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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Crowstoes Spam!

I've just recently received my first Crowstoes polishes and now I can understand where all the hype comes from!

Crowstoes polishes are all made with uncut suspension base so they do tend to run a bit thicker than normal polishes. I just added a few drops of thinner to the bottle and then the consistency was perfect. I would rather have a polish that is thicker and therefore suspends all the glitter than have a thinner polish and have all the glitter sink to the bottom.

Okay, onto the pictures!

Crowstoes Triple Black Diamond over China Glaze Want My Bawdy.
Triple Black Diamond was the one I was most excited for and it didnt disappoint! Small matte black glitters with slightly larger irridescent hexes throughout. 1 coat.

China Glaze Want My Bawdy.
This is from the China Glaze New Bohemian collection. There is a very faint purple shift at the edges of your nails when you tilt your nails. If this wasn't a part of a duochrome collection, I don't think I would have even noticed the color shift. 
The color is very nice and dry time is fast. 2 coats.

Crowstoes Bunny Slope over Gosh Miss Minty.
Bunny Slope is the companion to Triple Black Diamond. It is filled with matte white glitters and irridescent hexes. This was a surprise favorite! I put it in my cart at the last minute and I'm so glad I did. It has a very soft, subtle look to it. 1 coat.

Gosh Miss Minty.
A true mint green. Very nice! I did 3 coats but if I would have thinned it a bit before I used it then I would have been good with 2 coats. 

Crowstoes Cheshire over Max Factor Fantasy Fire.
Named after the Cheshire cat from Alice in Wonderland, this polish is filled with purple, yellow, and holographic hexes. This polish is fantastic. I love the large purple hexes. This polish is going to be discontinued soon so if you don't have it yet, hurry up and buy it before it's gone for good! 2 coats.

Max Factor Fantasy Fire.
This polish is only available in the UK but if you have someone who can get you a bottle, then I think it's more than worth it. The bottle is tiny but the polish is absolutely gorgeous! Normally I would layer this over another polish but I wanted to see how many coats it took to become opaque on it's own. 3 coats.


  1. OMG, gorgeous spam! I need to try Bunny Slope over a minty green and Cheshire!! I heard it was getting retired, I hope that isn't true cause I need it lol.

    1. Just wanted to add and say that I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! <3

  2. Holy crap, these are so beautiful! Apparently, Cheshire is retired T_T

    1. I just bought a bottle of Cheshire (and Absolum yeeee!) from! Kim, the store owner, has super great personalized service and really fast usps shipping. I also saw it a day or two ago on, but we all know how fast she sells out lol! I hope you can get Cheshire, it's soooo amazing!

  3. Ooh, lovely spam! I'm all into indies right now, my favorite is HARE but I need to check out these. Thanks for sharing! :D

  4. oh. my. god. Fantasy Fire! SOOOO gorgeous! Your swatches are amazing <3