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Morgan Taylor Put A Wing On It | Sweetheart Squadron Collection

Morgan Taylor Put A Wing On It is the second of six polishes in the Sweetheart Squadron collection that I am reviewing.

Once again I feel that Morgan Taylor has mis-described a polish. They call it a fiery red, but I think it’s more of a burnt orange in colour. The base does lean quite strongly towards red, but the tiny, gold-coloured flakies give it a glow that makes the overall colour far more orange for me.

Morgan Taylor Put A Wing On It
Morgan Taylor Put A Wing On It

I used three coats in these photos, but it really only needs two. I added the third coat after I had worn the polish for a couple of days and the gap between the polish and my cuticles was getting too large for my liking (vain me!)

It’s a very autumnal polish. And is particularly good for Halloween manicures. It dries matte, which is often a sign that a polish is a neon. So I checked it under UV light and it is indeed a neon. It glows pretty bright actually, and that probably makes it even more apt for a Halloween polish.

Morgan Taylor Put A Wing On It
Morgan Taylor Put A Wing On It

To recap, the six polishes in the Sweetheart Squadron collection are:

 

Morgan Taylor Sweetheart Squadron Collection for Autumn 2016
Morgan Taylor Sweetheart Squadron Collection for Autumn 2016

Morgan Taylor polishes are sold in the UK at Sally’s stores – or online at www.sallyexpress.com for £10.99 each. They are great value for that because they paint on beautifully and wear really well too.

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: three coats of Morgan Taylor Put A Wing On It
  • Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl


All manicure images are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.
Morgan Taylor Put A Wing On It was sent to me for review. All views expressed in this post are my own, honest and unbiased opinions.

 

 

Bundle Monster Night Fall | Thermal Colour-Changing Gel Polish

This beauty is Bundle Monster Night Fall, a thermal, colour-changing gel polish.

It’s quite thick, as with all Bundle Monster gel polishes that I have used – so it needs a little care when applying. But it’s not hard to apply, it just requires more attention at the cuticle and along the sides to get an even line and a smooth application.

Bundle Monster Night Fall thermal colour-changing gel polish
Bundle Monster Night Fall thermal colour-changing gel polish

The colour-changing effect is wonderful. Night Fall is purple when cool and a pink/magenta when warm. It has tiny flakies in it that give a purple and blue shimmer effect. My nails are really quite long at the moment, so the thermal effect is easily evident where the free edge is obviously the cooler part of my nails.

My application skills are lacking here a bit. I don’t think I wrapped the tips well enough, as it is a little thin there. (Who’d have thought I was gel polish qualified, eh?! It’s a good thing I don’t have paying clients!) It lasted well enough though, so I got away with it.

Night Fall is part of the Enchanted collection. You can buy it on its own; it’s currently $7.99. Or you can buy the full three piece Enchanted collection for $22.99.

I know that normal nail polish thermals degrade after about six months. I’m not so sure about gel polish.  Does anyone know if it degrades as well?

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: two coats of Bundle Monster Night Fall
  • Gel top coat: W7 2 in 1 top coat / base coat (gel polish)


All manicure images are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.
Bundle Monster Night fall was sent to me for review. All views expressed in this post are my own, honest and unbiased opinions.

 

 

 

A England Whispering Waves

I bought A England Whispering Waves as soon as it was launched.

It’s a duochromatic turquoise holographic polish – what could be better?

It paints on perfectly. All the A England nail polishes I’ve ever tried have a perfect application.

It dries very quickly and a little matte too.

A England Whispering Waves
A England Whispering Waves

It was almost a one-coater, and probably would be for short nails. I just had a tiny bit of visible nail line peeking through at me, so used two coats for a better finish. This would probably stamp very well because of its well-pigmented formula.

It has a slight duochrome / multichrome to it, ranging from a darker blue, through pink, to gold and then to a more greeny/gold colour. But that’s not hugely evident on the nail.

A England Whispering Waves
A England Whispering Waves

There isn’t much holograph with this either. I thought there would be more than there is, so I was a tiny bit disappointed. But it is still a beautiful polish – a perfect formula, and a stunning colour. I’m keen to see what it looks like in sunlight.

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: two coats of A England Whispering Waves
  • Top coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri


All manicure images are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.

 

 

 

OPI Muir Muir On The Wall | Swatch and Review

This is a swatch of OPI Muir Muir On The Wall, from the San Francisco collection of Autumn 2013.

The final effect of this polish is of an auburn brown with bronze shimmer. In make-up though, it’s a copper/bronze shimmer in a sheer black base. It is supposed to be, according to OPI, a plum colour. I see that in the bottle, but not on the nail at all. Perhaps it comes out more in the sunshine.

OPI Muir Muir On The Wall
OPI Muir Muir On The Wall

I wasn’t sure what the “Muir” in the name referred to, but after Googling, I think it may refer to the Muir Woods National Monument, a forest of redwood trees just outside San Francisco.

It painted on smoothly and evenly and dried pretty fast too. It needs at least two coats. This manicure shows two coats, but when I held my fingers up to the light, I could still see through the nails slightly. On a sunnier day this might have bothered me, but it’s completely overcast today, so it didn’t matter to me.

OPI Muir Muir On The Wall
OPI Muir Muir On The Wall

My bottle of Muir Muir On The Wall came from Nailpolish.co.uk. They have all sorts of polishes, including OPI, Barry M, China Glaze, Orly, Rimmel and Essie. The OPI nail polishes cost from £4.95 for colours from older collections, then there are lots at £5.95 or £6.95, and then those from current collections cost £12.50. They also sell the Designer Series (DS polishes) for £15.95 and Nail Envy and other nail treatments.

Delivery is free and in my experience it was extremely quick, arriving the following day.

 

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: two coats of OPI Muir Muir On The Wall
  • Top coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri


All manicure images are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.
OPI Muir Muir On The Wall was sent to me for review. All views expressed in this post are my own, honest and unbiased opinions.

 

 

 

SpaRitual Eye For Detail

Yesterday I reviewed Modern Craftsman, and today I’m wearing another polish from the same collection, SpaRitual Eye For Detail.

It is a pearlescent, shimmery pale gold colour. The official SpaRitual information describes it as a cream colour. But I think it has too much sparkle and glow to be considered a cream. It is definitely a gold.

It’s more sheer than yesterday’s purple polish, and needed three coats. However, I think you could probably easily use two if you had shorter nails or weren’t worried about the nail line showing through.

SpaRitual Eye For Detail
SpaRitual Eye For Detail

These, again, are the six colours in the Pause collection:

  • Eye For Detail – a pearlescent light gold/cream with gold shimmer
  • Hand Made – a copper and gold glitter
  • Artisan – a deep red with gold flecks
  • Modern Craftsman – a plum with red glitter
  • Bespoke – a gunmetal with micro glitter
  • Intricate – a satin navy shimmer
SpaRitual Pause Collection - Autumn 2015
SpaRitual Pause Collection – Autumn 2015

Eye For Detail is probably not a colour I would automatically choose. From this collection, I’m much more keenly drawn to the blue, purple and red. And generally those are my kind of colours. But there’s something very magical about this polish. It has a brilliance and luminosity about it that I haven’t come across before. If it doesn’t often make it to my fingernails, I will definitely sport it on my toenails. I already have it lined up to complement a black Christmas party dress I have which has touches of gold in it.

SpaRitual Eye For Detail
SpaRitual Eye For Detail

The Pause collection is out now and you can buy it from the UK SpaRitual website or the US SpaRitual website. Bottles are priced at £9.75 (UK), or considerably less if you are a trade customer.

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: three coats of SpaRitual Eye For Detail
  • Top coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri


All manicure images are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.
SpaRitual Eye For Detail shown in this post was sent to me for review. All views expressed in this post are my own, honest and unbiased opinions.