Monday, March 31, 2014

Daphine Polish Spring 2014 Top 10 Collection Disc One: Review and Swatches

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Hi everyone, today I have swatches and reviews of the Disc One of Daphine Polish's Spring 2014 Top 10 Collection. Featuring 20 of Daphine Polish owner/creator Joanne's favorite songs, the collection is split into two "discs" and I have here Disc One. To see what's on Joanne's ultimate top ten list, click......
Before I get started with the review, I have made a playlist of the five songs on Disc One so you can listen along as you read this post to get the full Daphine Polish Top 10 Collection experience!

At the Stars (Better Than Ezra):
"A purple somewhere in between a jelly and a crelly with a hint of blue shimmer. It contains silver hex glitter, turquoise holo shreds, silver holo stars, and matte purple stars."

This one is a gorgeous lavender crelly, all the different kinds of glitter in addition to the shimmer adds so much dimension! The formula was a bit hard to work with; it took quite long to dry because the formula was thick and the glitter needed some fishing to get but that's not atypical of crelly polishes like this. Three coats were used for swatches below.
Three coats with top coat, glitter fishing needed.

Three coats with top coat, glitter fishing needed.
Fistful of Rain (Warren Zevon):
"A mint green crelly. It contains violet, turquoise, silver, and matte gray glitters, and violet holo dots."

This is such a unique and beautiful polish, it reminds me of mint cupcake icing topped with nonpareils! The formula of this was identical to that of At the Stars, thick but not impossible to work with and the glitters needed some fishing to get. I used three coats.
Three coats with top coat, glitter fishing needed.

Three coats with top coat, glitter fishing needed.
Drop in the Ocean (Michelle Branch):
"A bright blue jelly with blue, turquoise, and silver holo hex and square glitters, light green matte dots, and turquoise hearts."

This blue jelly was really jam-packed with glitters so no glitter fishing was needed here. However, I do wish that the formula was smoother and more self leveling. Despite the slight formulation flaws the polish is so very fun! The different kinds of glitters suspended in the blue jelly base provides a lot of dimension to the polish, looking at the polish is almost like looking down into the ocean.
Three coats with top coat, no glitter fishing needed.

Three coats with top coat, no glitter fishing needed.
Bad Moon Rising (Creedence Clearwater Revival):
 "A dark pink jelly with black and red holo hex glitters, black holo stars, and red holo moons."

This pink jelly had a very nice self leveling formula. The glitters in addition to the pink kind of reminds me of dragonfruit even though the color scheme is not right. The only complaint I have, as you can probably see, is that the bigger stars and moon glitters did not come out of the bottle very easily and I definitely needed to do some glitter fishing.
Three coats with top coat, glitter fishing needed.
Three coats with top coat, glitter fishing needed.
Little Black Heart (Sister Hazel):
"A gray crelly with a slight blue tint. It contains blue & silver hex, circle, and square glitters, black dots, and black hearts."

This one is a lovely dusty blue crelly. This polish is the only one that I applied without fishing for glitters to show you how the polishes would come out without glitter fishing. As you can see, only a few pieces of the larger black hearts and dot glitters transferred to the nails.
Three coats with top coat, this was the one where I didn't do any glitter fishing.

Three coats with top coat, this was the one where I didn't do any glitter fishing.
Overall:
The collection is very beautiful and the color scheme is perfect for spring. The formulation is not bad compared to other indie crellies and jellies I have tried but compared to typical creams and other mainstream polishes they are a bit more frustrating and time-consuming to work with. However, the unique and pretty colors do make up for their formulation shortcomings and I personally don't mind putting in the extra effort!

Availability:
This collection will be on sale starting April 4th at Daphine Polishe's Etsy store.

Note:
Joanne from Daphine Polish will be tweaking the formulation by adding more large glitters to some of them so the glitter fishing issue should be resolved.

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