February 9, 2012

The Painted Nail Fan Collection Swatches

Morning! Today I have a little something different...no pastels or spring brights today! It's the Fan Collection from The Painted Nail! A little while back, towards the end of 2011, The Painted Nail had a contest on their Facebook page to name these polishes. Prior to that I was actually lucky enough to see these in person on a nail wheel when I visited The Painted Nail in September with Liz and Jackie...I did a whole post on that here if you missed it and want to go check it out. Needless to say when I went to ISSE a couple weeks ago one of the first things I asked Katie about was the new polishes...I was so excited that she had them there! This collection has a little something for everyone, a couple bright polishes, gorgeous shimmers an awesome creme and a glittery top coat! Check out the full swatches after the jump!





Glimpse Into Your Fuschia is a medium fuschia packed with shimmer and glitter! I really like this, give me shimmer and I'm a fan...give me shimmer AND glitter and my mind is blown. The glitter in this is almost the same color as the base polish so it's very subtle but you can see it sparkling out in the sun and it gives nice depth to the polish in the shade and indoors. The formula was really nice, I was expecting to do 3 coats for this but I only ended up needing 2!



Shade...see the glitter? Pretty!


Kiss And Teal is a bright teal with shimmer and glitter. This has the same kind of shimmer and glitter combo as Glimpse Into Your Fuschia. The glitter matches the base color pretty nicely, out of the 2 I prefer this one...I think it will probably be a go to pedicure color for me this summer! The formula on this was a bit more sheer than the fuschia one, I used 3 coats for the photos below.



Shade!

On Taupe Of The World is a brown taupe creme. This leans nicely to the brown side of taupe, I usually gravitate to more purple-ish taupe polish and then I get ones like this and wonder why I don't grab for them more. It's a nice milky chocolate looking color, if you like browns you will like this! The formula was a little sheer but it builds up so nicely! I used 3 coats for the photos below!




One Night Only is a dark blackened navy blue base packed with navy blue shimmer. For this time I year I don't feel like I'll grab for this very much but once Fall comes around this will be perfection! I wish my pictures could have captured how beautiful this was in real life, it was so hard to photograph for some reason! The formula was really nice on this one, I used 2 coats for the photos below!



Paparazzi is a glittery top coat. It's got all kinds of glittery goodness going on here, even little bits of holo that are impossible to photograph. I prefer this other over polishes but I was determined to try and get it to be opaque on it's own too. I don't love it this way but I figure someone out there would want to see what it looks like too haha. For the first photo I used 3 coats of Paparazzi, for the other 2 photos below I have 1 coat of Paparazzi over On Taupe Of The World. The formula on this was very thick, it could benefit from some thinner. When I wore it as a layering polish it was much much easier to work with.





Swagger is an olive green with a strong reddish gold shimmer. Easy favorite of the collection, if you read my blog often I doubt you are surprised by this lol! It actually looks like a good dupe of Cult Nails In A Trance, maybe just the slightest bit darker and more of a dirty green. I don't even care if it's a dupe, I am such an olive green fangirl that the more the merrier! The formula was fantastic, 2 coats for full opacity!





Velvet Rope is a dark shimmery maroon. This is like the sister polish of One Night Only. Another nice vampy kind of shade that I'll be grabbing for in the Fall. I'm not one to only use certain polishes for certain seasons (since we don't really have them here lol) but when it's all beautiful and warm outside I just don't feel like wearing darker shades. Anyway, the formula on this was nice...a little on the thick side but easy to work with. I used 2 coats for the photos below.



The Fan Collection is available on The Painted Nail's website, if you're ever in LA you can also purchase it at The Painted Nail salon. If you are shopping online they are mixed in with all the other polishes so you have to go through and find them by name! I'm not sure if The Painted Nail ships worldwide or not...hopefully they do! Price wise these are a little bit pricey at $12.50 each.

24 comments:

  1. All of these are so pretty! 
    xxx

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  2. I am loving those shades leaning toward fall!

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  3. Lovely collection!  Thanks for sharing!

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  4. One night only <3 I need to buy it right now!

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  5. chromacraze.blogspot.comFebruary 9, 2012 at 6:29 AM

    wow they're all really nice colors!

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  6. MarciaF (beauty info zone)February 9, 2012 at 9:05 AM

    I love Swagger. My tastes have really changed in polishes when I'm attracted to shades like this but this looks amazing.

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  7. Florence McPartlandFebruary 9, 2012 at 9:36 AM

    !! Swagger! Need!

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  8. honestly i'm not jumping up and down over these but i adore swagger. how was seeing katie?! i friggen love her! not as much as i love YOUUUU <3 though

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  9. I am in love with Swagger. Such an amazing color!

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  10. haha i really love the names of the first two polishes! very clever lol but yes! these polishes are nice but i wouldn't buy them because they're so pricey =/ i thought she was starting to try and sell to people with licenses but i never heard about it again after she posted about it on her fb page! darn.. lol

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  11. It was good...we were talking about Vegas again, she'll be at Cosmoprof this year too! I miss you lady <333

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  12. My favourite here is Kiss and Teal! Even if it reminds me of another polish. I must check amog my bottles!

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  14. In <3 with Kiss & Teal

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  15. Swagger. <3 My favourite from this collection too. Love your swatches.

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  16. Oh my gorgeous, Swagger is TDF! I love unusual colours like these ones, they don't always get attention in a good way (for example Illamasqua Taint)

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  17. Oh my gorgeous... Swagger made me totally swoon! I just love unusual colours like these. They don't always grab attention in a positive way (see Illamasqua Taint for reference) but they certainly get a conversation started! Kiss and Teal is another pretty that I simply must hunt down. Thanks for swatching these Jen. :)

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  18. I seriously love every one of these!!!  Aaaahhh!!

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  19. It's so sad they don't ship to my country :( 

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  20. These polishes are beautiful!!! I love them.

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  21. SWAGGER, agreed, by far the favorite!!!!! I have the China Glaze Trendsetter & I love it, I'm gonna look into getting swagger right now!

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