Wednesday, October 24, 2012

SmittenPolish ERMAGHERD CANDY CORMS

While I have yet to buy in to the indie craze, I have come to appreciate some of the creations my fellow bloggers and polishaholics have developed over the past few months.  I love how industrious you girls are and how passionate your get about your beauties.  It makes me excited for each Etsy shop that opens, even if I'm not a fan of the more glittery concoctions.

When Noelie of Noelie's Nails opened up her SmittenPolish storefront, I was completely floored.  Each swatch I saw from her collection completely won me over and were quickly added to my wish list.  Noelie was one of the first bloggers I followed when I started in this crazy world and one of the few I reached out to when I decided to start my own blog.  She probably doesn't remember our short correspondence, but I really appreciated one of her posts and she was absolutely lovely in response.

Anyways, in her latest restock, I fought with internet issues, the sun in my eyes, New York City foot traffic, and a dying phone battery to order 3 polishes.  Today, I have for you ERMAGHERD CANDY CORMS, which while I cannot stand the ermagherd meme (Nory, Katherine -- take note!), random caps usage, or misspelling, I am absolutely smitten  by this polish.  <insert bad pun-induced groan here>

A white creme base infused with orange and yellow hex matte glitter and brown matte microglitter, ECC looks more like an eggshell to me than candy corn.  Regardless, it's very cool.  From afar, my nails just looked standard cream-colored, but up close, the glitter is obviously unique.  My supervisor and chief of staff were more on the fence about this, however, coworkers my own age thought this polish was super cool and couldn't understand how the glitter was in the polish.  Explaining what an indie was just seemed too difficult so I went with the basic, "ordered it online...it all came together."

The formula was pretty good as well.  A bit thick, the brush was on the wider side which made application much more user-friendly.  Because the white was semi-chalky, I used three coats to even everything out.  




I used two coats of topper for this mani but to be honest, I could've just used one thicker coat.  While the glitter had a slightly rough touch, the finish on this looked nothing but smooth.  Stay time was great: this baby did not chip or shrink on me one bit!

Removal was a tad annoying, but I figured out if I used remover to take the white away, the glitter literally chipped off my nails.  Not too terrible but I'd definitely try out the glue method the next time I wear this.

SmittenPolish can be purchased for $9 USD a polish on Noelie's Etsy shop here.  Much of her restock is already sold out so I highly recommend you scope out the goods before it's too late!

27 comments :

  1. So delicious! I absolutely love this- silly name and all ;-)

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  2. Yayyy for indies!!! This looks lovely on you Amanda!

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  3. Lol. I love that you called this delicious! So cute!

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  4. I love this polish! But I'm completely with you, the name is just.... no. ;]

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  5. Such a gorgeous polish and the name is even better ;)

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  6. I love this! And I am sorry to say that I am obsessed with all things "ermahgerd." Whenever a new one comes out, someone finds it and sends it to me! Haha!

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  7. Haha! Well, then at least you can appreciate the name and the polish :)

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  8. Ooh, I love this, Amanda! It's bright and colourful, but it's not all in-your-face and overtly glitterbombish...I can totally see why you love it! Off to check the shop now! ;)

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  9. I was mostly concerned about the formula since I've been burned by indies before but this was really smooth. Plus I love Noelie, so I'm happy that you're checking her out!

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  10. This is adorable! Also I like your explanation for indie polish--must remember it for next time someone at work asks and I don't want to get into the whole debacle of explaining indie polish!

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  11. This is adorable! Must remember your explanation for indie polish next time someone at work asks--it's so much easier than trying to go into the whole debacle of what indie polish is! Also, my bf saw me reading this post and found the name absolutely hysterical. I am torn about "ermahgerd," myself.

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  12. Ha, thanks. Yeah, indie polish to muggles is basically gibberish.

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  13. While I hate the actual candy, I love this polish!

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  14. I also hate the candy...just gross.

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  15. Ooh beautiful! There are so many talented polish makers hehe

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  16. That's a very interesting nail polish. I am not a candy corn fan myself, but this just looks...different in a good way.

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