Happy Sunday, y'all! Tonight I have swatches from a new indie nail polish line launching on February 14th: Squeaker Doodle Polish. The first collection, named Story Booke, is inspired by the TV show Once Upon a Time.
First up to bat is Captain Swan, a black polish with red micro glitter and medium red square glitters. My square glitters didn't want to come out and play. I e-mailed the maker about this, but to tell you the truth, I prefer the polish without them. It has a nice depth and glow from the micro glitters and doesn't need the larger glitters in my opinion.Pictures show two easy coats, formula is good and opacity was easy to reach. The black is really nice and inky and there's no one in the blogosphere that should be surprised that I love a black and glitter polish.
Next up is Chipped Cup. This is an irridescent blue polish with a gold holographic micro and tiny hex glitters. I was pleased that this one built up to good opacity in just two coats. I also read on the seller's page that it can be used as a layering polish. This one is very unique to my collection, I haven't seen anything quite like it on the indie market, which is quite a feat. This was the surprise favorite of the collection for me. Photos show two coats with topcoat.
Third is Comes With a Price. This one is a glitter topper in a clear base with purple and green glass and micro glitters, purple holo glitters and some random chrome glitters. The glitter mix in this one is really well balanced. Good coverage is achieved in one coat and it looks like a galaxy mani on your nails with hardly any effort at all. Second favorite from the collection. Swatch pics show one coat over Cult Nails Nevermore.
Next is I'll Always Find You, a really nice champagne gold with silver shimmer. The color on this one is flattering the shimmer gives it a little more "oomph" than your run-of-the-mill mainstream gold. Pics show two coats and topcoat.
Then came Let's Play, a green with copper micro glitters. Shown is two pics with topcoat. This one is a little brush strokey and dries a bit gritty. I would suggest maybe using two coats of topcoat.
Last but not least is The Queen. This is a purple with red and purple holo micro glitters.Pics show two coats with topcoat. Again, I would recommend two coats of topcoat.
Overall, I'm pretty impressed with the collection. Formula on all of them is consistent and I was pleasantly surprised to learn that even the lighter polishes from the bunch built to opacity in just two coats. My top picks would be Chipped Cup and Comes With a Price.
*Edited 3/10/14: Updated shop link - anm