Sunday, July 17, 2011

international swatch spam: my swap with PolishSis! part 1

Long before I had my own blog or even knew what GFC was, I had dozens of polish blogs bookmarked. I would visit them all every day and drool over their huge collections and beautiful nails.
One of the first polish blogs I found was PolishSis.

Recently she had a giveaway and I mentioned how much I loved the polishes in her giveaway. A few weeks later, Inge emailed me asking if I would like to swap for those polishes! How could I say no?

It was like Christmas when I opened the package!

Inge took the time to wrap them all so pretty! Ribbons and everything.
Of course, the insides were just as pretty as the wrapping. :)

2 Teeez, 2 Catrice, 2 Hema, and 1 Herome!
I'm going to save the Teeez pictures for tomorrow - I took a lot of pictures.

Here are the first 5 that I'll show you!

Herome W.I.C. - Jerusalem. Very pretty pink metallic! One coat, so this is good for stamping.
It is similar to China Glaze's Emotion but more saturated and brighter. It stamps well over light and dark:

The W.I.C. stands for World Inspired Colors. There are 79 colors all inspired by different places from around the world! There are even some Canadian ones!
(Why didn't they make one more polish so there would be 80 colors?! I'm sure they could have picked one more city! Haha!)

Hema Nailpolish - 09. This polish is so unique and pretty, it's a seafoam green shimmer.
It is pretty sheer, it needs 4 coats to avoid visible nail line (VNL.)

I have nothing else like this in my collection!
It reminds me of the other Hema I have, 18, but more opaque and a much prettier color!
That one looked cool over black, so I tried this one over black too!

It brings out this apple green colored shimmer! It probably looks different over all sorts of colors!
And I bet it would look awesome over a similar creme polish, like For Audrey or a mint color. I think that will be my next pedicure!

Hema Nailpolish - 11. OMG, I love this color! 3 coats.
It is a beautiful shade of teal with gorgeous shimmer! I didn't want to take it off when I swatched it!

Love love love. It is perfect for me and my teal-loving ways.

The little Hema bottles are so darn cute.

The China Glaze bottle looks like a monster compared to them!

Catrice - Forget-Me-Not. Are you seeing this?! So awesome!
2 coats of pure gorgeous purple foil shimmer.

So. Pretty. New favorite purple shimmer!

Lots of pictures because I love it so much!

I managed to snap the last picture in the sun. This is blindingly shimmery and sparkly in the sun!
Just gorgeous. The sunlight picture is the most color-accurate.

Catrice - Dirty Berry. Blue-toned purple with subtle holo! So awesome!
Lots of pictures of this one too, but the picture below is the most color-accurate.

This is 2 coats! I also got some sunlight pictures of this one to show the holographic shine.

The holo is very subtle, it's almost as if the polish glows a little instead of being obviously holographic.

I am in love with this one too!

Inge, you really blew me away! I love them all so much!
Hopefully your package arrives soon. :)

Look out for the Teeez Holographic ones tomorrow! (They're drool-worthy!)


  1. Woweeee that's such an awesome swap! You got some amazing polishes! =]

  2. Thank you so much for your kind words, I love your blog too and since I discovered it I read every word you write. Had so much fun shopping for you, I got to buy all polishes I like myself :-) Most of them are also in my stash, still in the top drawer of the Helmer which is for the untrieds... yes that's a shame, I know. Your swatches are awesome and really make me want to pull them out of the top drawer.
    Enjoy your new pretties and I can't wait untill your package arrives XXXXXX

  3. Lucky duck! Forgot me not is to die for...

  4. wow! you got ALOT of GREAT polishes! Good swap!

  5. Those Catrices look spectacular!

  6. Great swap! I WANT those Teez polishes! lol

  7. omg, i would be soooo excited if i got a swap like this

  8. what a great package and i love how cute they were wrapped!

  9. The Catrice polishes are to die for! I wish we had them available in Canada :(

  10. My mouth dropped open when I saw the pics of those Catrice polishes, so gorgeous! I love how the Hema one looks over black, so sparkly! :)

  11. Totally jealous! Love them all!

  12. That last polish is soo gorgeous! I need to get some international polishes :)

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