Sorry for my abrupt absence last week, my entire household came down with the crawling crud and after taking care of everyone I just didn't have the energy or motivation to get on the computer. Everyone is pretty much back to 100% and I'm hoping for a much better week! To kick things off I've got a few polishes from a new to me indie to share with you.
"Parallax Polish is an indie nail polish company that creates polish sets to promote research and ideas in science. All polishes are cruelty and 5-free!" Today I will be sharing 3 of the 6 polishes from the new Women in Science collection.
"Sally Ride is a sheer red polish with sparkle red glitter and a blue flash. Sally Ride was the first American woman in space and a champion for science education."
Because of its sheerness, Sally Ride appears more pink on the nail than red. I personally don't mind because I am a HUGE pink nail polish lover. Shown here is 2 coats plus top coat. Based off of the bottle I'm not sure if you added more layers that it would look redder, but I might try it next time. As you can see there is some slight VNL with just 2 coats.
The application was smooth with lots of sparkle in each layer. Because of its jelly-like finish, you'll want to make sure you don't play around with your brushstrokes or you could experience some dragging. While it's not as visible in pictures, the blue micro shimmer combined with the red sparkly glitters makes for an awesome combo! The shimmer looks like it's planted firmly in the base while the glitters seem to float between layers adding dimension to an already pretty polish.
"Ada Byron is a delicate purple polish with silver micro flakes. Ada Byron (aka Ada Lovelace) was a mathematician whose work is considered the first computer program while working with Charles Babbage on his Analytical Machine."
The application was smooth and easy. It is pretty sheer so 3 coats were needed to reach full opacity. Shown here is 3 thin coats plus top coat. Even though this polish is sheer, I was able to get even coverage with each coat.
My camera wanted to turn this one blue while taking pictures in my lightbox. All photos of Ada Byron are taken outside in natural lighting for color accuracy. I know it looks like a frost or shimmer finish here, but that's the micro flakies. I've never owned a polish with micro flakies in it and it gives a pretty cool effect on the nail. It almost looks like it has texture but is completely smooth to the touch. Sadly my camera refused to focus on them for you to see it properly.
"Caroline Herschel is a black polish with holographic glitter and a subtle holographic background. Caroline Herschel was an important woman astronomer discovering many comets and publishing the Catalogue of Stars."
Like with most black nail polishes, the first coat went on slightly streaky and semi-sheer. Caroline built up nicely and evened out after 2 coats. Shown here is 2 coats plus top coat. Even without the top coat, this polish was smooth and glossy when dry.
I didn't see much of the subtle holographic background on the nail, but it is there. I really like the even coverage I was able to get with the holographic glitters with each coat. There was no fishing or glitter placement required. Even better, it looks like your own little galaxy on each nail!
Parallax Polishes are available from Storenvy and cost $3.00 for 5ml or $8.00 for 14 ml. To keep up with all the latest news be sure to follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
I honestly don't have a favorite out of these 3. I like them all for different reasons. I can see myself layering Sally Ride and Ada Byron over black like toppers, and Caroline Herschel as a base for some fantastic galaxy nails. If you had to pick just one which would it be? Thanks for stopping by and Happy Polishing!