Hello there, Witchie-Poos!!! I hope the last night of summer is treating you well! I’m sitting here, writing this up and watching Dancing with the Stars. I had some computer issues earlier this week, so that’s why I wasn’t able to get any of my reviews up until now. I tried downloading an older version of the Sims and evidently my computer doesn’t have enough RAM to run it and all the other programs I have to use. So something had to give… Sims went down the Recycle Bin!
Anywho! I have three gorgeous polishes from Frozen Water Designs here for your viewing pleasure. But first… Lets get to know a little about the creative genius behind these beauties!
GW: What are your favorite sources for inspiration?
FWD: What isn't, might be the easier question! so far, I've had inspiration from video games, music, TV shows and movies, and comic books. and fan suggestions! Can't forget those.
GW: Where does your creativity stem from to allow you to come up with an array of colors and possibilities?
FWD: I figure if I can visualize it, I can make it. It's been working for me so far.
GW: What do you love about making polish?
FWD: I love that I can look at something, distill it into it's base colours, create it, and then have people look at it and go 'I know exactly what you were going for!'; and I also love that people enjoy wearing these things that came from my wild, random brain.
GW: If someone copies one of your polishes, is that flattering or insulting?
FWD: No one has done it yet, so...it would probably be flattering, but weird. My ideas come from a lot of cool places though, and if the creators of my inspirations ever saw my work, I would hope they'd be flattered, so let's go with I'd be flattered too :)
GW: What made you start making polish?
FWD: I'm super picky about nail polishes. I got pretty tired of thinking I'd enjoy a polish for a long time, but then being dissatisfied after one or two wears. Now I can make exactly what I want. Also, as with many of my crafts, I was advised I would be good at it...so I went for it!
GW: What are some of the new polish trends going around that you like and what are some that you cannot stand?
FWD: I don't generally follow industry trends, so i can't really speak to this a whole lot. If instagram tells me anything though, it's that the fashionista set are getting back into those incredibly long nails, and those kind of make me crazy. I like practical nails, even if the art on them is wild as can be. that's not really polish related though, is it?
GW: Do you have anything awesome in the works for your customers?
FWD: I'm sure I do, but it's all locked up in my brain until the next bit of glitter bomb crazy sauce strikes...
GW: Lastly, what type of base coat do you use or suggest? As well as top coat?
FWD: My current preferred base coat (when I remember to use it) is Julep’s oxygen smoothing base coat. It's supposedly good for your nails, and it makes everything look nice. I only really use a top coat when doing actual nail art pieces (on myself, haha), so I don't really have a specific one to recommend.
Now on to the beauties!!!
Diamond Dogs, listed as “a sheer and shimmery white polish, made with a hint of glitter and almond oil (to help nourish your nails).” Will bring you either to the Moulin Rouge or a “foggy” divey joint where you might have found David Bowie crooning in the 80s. Either way, you won’t be disappointed!
This beautiful, super sheer shimmer does take a bit to reach opacity. I think I have three coats shown here and it’s still kinda sheer. But I love the ethereal look to it! Dry time is nil, and it really does feel awesome on the nail!
As beautiful and haunting as the man it inspired, Madman is listed as “a little bit of purple, a little bit of deep blue, and all the sparkle of the stars. oh, and a bit of nourishing marula oil, as well.” It is a truly stunning jelly polish that could have multiple uses in the nail world.
It builds up wonderfully for a sparse jelly sammich, but still looks gorgeous with all the shimmer and shine of the glitter.
And lastly, I have one of the two polishes that makes up the Crema Collection. This is Espresso, a beautiful coffee/copper colored holo beauty. Its duo mate, Cream unfortunately had a bit of a disaster in transit.
But honestly. Espresso is a STUNNER. It really, really got me wanting everything fall-color related. I need all the falls!!
With every polish that I’ve reviewed, dry time is nil on Espresso as well. They’re not overly stinky like a lot of them are anymore. They apply seamlessly and beautiful.
At $10 a bottle, it is in the mid-range of my Indie Designer list and you won’t be disappointed. Make sure to check out her Etsy store!