Thursday, March 29, 2012

SnailZ Upsweep

Sometimes you just come across a polish that reminds you of something.  It might take you a second or two to figure out why it's jogging your memory but when it does, it adds a little bit more depth to the polish.

Sorry to get so meta about nail polish, but when I received SnailZ Upsweep, a franken from my dear friend and fellow blogger, Ashley at Art Evolve, I couldn't quite put my finger on why this color struck me.  Once I put it on, it hit me: this polish looks like a reflecting pool!

First off, this blue is fantastic.  It's not quite a jelly but it's not quite a creme and finishes like glass.  The little flakes of glitter appear like little fish underwater, and I felt like I had little koi ponds on my fingertips!

In two coats, the polish is pretty opaque.  While I did notice a little bit of balding, I don't think three coats would have really done much and quite frankly, would've taken away some of the lightness this polish radiates.

Take a look.



I really can't get over how cool this polish is and I can't say that I own anything quite like it.  Ashley and her sister (who franken together) are absolute artists and I can't wait until they start selling their creations, so girls take note!

A huge thanks to Ashley for sharing her creation with me!  I'm absolutely floored by this :)

22 comments :

  1. This is really pretty. Closest to the shade (not finish) I can think of that I have is China Glaze Blue Sparrow Neon. 

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  2. It's very similar from swatches. I've never seen Blue Sparrow in person, so I can't be sure. Good eye though!

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  3. Oh my gosh, this is lovely. They really are very talented! I entered her giveaway and I'm hoping to win some of their lovely frankens!

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  4. this is really pretty, they did a great job with this one and your swatches are awesome!

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  5. That is an awesome franken!  Loving the glitter in there, subtle and shimmery

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  6. Subtle and shimmery is the best way to describe it!

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  7. Thank you so, so much for your kind words!!  I love your photos and your description of what it reminds you of!! :D  I will definitely show this post to my sister!!  I'm so glad that she made me a bottle of this too! XD

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  8. Thank you for this beautiful polish!  Like I've said before, you and your sister constantly amaze me with your artistic talents.  I look forward to seeing what new creation you come up with on your blog each day :)

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  9. This will be perfect for summer, such a lovely color :) x

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  10. It's really amazing...and perfect for a day at the beach or pool!

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