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*PR sample

Hello lovelies,

This post will be very interesting for UK ladies because I am reviewing a British indie polish brand Iconic Effect! Iconic Effect is "custom mixed 3-free Nail Polish made in the UK". Today I will show you just four shades but they offer more.

Pea Soup -  pale green base with teal holo, neon pink and magenta glitter. It's a subtle and quite unusual polish, it is definitely unique to my collection. The formula was easy to apply but slightly sheerer. I needed two thicker coats for good coverage. It dried fast and gritty so thick topcoat like Seche Vite is a must-have.

Lucy's Stash - Pea Soup nail polish
Lucy's Stash - Pea Soup nail polish
Lucy's Stash - Pea Soup nail polish
Lucy's Stash - Pea Soup nail polish

Portfolio Pink - muted medium pink creme leaning to purple with small blue and fuchsia particles. Lovely girly shade made interesting with the tiny particles. The polish applied easily and it was well pigmented. Two coats were enough for full coverage. I've applied thin Barielle topcoat and as you can see, the surface is not completely smooth. I recommend thicker topcoat.

Lucy's Stash - Portfolio Pink nail polish
Lucy's Stash - Portfolio Pink nail polish
Lucy's Stash - Portfolio Pink nail polish
Lucy's Stash - Portfolio Pink nail polish

Purple Paradise - magenta, purple, holo and rose pink glitter in a clear base. I've applied one coat over Portfolio Pink and it got me more than enough glitter. This one is better for layering rather than for wearing alone. It applied well but I did play a bit with the glitter placement.

Lucy's Stash - Purple Paradise over Portfolio Pink
Lucy's Stash - Purple Paradise over Portfolio Pink
Lucy's Stash - Purple Paradise over Portfolio Pink
Lucy's Stash - Purple Paradise over Portfolio Pink

Psychadelic Snarl - green shimmer in a blue jelly base with magenta holo glitter. I've applied one coat of Psychadelic Snarl over A England Camelot and it really made it stand out! Also how awesome is the name? Love it, don't know why! The polish itself is a really pretty combination but it's a bit on the sheer side so that's why I layered it. I think three coats would make it opaque enough to be worn by itself. It applied well and dried fast.

Lucy's Stash - Psychadelic Snarl

Lucy's Stash - Psychadelic Snarl
Lucy's Stash - Psychadelic Snarl
Lucy's Stash - Psychadelic Snarl
Lucy's Stash - Psychadelic Snarl

So what do you think? Some pretty interesting shades, right? I was happy with the formula of these but some are better for layering because they are not so opaque.My absolute favourite is Psychadelic Snarl for its name and gorgeous shimmer.

You can purchase Iconic Effect in their Etsy store but they only ship within UK (due to the recent restrictions on shipping polish outside UK). Each full size bottle has 15ml and is sold for £6.50

*PR sample

*These were provided for a review

Hello lovelies,

Today I'm reviewing Delush Polish for the first time. It's an US indie brand created by Adrianna. I will show you seven shades today, the first five are from The Mystique collection and the last two are from Downton A-List Collection. I got just mini bottles so I can't really tell you what the bottle, brush and cap will be like with a full-sized bottle (only what I saw in the pictures).

Glamazon - raspberry shimmer base with holographic glitter. The colour is very pretty and stands out in the sun when all the holo particles start to change colour :) The formula was ok but wasn't perfect. It was quite thick and I needed to apply thicker coats to avoid patches. Polish dried reasonably fast but very gritty. I needed thick coat of Seche Vite to smooth it out.

Lucy's Stash - Delush Polish Glamazon
Lucy's Stash - Delush Polish Glamazon
Lucy's Stash - Delush Polish Glamazon

Luscious Plum - medium purple shimmer base with blue, white and holographic glitter. I like this purple shade very much and the blue glitter stands out very nicely. This shade has slightly better formula that applied well and dried only slightly gritty. I'm wearing two coats which were enough for full coverage.

Lucy's Stash - Delush Polish Luscious Plum
Lucy's Stash - Delush Polish Luscious Plum
Lucy's Stash - Delush Polish Luscious Plum

Midas Touch - yellow gold shimmer base with gold, orange and light grey glitter. I find this to be a very interesting polish, I liked on me a lot. The formula was good - it applied easily and dried fast. I needed slightly thicker coats because of the teensy bit lower pigmentation but is is because the polish was designed to be for layering as well as for application by itself. It also dried slightly gritty but nothing horrible. I've applied a topcoat and everything was fine.

Lucy's Stash - Delush Polish Midas Touch
Lucy's Stash - Delush Polish Midas Touch
Lucy's Stash - Delush Polish Midas Touch

Ocean Sapphire - mermaid blue-green shimmer base with opalescent and teal glitter. This one is sooo beautiful, especially over black! The teal/green shimmer in the blue base is really pretty. It applied well despite the thicker formula. I needed two thick coats as the polish is a bit sheerer, something like Midas Touch. It dried gritty so I needed thick coat of topcoat.

Lucy's Stash - Delush Polish Ocean Sapphire
Lucy's Stash - Delush Polish Ocean Sapphire
Lucy's Stash - Delush Polish Ocean Sapphire

One coat of Ocean Sapphire over A England Camelot

Lucy's Stash - Delush Polish Ocean Sapphire
Lucy's Stash - Delush Polish Ocean Sapphire

Opalesque - pastel teal jelly base with opal glitter and pearl whiter glitter.This was my absolute favourite of all, such soft, romantic and feminine mix! I love the opalescent glitter combined with pastel teal shade. the formula was on a sheer side but I managed to get away with two thick coats. The glitter dragged slightly when applied but the thick coats helped with this. *So pretty!*

Lucy's Stash - Delush Polish Opalesque
Lucy's Stash - Delush Polish Opalesque
Lucy's Stash - Delush Polish Opalesque

Treacherous Thomas - black base with subtle teal shimmer and with gold, blue and red glitter. This shade is from Downton A-List Collection together with the next one (Lady Sybiling). The formula was ok, slightly less pigmented so I would recommend to layer it over black. It applied well and dried fast and I'm wearing two thicker coats.

Lucy's Stash - Delush Polish Treacherous Thomas
Lucy's Stash - Delush Polish Treacherous Thomas
Lucy's Stash - Delush Polish Treacherous Thomas

Lady Sybiling - green base with blue, small black and gold holographic glitter. The colour combination together with small black dots is very pretty but it had quite problematic formula, at least for me. It was very thick and not very easy to apply. I ended up applying two thick coats as the polish applies easier in thicker coats. it dried fast enough but very gritty. I needed two coats of topcoat to smooth it out.

Lucy's Stash - Delush Polish Lady Sybiling
Lucy's Stash - Delush Polish Lady Sybiling
Lucy's Stash - Delush Polish Lady Sybiling

I must say I am not overly happy with these except Opalesque shade which I loved. The formulas were thick and packed with glitter which caused them to dry gritty. I liked the colour combinations though and I truly hope that the polishes in the full-sized bottles will be a bit better.

EDIT: After reading other reviews and consulting my issues with Delush Polish it looks like the troubles with formula was just my batch and that it also helps to add a drop of thinner & shake it well. I will do that :)

You can purchase these and many more at Delush Polish Etsy store and you can also keep up with the latest news on Delush Polish's Facebook page.

*These were provided for a review