Thursday, 14 March 2013

Sweetcheeks Polish - The Jem Glamour & Glitter Collection

Hey Hussies!

Tonight I have a new indie maker to introduce you to. This is Sweetcheeks Polish created by the lovely Steph. Her very first collection is The Jem Glamour & Glitter Collection inspired by the iconic 80's cartoon series Jem and the Holograms is launching on Etsy tomorrow (15th March)!

I'm a total 80's child and was obsessed by all things Jem so this collection really was a blast from the past for me :)

All of Sweetcheeks polishes are  big three free, cruelty free, and hand poured, so slight variations will happen from batch to batch. The best thing about this lovely little company is that $1.00 from each polish sold will be donated to the Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association, VOKRA (see here for their Facebook page). Steph has also donated some custom made polishes especially for VOKRA to auction off on Facebook on the 18th March so please go check them out and lend your support :-)

On to the polishes.....


Jem

Jem is based on the lead singer of Jem and the Holograms in the cartoon series. Jem is a combination of hot pink matte glitter in two different sizes, silver hex glitter, holographic glitter, gorgeous iridescent squares and masses of micro glitter for extra glam.

The formula was easy to work with, however I thought that there wasn't quite enough glitter in the mix so Steph has increased the glitter content to stop us having to fish for the good stuff!

The swatches here show two coats of Jem over a base of Illamasqua Load, follwed by one coat of Seche Vite.


Sweetcheeks Polish Jem

Sweetcheeks Polish Jem

Sweetcheeks Polish Jem

Sweetcheeks Polish Jem - See those gorgeous iridescent squares?

Sweetcheeks Polish Jem

Sweetcheeks Polish Jem- macro shot



Synergy

Synergy is named after the holographic computer that communicated with Jem through her star shaped earrings! Its only right that Synergy should be a holographic top coat, with a scattered effect.

The formula was easy to work with and had just the right amount of holographic pigment so it didn't affect the tone of the base colour. Unfortunately there was no sun on the day that I photographed this polish so I have had to use the flash to show off the holo effect, however even in the cloudy daylight conditions a subtle rainbow can still be seen.

The swatches here show one coat of Synergy over a base of Illamasqua Phallic, followed by one coat of Seche Vite.


Sweetcheeks Polish Synergy photographed with the flash

Sweetcheeks Polish Synergy photographed with the flash

Sweetcheeks Polish Synergy photographed in cloudy, daylight

Sweetcheeks Polish Synergy photographed with the flash

Sweetcheeks Polish Synergy photographed in cloudy, daylight

Sweetcheeks Polish Synergy photographed with the flash


 Stormer

Stormer is based on the songwriter for rival band The Misfits and is one of the "nicer" characters out of a group of girls that are always trying to upstage Jem and the Holograms.

Stormer is a combination of hot, raspberry pink and teal foil glitter shards with a healthy dose of multicoloured micro-glitter for extra punch.

The formula was the same as Jem, and it needed a little fishing to get the shard glitters out of the bottle. Steph has assured me that more glitter has been added to reduce the fishing issue.

The swatches here show two coats of Stormer over a base of Illamasqua Caress, followed by one coat of Gelous (to tame the shard glitter) and one coat of Seche Vite.



Sweetcheeks Polish Stormer

Sweetcheeks Polish Stormer

Sweetcheeks Polish Stormer

Sweetcheeks Polish Stormer - macro shot


 Sweetcheeks Polish debuts tomorrow (15th March) on Etsy (SEE HERE). Steph also has a Facebook page where you can keep up to date with new releases and restocking. Please go give her page a like :-)