Contrary Polish Spam!

by Lisa Heath

Contrary Polish Spam!

I have another wonderful treat for everyone!  I received 6 Contrary Polishes to swatch and I am thrilled with these!

Contrary Polish is an indie line made by a woman named Carrie and you can tell by the quality in these shimmery beauties that she loves what she does!  Each polish base is paired PERFECTLY with shimmer.  The shimmer isn’t super strong, but it also isn’t too subtle.

I won’t make you wait much longer… here are the swatches!

Purple Smoke:

Purple Smoke is a medium grey creme base with blue and purple shimmer.  This was my favorite of the 6!  The shimmer is so gorgeous!  I used 2 coats for this mani and a top coat of HK Girl.

Inky Fingers:


Inky Fingers is a purple creme base with blue and green shimmer throughout!  I LOVE the subtlety of the shimmer in all of these!  I used 2 coats for this and a top coat of HK Girl!

Gilded Oak:


Gilded Oak is a slightly reddish tinged medium brown base (think Dr. Pepper soda) with a gorgeous gold shimmer.  PERFECT for fall!  2 coats were used for this mani!

Creeping Moss:

Another amazing Fall color!  Creeping Moss is an olive green/brown creme base with pink and copper shimmer!  I’m not a fan of olive green, but the shimmer in this makes it work for me.  2 coats and a top coat of HK Girl finished this mani off!



Now you all know I love Jelly polishes – so I loved this one!  Firebrand is a raspberry jelly base with red and pink shimmer.  I used 3 coats of Firebrand for this mani, I could have used 2, but I wanted 3 for more depth in the shimmer.  LOVE!

Bright Night:


The other Jelly!  Bright Night is a deep blue jelly with aqua and silver shimmer.  Again, I used 3 coats for this and a top coat of HK Girl.  Love the jellies!

The quality of all 6 polishes reminded me more of department store polishes.  Contrary Polish went on like BUTTER!  Not too thick, not too thin and perfect amount of shimmer!  The polish was perfectly smooth on the nail, no grittiness, no streaks and besides the jellies, they were 2 coaters!

Keep an eye out!  All of these beauties will soon be available in Llarowe’s Shop!

Make sure you check out Contrary Polish’s blog in the meantime!

***Products in this post were provided to swatch.  All opinions stated are my own***

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Carrie August 23, 2012 - 9:26 pm

Carrie from Contrary Polish here. :) Your pictures are gorgeous! I really loved looking at them.

I noticed that a few of the labels on your bottles have smudged, so I’d be happy to send you replacement labels if you’d like? I just got new professionally-printed laminate labels that shouldn’t smudge (all bottles sold from this point on will have the new labels), so I’m offering to send replacement labels to anyone who purchased bottles with the previous labels. Just let me know if you’d like some, and thank you for the beautiful spam!!

Lisa August 23, 2012 - 9:44 pm

Thank you Carrie! These polishes are just fabulous!! You have a definite talent :)

If it wouldn’t be too much trouble I would love the replacement labels! Thank you so much!

Carrie August 23, 2012 - 9:54 pm

Oh, thank you so much! And it’s no trouble at all to send replacement labels. I’ll get your info from Leah Ann and get them in the mail tomorrow.

If any of my current customers are reading these comments, please email me at [email protected] if you’d like replacement labels too. :)

Lisa August 23, 2012 - 9:56 pm

Thank you so much Carrie! Can’t wait to see what future polishes you may have in store!

Scottishlass10 August 23, 2012 - 9:34 pm

I really like Gilded Oak and Creeping Moss!

Lisa August 23, 2012 - 9:45 pm

Yes! I thought “Wow, these are Tina polishes” as I swatched them!

Shannon August 24, 2012 - 8:03 pm

Liiiiiisa!!! (that’s my whiny voice) Now you have me all wanting these polishes too! Just awesome. I literally gasped when I saw Gilded Oak!

Lisa August 25, 2012 - 11:02 am

Aren’t they pretty?? Love the whiny voice! Heard it in my head too :p

Shannon August 26, 2012 - 7:14 am

I grabbed these up last night. Now that I see the post again, I wish I had gotten Creeping Moss too!

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