Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Freak Show Polish: Corde Lisse

Corde Lisse is a light blue jelly polish packed with white bar glitters, rectangular glitters and very small blue and silver hex glitters. To be honest, I was a bit hesitant about this polish when I first saw it in the bottle, I wasn't quite sure how it would look on my nails. Which is all the more reason to swatch it, to find the truth once and for all.

I began with three coats of Secret Peri-wink-le by China Glaze as the "undies" for this mani. Corde Lisse can be built up, but I prefer to have an undie to make the process easier. Secret Peri-wink-le is probably one of the most enjoyable polishes to apply, the last time I wore it I could remember it being a struggle to apply but it was the exact opposite this time! It was so smooth and creamy, I love it!

After this dried, I topped it off with two coats of Corde Lisse and was shocked by the result. It didn't look strange at all, it oddly reminds me of Chiclets but I absolutely adore the look of my nails and can not stop staring at them! Again, I added a matte topcoat to these just like I did to my last nails because I just can't resist matte glitter!

Isn't it lovely? I love this combo so much and I never want to take it off! I think the bar glitters are what make me love this as much as I do. They add an element of surprise that you don't expect from most glitter polishes. 

Look at this glittery goodness! The chunky white glitters are seriously making me melt right now, they are absolutely perfect! Here is my rating of this polish.

Application: This polish went on smoothly, the bar glitters sometimes stuck up oddly but that wasn't a big issue. 

True to Color: Definitely true to color.

Dry Time: 1-2 minutes.

Consistency: A smooth jelly polish, not strangely thick or anything. 

Coats Until Opaque: Since I used undies, two coats on top of that was great. On its own I probably would've done 4 coats only because I hate seeing the nail line and because I'm picky. 3 coats on it's own will probably be fine though.

Additional Comments: I love this polish, probably my favorite out of the seven that Carissa sent me. I really love the choice of glitter, the colors and the easy application.

Final Rating: 9/10

To purchase, visit FreakShowPolish.com or visit Carissa's Instagram (Instagram.com/FreakShowPolish) to view more swatches and polishes!

Freak Show Polish: Tightrope Tutu

Because this polish is pink and sparkly, I HAD to swatch it first! Tightrope Tutu is a beautiful light pink jelly polish packed with turquoise and pink glitters in squares and hexes. It's gorgeous in the bottle and I could stare at it all day long if I could!

To start off this mani, I began with adding a base color to go underneath this polish. You could build up Tightrope Tutu on it's own but it is a jelly polish which means it'll take more coats to get full coverage. To make things easier, I applied three coats of Muchi, Muchi by Essie. Muchi, Muchi is a soft pink polish that I personally adore!

Once this dried, I added two coats of Tightrope Tutu right on top, followed by a matte top coat. For some reason I felt that mattifying these made it look much better, which has nothing to do with the polish, just personal opinion. And as you can see, these babies are killer.

As you can see, since Tightrope Tutu is slightly darker than Muchi Muchi, it did tint the whole look a little bit. I still really love the way this looks though! I had no problem with the glitter in this polish, I didn't need to fish for glitter or anything like that. It's truly packed with sparkle! 

Here's a closer look at Tightrope Tutu! I must give props to Carissa, I love how she paired pink and Turquoise together! They are truly the perfect pair, I can not stop staring at my nails! Here's my rating for this polish:

Application: Super easy to apply.

True to Color: It's as baby pink as it is in the bottle!

Dry Time: 1-2 minutes.

Consistency: Somewhat thin and very smooth. 

Coats Until Opaque: On it's own probably 3-4 coats. With undies, 2 coats will do.

Additional Comments: One of the prettiest polishes I own and I need more! The color combination is fabulous and I love it over Essie's Muchi, Muchi. I will definitely try this over more polishes. 

Final Rating: 10/10

To purchase, visit FreakShowPolish.com or visit Carissa's Instagram (Instagram.com/FreakShowPolish) to view more swatches and polishes!