Sunday, October 6, 2013

Coco Allure ~ Family Jewels


Coco Allure ~ Family Jewels
Blue, red and purple glitters and hexes in various sizes

I checked if Family Jewels was a “real polish” (as in: working alone) or a topper, and decided that it is a topper. Then I spent a little time deciding which colour to show it over. I went for baby pink, since that works with all the colours, and it doesn’t overwhelm the glitter. I’ll show you the base colour on its own in the end of this post.

When the pink base colour was dry, I applied a layer of Family Jewels. The glitter is packed into the bottle, and there’s so much of it that it’s necessary to dap the glitters in place on the nails. It wasn’t hard though. The drying time was pretty average. The glitters dry up almost completely flat – that surprised me a bit. I applied a layer of Poshé topcoat, and here’s what it ended up looking like:


What you see on each nail is the result of one dip in the bottle per nail. No fishing after big glitters or specific colours or anything.


Not long ago, I wasn’t that crazy about bigger glitters, but I must admit that they’ve really grown on me. I like this!

  
Here’s one last shot of the glitter, just to show it off, haha!!


And here, as promised, is the pink that I used as base colour. It’s a pink crème from Pastel; it hasn’t got a name, just a number: 144. It applies easily and dries pretty fast, and the most surprising part? This is one coat:


Yes, I would have applied an extra coat if I would have worn this on its own, but that wasn’t the case here.
  
I have already found a spot in my Helmer for Family Jewels, so yes, it’s a keeper. I like the colour combo and the huge amount of glitters that is in the bottle. Next time I’ll try and use it for a glitter gradient – I’m sure that’ll look fantastic too!


Opacity: N/A /10
Colour, prettiness: 7/10
Durability: 8/10
Value for money: 8/10
Overall: 7/10
Buy again: Yes

12 comments:

  1. so pretty combo! i like light cremes topped with colorful glitter :)

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    1. I really like it too, it's such a cool glitter :)

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  2. you wrote: "I wasn’t that crazy about bigger glitters, but I must admit that they’ve really grown on me" - wow, so they started as small glitters when you applied them, and then they started to grow - please remove them ASAP
    hahaha - sorry, I couldn't help myself :) - I love the combo :)

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    1. Haha, I end up being covered in huge glitter chunks!!! :D

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    1. I'm glad you like it - I thought the baby pink suited it perfectly :)

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  4. OK It's been a LOOOOOONG day and week and I'm cracking up at the name Family Jewels-guess it's really been a long time alone as well........

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    1. I was actually thinking the very same thing!

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