Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Ard As Nails The Bookouture Girls-Swatch and Review

Hello my lovely readers! I hope you are all having a great week so far, even though this weather is miserable and I am seriously starting to second guess the fact that we are actually in Spring my week has been great. Plenty of nail mail that will be featured on the blog and the best part is Lexi has began to take more than a few steps and is beginning to walk. I never thought I would be so proud and happy of another human being moving their two feet, but I am so ecstatic to see all the little things my baby can do now. Now that I have sung my babies praises lets get into why we are all here, just a few weeks ago I saw that Ard as Nails who are a part of the Soap Dodger company have come out with a new collection.

This brand new collection is called The Bookouture Girls, this consists of 5 holographic polishes in some gorgeous colours. definitely polishes that will cheer you up on these cold and dreary spring days. 

This is White Cliff Bay it is a stunning turquoise polish ram packed with tons of holographic glitter, for this swatch I used 2 coats to get this opaque and then top coated using my HK Girl top coat. Out of the whole collection I would say this would have to be my favourite, I am a huge fan of this blue turquoise colour. I wore this to my Nan's house the other day with some spring nail art stamping, and everyone was saying how beautiful this polish is. 

The second polish in this collection was the one that caught my eye when they came out of the packet, this is Summer Flings and Dancing Dreams. It is a raspberry pink holographic, this swatch is using two coats with top coat. The holographic doesn't always stand out as much as it does in White Cliff Bay but when in sun light it is stunning, as you all know I love the colour pink and this shade always just screams yummy to me.

This dark purple holographic is called Blissful Bookworm, this was one of the sheerer polishes in the collection. For my swatches I used 2 coats it was opaque but to get a colour more accurate to the bottle I would probably use 3 just to make it a bit deeper. 

The fourth polish in this collection is called Dark Knight, it is a light grey holographic opaque in 2 coats; because it has such a dark base the holographic glitter doesn't show up as much especially in darker lighting. I never have been a huge fan of grey but adding that tiny bit of sparkle does make it more appealing. 

The final polish in this collection is called Kitty's Secret, it is a maroon holographic polish opaque in 2 coats. This is my mum favourite colour so I am pretty sure she will be coming to me soon asking me to paint her nails with this. 

Overall I am fully impressed with this collection, the colours are beautiful and definitely just the thing to cheer us up with this horrible UK weather. On all of the polishes the formula was fantastic, they went on smoothly and each one left no brush strokes or bald spots. You can get this full collection now from the Ard As Nail website, for the mini set which is a 4.5ml bottle it is £15 and for the full size 15ml bottles the full set will be £28. On all of the Ard As Nails polishes there is no postage to pay and mine arrived to me 3 days after my order. 

I am sure these polishes will be popping up in some future nail art mani's, this collection was definitely worth the money I spent and I am so happy to have all of them in my ever growing nail polish collection. I really hope you have enjoyed this swatch and review post and that you are all having a fab nail day, chat to all you lovely people again soon.

10 comments:

  1. Gorgeous polishes & swatches! My favourite has to be White Cliff Bay too :) x

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    1. :) thanks hun i know it is stunning isn't it x

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  2. This is a new brand for me. The polishes looks very nice.

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    1. I've only tried a few of their polishes but I have been impressed by each one such a great formula :) x

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  3. I've only heard great reviews about this brand so far and you confirm them! These colours are gorgeous, too!

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    1. I must admit this brand is very high on my list of Indies. I can't wait to see what they come up with next x

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  4. These are all really pretty-- I have never heard of this brand before! I especially like Blissful Bookworm!

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    1. I had heard of them but never tried them until I received one in my January meebox. I was so impressed with the formula. I do love blissful bookworm it's such a pretty shade of purple and the name is adorable :) x

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  5. These are all lovely shades, right up my alley! :)

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    1. It is a lovely collection definitely a colour in there for everyone :) x

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