Where has Contrary Polish been all my life? No seriously WHERE?
Lets back-up a sec. I’ve been hearing about Contrary Polish for awhile and definitely wanted to try them out since I got more into indie nail brands. Contrary was one of the brands so many people said I would love because they aren’t glitters, they’re beautiful shimmers. If you know me, you know I am a sucker for a good shimmer. And one that glows? Fuggedaboutit!
Shimmers are my favorite finish and today I am super excited to show you the Color Context Trio as well as a most definite must-have for anyone – Gift Wrap.
Gift Wrap is a red based purple with heavy blue, green and purple shimmer. This one is a serious stunner! It applies like butter and is just the perfect consistency. The shimmer inside kind of changes with the light sometimes looking more blue/green and sometimes more purple/blue. It dries with a satin-like finish but adding a shiny top coat makes it perfect. It’s mesmerizing and I’m completely hooked on this shade right now. This was two coats.
Greenhouse is a deep kind of smoky blue/green base with heavy lighter green and gold shimmer. The base is actually deep blue but it looks green in most lighting. Such a rich gorgeous shade. Great formula, again it was super buttery and perfect with two coats. It also dries a little satin-y so use a top coat if you want the shiny look.
Blood Orange has a red base and heavy gold shimmer. It dances on the line of being an orange/red but mostly looks orange. Lit-from-within, she is. This color screams “fall” to me, it’s like the color of the leaves in Connecticut in October. I act as though I have actually been to Connecticut. 😉 The formula was just as good with this one and it was two coats.
Indigo Rose is a gorgeous blurple. The base is blue and the shimmer is red/orange/purple. It might not be as unique as the other three here, but it’s still very nice. Great formula but a little thinner. I used three thin coats.
Overall: Well I think it’s obvious that I really love these. The formula is a real pleasure to work with and the colors are stunning, glowing, rich and smooth. This is a brand that I easily fell in love with right away!
What do you think of these shades? Do you love glowing shimmers as much as I do?
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