Thursday, April 18, 2013

Nail Potion #9: Tears of Mer

*this polish was provided to me for my honest review

I have been sitting on this post for a while, and let me tell you I could not be more excited about it. Recently Angela from Nail Potion #9 sent me her polish Tears of Mer to swatch & review. And OH HOLY CRAP do I LOVE this polish. Sorry things are exciting, and sometimes I need to shout my love for things. I can't control it. Warning, this is going to be a pic heavy post. 


Angela has this beautiful description of her inspiration for the polish "Mer the common word for all the species, are a brave and noble race. They have at their disposal the entire ocean floor and they're quite content with just that....for now. It's said that while most races living under the deep blue have no use for tears the Mer are a passionate race. It's further said that a Mer's tears can burn the foulest and grouchiest mortal in the most emotional of people."

This polish looks like a vile of gypsy tears to me. It is so freaking pretty and sparkly.  Tears of Mer has a blue jelly base packed with gold glitters and flakies that flash in the light. Have I mentioned that I love this polish yet, because I do.


This is one coat of Tears of Mer. It goes on very sheer, but the good news is it does build up nicely. 


Here you see two coats, it's starting to get some good color. Man, look at that glitter. It is packed in there. 


This is three coats of the polish. 


And finally four. Keep in mind that I did very thin coats, so that I could see how the polish applied. I would guess that if you do 2 normal coats, you would also get to this level. After trying out the polish on bare nails, I was curious, to see how it look layered over other polishes. 


Here I've done layered skittles, pinky is OPI Can't Find My Czechbook, ring is China Glaze Man Hunt, middle is Maybelline Color Show Shocking Seas, pointer is Maybelline Color Show Onyx Rush, and thumb is Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Ivory Skull. Each of these different "undies" brings out a different glow in the polish. Personally I really like it over the black polish, holy cow...the sparkle!



Here I've layered two coats of Tears of Mer over OPI Can't Find My Czechbook. CFMC turned out to be the perfect base and does this polish glow. 


Overall, I am in LOOOOOOVE with this polish. Application was easy, the color is gorgeous, and it shines in the sunlight. Taking this polish off is similar to glitter, you've got to let the acetone soak for a moment, and then it is all good. I got a ton of compliments when I wore this polish. For my first experience with an indie brand, I couldn't have asked for a better one. Angela is a huge sweetheart and her polishes are beautiful and well made. Go check out her shop here. As for me I have Blood of Basilisk on my wish list. 

Is this a polish you would wear?

Enjoy & until next time, Amy Lee

*the polish was provided for me for my honest review

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