I got my first set of Cupcake Polish late last year and I purchased them because they were beautiful holos. In fact, they were my first holo polishes! Holo polishes is what this indie polish maker specializes in and she does it beautifully!
The Full Bloom collection was released in Spring 2015 and it consists of 9 polishes: Back to the Fuchsia, A Budding Romance, Bloom Bloom Room, Daisy in Love, Instant Re-leaf, What in Carnation?, Plant Parenthood, Lilac You Mean It, and Kabloom. I have for you today swatches of
What in Carnation?, Lilac You Mean It and A Budding Romance.
What in Carnation?
This polish is a minty teal with a medium-strong linear holographic effect and probably my favorite of the collection if I had to pick one (I can't help my love for teal polish!). The formula was opaque after 1 coat, it self- leveled, and it was quite viscous for a holo polish. I actually recommend you just apply 1 light coat of this polish. Shown below are 2 coats (I learned my lesson!) plus top coat.
A Budding Romance
This is a beautiful coral holo polish that kept me staring at my fingers while wearing outdoors. Again, the formula was a bit viscous compared to other holo polishes I own but self-leveled nicely and it only took 1 coat for full opacity. This one also had the strongest linear holo effect of all 3. Shown below are 2 coats plus top coat.
Lilac You Mean It
Last I have the lilac/purple polish of the collection. This polish has a lot more red in it in person but it insisted on photographing blue. The formula was very similar to A Budding Romance: medium-strong linear holo, self-levering, and a 1 coater! Shown below are 2 coats plus top coat.
In summary, I really like this collection. The holo wasn't the strongest indoor but it was still very noticeable. I also love that these polishes are 1 coaters! I wanted to get some more of these when the collection first debuted and now that I have swatched and reviewed 3 of them I will likely go back for a few more! Any suggestions of which I should get next?
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