May 22, 2014
Smitten Polish Frangipani
I hardly ever wear pink polish. I may find one or two when I'm swatching collections that I love, but then they somehow never make it on to my nails for a full mani. However, I had a total pink moment last week. I was wearing OPI Kiss Me, I'm Brazilian on my toes and I got my new Smitten polishes in the mail. I bypassed the awesome gray with green shimmer Tornado Skies, the beautiful blue holo Himalayan Blue Poppies and the stunning Radiant Orchid and slapped Smitten Polish Frangipani on my nails immediately! I'm glad I did, it is so much more than just "pink". Frangipani is a soft almost lavender-tinged pink creamy holo. Creamier holos are less blindingly rainbow than a full on linear holo, but they are still so gorgeous. I don't own a ton of creamy holos, but this polish makes me want many more.
The formula of Frangipani was nice to apply. I used just two coats for these pictures and I had no complaints at all. I have found Smittens to be excellent in general though. As a note, I did not use base coat or top coat for these swatches. When I wear lighter colored (i.e. unlikely to stain) holos, I don't wear base coat because I think they apply better without it. And I usually don't top coat holos- don't want to dull them! The picture below is in full sun, so you can see Frangipani in all of it's creamy rainbow glory!
Smitten Polish Frangipani is available on Smitten Polish's Big Cartel store. For more info, check out Smitten Polish on Facebook.