Tuesday, June 7, 2016

J'Adore Paris - Painted Polish

*Polishes Self Purchased*

During the recent Memorial Day weekend I took advantage of a wonderful sale promotion from Painted Polish and picked up a few of the J'Adore Paris Collection that I've really been wanting.  

When I received these beauties (less then a week later I might add) I was completely giddy as I opened the package and found how beautifully presented my polishes were. Of course I had to snap a few photos before I tore into my polishes! Let's take a look!

PERFECTLY PARISIAN is a light purple microglitter holo with added ultra holographic glitter to give it that extra sparkle! Polish is opaque on its own in 2 brushed coats.

Its sort of amazing how easy this polish is to evenly apply considering how packed with glitter it is.  Both this color and the Minty Macaroon (below) cannot contain their sparkle, even in love lighting.  In the sun you get both linear and scattered holo flair depending on the angle of the light. Swoon! 

In Direct Sunlight

MINTY MACAROON is a light mint microglitter holo with added ultra holographic glitter to give it that extra sparkle! This was the polish I HAD to have when the J'Adore Paris Collection came out. I am on a 'mint kick' this season.

Note: This color is tricky to photograph, its definitely Mint in person but can pull a bit more teal in photographs. It had the same wonderful formula as Perfectly Parisian.

In addition to making amazing glitter polishes, Painted Polish also has wonderful crellies! Out of the three in the collection (view them here) I had to have You Had Me at Bonjour.

YOU HAD ME AT BONJOUR is a white crelly based polish filled with various purple and gold glitters.  Opaque in 2 brushed coats. This had a great forumula and was very easy to apply.

*A few notes about removal. Glitter polishes can be a real pain to remove. Consider using a peel-able base coat when using glitter polishes or use the soak off method for easy removal.

I knew I wanted to do a Parisian inspired nail are look with 'You Had Me at Bonjour'. For once, figuring out what plate to use was easy! I still hadn't used the Paris in Love mini plate from UberChic Beauty that I received at the launch party back in March (more info on that event here!)

Take a walk down the streets of Paris...indulge in the most delicious of cuisines, sip an espresso on a sidewalk café, shop the fashion capital of the world...let your nails dip into a culture rich with flavor, life and passion.

Photo Courtesy UberChic Beauty
Most designs on this plate are 17 x 21mm, some of the largest single designs we know of in the industry and are built to cover edge-to-edge even the largest natural nail size. There are smaller accent designs that fill the rest of the plate and provide the perfect way to create your next nail art masterpiece. This plate retails for $7.99 on the UberChic Beauty website

If you haven't already checked out UberChic you really MUST. This Colorado based indie brand makes high quality, diverse image plates.  You can buy full size plates via collections or the new mini plates. You really can't go wrong with anything that you choose!

Notice the beautiful quote stamp in the middle? It says, "Aimer, ce n'est pas se regarder l'un l'autre, c'est regarder ensemble dans la même direction."  This is a famous quote from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and it has been translated to mean: "Love does not consist in looking at each other, but rather in, together, looking in the same direction."

I wanted to take that as the basis for my mani and do a little double stamping in the crelly glitter colors to compliment the polish base. I chose two Hit the Bottle stamping polishes from Beautometry to tackle this mani, Spun Gold and Purple Reign.  

Spun Gold is soft golden coloured polish with a metallic finish. Purple Reign is a deep purple coloured polish with a shimmer finish. All Hit the Bottle stamping polishes are 5-Free and imported by Beautometry from Australia. They come in a variety of colors and are great for all your stamping and nail art needs.

Tell me what you think of these polishes from Painted Polish, the Paris in Love plate from UberChic or my Paris inspired nail art.  I'd love to hear from you!  Thank you for dropping by!

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For Hit the Bottle Stamping Polishes visit 
Spun Gold (link to listing) $7.00
Purple Reign  (link to listing) $7.00
*Previously received as press samples


  1. Gorgeous mani, this plate has so many beautiful images, I recently purchased it too x

  2. Your stamping is incredible. I've never gotten the hang of it.

  3. Gorgeous mani! I love Painted Polish so much!

  4. Beautiful swatches and your mani is stunning :) x

  5. You Had Me at Bonjour is perfection.

  6. Gorgeous polishes, I love You Had Me At Bonjour.


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