23 June 2013

The Polished Mafia Review and Swatch: Killed a Mermaid

Provided For Review

I am so super duper excited to do this review that I don't want to wait until tomorrow to post this! :D So guess what?? I'm posting it now!! :D

A woman I met through a Facebook group several months ago was encouraged by friends to start selling her nail polish. I contacted Samantha about reviewing her polish and she let me pick one. I've been on a huge teal kick lately and when Samantha let me know she had added more polish to her store, I hurried to check them out as soon as I went on break since I was working :P

All of Samantha's polishes are beautiful, but I was drawn to "Killed a Mermaid" for the color and the name! :D I love it! Other mermaid polishes out there are cute and whimsically named and I love that this isn't :P Killed a Mermaid is part of the Girls of the Mafia collection.

Killed a Mermaid is an aqua blue jelly with a lot of shimmer and looks like flakies, plus there's a purple duochrome! <3 I used 3 coats, but there is still VNL. The polish is on the thick side, but it is manageable and easy to work with. I checked with Samantha to make sure the polish was supposed to be thick, and it is. Despite it being thick, it dried pretty quickly on it's own. I used Glisten and Glow HK Girl top coat for added shine.

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Isn't it gorgeous!! The slight purple duochrome, the shimmer flakies! <3

I also used 1 coat over Milani Black Swift and Wet n Wild Root of All Evil to see what Killed a Mermaid would look like as a layering polish.

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The duochrome effect is stronger and you can definitely see the shimmer in it :) Black Swift is on the middle and pinky fingers, Root of All Evil is on the pointer and ring fingers.

Be sure to follow The Polished Mafia on Facebook and check out Samantha's store! Polishes are 3-free and range from $10 to $11.50. Custom polishes are $12.00. And right now, there is a sale going on! Buy 2, get 1 free! No code needed! Sale ends June 30, 2013 :D

Products in this post were provided for review. All opinions are my own. See disclosure.

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