Monday, August 17, 2015

Above the Curve - School's Out for Summer Collection

     Happy Monday! For those of you still following me, I want to say thank you. I know my blogging has been a bit sporadic lately and that can get annoying for readers. I've just been in a bit of a blogging rut lately. My nails have been giving me issues with peeling and breaking. I've had to go to nubbins and am usually uninspired when that happens. And when inspiration runs out I run out of things to post which as we all know can be hard. To help get rid of my blogging blues I broke out the bright and fun School's Out for Summer Collection from Above the Curve. I've already shown you some rainbow nail art I did with this collection but now it's time for swatches and to showcase each polish individually. 

     This collection is actually the one polish purchase I have made all year. The minute I saw them I knew I had to have them and only spending $26 (for minis) all year is pretty darn good if you ask me.  I have a lot of pictures to show you but the formula was consistent throughout the collection so I'll just get that out of the way first. 

     All 5 polishes in this collection apply like a dream, a little sheer on the first coat but build up nicely. Each photo is shown with 2 coats plus top coat.  While completely packed with sparkle they lean a little more to the scattered holo side but you do get that coveted linear flash from all 5, with Stop That (Ice Cream) Truck! having the strongest flash. These muted holographic neons require no undies to get a great pop of color. There's not a single stain-er in the bunch and they are fast drying. They do tend to dry a little on the matte side but top coat not only brings out the sparkle but also seems to intensify the color. 

     Now that the particulars are out of the way, let's get to the pretty photos. And just a heads up my OCD requires me to show them to you in rainbow order.

     Pool Parties & Barbecues is described as a pink linear holographic shimmer. 


     Scary Stories by the Fire is described as an orange linear holographic shimmer. 


     Are We There Yet? is described as a bright green linear holographic shimmer. This is the only one I was worried about needing 3 coats with but it builds up nicely and I only needed 2. 


     Summer Camp Blues is described as a light blue linear holographic shimmer. 


     Stop That ( Ice Cream) Truck! is described as a purple linear holographic shimmer. 


      At the time of writing this Above the Curve's shop is closed and I am not sure if the collection is still available. I'll keep checking and update this post once the shop opens again. I'd say this was a good investment for breaking my no buy over, what do you think? Do you have any favorites from this collection? Thanks for stopping by and Happy Polishing!

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