I'm so sorry for such a long internet silence. I've had my nose stuck in my books studying for an exam that seems to want to finish me off. It's still a couple of months away but I'm determined not to flunk it again so if I'm a little sketchy on posts I apologise. I miss this little blog though so as soon as that exam is out of the way and until the next one comes around I'll make sure I commit to a little more polish.
Today I'm sharing some new releases by UK indie CM Handmade*. Christina Marie is a sister duo, Anna Christina and Shelley Marie, that not only have a well established indie polish line but also create frames, candles, wax melts - they're two very creative (and probably very busy) ladies. Shall we jump right in?
CM Handmade Black Magic
First up is Black Magic.
Described as a chameleon polish the pictures here don't quite do it justice. The base is dark but you can see a touch of blue / green shimmer in there. In the bottle there's quite a bit of purple too but my camera just didn't want to play ball.
Pictures show two coats without any top coat.
CM Handmade Summer @ Midnight
Midnight @ Summer is a dark purple base with irridescent flakies.
Pictures show two coats without top but both this and Black Magic could easily be one coaters.
CM Handmade Dayum Girl!
Dayum Girl! (of course only pronounced with a Southern drawl) is a plum red linear holo.
The holo in this is much more pronounced in real life, I just found that when I caught the holo I lost the colour.
Pictures show two coats without top. This is really glossy and the formula thinner than the darks, verging on a crelly base, but worked really well and looked beautiful on.
CM Handmade Ohemgee!
Saving the best 'til last. Ohemgee! Is a bright blue linear holo that is just incredibly gorgeous. It reminded me of Ocean by Picture Polish.
Pictures show two coats, no top. Again, this has a thinner formula but is super easy to work with.
And just bloomin' lovely.
All of these are available in mini or full size from the CM Handmade site. You can also keep track of Anna Christina's and Shelley Marie's creations through Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
Promise not to leave it so long between check ins next time.
*Items received in exchange for honest review