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Piggy Polish Haul and Review!

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Hi there everybody!

First day of school! I’m super tired (and I’m only going to get more tired as the year progresses) but I promise to keep up this blog. It’s a great source of happiness for me (and gives me an excuse to change my nail polish daily, lol). I wish anyone who started school today (or previously or in the future) a great and successful year!

Now onto the polish!

Recently I got a rewards coupon from Ulta for a level 8 gift. Level 6 and above can combine lower level gifts, so I decided (of course) to get nail polish with it! Piggy Polish lacquers were a level 2 gift, so I was able to pick up 4 of them for free! I bought the fifth because I couldn’t help myself! The glitters that Piggy Polish offers are phenomenal- they’re really different than any other brand. And the names are super cool and totally original. They’re technically made to be worn on toenails, but the colors are too beautiful to not wear on my hands. So let’s get started on the polishes (and I promise, no foot pictures)!

Confetti is the first polish I picked out. It’s a micro purple/magenta glitter base with green and gold micro bar glitter in a clear base. The glitter is probably dense enough to become opaque on its own, but I didn’t want to use up that much of it. It would probably take 3-5 coats to be opaque on its own. I swatched it over a base of a Love and Beauty pink neon creme color (the name got ripped off 😦 ). Pictures are 1 coat of Confetti, no topcoat.

Natural indoor light

Natural indoor light

Sunlight

Sunlight

Garden Galaxy is the second bar glitter polish of the bunch. It’s completely made up of iridescent, lime green micro bar glitter (bigger than the glitter in Confetti, but smaller than the glitter in Three Cheers and a Tiger) in a sheer lime green base. Again, this one could probably be built up to be opaque, but it would take about 3-4 coats, and would be impossible to remove afterwards with all the glitter! It’s a much better layering polish. Pictures below are 1 coat of Garden Galaxy over Rue Beauté 031, no topcoat.

Natural, indoor lighting

Natural, indoor lighting

Sunlight

Sunlight

Three Cheers and a Tiger is the third and final bar glitter I have to show you today. Three Cheers and a Tiger is composed of large, holographic iridescent yellow large bar glitter and mini hex glitter in an orange jelly base. Unlike the other two bar glitters, this one is definitely wearable on its own- the orange jelly base is much more opaque than the other two. This polish is a bit difficult to apply because it’s thick, but it’s not unworkable. Pictures below are two coats of Three Cheers and a Tiger, no topcoat.

Natural, indoor lighting

Natural, indoor lighting

 

Sunlight

Sunlight

Never Hide is made up predominantly of large, teal hex glitters, but also has small blue hex glitters, and tiny iridescent blue hex glitters to give it depth. All the glitter is in a clear base. This one really sparkles in the sun! I did run into some issues with placing the teal glitter- they tend to clump together. With a little patience, however, you should still be able to work the polish without issue. Pictures below are 1 coat of Never Hide over a base of Ulta Salon Formula Nail Lacquer in Bare Minimum.

Natural, indoor light

Natural, indoor light

 

Sunlight

Sunlight

Of course, I love to save the best for last. And The Earth Says Hello certainly doesn’t disappoint! This polish is made up of all sorts of shard glitter- teal, yellow, gold, red, orange, silver, purple, pink- you name it, it’s in there! The shards of glitter range in size from tiny to much larger. All the glitters are in a clear base. I messed up the white polish on my ring finger, so sorry for the sloppy swatch there. All the glitter shards are pretty muted in color, they aren’t in your face bold colors. The glitters give great payoff, but you’ll have to place them a little bit to get them looking right. Pictures below are 1 coat of The Earth Says Hello over a base of Sinful Colors Snow Me White

 

Natural, indoor light

Natural, indoor light

 

Sunlight

Sunlight

Overall, I really like this brand. Their glitters are super fun, unique, and easy to apply. While they are meant for toes, I really prefer them on my fingers- they’re too pretty to waste on my feet! Piggy Polish bottles hold 0.45 fl oz of polish and retail for $7.50 at Ulta, and $9.00 on their website, here.

So what do you think of this brand? And what do you think- do these colors make for a better manicure or pedicure? Let me know in the comments!

~Beth~

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Author: The Polish Influenza

I'm a teenage nail blogger from Delaware who, among other things, loves science, music, fashion, and um, of course, nail polish! I use my blog as a means of de-stressing, but I also love that I get to share my adventures in lacquer with all of my amazing followers! Please follow me :-)

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