This is just a little round up of the swatches and nail art I've been posting this week around the internets. I recently made a couple sizable purchases from April of pipe dream polish (yes purchases! EVERYTHING in this post was purchased by me). One was a little while ago when she decided to clearance out all of her old polish so she can focus on her new collections (check out my post on her original neon crèmes here Pipe dream polish A Night In Vegas Collection) I think I bought about 8? and that's not even all of them...and I wanted more...all of them! There were a few more glitter toppers and glitter jellies I didn't get...I think. I tried to only get the ones I would really wear a ton. That's hard, yall! :) And then more recently I was lucky enough to catch a restock and release of her newest collection, called Street Carnival Collection. Those are the 5 crèmes you will see here. All the other ones were purchased in the sale and are no longer available. If you are interested in the crèmes I suggest you go to her website (link earlier, just because I love her!) and get all the info there!
Needless to say I knocked out a whole lot of untried/unblogged polishes for this post! WHOOP! Lets go then!
First up is "masquerader" which is a raspberry toned pink, which is my favorite shade of pink. These crèmes are all neons too, which means they dry fast and matte, but in the best way possible. April's formulas on her neons are legen---wait for it---dary! This is 2 coats plus topcoat and on my ring finger is "you've got a toner" which is from a recent Pipe Down This Love is Bliss box, which I've posted about before here, I really really really loved this polish but didn't love allllll the other polishes in the box enough to shell out the cash, so as soon as I saw someone selling this in a destash I grabbed it up SO FAST! Win!
Here's a close up shot of "you've got a toner" in the bottle! I did a little subtle watermarble accent over it with another of her polishes called "Clearwater" basically its a clear base for using to watermarble over a base you don't want to cover up, does that make sense?
|You've got a toner|
I added a gradient (I've been practicing!) with "on the list" which is the neon pink from the A night in Vegas collection. I added this glitter "be my flamingo" which as tiny pink and orange hex glitters in it, on top and then OPI matte topcoat (the best, not sponsored, lol) I really loved this. Like, really really really loved this!
|be my flamingo|
The green is "tabanca" how friggggggen gorgeous is this!!!! The previous green was more of a lime green, this is a really awesome kelly green. I will be using this a ton! This is 2 coats plus tocoat. On my ring finger is 3 brushed coats of irie.
This is "irie" in the bottle. It's limited edition and has already been released twice, I'm not sure if its coming back or not! It has teeny tiny glitters in red, black, green, and yellow. I almost didn't pick this up but I'm glad I did! I added a watermarble on top of it using:
pipedream polish: Clearwater, light of day, tabanca
OPI: Black Onyx
|irie with matte topcoat|
This is "celebration" ughhhhhhhhhhhhhh I love this so much. Its really hard to photograph, I had to adjust the color a ton so that's why my fingers look so read. But you guys need to see how the polish really looks! My camera made it look much more like a royal blue and really its turquoise! How perfect is this. I mean. 2 coats plus topcoat.
|all these diamonds|
Lastly I have accent of "empyrean" using zig zag nail vinyls and one brushed coat over my ring finger. I really really loved this too. They go so well together, no?
I hope yall liked this post! I love April and love her polishes, and can't recommend them enough! Go get some!