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Review: Pretty and Polished Freedom Calling

I'm not American nor do I live there so I see no problem posting a red, white and blue polish with a name like Freedom Calling on June 25th.  In fact, it's the same colours as the Australian flag so to hell with it, yay Australian nails!  Let's take a look at one of Pretty & Polished's new colours, Freedom Calling.  Don't faint, you can actually sometimes buy this one!

Freedom Calling is a mixture of red, white, blue and silver glitter in a clear base.  You've got all kinds of glitter in there - bar, hex, matte, shiny, all without the micro glitter which I love.  I didn't, however, love the application.  It's almost impossible to get the glitter out the bottle.  I had this sitting upside down for an hour and still, nothing but big clomps of base came out.  I'd have liked more glitter on each of my nails but one coat was all I could do as it was so thick already.  Even then, the glitter didn't even a bit sit flat.  I'm used to rougher nails but even the hex glitter didn't sit properly.  PITA.  At least my base colour went well for once. Chanel Blue Satin, if you were wondering.   







The Verdict:  Love the glitter combo, hate the application.  I'm getting stressed out just looking at these pictures again as I can see an entire nail without a large piece of glitter on it, and can see the glitter sticking up.  Sigh.  Shame it's so pretty.

Where to Buy:

  • Chanel Blue Satin, $22, department stores
  • Pretty & Polished, Freedom Calling, $8.50 + postage, Etsy

Comments

  1. Love it! Very pretty glitter combo:)

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  2. Shame its a bit of a bugger to apply but it looks AWESOME! I love that there are really huge bits of glitter so the smaller glitters can sit on that. Yay!

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  3. I hate it when the base to glitter ratio is off!

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