Apawca-pill #1: Untrieds

(or polishes that used to be untried but are no longer untried because they’ve been tried)

That time of the year has come, when I have so much to do that I can hardly find the time to shower, let alone do nail art or write a detailed blog post. However, I thought I could at least occasionally put together a quick thing to keep myself, and hopefully you, entertained.

That’s what Apawca-pills aim to be: short and sweet posts about this and that. The “short and sweet” part is pretty ambitious for me, because I have a SLIGHT tendency to digress and talk too much…

Without further ado, let’s get this Apawca-pills thingy started! I’m going to show you a couple of untrieds that have finally found their way out of the Swedish Purgatory: the Helmer units.

Colors by Llarowe Berries In The Snow
(Winter 2015 collection)

Colors by Llarowe Berries In The Snow, described as a “blackened berry wine intense linear holo”, has a fantastic formula and a strong rainbow flame. It is gorgeous, but honestly it didn’t steal my heart – just personal preference, there’s nothing wrong with it!

Glam Polish B*tch Please!
(July 2016 Mysteries )

Glam Polish B*tch Please! is a purple base with blueish flakies, holo and, according to my eyes, a golden shimmer. It made me drool like my parents’ dog when he sees cheese, which is a lot, like in “I need a life vest” lot.

Scofflaw Subterranean Homesick Alien
(Spring 2015)
Scofflaw Subterranean Homesick Alien
(Spring 2015)

As I’ve already mentioned in previous occasions, Scofflaw is one of my favourite indie brands. I love their inspiration, I appreciate their unusual combos, but above all I adore their names! I only wish their shades were easier for me to get hold of – I’d buy them in bulks.
This time around, I picked a vivid blue lacquer to wear, because I was craving Smurfs… Kidding! I was just feeling like blue polish. XD
Subterranean Homesick Alien has a very nice formula, I used three coats because I prefer to work in thinner layers (and you would too, if you were as clumsy as I am!), but I think two would have been just as fine. The iridescent microflakes running through Alien are the cherry on top – so pretty!

Scofflaw Subterranean Homesick Alien stamped with Essence City Girls Rule!
and Lesly plate Winter Mood 1

Finally, I did a little stamping over Subterranean…
I used my go-to silver metallic polish from Essence and the beautiful “Winter Mood 1″ plate by Lesly.
I wasn’t sure about the result, as it was a bit… ahem… subtle? But then a friend on Instagram wrote me that it reminded her of hoarfrost and all of a sudden I felt very proud of my job and started telling everybody who was willing and unwilling to listen that it was totally intentional and carefully planned.

Voilà, I’m done. Short and sweet, right? Shorter than “War and Peace”, anyway. XD
See you next time!

Ilaria

DISCLAIMER: all photos are my own, all the polish was purchased by me with my own money. All the errors are mine too: don’t blame Google!! XD

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4 thoughts on “Apawca-pill #1: Untrieds

  1. Dani January 13, 2019 / 8:59 am

    Se pensiamo che “Berries in the snow” è stato tanto osannato ai tempi… Bello è bello, non ci piove, però neppure niente di particolarmente originale alla fine, non ruba il cuore, hai ragione.

    • my_apawcalypse January 13, 2019 / 10:49 am

      Già, purtroppo indosso non mi ha appassionato. Non so se tenerlo o affidarlo ad una mamma più benevola.

  2. Melanie aka bumbleroon January 13, 2019 / 11:28 am

    I love the stamping. If you put on an awesome polish like this blue, I think subtle stamping are key, so you don’t drag the attention from them but on the contrary more to them.

    • my_apawcalypse January 13, 2019 / 12:36 pm

      That’s a good point, Melanie! Thank you very much!

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