Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Krafty Gurl Designs "Day Lily" & "Poppy" Swatches & Review



Krafty Gurl Designs Nail Dazzle


Krafty Gurl Designs was one of the first indie companies that I ever purchased.  So when I was given the opportunity to swatch and review for Krafty Gurl I was ecstatic!  I love Jeanine's unique polishes and great formulas.  If you are interested in purchasing any of these gorgeous polishes from the "Glass Garden Collection", or any of Jeanine's other stunning creations, you can find Krafty Gurl Designs here.


First up:

Krafty Gurl Designs Nail Dazzle "Day Lily"

"Day Lily" is an incredible, green glitter-bomb with a gold shine.  For this look I started with two coats of Krafty Gurl Designs "Day Lily".  I then hand placed water decals that I purchased from eBay.  I finished with a coat of HK Girl Top Coat.  Pictured above light within a light box.

I think what I love most about this formula is that I only needed two coats to reach opacity.  In my experience, heavy glitter polishes tend to either bulk up too much or not enough.  This polish was definitely just right.  I also love the bright, crisp color of the green.  The gold shimmer, just breathtaking as well.   Definitely a fantastic spring green.

Krafty Gurl Designs Nail Dazzle "Day Lily"

Macro shot of "Day Lily". 
Light box lighting.

Krafty Gurl Designs Nail Dazzle "Day Lily"

Shade shot of "Day Lily".

Krafty Gurl Designs Nail Dazzle "Day Lily"

Macro of "Day Lily" lit and photographed in a light box.

Krafty Gurl Designs Nail Dazzle "Day Lily"

Direct sunlight "Day Lily".

Krafty Gurl Designs Nail Dazzle "Day Lily"

Macro in direct sunlight of "Day Lily".

When I went to remove this mani, I fell even more in love with Krafty Gurl Designs than I already was.  (Is it possible?  It is)  As you can see in the above macro, this polish does not shy away from glitter in the least.  So of course I expected so issue.  Even a little one.  Nope.  Nothing.  It was like removing cream nail polish I had just applied.  I even let this mani set for a couple of hours!!  I was so happy when I went to use my nail polish remover pads and had to apply no more pressure than I would with any other polish.  This formula wins, hands down, for one of the easiest ones to remove that I have ever experienced.

Next up:

Krafty Gurl Designs Nail Dazzle "Poppy"

"Poppy" is a fiery, orange glitter-bomb with a stunning gold shine.  For this look I started with two coats of Krafty Gurl Designs "Poppy".  I then hand placed water decals that I purchased from WrapArtist Nails.  I finished with a coat of HK Girl Top Coat.  The above photo is lit and photographed within a light box.

The application of this polish was seamless.  It was opaque within two coats.  I did not try three, but I bet it would be even more fierce!

Krafty Gurl Designs Nail Dazzle "Poppy"

Macro shot of "Poppy" lit and photographed in a light box.

Krafty Gurl Designs Nail Dazzle "Poppy"

Second macro of "Poppy" photographed and lit within a light box.  

Krafty Gurl Designs Nail Dazzle "Poppy"

Macro shot of "Poppy" in the shade.  I love this particular shot because I feel like you can see the gold shimmer in this shade perfectly.  "Poppy" has such depth to it, and I love the mix of orange, red and gold that can be seen here as well.  

Krafty Gurl Designs Nail Dazzle "Poppy"

Direct sunlight of "Poppy".

Krafty Gurl Designs Nail Dazzle "Poppy"

Macro shot in direct sunlight.

Krafty Gurl Designs Nail Dazzle "Poppy"

Second macro photo in direct sunlight of "Poppy".

Overall, I adore these two shades and I love the concept and execution behind the "Glass Gardens Collection".  I think that the shades are beautiful, and the formulas are unique.  I definitely do not own any other colors like these.  I love the heavy glitter formula, without there being heavy glitter.  They apply flawlessly, and are surprisingly easy to remove.  These are a perfect addition to any Spring palette.  If you are interested in any of the polishes I have reviewed here you can find them for sale here.  Jeanine also has some other gorgeous polishes you shouldn't miss out out ;).  Have a beautiful day!!

 
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