I've really been liking the polishes that Nail Hoot has been making lately so I got a few back in January (before the no buy began). I wanted to swatch and review them so I decided to just start with the Beginning collection. Not only are these the first polishes that Nail Hoot released but they are also inspired by the first five books of the Bible, which I found interesting. I didn't get all 5, I got the 3 that have multichrome properties so I have swatches of Genesis, Leviticus, and Deuteronomy to share after the break.
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Leviticus is a pink-orange-reddish orange multichrome with holographic glitter. Swatch is 3 coats with topcoat. This polish glows! I don't own a lot of oranges because I don't like the way they look on me. However, I was blown away by how pretty it was. I don't know if it was the pinkish part of it or what but I ended up loving this one. It was like a fiery sunset on my fingers. The shift was incredibly easy to photograph with my camera and usual light setup. Formula is a nice consistency, easy to apply and quick drying. It dries textured from all the glitters but it smooths out with topcoat.
Deuteronomy is a purple-blue multichrome with holographic glitter. Swatch is 3 coats with topcoat. This polish was a little trickier than Leviticus to photograph but not as hard as Genesis. I made a video tutorial for some nail art with it as a base, and you can see the polish shift as I move my nail. Formula was more opaque than Genesis, but not as much as Leviticus. I did not need a black or dark purple base to reach opacity but I am curious as to how it would look. It was also easy to apply and quick drying. It dries textured but smooths out with topcoat.
I did some simple nail art with Deuteronomy as the base and Nail Hoot's Black Stamping Polish. I used UberChic plate 7-03 and the jumbo sticky stamper. I had minor issues with the combo of polish and stamper where the polish transferred to the stamper but dried so fast it didn't transfer all the intricate parts of the design on my nails. I need to try this polish with a non sticky and/or firmer stamper to see if it works better.
"Live" swatch of Deuteronomy so you can see the color shift and stamping here:
Do you own any of these? What do you think of them? If anyone is interested in a more thorough review of the Black Stamping Polish, let me know.