Monday, November 26, 2012

Mmmm! Nail Polish Review;

hi :) I hope you had a great (holiday) weekend~

A few weeks ago, Monique of Mmmm! Nail Polish asked me to review a few of her polishes; of course I couldn't resist. Although Monique isn't working at the moment, she is using some of the profit from selling her nail polishes to send care packages to a soldier in Afghanistan whom she adopted.

Here are the beauties that Monique sent to me:

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Before I show swatches, I do want to mention that my skin-tone is different in each picture -__- I wanted to show more color-accurate photos of the polish rather than color-accurate photos of my skin .. hahaha. Alright ...

2 coats of Tickle Me by itself, no top coat. From what I can tell, its a clear base with tiny iridescent glitter, tiny white glitters, matte (?) square glitters, and bigger matte mint / lemongrass glitters. The iridescent glitters look like they're glowing in this pictures 8D I did have a to do a bit of fishing for the bigger glitters but this polish applied very well.

1 coat of Tickle Me over 1 coat of Essie's Mesmerize, no top coat. The bigger mint glitters look ... white(?) in this picture .. I'm not sure why. But anyway -- this was my favorite combo. It was absolutely beautiful (!!!!!) in person! :)

2 coats of Tickle Me over 2 coats of Finger Paints' Blissfully Blue + top coat. Absolutely adorable ~!

2 coats of Say Hi To Bob, no top coat -- clear base with lots & lots of tinyyyy burnt orange glitters with bigger yellow hex & square glitters. It does dry kind of matte but it applies well.

1 coat of Say Hi To Bob over 1 coat of OPI's Bullish on OPI, no top coat. Ugh. this was my favorite combo; its a perfect mani for fall. Seriously, pictures do not do justice.

1 coat of Say Hi To Bob over Finger Paints' Calligraphic Calico, no top coat. Pretty but not my favorite combo. See how matte / flat the polish dries? Top coat would've made it shinier but I skipped out on the top coat.

2 coats of I'm Taken + top coat. HOLY CHIZ. ISNT THAT BEAUTIFUL!? Mauve-ish base with a bright green & pink duochrome effect... idk .. I just prefer to call it a shimmer because I usually don't like duochromes ... guess I might be in denial? hahaha :P The duo / shimmer is wayyyyy more noticeable irl, btw. The polish is a bit thick so I suggest applying in thin coats; the color doesn't flatter my skin-tone but I love this polish~

2 coats of Sunny Days + top coat. This was the closest I could get to a color accurate photo -- the polish leans more mustard yellow with bright orange-y / pink duo / shimmer. The shimmer is much more visible irl. Formula on this one is a bit thick too but its definitely easy to work with.

1 coat of Sugarlicious + top coat. OMG. RIGHT!? Olive-y green base with bright  green duo / shimmer. Kinda thick formula as well but thin coats cover very well.


Aren't those beautiful!? I don't know if my swatches did any justice. hahaha Be sure to check out Mmmm! Nail Polish~ and a big thanks to Monique for kindly sending me these polishes to review :)

have a good one!,
<3KATRINA

14 comments:

  1. great swatches!! these polishes are all beautiful, and i think the bottles are super cute too (;

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    1. Thanks :) Omg yes; the bottles are definitely cute ! :D

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  2. OMG! All of the colors looks really MMM! The layering versions are super pretty!

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    1. The glitters are sooo pretty~ The polishes are really nice~

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  3. Oh I'm Taken is awesome!! I think it looks really nice on you

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    1. Thanks Steph~ It really is superrrr pretty! Even better in person :)

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  4. Gosh! These are great! I am drooling over I'm Taken! I do wish her well with her great program on doing care packages for troops in Afghanistan. I bet she could find a sponsor to give her matching funds for what she earns. Keep us posted if she is going to start to produce polishes again.

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    1. I'm Taken is soooo much prettier irl. It's beautiful ! :)

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  5. In fairness, these are really nice pieces of nail polish colors. I adore them all. Personal fave is the Calligraphic Calico.

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    1. Yea, they're all really great polishes~ The colors are absolutely beautiful.

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