Greetings and Nailutations,
Today I am sharing a fun collection called 30, Flirty & Fabulous from Splendor Nail Lacquer. This collection is to celebrate the owner, Leslee's birthday and she included little tidbits about how some of the polishes got their names! Splendor Nail Lacquer products are 5-free too, so they remove 5 of the harsh chemicals that can be found in polish.
Now let's get to some swatches!
First up is Amethyst, the perfect color and name for a polish named after the birthstone of February babies. Amethyst is a deep purple that is filled with holographic rainbow dust. It applied evenly and photos show 2 coats with shiny top coat under filtered light (1st photo) and simulated sunlight (2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th photos).
Next is Tom Boy, a dusty magenta creme with silver micro flakes. As soon as I saw the flakies, I knew I would have to add a matte top coat. Photos show 2 coats with shiny top coat (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th photos) and matte top coat (5th and 6th photos).
Unicornucopia is next and it is like the glitter is having it's own party on your nails! Unicornucopia is a polish full of holographic glitters! Micro glitters and circles sparkle and twinkle in the light. Photos show 3 coats for total opacity with shiny top coat in filtered light (1st photo) and simulated sunlight (2nd, 3rd and 4th photos).
What is better than having 1 purple in the collection? TWO PURPLES! Winter Skies is a soft purple with holographic rainbow dust. In the simulated sunlight (1st and 2nd photos) it looks almost dusty, in simulated sunlight (3rd and 4th photos) it is sparkly. Photos show 2 coats with shiny top coat.
Next is Smiling Ice Cube, which that makes me grin. The story behind this polish name is adorable. Leslee was raised in Canada and was outside and couldn't feel her toes, so she said "I am a smiling ice cube!" She wore a green and pink snow suit, so she decided to create a green holographic polish with shimmers of green, blue and pink. Photos show 2 coats in filtered light (1st photo) and simulated sunlight (2nd, 3rd, and 4th photos).
The last polish and my favorite of the collection due to it's originality and depth is Cosmic Inkpool. Cosmic Inkpool is a dark blue-purple...or blurple jelly with deep blue shimmer and a sprinkling of hex glitter in a few sizes and colors. This polish is amazing! It will also be the perfect base for galaxy manis! Photos show 2 coat with shiny top coat (1st, 2nd and 3rd photos) and matte top coat (4th and 5th photos) in both filtered and simulated sunlight.
Shiny top coat: www.mydreampolish.com
Matte top coat: O.P.I. Matte Top Coat
Loves: I absolutely love that this collection is mostly dark colors. You all know I love purples and this collection has 2! And I love Cosmic Inkpool - it's dark, deep and hauntingly beautiful! Unicornucopia...can we just say starkly? Star and sparkle together make STARKLY!! The formula on all of these polishes are amazing and applied perfect too! Another great thing about Splendor Nail Lacquer is that her polishes are 5-free, so they don't contain 5 of the harsh chemicals that can be found in polish.
Wishes: wow, this collection is perfection! I would love to see dark colors similar to cosmic inkwell (maroon? hunter green?) and more amazing sparkles similar to Unicornucopia.
Which is your favorite?
Kristi aka @BeginNails