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Born Pretty Store Tribal Textures: Swatches part 2

Hi everyone!

Today I have the next four Tribal texture polishes from the Born Pretty Store swatched for you. The first four I did – a white, pink, gold, and green – can be found here.

Just a note on the formula of these. I mentioned it in the previous post already, but these polishes are much slower-drying than other textures you may be used to. The dark blue I am showing today was particularly slow-drying. I mean, it could be dented for hours after application. Luckily this isn’t as noticeable with a textured polish but it’s definitely annoying, so I wouldn’t recommend using these when you’re in a hurry.

The first one for today is a pale blue, Tribal texture number 14.

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Born Pretty Store Tribal Textures: Swatches part 1

Hi everyone!

A few weeks ago I received my very first order from the Born Pretty Store. Of course, I couldn’t resist their textured polishes, so I got the set of 12 colours! I’ve broken the swatches down into 3 posts so I’ll show you the first 4 colours today.

Firstly, a note about the formula. It varied from one polish to another, but in general they were thick and VERY slow-drying. I recommend using these only when you have plenty of time to do your nails or they will get messed up! Some were only a little slower than normal polishes while others really took forever. Some were also thicker than others and with a creme polish there might have been a minor disaster, but it didn’t bother me all that much with the textures. I also think it’s nothing that can’t be fixed with a few drops of thinner. It was mostly the darker colours (not in this post) that had the thicker formula, so these were slow-drying but not that bad. Shown below are 2 coats of each polish.

On to the polishes! First up is number 01. The polishes don’t have names, only numbers. This is a white texture with silver glitters.

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Sally Hansen Sugar Coat Swatches

Hi everyone!

As you may remember from my last post, I was very excited to find Sally Hansen Sugar Coats in Clicks a few days ago. I love textured nail polish so I couldn’t wait to test it out and I got swatching! There are 8 colours available: Cherry Drop, Razzleberry, Sugar Fix, Cotton Candies, Sour Apple, Bubble Plum, Lick-O-Rich, and Sweetie. I got the first 6 of those – the two I didn’t get are Lick-O-Rich, which is a black texture, and Sweetie, which is yellow. I decided I don’t need another matte black texture since I have Nails Inc’s Leather Effect one and although it’s textured in quite a different way, I doubt I’ll ever use them both up. I also steered clear of the yellow since yellow doesn’t suit my skin tone, but I’m sure some people like it 😉

All swatches shown below are two coats, and the colours were pretty consistent. They applied easily and the texture developed as they dried. The white had a slightly thinner formula but it still applied well and looked good after two coats. And here we go:

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Tip Top Hamper – Swatches and Comparison

Hi everyone!

A couple of weeks ago I was fortunate enough to win a hamper from Tip Top Nails South Africa. They have regular competitions on their Facebook Page and I was the lucky winner of one! Tip Top has two ranges – Tip Top Nail Chic and Nail Addict by Tip Top. Since I already owned quite a few of the Nail Chic polishes I thought I would probably receive some duplicates, but to my joy all of the polishes I received were new to me. Here’s what came in the hamper:

hamperFrom left to right, I received Tip Top Miraculous Results! Nail Build, Nail Addict by Tip Top Baby Cheeks, Tip Top Nail Chic Pink Lady, Nail Addict by Tip Top Kingfisher, and Tip Top Quick Dry top coat. Today I’ll be showing you swatches of the 3 colours along with some comparisons to other colours.

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