Skyway. Turquoise is one of my favourite polish colours, so of course this one is a winner for me!
In case you’re not familiar with it, the skyway is a way of getting around Minnesota’s downtown region in the cold winter months. You don’t want to spend too much time outside when it’s -20ºC (or colder!), but fortunately much of the downtown region is connected via the skyway – apparently 80 city bocks over 11 miles are interconnected!
Last but not least, we have Holy Twine Ball. Did you know that the world’s largest ball of twine is in Minnesota? It’s one of those crazy kinds of tourist attractions that really makes me shake my head and laugh – but it’s pretty cool, too, in its own way! I haven’t been to see the ball of twine, but I’ll definitely stop and take a look if I’m ever passing that way.
Holy Twine Ball was the polish from these 3 that appealed to my personal tastes the least, but once I had it on my nails, I could definitely see how it would be a favourite for someone else. It’s one of those extra special neutral shades that can be safe for work, but definitely not boring. Shown here are 3 thin coats of Holy Twine Ball with top coat. On the first coat, I was concerned that the polish would be a bit brushstrokey, but as you can see it smoothed out really well with subsequent coats – and fortunately it applied nice and easily.
Which of these do you like best? Do you plan on picking any of them up?