04 December 2012

Review & Swatches - WingDust Collections

Bottleshots (left to right) Grey Sky Morning - Breathing Underwater - Shake Ya Tail Feathas! - Crazy On You - Plum Out Of Ideas - Snake Skin Shoes

Hi loves! Ready for an awesome post featuring some pretty glitters? When I saw the swatches Alexis from XOXO Alexis Leigh did for Stephanie from WingDust Collections, I was interested in a few colors. I visited her Etsy shop and noticed she didn't ship to The Netherlands. When I sent her a message and mentioned I had a blog too, she replied kindly offering me some samples! Long story short, the samples got lost, I got new samples (!) and today I am showing you 6 polishes I got. Because of the huge amount of pictures click more to see the rest of the post!

The swatches were all made with a england The Knight basecoat and The Shield topcoat. For 5 out of 6 colors I used a basecolor to prevent thick nails from to many layers of glitter. Not all colors necessarily need a basecolor, some do. I will mention what base I used and how many coats of what.

First up is WingDust Grey Sky Morning. This is a grey jelly filled with soft mint green hexes in large, medium and small size; medium sized lavender hexes; small sized bright blue and holographic hexes and a gorgeous blue icy shimmer that ties it all together. I was really pleased with this shade as it is very soft and winter  a welcome change to all the darks I have been so in to lately.

I applied 2 coats over 1 coat of Essence Got a Secret, which provided an even and semi opaque base. Application was alright, with multiple sizes of hex glitter you always have to be careful to place them properly and not end up with big piles of glitter on the tips. other than that, no problems!

If you are looking for a soft winter glitter polish this is your choice.

Second polish I want to show you is WingDust Breathing Underwater. This has one color of glitter that immediately stood out for me: brown! I am not a girl that usually wears brown but somehow it works in this combo. There aren't only large brown hezes in the mix; also medium lavender or cornflower blue hexes; medium (matte?) white/silver hexes; small copper hexes and teeny tiny lavender or cornflower blue hexes. There also seems to be teal shimmer in there!

I am not sure if his could be opaque enough to wear on it's own. I wore it layered with 2 coats over 1 coat of OPI Russian Navy Suede, and the combo really looked like stormy water to me!

Application was quite okay, a thicker consistency so the hexes were more easily to apply and plenty of glitter on the brush too.

The third polish to show you is WingDust Shake Ya Tail Feathas!, a gorgeous mix of bright colors. The base is a sheer turqouise/teal color. I don't recommend trying to build this up because it is really that sheer. That doesn't mean it isn't a beautiful color though! The sheer base holds large soft mint green and bright blue (matte?) hexes; medium brighter blue (again matte?), gold and green hexes; small gold hexes; square teal glitter and some micro glitter/shimmer. I think the combo of mint, gold and bright blue is delicious.

I used 2 coats of this complex wonder over 1 coat of Zoya Zuza. The shimmer in Zoya Zuza really added to the glitter and there was so much depth! The application was a bit tricky, because the base was on the thin side you have to make sure to grab enough glitter on your brush.

The matte glitter in this one makes it very interesting to me!

Next up is WingDust Crazy On You. This is one of the polishes I believe could be worn alone too, though I layered it. There are a few things going on in this polish. It has a blue base with heavy shimmer, that seems to be duochrome purple to blue. There are large periwinkle blue and magenta hexes; medium periwinkle blue and magenta hexes, small periwinkle blue hexes and small square magenta glitter. There is also teeny tiny magenta glitter. 

This was 2 coats over 1 coat of a england Tristam. Let me say the shimmer from Tristam really wasn't all that visible anymore after I layered Crazy On You over it! Easy application, this one was a bit thicker but with glitters like these that isn't too bad, it makes it easier for the hexes to stay in place. The sheer white hexes are unique but the basecolor is a bit drowning them, and the magenta hexes too.

A nice and unique color but you might want to use this a single coat over an opaque base so you can enjoy the glitter better!

More purple looking

More blue looking

Now for the only polish I didn't layer over something else, also one that doesn't really seem to fit in with the 5 other polishes: WingDust Plum Out Of Ideas. This is a mauve/purple shimmer polish that is filled with both gold and holographic glitter in multiple sizes. In the pictures the glitter seems to rough up the base a bit but that wasn't visible in real life. It was smooth with a single layer of topcoat!

I applied 2 coats of this one and a sparkly finish was the result. This applied perfectly, no issues in consistency at all.

If you like sparkly this is your polish!

Last, but not least, is WingDust Snake Skin Shoes! This polish has a sheer blurple base and is also one I wouldn't try and build up to opaqueness. It holds large lilac square glitter; small silver square glitter; medium sized teal hexes; teeny tiny magenta hexes and there seems to be some teeny tiny holographic hexes too. Also there is shimmer in the base.

I layered 2 coats of WingDust Snake Skin Shoes over 1 coat of H&M Notoriously Beautiful. It really stood out against the bright dark purple base and I loved this combo so much! Application was a bit harder because this also has a thinner base, making it a bit harder to keep your glitters in place. The large squares kept drifting towards my tips.

The combo of teal and purple glitter in this one is so pretty! And square glitter.. isn't that everyone's favorite?

My total experience with WingDust Collections was great! Lovely colors, unique combo's and different types of glitter. The polishes are a good quality and consistency overall was good. It is hard to create glitters that are easy to apply and aren't too thick nor thin, and even though these weren't perfect, you can work with them!

The bottles, a round bottle with simple small cap, round brush, are of a good size (15 ml.) and are quite common I believe in indie land so you can easily put them in your indie drawer.

You can find WingDust Collections through her Etsy shop. Stephanie also has a Facebook page. Her polishes are $8,50 (shift series are $10), and by using coupon code LOVEVARNISH15 you get a 15% discount! I hope you enjoyed my review and please let me know what your favorite polish is!

*(Some of) this/these product(s) was/were sent to me for review. For more information please read our disclosure policy*


  1. Love these! Crazy On You is gorgeous!

  2. Waw these are really really nice ! I want em all.... Damn :D

  3. 15% discount.... go get them go get them go get them. When they are available!

  4. These are lovely polishes!

  5. Oh my goodness, these all looks awesome! But I NEED Grey Sky Morning if just for the name, besides the fact its gorgeous! These are really great!

  6. Yes you do need that one for sure! Hope you noticed the discount code :).

  7. Oh i really love these!!

  8. Crazy On You is super pretty!! Do you know how long this coupon code will be valid?? <3


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