Nail Polish Discussion - Any Brand

Anitacska

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Got my PPU order today. Someone pointed out that the Wildflower Lacquer is very sheer, so I swatched it and sure enough, even with 4 coats it's not opaque. It is pretty though. But I think from now on I'll stick with brands I know and love.

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Anitacska

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Speaking of Different Dimension, I was sent a 25% off code with my PPU polish. I don't think I will use it (but it's not a unique code anyway), so if anyone would like it, I'm happy to share. I really like the turquoise/purple flakie thermal from the new trio and a couple of other one from the last collection, but I don't really want it sent to Stackry and probably shouldn't buy anyway. :( UK shipping is $18, so not worth it for just 3 polishes.
 
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Anitacska

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Here are some mani pictures. First is Illyrian Polish Storm with Colors by Llarowe Donna. I really liked this mani and the CbL in particular. However, I'm still annoyed with her for creating a Doctor Who collection without actually knowing anything about Doctor Who. How/why is Donna this colour? She is ginger! Nothing about this colour makes me think of Donna. Also most of the shades had really generic names anyone can google. Meh. But as I said, it's a cool polish. So is the Illyrian.

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Next up is Femme Fatale Morningtide. It's a cool thermal. It's very reactive and my hands were really warm all day, so I couldn't really take a picture in the cold state.

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This is Barry M Butterflyfish with Femme Fatale Hyacinth Wisp. The FF is/was a thermal, but it's dead, the first one I've had so far actually. I believe it was always a very subtle thermal, but I can't see any changes in it now. I do like it, although I wish I had put it over a colour base as this was 4 coats and it's still not opaque (3 for the Barry M).

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PearlyQueen

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My biggest problem with Femme Fatale is having to pay $14/$16 for a small 9 ml bottle. When I buy them directly through the group buy, I pay around £8 per bottle. I know shipping and customs goes on top of it, but it's usually only a few pounds, plus there's shipping on the PPU/HHC ones too. I don't mind paying that, but if I have to fork out $14/$16 plus shipping, it had better be an amazing shade! I'm just not 100% sure this month's one is worth it.

If you get the Dreamland, I can swap you for a Pahlish decant if you're interested. So I may very well go for the Girly Bits in that case.

Despite receiving huge packages from Stackry, I have actually bought less polish so far this year than last year. It's just a bit over half and it's already October (although Black Friday is still ahead us!). I think it's because most of my purchases went to Stackry that it looked like a lot (and yes, it was a lot, but less than it looked iyswim), but I hardly bought other polishes.
I'm really not fussed on the Pahlish, I've had another look and it's not really calling me!
 

PearlyQueen

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Speaking of Different Dimension, I was sent a 25% off code with my PPU polish. I don't think I will use it (but it's not a unique code anyway), so if anyone would like it, I'm happy to share. I really like the turquoise/purple flakie thermal from the new trio and a couple of other one from the last collection, but I don't really want it sent to Stackry and probably shouldn't buy anyway. :( UK shipping is $18, so not worth it for just 3 polishes.
I'll have a think about it once I've seen how much I spend at Illyrian tonight, and finally decide how many PPU I'm going for! I really liked a couple of the Alien ones and I have stuff at Stackry, but Glam killed my budget last week. I'll let you know!
 

PearlyQueen

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Here are some mani pictures. First is Illyrian Polish Storm with Colors by Llarowe Donna. I really liked this mani and the CbL in particular. However, I'm still annoyed with her for creating a Doctor Who collection without actually knowing anything about Doctor Who. How/why is Donna this colour? She is ginger! Nothing about this colour makes me think of Donna. Also most of the shades had really generic names anyone can google. Meh. But as I said, it's a cool polish. So is the Illyrian.

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Next up is Femme Fatale Morningtide. It's a cool thermal. It's very reactive and my hands were really warm all day, so I couldn't really take a picture in the cold state.

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This is Barry M Butterflyfish with Femme Fatale Hyacinth Wisp. The FF is/was a thermal, but it's dead, the first one I've had so far actually. I believe it was always a very subtle thermal, but I can't see any changes in it now. I do like it, although I wish I had put it over a colour base as this was 4 coats and it's still not opaque (3 for the Barry M).

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Oo, Storm and Donna is a killer combo! The FF Thermal is so strong too, nice effect. And the last one is really pretty - shame your thermal is dead, and it's all a bit too transparent for me to wear, but looks great on you!
 

Anitacska

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This week I'm wearing Illyrian Eleven:
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I really love this one, and it often reads more red than the pics show, which I always like! And the flakies are like molten fire, just so stunning.
It's gorgeous! I wore this not that long ago too.

I still haven't seen any swatches of the new Halloween collection. I don't think I'll be ordering from this restock, I'm sure they will come back at some point. Trying very hard to be good.
 

Anitacska

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My current mani, ILNP Homecoming with WingDust Gilt-y Pleasures. I was very surprised to find that I'd not worn this topper yet. I was sure I had, I love it so much. The ILNP is one of the older ones and it's okay, but not their best.

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PearlyQueen

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It's gorgeous! I wore this not that long ago too.

I still haven't seen any swatches of the new Halloween collection. I don't think I'll be ordering from this restock, I'm sure they will come back at some point. Trying very hard to be good.
I did put an order in but I wasn't that taken with the new colours - I'd have left it but I have been so wanting Henosis for ages and it was re-released so I did get a couple of the new ones as well. But I was waiting to find out what was coming from there before I did my PPU order, and I'm gutted that the Illyrian sold out before I got it.
 

Anitacska

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I did put an order in but I wasn't that taken with the new colours - I'd have left it but I have been so wanting Henosis for ages and it was re-released so I did get a couple of the new ones as well. But I was waiting to find out what was coming from there before I did my PPU order, and I'm gutted that the Illyrian sold out before I got it.
Oh no, sorry you missed out on the Illyrian. I'm sure it'll pop up in destashes. I passed on that one, but OMG, have you seen the HHC one? It's gorgeous!

I had a look too and I do like 2 of the new ones, Slasher and Shiver. Which ones did you get? I'm still debating whether or not to order, I like 3 of the Halloween ones and I've always wanted Darkness. Decisions, decisions.
 

boschicka

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Oh no, sorry you missed out on the Illyrian. I'm sure it'll pop up in destashes. I passed on that one, but OMG, have you seen the HHC one? It's gorgeous!

I had a look too and I do like 2 of the new ones, Slasher and Shiver. Which ones did you get? I'm still debating whether or not to order, I like 3 of the Halloween ones and I've always wanted Darkness. Decisions, decisions.
I have an extra Darkness that I'd be happy to send to your US address at any point if you start using it again.
 

PearlyQueen

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Oh no, sorry you missed out on the Illyrian. I'm sure it'll pop up in destashes. I passed on that one, but OMG, have you seen the HHC one? It's gorgeous!

I had a look too and I do like 2 of the new ones, Slasher and Shiver. Which ones did you get? I'm still debating whether or not to order, I like 3 of the Halloween ones and I've always wanted Darkness. Decisions, decisions.
I was really disappointed about the PPU Illyrian, I wasn't sure at first but later swatches had convinced me, oh well - I'll live! It's the first time I've had an issue with PPU selling out, but it's my own fault for waiting - I really didn't want to overspend if the Illyrian release ended up being awesome, but I don't really feel it was. I'm kind of annoyed the swatches were so late for it, and the maybe/maybe not protos ended up not. If you come across the Illyrian PPU in a destash, please let me know!
I looked at HHC this morning, I do like the Illyrian and actually a couple of others this time!
My Illyrian order was:
Slasher
He's coming
Henosis
Aeromancy
Elevation
I'm not sure about Elevation, but hopefully it will be nice! I wasn't sure about He's Coming either mind, but I suspect it will be nice when it arrives.
 

Anitacska

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I was really disappointed about the PPU Illyrian, I wasn't sure at first but later swatches had convinced me, oh well - I'll live! It's the first time I've had an issue with PPU selling out, but it's my own fault for waiting - I really didn't want to overspend if the Illyrian release ended up being awesome, but I don't really feel it was. I'm kind of annoyed the swatches were so late for it, and the maybe/maybe not protos ended up not. If you come across the Illyrian PPU in a destash, please let me know!
I looked at HHC this morning, I do like the Illyrian and actually a couple of others this time!
My Illyrian order was:
Slasher
He's coming
Henosis
Aeromancy
Elevation
I'm not sure about Elevation, but hopefully it will be nice! I wasn't sure about He's Coming either mind, but I suspect it will be nice when it arrives.
Of course, I'll let you know.

I like the Lollipop Posse from HHC as well, but not sure if I'll get it.

I have Elevation, it's nice. I don't really like the jellies with contrasting flakies like He's Coming. There was another polish a while ago that was similar and I skipped that too. There are so many other ones I love anyway, I'm quite glad when makers come out with polishes I don't really like.
 

PearlyQueen

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I've had shipping notices for my last month's PPU and HHC - I guess Vanessa's got round to sorting those ones out. No notice for the one allegedly definitely shipping on Monday mind...
 

PearlyQueen

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This week I'm wearing Nails Inc Greenwich Park:
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It's a one-coater and very nice, but I always feel that silver polishes don't suit me. I try not to buy them these days!
 
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