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Digital Nails Highlander

Today is the last of my new Digital Nails posts for a short while! Sad day, I know. But I have a few more for later on down the line. 

This is Digital Nails Highlander, inspired by Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series. It’s a golden copper holographic jelly, created with a line from the books in mind: “looks like the light reflecting off of gold and copper coins.”  I can dig it! The formula was excellent, and I chose to use three coats and a coat of ANGTFT quick-dry topcoat.

On to the photos! These are all taken in bright indoor lighting.

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Lookit dat burnished gold!

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Lookit dat holographic effect!

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This polish is sheer, so even at three coats it’s got just a hint of VNL goin’ on, but honestly it isn’t so bad that it bothers me. This polish is extremely office-friendly, and I’ll be picking up a full size as soon as I have money for it. (Looks like that might be a while, though, sadly! Summer is coming, and I need a big, BIG tent!) 

You can buy Highlander at Digital Nails’ etsy store for $13 USD. If you’d like to keep up with their shop announcements and new polish colors, collections, etc., go look her up on Facebook-she has two new collections coming out soon! I’m especially excited about her spring one, which is a little different from the normal “all pastels” collections that tend to come out this time of year. 🙂

See you all next time!

Allie.

Northern Star Polish’s “Pumpkinlicious”

Good evening all, and welcome to Pint & Polish!

Today we have Northern Star Polish’s “Pumpkinlicious,” which I bought a 5mL miniature bottle of on etsy for $3.75 and $3 S&H. It arrived on time from Northern Star and was packaged in bubble wrap and a bubble mailer, no problems at all.

The picture above is of three coats of Northern Star Polish’s “Pumpkinlicious” over a coat of Milani’s “Black Swift,” with several coats of OPI’s topcoat over it. I’d love to get a better top coat so it didn’t take so many layers! This glitter ate topcoats like a fat kid eating Twinkies. (Do fat kids all really like Twinkies, actually, or is that just a stereotype? I like cake, personally. And fried Twinkies.)

This was my first glitter polish ever, and it was a little more difficult to work with than I had hoped it would be, but I attribute that entirely to user error and not to low quality of the polish. Regardless, it was a learning experience, and I’m beautifully pleased with the results! “Pumpkinlicious” is, according to the seller, “burnt orange, gold holographic, and green hexes in a clear base” and it is gorgeous. The orange is the primary color showing through, while the hex glitters make a bold statement and add extra visual interest. The green hexes are not holographic, but the gold ones are, and there’s an additional tiny amount of fine holographic glitters that shine rainbows in the right light.

In short, I love it on top of black, and I can’t wait to give it a try over OPI’s Jade is the New Black!

 

Next time, I’ll be reviewing Rogue Brewery’s Mom Hefeweizen, and if it gets here in time, Darling Diva Polish’s “Slutty Pumpkin!” See y’all soon!

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