Today for The Great Aussie Polish Challenge and Glitter Me Up Friday I have a brand new polish brand, Peita's Polish. I was so excited to try these. This is Aloha and Shipwrecked. Don't they look like the perfect pair? I was hoping they'd look good together and they exceeded my expectations.
Aloha is a shimmery teal with a silky smooth finish. I was stunned from the first application, it's such a gorgeous colour. A lot of the time the solid colours from an indie brand will get overlooked in favour of the glitters but after trying this I want all Peita's other solids. It really is a perfectly mixed formula that applies beautifully.
This is 3 coats, no top coat. I could have done with another coat on my middle finger, I applied the polish a bit thin there, but the sun came out briefly so I rushed outside to get some photos while I could. It's been such a cold gloomy day today :( Why does the sun hide so much on Glitter Me Up Friday?
In the sun Aloha shimmers and in the shade it glows. Shiny and silky.
|In the sun.|
|In the shade.|
I love this colour! I'm not sure that it quite works with my skin tone but I don't care. Anyway because it's Friday I added a coat of Shipwrecked.
Shipwrecked is fine teal glitter with large copper hex glitters. It looks like old coins spilled across the sea floor. A tropical sea with clear turquoise waters. Ahhh I need a holiday.
This is just one coat of Shipwrecked over Aloha. There was no need to mess around fishing or dabbing the glitter to get this fairly even coverage of copper hexes. I could of added another coat for a heavier glitter cover but I liked it just like this. The glitter sparkles beautifully without overwhelming Aloha. See what I mean about them being the perfect pair?
Shipwrecked is another great formula, it's not at all thick or goopy and flows really well. This dried pretty smooth but I finished with a coat of Seche Vite for greater depth (and because I needed dry nails to cook dinner).
Peita has a lovely looking blue polish called Pacific which I think would also work well with Shipwrecked but I don't have it so before I took off yesterdays Pretty Serious Cosmetics BSOD I tried Shipwrecked over it. Not the same blue but I was curious to see how it would look.
Not bad eh? I think I prefer Aloha though, simply because it has more impact and really makes the copper colour 'pop'. Naturally I then had to fill a nail wheel trying Shipwrecked over a heap of different colours. Like most layering glitters it has so many possible colour combinations, each which give different emphasis to the copper or teal glitter but I still think Aloha is my first love :)
Peita's Polish is custom blended (not frankened), all 3 free and available from http://www.etsy.com/shop/PeitasPolish
Currently Peita is offering 15% off in celebration of her birthday. Just use the coupon code BIRTHDAY. Check out (and like) her facebook page for more info https://www.facebook.com/PeitasPolish and don't forget to wish her a happy birthday :)
Oh and here's the rest of the Great Aussie Polish Challenge girls.