27 September 2014

Swatches & Review - HARE The Coin Operation

Hi loves! Today I have something for you that's long overdue - swatches and a review of the HARE Fall 2013 collection called The Coin Operation. This 4 piece set is inspired by the coin-operated arcade & carnival games that are displayed at the Musee Mecanique in San Francisco (wish I'd known about this when we were there 2 years ago!) and all polishes are jelly bases filled with gorgeous flakies.

HARE The Coin Operation swatches and review


The formula was good, except for Read My Biorythm which was thinner and therefore needed 3 coats over a basecolor instead of 2. The others are 2 coats over a matching base, mostly so I had something to wrap my tips with. All swatches are topped with Essence Better Than Gel Top Sealer for a smooth and shiny finish.

HARE Peepshow Magique is a soft, delicate baby pink jelly with flakies of gold and silvery white. I layered this over a base of China Glaze Something Sweet and used 2 coats of the HARE polish. It applied lovely and looks so girly!

HARE Peepshow Magique

HARE Peepshow Magique

HARE Peepshow Magique


HARE Read My Biorythm is a sage, soft green jelly with flakies of gold and silvery white. This has a lot of yellow to it though less than my pictures show - it was hard to capture. This one gave me the most issues in terms of application and flakie payoff, I used 3 thin coats over a base of H&M Mint2Be.

HARE Read My Biorythm

HARE Read My Biorythm

HARE Read My Biorythm


HARE Test Your Love is my favorite, a raspberry pink jelly with flakies of gold and silvery white. This shade of pink is perfect! Shown are 2 coats over a base of OPI Dim Sum Plum, it applied perfectly.

HARE Test Your Love

HARE Test Your Love

HARE Test Your Love


HARE Zoltar Speaks is a teal jelly with flakies of gold and silvery white. This somehow looks like floating seaweed in the ocean to me. It's a blue toned teal and I had some issues matching a base to it, so I used OPI Says Feng Shui. Luckily Zoltar Speaks has enough color in the base to not be affected by this ^^. 

HARE Zoltar Speaks

HARE Zoltar Speaks

HARE Zoltar Speaks


I also checked them out matte, most pictures came out rubbish but I could put together these little closeups for your viewing pleasure. So nice to see how pronounced the flakies are like this!

How do you like this 4 piece collection? And which one is your favorite? Tell me in the comments!
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8 comments :

  1. These are so pretty, especially Test Your Love and Zoltar Speaks. I'm a little disappointed though that they need undies.

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  2. These are all gorgeous! Flakies make everything better, haha.

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  3. I love any and all flakie polishes! So beautiful!

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  4. HARE Peepshow Magique looks so pretty!

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  5. Oh my gosh! You just made me fall in love all over again... your swatches always do this to me! Beautiful!

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  6. I love flakies and these are just absolutely gorg! <3 Your nails look fab, too! <3

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