Greetings and Nailutations,
Warning - picture heavy post! :)
Today I will be sharing 6 of the 14 (yes, you read that correctly...14!) polishes that are part of the Spring 2016 Blurple Garden Collection from Daily Hues Nail Lacquer. You can pre-order the entire month of February and it officially releases March 1st. This collection is filled with purples and blues in a few different finishes! Be sure to check out her instagram, Facebook and store to see all 14 of the beauties.
Now let's get to some swatches!
First up is a micro glitter bomb called Hydrangea. It is dense enough to get an opaque-textured look, but it can also be used as a glitter topper. Hydrangea contains white and mint matte micro hexes as well as lavender and aqua iridescent micro hexes. Photos show 1 coat swatched and then topped with a layer sponged on to give a textured look with shiny top coat (1st through 5th photos) and also used as a glitter topper over Deux from Painted Polish (6th, 7th and 8th photos).
Next is a holo called Lobelia. Lobelia is described as a dusty navy (aegean) holographic polish. Formula on this polish was amazing and it applied perfectly. Photos 2 coats (although you can get away with 1 thicker coat for opacity) with shiny top coat.
Morning Glory is one of the most unique polishes I have seen. It is a shimmer polish with iridescent flakies, teal small holographic hexes as well as some color shifting dust! This polish would look different in every angle and I will add that it will look great as the base to mermaid nails. Photos show 2 coats with shiny top coat.
The next polish threw me off for a "hot" second (pun intended). Nelle (H), is a previously released polish, but with the addition of holo. It is thermal and holographic!? That is like having 2 looks in 1 polish....like a normal everyday look and then a "let's go on vacation look!" Nelle (H) was very sensitive and was changing on it's own without any help. It is blue when warm and purple when cold. Photos show 2 coats with shiny top coat.
Another unique polish in this collection is Pansy. Pansy is a lavender creme with golden shimmer throughout. This polish is gorgeous and I love how different it is. Photos show 2 coats with shiny top coat.
The last polish, and my favorite is Rose. Rose is a dusty maroon-pink-red holographic polish. I absolutely love the color. I had to also try the "matte the holo" look on this polish too. Photos show 2 coats with shiny top coat (1st through 6th photos) and matte top coat (7th through 10th photos).
Shiny Top Coat: Gem Glam Top Coat from www.dreampolish.com
Matte Top Coat: Heart Of The Matter from https://www.etsy.com/shop/HeathersHues
Loves: I love the formula on DHNL polishes. Her holos, cremes and shimmers go on smoothly and apply like butter. I am a huge fan of blues and purples so a "blurple" collection was a fun idea. I love that she went for different finishes (shimmer, creme, holos, thermals, glitter bombs) - it creates something for everyone. I also love that DHNL polishes are 5-free, so they don't contain the 5 harsh chemicals that can be found in polish.
Wishes: Although a large collection creates something for everyone, I prefer smaller collections - so it isn't so overwhelming for the die hard DHNL fans who must have all DHNLs. :)
I will have a swatch video up on my YouTube Channel Let's BeginNails, so check there for live swatches!
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Kristi aka @BeginNails