Here are all swatched together and every single one of them is gorgeous!! *_*
UMA Cosmetics – Strawberry Fields Forever*
UMA Cosmetics is a German brand of cosmetic products and this is my first polish from the brand. I got it from Licila.si, a Slovenian on line cosmetics store.
This is the only polish of the bunch that is more suitable for the summer time, than the fall or the winter. It is a coral base full of shimmer and it was opaque in two coats. There were some brush strokes visible and there were the shadows present in there, so the polish looked like it had darker stripes in it. I don’t know what it was, but it looked strange. It’s not visible in the photos, but it was present in person.
It has a wide brush, but the handle is so short and I had some problems holding it and applying the polish. The black lid comes off and then there is this small handle of the brush. I wish it were bigger.
Alessandro – Rock Star*
This polish is a part of their Winter 2015 Glam Rock Collection and I got it from E-kozmetika.si, an on line shop.
This polish is a semi sheer black base full of blue, turquoise and purple micro flakies. And here the shimmer doesn’t disappear on the nails. You get on your nails exactly what you see in the bottle and that’s great!
I applied two easy coats for full opacity. This polish also has a wide brush and it was great to work with.
And look at all the sparkle going on in there!! It’s really beautiful!
Essence – Amazed By You*
This polish also has a wide brush, but this one is also thick and it is kind of hard to use for me. I have used their polish before and I have always had same problems with the brush. It is difficult to work with around the cuticles, because it makes it hard to avoid the skin. And the bristles of the brush weren’t shaped properly, some of them were sticking out, so I couldn’t make a perfect round edge around the cuticles. I used the clean up brush to make the edge more round.
But the colour, oh, it’s perfect for the fall. Two coats and no top coat and it looks this glossy. Perfect!! I just wish the brush was this good too.
I got this and the Catrice polish from Slovenian supplier Dominur d.o.o.
Catrice – It’s A Very Berry Bash*
This is my favourite out of these polishes. I love the colour, I love the formula and to my surprise I love the brush! I had some problems with the brushes of the Catrice polishes in the past, but this one was perfect! And the formula, it was perfect too, it went on like a butter.
It needed two easy coats to reach full opacity and the colour is amazing, a perfect burgundy red with pink undertones.
Golden Rose – 36*
I need to say here that the brush was wide and very and I mean very thick. I haven’t seen a brush so thick like this one before. But to my surprise it didn’t give me much trouble with application. But I have to say that I was being very careful with application when I saw the brush.
The formula was a bit thick too, but again that wasn’t a problem. I did two coats to make it fully opaque.
It is a vampy red polish, a very deep red polish that looks almost brown. I like this one a lot too and I don’t have a polish like this in my stash yet, so that is a bonus.
And I got this one from Golden Rose Slovenia.
What do you think of these five goodies? I am glad I got them, because that way I got to know three more brands that I haven’t used before. And I must say I was impressed by the Catrice’s brush and the consistency of the formula.
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