Friday, March 29, 2013

SmittenPolish Berrydrop Collection: Swatches and Review


For once, I'm bummed it's Friday.  I've had the entire week off and this just means my vacation is coming to an abrupt end.

However, what I'm not as bummed about is the new Berrydrop Collection from SmittenPolish.  While every spring collection and its brother is releasing pastels out the wazoo, SmittenPolish's collection of soft, jellied pastels has something unique to add to the mix: clear glass flakies!  While not super obvious on the finger, the glass flecked pieces give each of the already delicate shades of spring an even more demure yet glossy appearance.

Here are a few of the beauties from this collection.


Bananaberry Gumdrop
The sheerest of the three I reviewed, Bananaberry Gumdrop is a muted banana cream yellow jelly.  As yellows go, this was not the streakiest yellow I have ever used, however, it certainly was quite translucent and took awhile to build up and even out.  In fact, the swatch above is 5 coats.  I'm sure you're all thinking, "My goodness, Amanda, you must be the paragon of patience to apply 5 coats, and a yellow no less," and while you'd (of course) be correct, I have to say that I really love the shade of yellow that appears after that many applications.  Sadly, however, the glass fleck flakies kinda disappear at that point.
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Huckleberry Gumdrop
Of the three Gumdrops in today's post, I think Huckleberry may be my favorite.  A happy aqua blue, Huckleberry was both the brightest and most pigmented of the collection.  I adore bright pastels like this and I love how the flakie flecks make the polish look like clouds in the sky.  And look at the glossy shine!  This was 3 coats.
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Beautyberry Gumdrop
The girliest of the bunch, Beautyberry is a sweet lavender pink jelly.  Almost as sheer as Bananaberry, this built up quite nicely at 4 coats and still retained the flakie fleck gloss.  Personally, I can see myself getting the most wear out of this one because I would love to layer it over one of my many pinky purple pastel cremes to see how the flakies pop. 
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To conclude, I have to say that this is truly one of the more unique spring collections I have tried in a very long time.  Subtle and non-glitter-crazy, Noelie's Berrydrop collection demonstrates that just a little something goes a long way.  

If you are interested in purchasing the Berrydrop Collection or any other SmittenPolish, retailed for $9 each, please visit Noelie's Etsy shop here.  I also recommend signing up for the SmittenPolish newsletter where Noelie regularly updates her customers with the latest restock information.  Noelie's customer service is also one of the best I have ever experienced; as a current and regular customer from the Etsy shop, I highly recommend her as a merchant.



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16 comments :

  1. These are lovely! Great shades, and I love the pretty flecks!

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  2. They are beautiful and look beautiful on you!

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  3. I've been really wanting pale yellow polish for a while!

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  4. jelly pastels?! That's like a dream come true!

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  5. This one is great! Highly recommended!

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  6. I know! You'd think this had been done before but this completely new, fresh, and perfectly Smitten-esque!

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  7. Aw it sucks when it's the Friday before vacation ends...I hope you enjoyed your time off!
    gorgeous polishes!

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  8. Agreed! I just love how soft it is without coming off cheap!

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  9. This collection is beautiful! Jelly and pastel together, you can't go wrong!

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  10. I love these! I've been finding it hard to find unique spring collections, but Noelie has done it again. Jelly AND pastels...I die!

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  11. These are all so beautiful!! :D

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