Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Bellaluna Cosmetics October Birthstone Polish
Hi guys! Today I have the new October polish in Bellaluna Cosmetics' Birthstone series. Every month, she releases a new polish inspired by that month's birthstone. October is Opal and the polish is called Fauxpal. Swatches and review below!
Fauxpal is a white jelly with white flakes and iridescent multichrome flaky shimmer. Swatch is 3 coats with topcoat.
Application and formula for this polish is slightly on the thicker side. It has large flakes in it, which are nicely suspended in the thicker formula, with a great base to flaky ratio. There's no need to dig around for them, as I got a good number of flakes with every brushstroke. I applied this polish in two ways, I dabbed it on, like it where a thicker crelly or glitter, and I also brushed on thin coats. Index and middle finger are 3 thin coats applied like normal polish, ring and finger are 3 coats dabbed on. I feel I got better coverage when dabbing. Because it's a white jelly, Fauxpal has a sheer formula and might have visible nail line after 3 coats on someone with longer nails. To avoid that, I recommend applying two coats over a white base. The polish took about 15 minutes to be dry to the touch with topcoat, which is average. I suggest waiting about 5 minutes between each coat, I had a few flakies get caught on the ones below them and pull them out because I didn't wait.
I love the iridescent flakies most of all, they give it a very delicate touch, and the polish sparkles as it catches the light. It genuinely reminds me of a white opal. I included two macros because, although slightly out of focus I feel the first one shows off some of that shimmer near the corners of my nail, whereas the second one shows the polish best overall.
Clean-up was relatively easy, I didn't have annoying white residue on my cutices but I did have to scrub off a few errant flakies from my skin. The polish did not stain my nails or cuticles and was easily removed with acetone.
I received this polish as a press sample, with the purpose of swatching and reviewing. Fauxpal will be available October 1st at Bellalua Cosmetics new website - http://bellalunacosmetics.storenvy.com for $9.50.
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