Monday, February 17, 2014

Reviews and Swatches: Love, Angeline - Card Trick

It's Monday, which means it's time for another Indie Spotlight post!

About two weeks ago, I ordered several polishes from  Love, Angeline. I've had my eye on a few of these amazing glitter-filled crellies for a while now. Finally, I caved and treated myself to a couple on my wishlist, and I'm  really glad I did.

Today I'm going to take a look at the first of my purchases: Card Trick <3

Brand: Love, Angeline
Name: Card Trick
Product Description: "White crellie with navy and raspberry hexes." (credit: product page)
Vintage: August 2013
Limited Edition: yes? 
Sizes: Full, mini
Dupes: -

Card Trick is a lovely white creme jelly (crellie) that's filled with navy blue and berry red hex glitter pieces. The formula is smooth, despite how packed with glitter it is. The various sizes of hex glitter sit well on the nail, and a single coat of topcoat was sufficient in sealing the polish and smoothing out the glitter edges. There was no need to go fishing for glitter pieces. In fact, doing so might result in having TOO many of the glitter hexes on your nail as you build up layers.

 It took two to three coats of the polish to build up full opacity, but the layers dried fairly quickly. You could easily get away with one to two layers of polish if you were to use a base coat of white. I prefer not using any undies, though, since I  like the look of the glitter layered over and under the translucent jelly polish. The polish also comes away VERY easily with pure acetone, so cleaning up my nails was an easy task.

I love the effect you get with this polish. The navy hex glitter sometimes comes across more black-toned than blue, and the raspberry more as red. The white/red/blue color combination definitely invokes images of a deck of playing cards. I REALLY want to do a playing card themed manicure using this as an accent polish.

I wish I could have kept this polish on longer, and was even developing ideas of how to incorporate it into a nail art design. Unfortunately, Mother Nature had other plans when she dumped a foot (30.5 cm) of snow on us...again....and I broke a few of my freshly painted nails while shoveling.

Manicures/nail art that use this nail polish:

  • coming soon! 
Overall, my impression of Love, Angeline polishes thus far is a very good one. These are some of the most gorgeous and best quality crellies that I've come across, and I can't wait to try more. 

All Love, Angeline polishes are 3-free  5-free (she just changed formula) and mixed by hand. Natosha is just celebrating her first anniversary in business, so be sure to check out Love, Angeline Polish on Facebook or Instagram for some amazing celebratory deals on some amazing polishes.

Have you ever tried Love, Angeline polishes? How were they? What colors would you recommend? Let us all know!

Disclaimer: I will give my honest opinion on any reviews and swatches that appear on this site, regardless of origin. All products mentioned in this review were purchased by myself <3

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