Thursday, 28 May 2015

PolishedByLeanne 'Cherry Kisses' swatch and review

This is the second polish that I am showing you from PolishedByLeanne, a fantastic UK indie polish maker.

Cherry Kisses is a soft pinky polish with a subtle shimmer and luckily when I was swatching this, the sun came out to play.

As you can see from the macro, the shimmer looks golden and iridescent and in the bottle and sun, shows up quite nicely against the pink. 

2 coats No topcoat
It was a little bit runny and I found that I had to have barely any on the brush and apply thin coats or it would get everywhere. Once I had mastered the right amount on the brush, it applied nice and smoothly and although s bit streaky on the first coat, it evened out with the second coat.

Dry time is pretty quick and I would say it was touch dry on the first coat in around a minute.

The finsih without a topcoat is lovely, it's a semi matte, leathery look to it and would be perfect for a superhero costume type mani, much like my Batgirl nails. It is a little difficult to see the shimmer in it's natural state in my photo.

2 coats of Cherry Kisses with 1 coat of Seche Vite
Add a coat of Seche though and not only does the shimmer come out but it takes on a new look of a beautiful, juicy pink creme.

It was calling out for some awesome nail art, so I tried out my TwinkledT square swirl vinyls with KBShimmer Stark Raven Mad and MY GOD! IT'S GORGEOUS!!! The sun loved me today, look at that sparkle. This is quite possibly my favourite non-nerdy nail look ever/so far.

I really like this polish and you know my history with pink polishes isn't all that favourable, it applies nicely, dries quickly which is super important, has an interesting finish and has sparkle. It is easy to remove but it is a stainy one so definitely use a basecoat if you get this polish.

Cherry Kisses is available as part of a Limited edition 4 piece collection on the PolishedByLeanne Etsy store for £10.

Edit: I forgot to mention that all PolishedByLeanne polishes are 5 free and Vegan friendly.

Have you checked out the PolishedByLeanne store or Instagram page
What is your favourite indie polish brand?


Cherry Kisses was sent to me for review and swatching purposes, All opinions expressed are my own, honest opinion.

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