Hello everyone! Today I have some swatches of one of my latest indie polish hauls. One indie brand that I have been wanting to try for a while is Painted Polish, so I went all in with my order, purchasing 5 shades and 2 LE mystery shades from past PPU’s. From this order, I can already tell that I am loving the Painted Polish formulas. They all build up really nicely, with 2-3 coats, and they self-level very well. I was actually surprised at the amount of jellies/crellies that only required two coats! I am also so glad that I decided to purchase the mystery bag, as those shades are perhaps my favourite polishes from this haul! I also have two shades in here from the latest collections: Pumpkin Spice & Chill Trio and Rise & Grind Quartet. I only purchased one shade from each…. but I might have to go back for more, haha! Anyways, let’s get into the swatches.
Creamsicle Comet is a peachy orange crelly with pink, orange, gold and lime green glitters. This shade was the first one to convince me to place a PP order. It is wayyy too cute! The shade layers really beautifully and the glitter build up is gorgeous! Here I used three coats and two layers of top coat to knock out any texture. The last picture shows this shade matte.
Pumpkin Spice 4 Life is a burnt pumpkin spice orange jelly with holographic shimmer, scattered holographic microglitters and small gold flakes. As a true pumpkin spice b*tch, this was simply a must have from the Pumpkin Spice & Chill Trio. I purchased this shade RIGHT at launch because it was unmissable. I love the variety of things going on: holo shimmer, holo glitters and flakes?! The composition is simply stunning. Here I used two coats and one layer of top coat. The last picture shows this shade matte.
Cool Beans is a nude caramel jelly packed with nude holographic microglitters. This was the shade I felt was a must-have from the Rise & Grind Quartet (and I definitely would have been happy to purchase more. In fact, I might go back for a few other shades). This is my favourite kind of all-over holo. I usually find linear holos quite boring, but polishes packed with actual holo glitter are soo drool-worthy because you get that extra dimension. Here I used three coats and one layer of top coat. This shade probably could have used one additional layer of top coat to really get that glossy finish. The last picture shows this shade matte.
By Grabthar’s Hammer is a deep purple jelly base packed with holographic shimmer, gold glitters, turquoise microglitters, gold, bronze, and copper color-shifting flakies and a glowing copper shimmer. The overall look of this polish is a bronze with a purple tint to it, and literally all the colours in the rainbow sparkles. This polish has ALL the meat and potatoes, and more. This shade is actually a past PPU offering, inspired by the movie Galaxy Quest, but I got it in a “Double Mystery PPU Bag” that I ordered. And BOY am I glad I did!! This might be my favourite shade out of everything I got. Here I used two coats and one layer of top coat. The last picture shows this shade matte.
Pea is for Princess is a split-pea green jelly packed with pink and nude holographic microglitters. This was the other past PPU offering shade that I got in that “Double Mystery PPU Bag“. This shade was inspired by Princess and the Pea. This is definitely a prugly, and while I feel like this isn’t a shade I would have liked in the past, I am totally loving it now! It is certainly a unique shade that really adds to my collection. Here I used three coats and one layer of top coat. The last picture shows this shade matte.
Don’t Stop Be-leafing is a sage green crelly with pink, gold and green colour-shifting flakies. Wow, this crelly is really stunning. Not only is the base shade especially beautiful when it is built up, but the way the flakies shine through at certain angles is gorgeous! The flakes also smooth out really nicely, giving you minimal texture. Here I used two coats and one layer of top coat. The last picture shows this shade matte.
Blue Jean Baby is a medium denim blue crelly with copper, bronze and gold glitters in micro and small sizes. I have always loved the combo of blue with copper, and this polish captures it perfectly! This polish layered nicely and the build up of glitters was great! They aren’t too dense or too sparse, just the perfect sprinkling. Here I used two coats and two layers of top coat. The last picture shows this shade matte.
Well, what do you think of this haul? Which is your favourite shade? Have you tried Painted Polish before? Let me know down below!