101 Untrieds (Polishes 52 - 57) - Swatches & Review

Saturday, 26 October 2019


Once upon a time I started a Google Spreadsheet with a list of all of my polishes that I own.  I needed it for insurance purposes and it was quite helpful for me to see what I had.  Anyway, at some point it got forgotten about and wasn't updated for such a long time.  Now I have no clue what I have and don't so I have started the fun task of doing a new stash list.  After collecting polishes for nearly ten years you can imagine how many polishes I have in my collection, which means doing the stash list takes forever!  It is a great chance for me to really stop and look at what I actually have in my collection.  I have rediscovered quite a few favourites and also a few "what was I thinking" polishes in the mix, and plenty of untrieds.  I'm still on track (I think) to complete my 101 untrieds by the end of the year so brace yourself for quite a few untrieds posts....like today.


China Glaze Purple Panic is a vibrant fuchsia.  This one is clearly not the neon version (which I own and have loved to death - seriously there is not much left in the bottle.  This is my back up bottle which clearly is nothing like the original - I hate that China Glaze do that).  Anyway, I do really like the colour of this one (even though it's not the original neon - I'm still annoyed about it even after all these years lol) and the formula is pretty good.  It applies easily and evenly and dries quick.  For my swatch I used three coats.

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China Glaze White Cap is described as a sheer white base with gold flecks.  I'm really not sure how white the base is.  In the bottle is looks white yes but on the nails that base looks clear.  I definitely wouldn't wear this polish by itself but I really like it as a topper.  It's so pretty and sparkly.  For my swatch I used one coat over China Glaze Purple Panic.

Picture taken in light box

 Picture taken in light box
Femme Fatale Cosmetics Burning Dusk is a purple linear holo with a blue shimmer/sheen.  It's actually so nice to put on a good Femme Fatale polish.  It's polishes like this that makes me remember why I fell in love with the brand all those years ago.  Back when this was released (maybe 2013?) this was quite a unique shade.  The formula is fantastic and applies evenly.  I used two coats for my swatch.

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken in direct sunlight

Picture taken in direct sunlight
Illamasqua Prismatic has a blue base with a pink shimmer throughout.  This polish is gorgeous!  I love the colour and the shimmer, but it is a little to sheer for my personal taste.  I think next time I may try it over a base colour.  For my swatch I used three coats.

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Pretty Serious Cosmetics Rae's Rainbow is a blue jelly with blue shimmer and rainbow glitters.  This polish was released as a charity polish back in 2014.  I don't think I have ever really liked this polish but purchased it because it raised money for a good cause.  Or perhaps I am wrong and did like the idea of it once upon a time.  Who knows.  I don't really care for it now though.  It's sheer and just meh.  For my swatch I used three thick coats and no top coat (the polish is still wet in my pictures).

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Picture taken in light box
Zoya Dree is described as a light dusty drab olive green with yellow tones and a touch of grey.  This definitely isn't my usual type of colour but it's awesome for nail art.  The formula is fantastic and is opaque in two coats.

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That brings us to the end of this round of untrieds of mine.  I feel like today's post was definitely a good mix of things.  Now let's see what else I can rediscover in my drawers.... only 44 more polishes to go until I reach my goal.

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