Monday, September 30, 2013

Indie Review: Paint Shop Polish

*Press Sample
*3 Free - Cruelty Free

A couple of weeks ago Candi from Paint Shop Polish reached out to me and asked me to review 2 polishes from her Fall line and 2 from her Halloween line. Now I was so excited about this, because it was the first time an indie maker has reached out to me before I initiated contact! 
It gave me warm and fuzzies :)

On to the polish! I will show you the 2 polishes from the Fall line I received first. 
Apple Pickin' is up first!

Apple Pickin' is what I did this past weekend! I love heading to the orchard, sitting outside and eating a candy apple that I mostly smear all over my face and get stuck in my hair. 
Apple Pickin' is shown here as 2 coats with 1 NYC top coat.

This shade reminds me of a candy apple. It is the perfect soft red that just is so pretty for Fall without being too red-in-your-face. Application was very smooth and even. This built nicely to opacity and despite the shimmer qualities, there were no brush strokes. I ended out keeping this one on for a couple days and got pretty good wear too! 3 days before I took it off!

I really love this shade of red! Dry time was average and removal was easy!

Up next we have Spiced Cider. Another one of my Fall favorite treats.

Spiced Cider is a light champagne colored gold. It took three coats to reach opacity because of the lovely fine glitters in it! I bet this would also make a nice glitter top coat over a dark polish!

The formula was smooth and even. I loved the shimmer in this one! 

I think this will make such a nice holiday polish too. I can totally see wearing this for Christmas or Thanksgiving or using it as an accent nail to dress up another manicure!

Next I have 2 polishes from Candi's Halloween line.

This gorgeous violet purple jelly is Hocus Pocus. I think Hocus Pocus is one of everyone's favorite and most well known Halloween movies!

Hocus Pocus is shown here as 3 coats and 1 coat of NYC top coat. It built up nicely, but as you can see there is some visible nail line still peeking through. This is typical of Jelly type polishes though!

Application was smooth but the first coat did go on a little patchy. However, the second and third coats evened it out completely.

Last but not least, is Monster Mash!

Monster Mash is a mash up of glitters! There are black shards, orange and neon green hexes and purple squares.

Those neon green glitters glow in a blacklight too! Sweet! I swatched Monster Mash over 2 coats of OPI My Vampire is Buff. This glitter was a little thick and unfortunately, my usual glob and spread method didn't really work. Because of all the different shapes, the glitters kept wanting to stick together! I ended out spreading one coat on my nail and then using the dabbing method, I filled in any holes.

I don't really mind putting in extra effort for a glitter. I feel like I would rather have the glitter how I want it on my nails anyway! This glitter really screamed Halloween to me. I liked that it still gave a real Halloween-y feel, even over lighter colors, because I totally feel those of you who don't like to wear dark polish!

I also swatched this over Essie The More the Merrier and SH Xtreme Wear Lacey Lilac. This glitter definitely looks good over a variety of different shades of polish! 

Overall, I enjoyed all of these polishes! My top picks are definitely the Fall Collection though! I am really loving the red and golds this season!

You can find Paint Shop Polish on

Candi has some lovely solids and glitters in her shop AND guess what? If you use code POSSIBLYPOLISHED you can get 15% off of your order!

**Disclosure: The product(s) in this post were provided to me by their manufacturer for my unbiased review. Please see my Disclaimer page for more info**


  1. Hocus Pocus looks like a lovely color (and definitely named after a great movie) but it's a shame it has such VNL. I actually love Monster Mash, it looks like such a fun Halloween polish! :)

    1. I know!! It definitely is such a pretty shade! Monster Mash is so fun! it definitely incorporates all Halloweenie colors!


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