Monday, February 11, 2013

Idalmi St. Barth

Hi everyone! Today I have some colors to show you from an Indie Brand called Idalmi St. Barth. Yup, these polishes came all the way from the beautiful island of St. Barth, and with the way the snow came down here in CT I'd give anything to be there basking in the sun right now... but I digress...

You can find the Idalmi colors here.

First up I have Coco, which is a pink with silver shimmer. It's a frost / metallic finish. I needed two coats for the opacity shown in the photos. I had to be careful with this one so as to avoid the inevitable streaking that comes with a finish like this. I think the end result was good.


Next up is Tortue which is a gorgeous dark teal green/blue color with a green shimmer. The shimmer on this one is absolutely gorgeous. I love this color!

I had no issues with application with this one. No streaking or balding and it only required two coats for full opacity. 

Next up is Chevreau which is a silver frost. This one was the troublesome one of the bunch. It's quite sheer and also applied really streaky for me. Color is nice but application was lacking here. I just can't get past the streaking.

The photos show two coats but I think you need to go for three or more for full opacity. 

Next up is one of my favorites of the bunch, Les Saintes.  This one is a really pretty royal blue jelly with tons of green microshimmer throughout.  Now this one is sheer, but I like it. It's a shiny jelly finish and the shimmer adds interest.

I used two coats for the opacity below. There is visible nail line which is sure to drive some of you nuts but I give it a pass because it's just such a pretty color combination. I love it! 

Last but not least is Fregate which is a standard shimmery maroon red. This is a classic color so it's not entirely unique but it's a staple for sure.

The formula on this is a cross between a frost and a shimmer. I didn't have any real issues with streaking and it was opaque in two coats.

Overall this is a nice Indie Brand. I don't think the colors are exceptionally unique but it's hard to be completely unique these days, we have seen it all, haven't we?  Everything except for the frosty one had a nice, cooperative formula.

If I ever am lucky enough to find myself in St. Barth I will be sure to seek out some more colors. 

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