A couple of weeks ago, I ordered some new stamping plate sets, and I couldn’t wait to use them. Of course, it took me forever to decide which one to use first, but some of the tribal designs really caught my eye.
I started with a base of Revlon Parfumerie Balsam Fir, which is definitely one of my favorite Parfumerie colors/scents so far. Then I stamped the eye of Horus design using Mash plate 65 and Essie Good as Gold. The glitter on the rest of my fingers is A Study in Polish 221B, which is a perfect black and gold glitter topcoat.
I really like how these turned out. They’re simple, but still really cool. And I really love how the sparkle is not too overwhelming.
Last week, I showed you A Study in Polish’s Consulting Detective, which is the Sherlock Holmes polish in her Sherlock collection. Today I have the polish inspired by John Watson, Army Doctor.
Army Doctor is a grass green with copper glitter and a pretty blue shimmer. Normally, I don’t like glitter in shimmery bases, but I think this one is done really well. The formula is pretty great, too – this was two smooth coats. You do have to be a bit careful with this to avoid pulling, or just do three thin coats instead.
A Study in Polish is available here. I bought a bunch of them a few weeks ago, and I haven’t tried a single one that I don’t love. You should definitely check her out!
P.S. Any Sherlock fans out there – what did you think about the season 3 ending? I can’t wait for season 4!
Today I have my first polish from A Study in Polish. She has an entire collection inspired by the BBC series Sherlock, which you I am completely obsessed with at the moment. I was good and only bought half of them (plus one from her Hobbit collection), but then as soon as they came in the mail and I saw how gorgeous they really were, I ordered the other half. I wasn’t kidding when I told you polish named after my favorite things is my kryptonite.
Consulting detective is a beautiful purple with gold shimmer, gold glitter in different sizes, and small iridescent blue glitter. It is opaque in three coats, but I have a thing with conserving indie polishes (because they can be fairly hard to get), so I layered two coats over Zoya Monica, which matched the base almost perfectly.
I’m kind of obsessed with this polish. The formula and the color are both amazing. You can check out A Study in Polish here. She has some great “fandom” collections.