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Guest Post #5: Natalie from There is Beauty in Colour

Guest Post time! Take it away, Natalie, from There is Beauty in Colour!
Hello everyone,

For this guest post on Polish All the Nails (yay Canadian blog!), I thought I'd choose an amazing indie glitter polish that has been sitting in my drawer for a few weeks now - Dollish Polish Scarab.  Chartreuse, turquoise, black, brown, and blue small and medium hex glitters blend beautifully in a clear base.  The many colours in this polish make it versatile, as it can match and contrast many colours of underwear.  I decided to wear it by itself, which was probably not the best idea.  I started out with three coats and one coat of Nubar Diamont and it looked fine to me, but in the bright sunlight, you could see a few bald patches here and there.  I then painted on a fourth coat of Scarab and one more of Diamont ~ 6 coats!! Needless to say, the polish on my left index finger chipped off in one sheet (!) a few hours later.  Oh well, it was beautiful while it lasted.  Turquoise, green (especially the shade chartreuse) and brown are my favourite colours, so the short-lived mani was well worth it. 
Application was what you would expect from a well-made glitter bomb ~ a bit of glitter placement here and there, but mostly, normal brushstrokes sufficed. 
I bought Scarab when Dollish Polish was still available at her Etsy shop.  I believe it was $8.75 USD.  It is part of the Valley of the Kings collection, which, unfortunately, I believe, is slated for Dolly's 'acetone vault', i.e. she is going to stop making them (or already has). 
A quick look at Dolly's new shop shows that all her polishes are sold out.  However, the Valley of the Kings collection is still listed, so perhaps she may stock it a few more times before officially retiring it. 
If I've incited a new lemming for anyone, good luck in your Scarab search!








Thanks Natalie, looks amazing!

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