Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Hare Polish Rococo Grandeur Nail Lacquer
Hare Polish Rococo Grandeur Nail Lacquer

Hare Polish Rococo Grandeur Nail Lacquer ($10.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “baby blue jelly with soft pink glitter in several shapes and sizes, with gold accents [with blue shimmer].” It’s a grayish, pale blue creamy jelly with small, pale gold glitter and then larger pink glitter in circular, hexagonal, and square shapes. I don’t have a dupe for this, and the only shade that it reminded me of was China Glaze It’s a Trap-eze which has a much whiter base color, more glitter, and very bright/colorful glitter at that.

I had some trouble getting this shade to apply evenly–the base color just looked patchy and uneven no matter how many attempts I made to get everything to play nicely together. I applied two coats of the polish alone, and it had semi-opaque color coverage with good glitter content that spread fairly evenly. It was just that bluish base color that didn’t want to cooperate. The consistency didn’t seem too thick or too thin either (a little thicker than the average polish but as thick as most jelly finishes are), but the problem persisted. Hare’s formula wears a week on me with minor tip wear but no chipping.

P.S. — They will be restocking their Etsy shop soon!

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Hare Polish Rococo Grandeur Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

B-
The concept was interesting, but I couldn't get the application to work well--the underlying base color looked streaky, patchy, and uneven. The glitter distributed evenly, and the color was just what a jelly finish would have.

Product

7.5/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

3/5

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Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Hare Polish Own Your Opulence Nail Lacquer
Hare Polish Own Your Opulence Nail Lacquer

Hare Polish Own Your Opulence Nail Lacquer ($10.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “complex mixture of satin pastels in several different shades, juxtaposed with gunmetal grey, black, and gold [with gold shimmer in a clear base].” There is an assortment of size, shape, and color in this one–there is quite a bit going on! The colors include shades of pink, yellow, gray, and black, plus the gold shimmer in the background. The shapes range from small shimmer and glitter to larger squares and hexagons. All of the glitter and shimmer is suspended in a clear base.

The consistency wasn’t too thick or too thin, so I didn’t have trouble with the polish applying and then pooling along the edge. It disperses somewhat evenly but does require some pulling and tugging to get more even coverage so there aren’t any bald patches. I applied two coats of the top coat alone over my thumb nail and then one coat layered over Color Club Kismet. It had good opacity in a single coat for a layering polish; enough that you could tell it was on and were able to get all the different shapes, sizes, and colors on each nail. I normally see seven days of wear with minor tip wear but no chipping with Hare’s formula.

P.S. — The brand will be restocking their shop with the spring range soon!

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Hare Polish Own Your Opulence Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

A-
I don't have anything like this, and it seemed like a rather unusual mix of colors. It gave me a very modern spring vibe--pastel but the introduction of black and gray gave it an edge. I'm still struggling to figure out what it would layer best over as a result!

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

4/5

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Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Hare Polish Return to Nature Nail Lacquer
Hare Polish Return to Nature Nail Lacquer

Hare Polish Return to Nature Nail Lacquer ($10.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “beige/khaki crelly (creme-jelly) with a mixture of small gold and silver glitters, plus a dusting of small white squares pwith gold shimmer.” It’s a subtly warm-toned beige jelly finish with white, square-shaped glitters, gold and silver glitters–the gold glitter tends to look more subdued and yellowy within the base color. I couldn’t think of any dupes, and China Glaze Fast Track was the only glitter, plus beige, shade that came to mind.

It’s semi-opaque after two coats, as anticipated with the jelly finish, but very even and smooth. The glitter dispersed incredibly evenly across the nail without needing to be pulled into place at all. I loved the consistency on Return to Nature; not too thick or too thin, and very easy to manage–thinner to the average jelly polish–so there was no pooling along the edges or streakiness. I normally get a week of wear with Hare’s formula with minor tip wear but no chipping.

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Hare Polish Return to Nature Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

A
It's a jazzed-up take on nude; not too fancy or overt, but it's more than just a beige cream. The jelly finish, plus the mix of glitter, gave it more depth.

Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

5/5

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Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Hare Polish Married to the Monarchy Nail Lacquer
Hare Polish Married to the Monarchy Nail Lacquer

Hare Polish Married to the Monarchy Nail Lacquer ($10.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “blend of matte teal hexes and squares, rich red hexes and squares in varied sizes [with] silver shimmer.” It’s a mix of large, bright blue and red square and hexagon-shaped glitter with smaller silver shimmer in the background–and all suspended in a clear base.  It’s such a cheery mix of colors–and I think it could work over a lot of different base colors.

I applied two coats of the glitter top coat alone on my thumbnail so you can have a better idea of the density and composition of the top coat, and then one coat layered over Revlon Rose Gold. One coat (layered) has quite a bit of glitter, and the glitter distributed fairly evenly and easily despite the larger glitter pieces–I didn’t have to fish them out or anything–and I felt like there was a good balance of blue/red. The consistency wasn’t too thick or too thin, and it didn’t pool along the edges.  I usually get a week of wear out of Hare’s formula with no chipping and minor tip wear.

P.S. — The brand will be restocking their shop with the spring range soon!

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Hare Polish Married to the Monarchy Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

A
If you like your glitter top coats to have more density (but still be in a clear base), this is one to consider. I also liked the consistency and dispersion I was able to get with this shade.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

5/5

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Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

Hare Polish Hooky at the Hamlet Nail Lacquer
Hare Polish Hooky at the Hamlet Nail Lacquer

Hare Polish Hooky at the Hamlet Nail Lacquer ($10.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “bright shamrock green jelly … with white glitter in different shapes, sizes, and textures, along … glowing-blue hexes and very subtle purple shimmer.” It’s a brightened bluish-teal with white square and hexagon-shaped large glitter pieces and then finer white glitter, blue hexagons, and bluish-purple shimmer. Zoya Zuza has a similar coloring but doesn’t have the white glitters. MAC Ocean Dip is cream (no glitter at all).

The consistency was a little thick–thicker than the average jelly finish–and it took a bit longer to dry down (I actually ended up squishing slightly into my pinky nail with my ring fingernail). The glitters dispersed mostly evenly, but some of them did pull towards the top of my nails on the second coat. It is semi-opaque, as a jelly finish is supposed to be, and if you wanted more opaque color, I’d go with three coats or use a teal base color. I typically get a week of wear out of Hare’s formula with minor tip wear but no chipping. The brand should be restocking their spring range within the next week or so!

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Hare Polish Hooky at the Hamlet Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

B+
It's not as easy to apply as the average polish or even a lot of the Hare shades I've worked. The consistency is on the thicker end of the spectrum.

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

8/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

4/5

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Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

Hare Polish Let Them Eat... What? Nail Lacquer
Hare Polish Let Them Eat… What? Nail Lacquer

Hare Polish Let Them Eat… What? Nail Lacquer ($10.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “soft white jelly with a blend of various shapes/sizes of hot orange, baby pink, white & gold glitter.” It’s a warm-toned, white jelly base with yellow/gold, pinky-red, white, and orange glitters that range from hexagon to square to circle in shape.

It has semi-opaque color after two coats, and the glitter distributed evenly for the most part, though a little tapping and pulling for a couple of areas would have improved the overall results. The base color was a bit streaky on the first coat, but a second coat covered the majority of that–and I noticed that where the glitter had more than one piece, it looked shadowy and gave a slight uneven appearance, even though the underlying base color was actually rather even. It kind of felt like an optical illusion. You’ll definitely want a thicker top coat with this one, because it is bumpy without.  I usually get a week of wear with minor tip wear but no chipping with Hare’s polishes.

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Hare Polish Let Them Eat... What? Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

B+

I found it a bit tricky to work with to minimize streakiness and evenness in the color and glitter overall. I think it might work better with three coats or layered over another white polish.

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

4/5

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