But before you guys judge me for how much I've spent in July on nail polish, let me entice you with some wonderful nail polish from F4POLISH!
Before I move on, here's how you can find them - ETSY SHOP | FACEBOOK PAGE
I'd heard great things about the brand on the Facebook groups I'm part of, and when I looked up some swatches, I was sold. I used the upcoming birthday as an excuse so about two weeks ago, I sent them a message and asked for a custom listing. I knew that I really wanted Piper but wasn't sure what else I wanted beyond that. I asked for a custom listing - One full-sized bottle of Piper and 1 full-sized bottle of another polish of their choice. One of their favorites.
When I received the box, I received not only the two bottles of nail polish I had purchased, but three other mini nail polishes besides...I am assuming they were other favorites? A birthday present? A random act of kindness? I'm not sure but whatever you want to call it, I was floored. And more than a little impressed.
What a PHENOMENAL brand.
I've only worn one nail polish so far - Shellie, one of the mini nail polishes I received - but it is wonderful and below this blurb of text, you will see only great things.
This is 1 coat of F4 Shellie, pictured over 2 coats of Essie, Bikini So Teeny. I'll let the pictures (and captions) do the talking for a while!
|Look at the wonderful package! And the eye for details.|
|I was soooo emotional and happy when I saw this card. |
Thank you so much F4! You really made my birthday special.
|Pretty bottle shot of Shellie|
|Out in the sun. Excuse the finger on the bottom haha.|
|I took this after I cleaned it up a little but I was indoors,|
so the lighting is pretty yellow. It still looks
Overall, I am in love with Shellie. And thus far, F4 in general. They went farrr out of their way, sent me a birthday card, sent me a birthday present, set up a custom listing for me, and were some of the nicest people I've dealt with in a long, long while.
Shellie herself is a gorgeous color. I wasn't sure what to layer over and initially picked a pale pink. But I'm SO glad I went with a contrasting base because the pink, purple, and white hexes just sparkled and looked GORGEOUS over the pale baby blue color I wore underneath.
This way, the polish reminded me of cherry blossoms against a blue daytime sky. Something like this quick google images search ;)
The application was easy and effortless. I didn't have to fish for glitters, everything lay flat. Nothing is curling or bleeding. 2 coats of Jordana Quick Dry Topcoat over this and it was glassy smooth to the touch! No shrinking, etc etc etc.
I wore this manicure for like 4 whole days. I took it off with a sigh, and cannot wait to wear it again!
One more picture. This is another pre-cleanup but I've left it full-sized so you can see how pretty it is. I think I put topcoat on a little too quickly because there are some bubbles in macro, but these were not noticeable in person, especially with the glitter combination.
Thank you so much for the gift once more! F4 as a brand is a big hit, and Shellie is among my favorite glitter topcoats I own now, after wearing it this way. Really and truly unique and beautiful.