Monday, September 9, 2013

Bondi NY Swatch Spam

Hey guys and gals! Super late post up today, sorry about that! Apparently, I didn't schedule this one when I wrote it up. Oops!

Anyway, I have some lovely swatches of several polishes from Bondi NY. These are all from their new subscription box service (which is awesome, you should totally sign up!) and I just never got around to posting them until now.

Please Note: Products shown were purchased by me for my personal use. 

Bondi NY - Uptown Girl

Uptown Girl is a lovely lavender cream. These types of purple are always a favorite of mine, and this one did not disappoint. Super creamy formula, and buttery smooth application. This is one easy coat. 

Bondi NY - Teal Magnolia

Teal Magnolia is a bright green leaning teal cream. Again, gorgeous color and perfect formula. Bondi NY really does know how to make an amazing cream polish! One easy smooth coat. This one is a stainer, so go with a good base coat.

Bondi NY - Horny Mistress

Horny Mistress is a cool toned red cream. For a red, this is actually really pretty! You know my relationship with red polishes. But I am glad to have a good solid red in my stash now! Hate the name, tho, sounds like something out of a bad porno flick! Dreadful name aside, it has the same creamy smooth formula. This is also a one coater!

Bondi NY - Botanical Beauty

Botanical Beauty is a petal pink cream with purple undertones. Another color that I wouldn't normally get for myself, but if you like these types of pinks, it is a good one to have. Again, same smooth formula and flawless application. Also a one coater, which I was pleasantly surprised since it is a lighter shade. 

Bondi NY - The Limelight

The Limelight is a bright lime green cream with a touch of jelly squishiness. This is the only one that needed a second coat, and that is pretty impressive! Normally, I can't wear these types of greens due to the dreaded lobster hands, but this one isn't so bad. Same smooth formula and application, just a tad sheer on the first coat and needs a thin second one to cover any VNL. 

Bondi NY - Starry Night
Starry Night is a deep blue with a silvery shimmer in a blackened base. Not my favorite in terms of color, but the shimmer is super pretty! Another one coater with a great formula. 
For all the swatches, I used the Bondi NY base/top coat I'm Vers. I love it as a base, it blocks stains and helps keep polish from chipping. As a top coat, not so much. It is super shiny, but takes a long time to dry. On a side note, I have found that Glossy Glam does not play well with Bondi NY. I have had pretty crazy shrinkage when I use them together. Boo.

If you are interested in a subscription box, this is a good option. Three full size polishes for $20, plus a beauty extra. Mine included a lip balm and some skin care samples. Nothing amazing, but it was the first box and I'm sure things will improve overtime. 
Please Note: Products shown were purchased by me for my personal use. All opinions are my own. For more info, please read my disclaimer.
Bondi NY is available on line. Products retail for $12.50 a piece and ship International!


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