Sunday, June 8, 2014

Indie Spotlight: No Blank Paper

*Nothing to disclose*
Hi there!  I hope everyone has had a lovely weekend.  It's been kind of a lay-around-the-house sort of weekend for me, which was much needed.  I did manage to get some swatching done and I've got a new-to-me brand to show you all.  I first heard of this brand through The Good Witch of the Midwest and I knew I had to try them out for myself!  No Blank Paper is run by a lovely gal named Erin who frankens up a pretty mean set of pretties!  I'll be showing off these polishes in two posts, three polishes a piece.

First up is Dashwood Sensibilities.  I have to mention that Erin does a fabulous job naming her polishes...I just think they're so fitting!  Anyway back to the polish at hand (if you'll pardon the pun),  DS is salmon-y coral creme with a hint of golden shimmer.   This polish is just perfect for summer, the color and shimmer capture warm breezes and sand between your toes.

DS has a great formula, I'm showing three easy coats here with no top coat.  I did have a little tip wear on this after a day, but I'm chalking that up to no top coat.  I had no issues with gloppiness or streaking, just an overall nice polish.

I'm very pleased with the cremes from No Blank Paper that I've tried so far, Dashwood Sensibilities is no exception.  Sometimes with a newer brand, you'll run into opacity issues with cremes but I can say that Erin seems to have no issue with that at all. 

Next I've got a lovely crelly called Blonde With a Union Jack (remember what I said about the names?).   This barely-there baby pink beauty is chock full of metallic pink, white, and blue hexes with a sprinkling of fine holographic glitter thrown in for sparkle.  Colors like this always remind me of Soft Kitty from Big Bang Theory for some reason :)

I layered up 4 coats (no top coat) of BWAUJ for these photos and still had a little visible nail line.  This isn't an issue for me, but if you dislike the sheerness you can always wear it over a base polish.  Good formula, no application issues, and I didn't have to fish for the glitter.

BWAUJ might be a great work polish.  The soft color and sheerness give it a conservative feel but the glitter and holographic sparkle keep it from seeming boring.

From a sheer softy we're heading into uncharted territory!  This is Captain's Log, a sheer gold shimmer with multi-colored stars and holographic bars, squares, and hexes.  If you're looking for a polish to boldly go places with, Captain's Log might be for you ;)

Since the stars are a bit heavier, you may have to fish a little and do some placing.  You can also turn the bottle upside down for a few minutes before application to help distribute them a bit more evenly.  I'm showing 3 coats of Captain's Log with no top coat here.  I knew from looking at the bottle that this would be sheer, so I didn't bother trying to cover up any VNL.  Again, a base polish will help in the opacity department if you don't like the look.  The only application issue I had was the aforementioned heavy stars, everything else was great!

Overall, I'm really impressed with Erin's polishes.  She's got some unique color combinations and her formulas are fantastic!  I have yet to mention the prices, as they're so jaw-droppingly great I thought I should save them for last.  Since she makes small batches of frankens, Erin currently offers only 5ml mini bottles which will set you back a measly $3 a piece!  Even better than that, she's offering a 15% discount to my readers here for a couple of weeks with code: TOPCOAT15.  Let's run through the fabulousity one more time.  Great colors, wonderful formulas, fantastic prices, plus a discount?!  You should run to her Etsy store immediately and grab yourself somethin' purdy!

If you're interested in seeing more swatches before you buy, be sure to check back on Wednesday, as I'll have the second set of three polishes from No Blank Paper to show you!  Thank you for reading!

1 comment:

  1. I am really surprised that I liked Captain's Log as much as I do - I don't think I've seen anything quite like it. But Dashwood Sensibilities is my color-of-the-moment. Beautiful!


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