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5/28/12

Memorial day polish

Hello, dear readers!
Quickly, (once again) WELCOME to all my new followers! 
You have no idea how much I appreciate it! :)

Anyway,
happy Memorial day! My grandfather was in WWII & I know several people who have done tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, so this day holds great significance for me. It really is a day to think on just how MUCH these people have done for us, allowing us to retain the freedoms that we Americans take for granted on a daily basis.

SO, for today I decided to use a polish that i had initially planned to use in November because of it's title, but I decided I couldn't possibly wait that long :x So today was a great day to use it instead!

I give you 'Election Day' by ParisSparkles !!


'Election Day' is a creamy white base with holographic micro glitter and medium red & blue hexagonal glitter. It actually wasn't that sheer at all, but I used 3 coats here just to be safe.

This stuff looks totally awesome in the bottle, but I have to say I was a little disappointed with it :/ The glitter is nowhere near as shiny or clear to see as some of it is in the bottle. The larger glitter just got lost in the white base, and the micro glitter got so lost and covered up that it just made the polish look bumpy/bubbly :( Not the effect I was hoping for. I tried applying this verrrrry thinly and building up that, thinking that  initially I had just applied too much and that's why the glitter was getting lost. But each new thing I tried yielded the same result :/ I did apply a coat of SV afterwards, but that hardly did anything except it's basic function.

SO, all in all, i'm not sure what to make of this polish. It looks like it has a ton of potential, but unless i'm doing something wrong that can be corrected, I don't see it becoming the awesome polish I thought it would be.
HOWEVER, parisparkles has a TON of other for sure awesome polishes in her shop,
so those you definitely need to check out. Her shop is closed at the moment, but get yourself on the email list!

What do you guys think of this polish?
Any of you have it?
What did you do for Memorial day?!

Thanks for reading! :)






7 comments:

  1. Love that polish - stunning!

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  2. i love the name! sorry you were disappointed :(

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    1. me too! :// But i think i'll try it again in a few weeks or something and see if it does the same thing. I'm hoping i just did something wrong (oddly enough), haha

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  3. Awww I see what you mean. Maybe trying a white base coat first and then layering this on top so not so much of the glitter gets layered over? Bummer. YOU should start your own polish line so polishes like this won't be so sad to use! =) Simply Beauty would be a great name!

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    1. Hmmm good idea! And LOL, making and naming polish would totally be my dream job. If I had anymore spare time in the day I would love to attempt my own little line on etsy or something

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  4. I like this, it reminds me of a jawbreaker! =P

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  5. I have this polish too and had the same problem :-| I emailed ParisSparkles for tips and it sounds like we're doing it right, just getting less than ideal results. Bummer, dude!

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