Sunday, December 1, 2013

Hare Polish Anemone Gardens Swatch And Review

Purchased

Hello darlings!  Are you enjoying your Sunday? I haven't had the most exciting weekend so far but hopefully that will change today.  Yesterday I took my car back in to exchange the new tires because I didn't like the ride if the new ones.  Most of my day was spent doing that, but luckily we did manage to get some Indonesian food for lunch.  I got to take advantage of the Amex small business Saturday deal with that delicious lunch so I guess the day wasn't so bad after all!

I've got another glitter-tastic jelly polish for you today, and it's the newest from Hare Polish called Anemone Gardens. True to its name, this is a vibrant polish with sparkling glitters of fuchsia and purple with a sprinkling of green squares in a dusty purple base.   Similar to other Hares, the formula of this was workable but sheer and dense with glitter.  I used four coats here and had no trouble with glitter drag or clusters, but due to the density of glitters some of the circle glitters didn't lay flat. I finished with a layer of topcoat but two may have been warranted for smoothness.

Hare Polish Anemone Gardens
Hare Polish Anemone Gardens

Hare Polish Anemone Gardens
Hare Polish Anemone Gardens

Hare Polish Anemone Gardens
Hare Polish Anemone Gardens

Hare Polish Anemone Gardens
Hare Polish Anemone Gardens

Hare Polish Anemone Gardens
Hare Polish Anemone Gardens

Hare Polish Anemone Gardens
Hare Polish Anemone Gardens
I next decided to try layering it over a base color to see if that would tame the glitter bomb appearance.  I used two coats of Bettina Berry Merry first.   I originally wanted to use OPI Pamplona Purple but my bottle was stuck closed and settled for the wine colored Berry Merry instead.

Bettina Berry Merry
Bettina Berry Merry

Bettina Berry Merry
Bettina Berry Merry

Bettina Berry Merry
Bettina Berry Merry
Next I layered one coat of Anemone Gardens over followed with a layer topcoat.  You can see that the darker base brings out the iridescent flakes.

Hare Polish Anemone Gardens
Hare Polish Anemone Gardens

Hare Polish Anemone Gardens
Hare Polish Anemone Gardens

Hare Polish Anemone Gardens
Hare Polish Anemone Gardens

Hare Polish Anemone Gardens
Hare Polish Anemone Gardens
I like the less glitter overwhelmed look of the layered mani but I'm not entirely happy with the base color.  I think Pamplona Purple may have worked better because it has less red tones and leans purple than Berry Merry.  Overall I adore the combination of glitters in Anemone Gardens, but I do wish the formula had a more pigmented base or less glitters. I would much rather Nikole's intended base color not get muddled when layered over another color.  On the other side of the coin, a polish can have more versatility when layered over different colors.  Nevertheless, for an indie created polish, this is genius in its coordination of colors. The fuchsia and purple glitters play off each other to create the illusion of a magenta effect when seen from afar.  The green squares set it all off and truly makes the name of Anemone Gardens.  The clever wordplay of the polish names by Hare always bring a smile to my face.  I love that polish makes me happy, don't you?

Purchased

4 comments:

  1. I love the pop of green in the glitter mix :D

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  2. I so need this! I'm patiently waiting for the next restock so I can grab it. It's super pretty.

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    1. Definitely grab it when you see it next! I subscribe to the emails which always gives me a heads up with the restocks. Good luck!

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