If you've browsed the My Ten Friends webstore lately (which you most definitely should do because glitter!) you might have seen some swatches there from Manicurity...but no blog post? Welp, here it is! This is part one of my swatches for the two holdiay collections from My Ten Friends - the holiday Joy to the Worlds trio and the Star Date 2014: Happy Frakkin New Year trio. I say "part one" because I didn't want to overload your eyeballs in one post, so I'm planning to do a "part two" with photos of these polishes layered over different base colors. Anyhoo, let's look at these babies built up to opacity - these are soooo glittery and amazing, y'all!
I swatched everything with butterLodon's Nail Foundation as my base coat and Zoya Armor topcoat if you're curious! They're arranged in alphabetical order within each trio for easy sorting, too. The formula on all of the polishes was EXCELLENT and I had no problems building them to opacity despite the fact that these are gosh-darn-dang packed with glittery goodness. These were photographed in the indirect bask of an Ott "natural sunlight" bulb. Grab a drink or a snack before diving in because I've got LOTS of photos!
Joy to the WorldsAstronauts See Snow is an "icy silver-based polish with blue and holo glitters". It's the only one I had a teensy bit of trouble with because of the larger hex glitters, but I just keep my bottle upside down on my desk for a few moments before painting with it. Super easy formula to work with, I love the subtle differences in colors for the 'blue' hex glitters - lots of different shades of blue and teal make this complex and beautiful! This is 3 coats.
Cosmic Christmas is a blue based jelly polish with a fun mix of Christmasy glitters - red, green, silver, and holographic magic. I especially love the tiny silver glitter, really looks like tiny snow on your nails! No issues with the formula, easy to build up in 3 coats and didn't require layering over a base coat for coverage.
Rudolph In Space is just so dang reflective and pretty! My photos of this don't do it justice because it's sooo sparkles. This is a silver based polish with lots of holo and red glitters in different sizes. Stunning in person! I used 3 coats for these photos.
Star Date 2014: Happy Frakkin New YearCrash and Burn is a silver-based polish with black, silver, and holo glitters. So fun to have a full-coverage 'greysacle' style glitter polish!! I did two coats for these photos, but should have done 3. It looked fine at 2 coats in person I swear!
Faster Than Light is a glitter topper with neon yellow-green glitters and holo glitters in silver and gold. I am SO OBSESSED with this polish. If I were more organized and did those "My Fave Polishes" lists, this would probably be number one. Easy to apply, great formula, just one coat of Faster Than Light over Essence Nude It! PS. This looks amazing over literally any color - check out the rainbow of colors Jen layers it over in her swatch post here
Stars Collide is a sheer gold polish jam-packed with gold and holo glitters. SO BEAUTIFUL. If you're a fan of gold or neutral-y blinged polishes (which you should be, I mean, who doesn't want the equivalent of jewelry on their nails?!) this is a must-have! I like that this isn't a super bright yellow-gold color, just a really pretty gold color. Also, this is JUST two coats! Ack! So nice! PS. Did you know that researchers believe the gold on Earth comes from the collision of neutron stars?! I am a huge fan of learning cool new-to-me facts while having sparkly nails!
Pricing & Availability
My Ten Friends is available at their webstore here ($10)
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If you like glitter, which I very much do, you should probably buy all of the polishes My Ten Friends creates immediately. I don't think I've experienced such a full coverage, densely packed glitter polish with so much detail and thought put into the glitter mix with such a freaking flawlessly easy formula before - and ALL of these are that way!! Forreal.
My FAVORITE shades out of these six are Faster Than Light (fave fave fave) and Stars Collide. Which ones do you like?! Do you have a fave My Ten Friends color I should definitely buy?
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