Friday, October 26, 2012

Contrary Polish Purple Smoke & Gilded Oak Swatches/Review

Hola! I really love the polishes I have to show you today and I'm excited to share them with you all. They are both from Contrary Polish and the first is called Purple Smoke.


Purple Smoke is a gorgeous gray shade with blue and purple shimmer. This kind of shimmer is my absolutely favorite polish finish. I needed two coats for opacity.


Gilded Oak has tons of gorgeous golden shimmer packed into an almost faded-looking rust shade. Contrary Polish sure knows how to pull off shimmer!


Here is a macro of Gilded Oak. I need two coats here for full opacity as well.


Contrary Polish can be purchased at Llarowe for $11. Which is your favorite? Do you own any others that you would recommend?

*Products in this post were provided by Llarowe for swatching purposes.*

14 comments:

  1. These look really amazing up close. I especially love Gilded Oak. How beautiful!

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  2. The grey looks a lot like CG Immortal to me, and I really like the red))

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  3. Wow, these are SO pretty! I especially like Gilded Oak...so unique!

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  4. I'm really impressed with this brand. So glad to see an indie not doing all glitters.

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  5. Purple Smoke is so pretty! It's the nicest shimmer I've seen.

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  6. Agree the gray does look a lot like ChG Immortal. I have not seen this brand before here - have to go looking to see where it's sold. Agree with KayJay - soooo glad to see an indie not doing just a ton of glitters - I have enough glitters to last me 4 life times and then some! I am on a total non buy glitters. I like toppers like the new collection from Cult and I like the gold foil look - hoping some indies come up with that look in rose gold and a way lower price tag - I am sure it can be fabricated without real gold and instead use Mylar that is colored.

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  7. Have Purple Smoke now I NEED Gilded Oak!!

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  8. I must say that ChG Immortal is a true grey. Contrary purple smoke is much more blue-toned. Like a blue-greyish color with purple shimmer in it. I think it's much more interesting and beautiful than Immortal... but that is just my opinion. Contrary has a lot of lovely shades!! The formula is fantastic too.

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