Friday, 9 August 2013

Sweet Polish Sweetheart Swatch and Review

It's Friday morning and I am here! Eeeeeek, it's early for me. But I am rounding up the energy to post my last of the two Sweet Polishes I received from Amanda of Sweetheart Nail Art. You can check out her (really freaking nicely designed) blog here, and check out her newly launched Etsy shop here. As I mentioned in my Birthday Bash post yesterday, Sweet Polish is based here in Canada, over on the East Coast from me so add this one to the Canadian indies!

Sweet Polish Sweetheart Swatch

Here's a copypasta from Sweet Polish Sweetheart's listing on Etsy:

"Sweetheart" is the very first Sweet Polish to be created. It was made for the 3 year anniversary of Sweetheart Nail Art and it's a white jelly polish with small pastel glitters, black glitters, black shards, and light pink hearts.

This polish reaches full opacity and it's full potential when layered over a white base color. Since it is a jelly polish it would require many coats to be able to be worn alone.

Our Sweet Polishes are 3-free and cruelty free. We make sure our suppliers only sell the best products and we only use materials the are safe and well-tested. Many different suspension bases and color bases and glitters go into our product so if you would like a full list of ingredients send a convo msg and we will list them all for you,

PROUDLY MADE IN CANADA


I agree with the description, which is why I opted to layer Sweet Polish Sweetheart over top of OPI White Alpine. Normally I like to do this with polishes that have a white jelly base. It's always better to focus on the glitter application rather than opacity. Application wise, this one was good. No dragging glitter, an even spread - can't really complain! Now I read in the description there's supposed to be some heart shaped glitter but I don't recall seeing any in my bottle, however it's a mini, and even with bigger brands such as OPI, bigger shape glitter won't end up getting into the minis. No big deal, I actually liked it as is! Here's Sweet Polish Sweetheart in two coats, over top of OPI White Alpine, finished with Seche Vite:

Sweet Polish Sweetheart Swatch

Sweet Polish Sweetheart Swatch

Sweet Polish Sweetheart Swatch

Sweet Polish Sweetheart Swatch

And for funsies, here's the swatch above with GOSH's "Matt Effect" top coat:

Sweet Polish Sweetheart Swatch (with GOSH Matt Effect Top Coat)

Sweet Polish Sweetheart Swatch (with GOSH Matt Effect Top Coat)

I gotta say that I really loved this one. I thought the mix was so fun - reminded of candy, the 80s - all things awesome! Out of the two Sweet Polishes I have, I definitely favour this one for it's funk, and Birthday Bash is better for a more subtle look. The prices are very fair as well. One thing I noticed about Sweet Polish is that it's actually quite hard to find! It doesn't turn up in Google searches, so if you want to support Amanda, spread the word.

What's your favourite Sweet Polish? Do you think Sweetheart could have been more with the heart glitter, or does it look fine without?

Full disclosure: This sample was provided for an unbiased review.

14 comments:

  1. I absolutely love it matte!!! Beautiful!

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  2. Oh I love this! I actually dislike huge glitter so I think it's perfect the way it is and so interesting. Love the bottle packaging as well :) Yay east coast!

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    1. I love the look of huge glitter but man oh man, it never lasts long on the nail. I always end up with heart shaped pits after a day.

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  3. Such a pretty nail polish! The white base really brings out the colors in the glitter. I'm trying to commit to a no-buy polish for the next few months and this polish is making it super difficult. As I was looking through your pictures, I was totally thinking the same thing; It's super 80s with the funky shapes and colors. Love your review and swatches. :3

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    1. You know who makes No and Low Buys insanely difficult? Rainbow Honey - those BronyCon polishes, UNF. But this one is definitely awesome, I gotta say. I haven't seen many that look like this either.

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  4. Even if the glossy version is really beautiful I really love it mattified!!

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    1. Any polish that looks great both ways is a winner in my books!

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  5. I love the black shredded glitter! I don't see those very often, and they always look so cool.

    Matte is (of course) my fave here (:

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    1. I thought I would despise the shredded black glitter but it was tactfully added and it looks so great with the colours it's with.

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  6. It really does have an 80s feel to it, I love it! I'm curious to see what it would look like with the hearts, but I think it looks great just like this.

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    1. I can't wait to see your swatches! I wonder if you'll have better luck with the heart shaped glitter, hehe.

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  7. I like it :-) And I also like your Batman ring :-D

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    1. LOL I definitely try and show it off when I can, haha! ;)

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