Monday, February 24, 2014

Reviews and Swatches: Love, Angeline - Strawberry Fields

Yep, it's Monday. Time for another trip into the Indie Spotlight, where I try out indie nail polishes from amazing polish makers from right here in our nail community.

Last week, I took a look at Card Trick by Love, Angeline. This was a great polish, and while I normally wouldn't do two similar polishes two weeks in a row, I wanted to try this one, Strawberry Fields. Well, there's also the fact that I only have a limited supply of indie polishes to work with at the moment.

Plus, with all of the miserable weather this winter, my nails needed the spring vibe that this polish gives off

Brand: Love, Angeline
Product Description: "White crellie with matte pink and green hexes." (credit: product page)
Vintage: August 2013?
Collection: Whites Collection
Limited Edition: 
Sizes: Full, mini
Dupes: -

Everytime I see this polish in my collection or go to try it on, I get "Strawberry Fields Forever" by The Beatles stuck in my head. Not that that's a bad thing. It's this polish's fault for having such an awesome namesake :p

I don't know why, but I'm always drawn to awesome white crellies. This one is definitely on the soft and sheer side, letting the pastel pink and green hexes do their thing.Yes, I said pink. I'm voluntarily buying and wearing pastel pink. This is huge. This tells you how much I was drawn to this polish and how much I like it.

The photos here show three coats of the polish, which gives you a beautiful, subtle layering effect. The polish is still not 100% opaque, but that's perfectly fine with me since the translucent polish seems to almost glow on my nails. LOVE the milky finish. You could easily have a more opaque look by layering this polish over white. I can imagine that even layering it over a lighter pink would give you a beautiful pale pink look. I didn't take any photos, but I really liked the look this polish had as a single layer over my bare nails. It was very subtle and sweet looking. I might have to try it out another time.

I had absolutely no problems with application. There was no need to fish for glitter and the polish went on smooth.  The hexes didn't leave any jagged edges and sat well on the nail, but I added one layer of topcoat to smooth out the finish and protect the polish. As with most white crellies, cleaning up around my cuticles was effortless.

Put another check in the column for Natosha at Love, Angeline as a quality polish maker. Both this and the polish I tried last week are definite winners.

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?  I'd love to hear your opinions! And are you as drawn to good crellies as I am?

Please send me your suggestions on what indie nail polish makers to check out next!

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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