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18 October 2013

WingDust Collections: Lilacs in June, Plum Outta Ideas, and Summer Storm

Hi everyone! I have some gorgeous polishes from WingDust Collections today. If you haven't tried this indie brand yet, you must seriously do so. I would say it's probably one of my favourite indie brands, I feel like every polish is a work of art in a bottle. And I'm not just saying that because it's a Canadian brand, although I do love my Canadian indies! ;)

I haven't shown some WingDust polishes in awhile, but it's mainly because reviews and challenge manis seem to take up much of my time these days. However, when I was editing these photos, it made me want to pull out my untrieds from this brand and swatch them all.

WingDust Collections Summer Storm, Lilacs in June and Plum Outta Ideas

The formula on these were the same. I was able to get full coverage in three coats, and each polish has an excellent formula. They go on very smooth and evenly, with just the perfect amount of glitter - not too little that you can't see it, not too much that the polish is lumpy. Stephanie (the maker) has really perfected her formula for glitter polishes in a creme/shimmer base. I am never disappointed and these are no exception.

Lilacs in June is a dusty pink with a very subtle blue shimmer, as well as a glitter mixture of lime green, periwinkle, lavender,  and some purple hexes in various sizes. Some of the glitter is also holographic and iridescent. I love how feminine and delicate this is. This was 3 coats.

WingDust Collections Lilacs in June

WingDust Collections Lilacs in June

Plum Outta Ideas is an amazing burgundy jelly with fine gold shimmer, and small pink, purple and gold glitter. This is such a perfect colour for any time of year, but especially the fall when I want to be wearing darker colours. 3 coats.

WingDust Collections Plum Outta Ideas

WingDust Collections Plum Outta Ideas

WingDust Collections Plum Outta Ideas

Summer Storm is grey with a purple shimmer, and a beautiful mixture of glitter - silver, pink, fuchsia, purple, and lavender hexes and circles in different sizes. It's a fun play on neutral colours, and I've always loved grey-purple colour combinations, so this was perfect for me.

WingDust Collections Summer Storm

WingDust Collections Summer Storm

Again, all polishes were perfect, really no issues in application. Although the shimmers are subtle in some cases, they are all noticeable on the nail. Out of the three, I feel it's hard to select my favourites but I think it's a toss up between Summer Storm and Plum Outta Ideas.

What do you think of these? Have you tried WingDust Collections yet?

WingDust Collections is available through their Etsy store and Llarowe. Follow WingDust on Facebook and Instagram (@Wingdust) for updates and news.

*Lilacs in June and Plum Outta Ideas were purchased by me. Summer Storm was a gift, all opinions are my own. See my disclosure policy for more details.*

13 September 2013

Dior Vernis Mystic Metallics Fall 2013: Destin and Galaxie

Hi everyone! I was in Sephora the other day when the new Dior collection caught my eye. The Mystic Metallics collection for fall plays on the beauty of shimmer, with smokey greys, teals, and dramatic contrasts. It consists of several single eyeshadows (called "Diorshow fusion mono"), a five shadow compact, four Dior Addict Glosses, two Addict Extreme lipsticks, and three polishes. One of the polishes is a magnetic one, which I didn't see it at the store, but I'll admit I'm not into the magnetics trend. I did managed to get the other two polishes - Destin and Galaxie.

Dior Vernis Galaxie 992 and Destin 382

I'm very quickly developing a love for Dior polishes, despite the fact that I really don't have the income right now to support such a habit. They've always impressed me with beautiful but classic colours, nice packaging, and stellar formula. The brushes are wide and rounded so it is easy to apply a nice line along the cuticles, making the application even easier.

Dior Vernis Galaxie 992 and Destin 382

These two shades are no exception. In fact, the whole collection is gorgeous. I also went home with one of the Addict Gloss shades - Ensourcelante 981, highly recommended - and I'm tempted to pick up the five shadow compact (maybe if I rob a bank...just kidding!).

Destin (382) is a neutral taupe with a very noticeable silver shimmer. If I ever have to work in an office with a conservative dress code, this would be at the top of my list for an appropriate nail polish. Although it's a neutral colour, I don't consider it to be boring. The application and formula was perfect - it went on very smooth and was completely self-leveling. This was two coats.

Dior Vernis Destin 382

Dior Vernis Destin 382

Dior Vernis Destin 382 (direct light)

Galaxie (992), no surprise, was the one that caught my eye initially. It's a deep maroon with a very subtle blue-red-fuchsia shimmer. The shimmer is not very noticeable, but does give the polish a beautiful luminosity. It's one of those polishes that I think would look good on almost anyone, and I instantly found it flattering and appealing. The formula is also perfect on this one. I used two coats but it's almost a one-coater. It went on very smooth and evenly.

Dior Vernis Galaxie 992

Dior Vernis Galaxie 992

Dior Vernis Galaxie 992 (direct light)

I know a number of people have commented that these polishes are out of their price range. Hopefully you don't mind me showing them. If that's your situation, but you ever get the chance to splurge or can save up for a high end polish, I do recommend Dior polishes. Although my experience is rather limited, I have yet to be disappointed by them.

What do you think of these? Have you seen the new Mystic Metallics collection?
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