Friday, June 13, 2014

LynBDesign ~ Pliny the Elder & The Credible Hulk



LynBDesign ~ Pliny the Elder & The Credible Hulk
A couple of swatches

Don’t you hate it when you get nail mail and the polishes don’t look like you expected them to? That’s exactly what happened with these two polishes from LynBDesigns, which is why it has taken me a while to actually swatch them. Today is the day I decided whether to move them on or not.

The first one up is “Pliny the Elder”. It’s from from the "They Say of the Acropolis" Collection and is described as a linear holographic polish with a deep red jelly base and a smattering of orange iridescent glitter.

I originally used two coats and was satisfied with that, but the pictures revealed that an extra coat was necessary, so I applied a third coat. Drying time between the coats was average.

Here’s what it looks like taken with flash. Three coats:


And here’s a low light picture. The base doesn’t look dark red to me no matter how hard I look. It definitely looks purple.


I like the orange glitters though.


Here’s another flash pic to show off the holo effect.


Verdict:
This is not a me-colour. The base colour is too murky for my likings and - also important - It’s not red. I’m sorry Pliny, you’ll be moved on to a more loving home.


The next one up is “The Credible Hulk”. It’s also from "They Say of the Acropolis" Collection and is described as a hulky green based holographic.
The formula is like jellies in general, and this polish is very sheer. After the first coat I asked my boyfriend how many coats he thought it would take. “About a hundred” is what he replied. It didn’t quite take 100, but it took four! And the drying time between the coats wasn’t fantastic either.

I might as well tell you right away: I don’t think it’s Hulk coloured.

Just for comparison; here’s Hulk:


And here is four coats of “The Credible Hulk” taken with flash:


This is not a me-colour either.


Here’s a low light picture:


And one last shot:



Verdict:
You may already have guessed it. The Credible Hulk and I have got to go our separate ways. Adios, amigo. I am not a fan of the colour and I am not a fan of four coaters in general.

10 comments:

  1. The green one doesn't look good, honestly, I don't like such shades of green. The first one is better.

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    1. I'm not a fan either, that's for sure :)

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  2. I agree, it's such a disappointment when that happens - but no problem Pliny is welcome at my place even if definitely not red... :D

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    1. Noted :D I hate it when that happens, I was SO disappointed!

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  3. That is annoying when that happens! All that excitement for them to arrive - then :-(

    I think the first one looks kinda purple and browny - the holo effect is okay though. It's not really my thing. Mr Hulk hasn't impressed me at all either. I think I'm with you on the verdicts!

    You know, it's strange, I really, really need to dislike a polish before I part with it. I hardly ever part with polishes these days. I gave a good few, along with lots of perfumes to a friend and her teenage girls! They were delighted to say the least :-)

    I was talking to the husband last night about parting with polish and he said well it's a collection after all! That's how I feel about it at this point in my life :-)

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    1. Browns put me off totally, it's just not my colour at all!

      I have so many polishes that I feel I need to part with those I don't love. But I understand what you mean, because I don't find it particularly easy!

      And it's true. It's a collection. But I like collecting pretty things, not things I don't like much :)

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  4. I can definitely see why you where disappointed when got them.

    I like Pliny, I think the color is nice and it sparkles really nicely as well, but Hulk I'm not so crazy about, neither the color nor the fact that it takes 4 coats to get opaque :)

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    1. Four coats is way too many, I can't work with that. My patience isn't THAT big, haha! :D

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  5. I like the first one! It looks interesting :)

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