I have an indie brand on the blog today that is new to me! Freak Show Polish has a wonderful selection of glittery creations to choose from with Circus inspired names, and she sent me 7 to swatch and review for my readers.
Before I start I do want to say that 6 of the 7 polishes I was sent are in lightly tinted bases. I wanted you all to see the polishes as natural as possible, so I didn’t use a base color for the tinted base colors. These are intended to be worn alone or layered over another polish if you want a squishy jelly look! Unfortunately for me, using them in their natural state, you can see some of the slight yellowing of my nails from doing swatch after swatch. I got a bad staining from a polish and the stains are almost grown out, but the tips still have a slight tinge of yellow. So please note, this isn’t the polish, it is the sad state of my nails.
Ok onto the swatches!
I’m going to kick this off with Trapeze Swinger because it was the only polish I had a slight issue with. Trapeze Swinger is a very sheer milky base with periwinkle micro glitters, periwinkle hex glitters, and small silver holo hex glitters. I used 3 coats on its own and I find it lovely. The issue I had? The larger periwinkle glitters have a very slight curl to them. I used an orange stick to push the sides down a bit and I used a top coat, and it did help them.
Corde Lisse was a favorite for me. Corde Lisse is a sheer sky blue jelly base with blue and iridescent glitters, rectangle and bar matte white glitter. I am anti bar glitter for the most part, but these ones laid nicely and I didn’t have any sticking out and snagging on things. I used 3 coats for this photo. For those who don’t know, Corde Lisse is a gravity defying rope dance in mid-air.
Tightrope Tutu is a very girly polish! Tightrope Tutu is a bubblegum pink jelly base with small turquoise, pearl and pink small hexes and slightly larger pink matte squares. I used 3 coats for this photo.
Three Ringed Circus:
Three Ringed Circus is a sheer white milky base with small red and white hexes, medium matte white and red squares and large red and black circles. This is really pretty! I used 3 coats for this. The circles glitters came out fairly easy as well.
Circus of the Sun:
The least sheer of the polishes I received! Circus of the Sun is an almost yellow gold sheer base with gold and red small and medium hex glitters within. I only needed 2 coats for this photo and I love how glowy it appears!
Strongman II is a very sheer milky base with silver, blue and chartreuse circle glitters and royal blue hexes. The larger silver circles are also holographic! I used 3 coats for this photo.
Strongman I is very similar to Strongman II, but this one is actually listed as a top coat instead of under “tinted” because of the base. This was actually one of my favorites of the 7 I received! It contains small chartreuse and blue circle glitters, larger blue and silver holographic circles and royal blue hex glitters. I used 2 coats of Strongman I over OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls and I love this combo together.
Aside from Trapeze Swinger, I had no formula issues with the polishes. If it hadn’t been for the slightly curled hexes in Trapeze Swinger this would have been a flawless set! Again, I apologize for the tinged state of my nails! Hopefully it will grow out soon enough.
My top picks from the 7 are Strongman I, Circus of the Sun, and Corde Lisse!
Prices on these polishes range between $9.00 and $10.00 each.
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You can find these beauties as well the rest of Freak Show Polish creations on their website HERE
If you have any questions for the maker, feel free to message her! She is a doll to deal with and responds fairly quickly!
So what did you think? Will you be picking any of these up?
***Products in this post were sent for review. All opinions are my own.**