Jacquelline Burchell Polishes

There are two more boxes waiting to be reviewed but I thought that I should include a mid week nail post. After all this page is called Polish My Pretty Nails and not All The Beauty Boxes I Purchased!
I have 3 nail polishes for you today. These beauties are from my WonderBox which I reviewed just a few days ago. It is my first time using these polishes so I did not know what to expect but I think I rather enjoyed them.
Jacqueline Burchell is a Singapore based company (the reason why many of us have not heard of it) and boasts to have 1000 different shades of nail polish! I got 3 in my WonderBox – Amethyst, Galactic Evolution and Globular Cluster. The names sound so space-y and the colors are just the right shades to create a galaxy manicure don’t you think!
First up is Amethyst. As it’s names states, is a rich metallic purple polish. Coverage is wonderful! I am actually only wearing one coat in these photos!

Without top coat you can see that the polishes really brings out the bumps and dents on my nails. It dries to a semi matte finish too.

But once I apply top coat you can see that the polish immediately changes! When glossy, the polish becomes a gorgeous jeweled toned purple!

and, almost all the bumps and dents are not visible anymore 🙂
Next up is Galactic Evolution, a seafoam green polish. This polish wasn’t my favorite when I got the trio. But on the nail I have fallen in love with it! Aside from being really opaque (only 1 thin coat needed), it dries quite matte and actually hides the imperfections on my nails!

With top coat the Galactic Evolution really shines! It now takes on a new look altogether!

Hmm.. Galactic Evolution reminds me slightly of Seafoam by T.B.N. I will have to do a comparison to see how close they really are!
And finally – Globular Cluster – the only one of the three polishes I received which is still available on Jacqueline Burchell’s online shop! Globular Cluster is a metallic taupe polish which dries a little grainy. This was my favorite polish at first sight but I was kinda disappointed with the finish. I have not tried any of the liquid sands polishes by OPI or the pixie dusts by Zoya but I high doubt it is anything like this polish!

If this was to be a textured polish I would say that there isn’t enough gritty bits to pull it off. If it is a regular polish then I would imagine that I got a bad batch which just wasn’t shaken up enough.

I tried to hide the texture with top coat but it didn’t really work out.

Maybe I just needed a lot more top coat? But honestly, aside from the grittiness, I still do like this color! I am after all a fan of neutrals.
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I was actually surprised by these polishes! Never would I have thought that they were all good to go in one coat. Defnitely a +1 for opacity!

I have 1 qualm though. These polishes smell really different from normail nail polishes. The usual nail polish-y chemical smell wasn’t there. But in place of it a strong paint smell. Not paint like the ones you use on your walls, but art paint. Poster colors to be exact! The smell doesn’t really bother me so I do not see that I would keep them hidden in my drawer for too long.

Overall, I like this colors and as I am typing this I am thinking of the different ways I could use them – especially for stamping 😀

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February a.k.a Chinese New Year WonderBox

Two down one to go!
This is my second of my 3 month WonderBox subscription. I am still sitting on the fence on which box to keep but I have a rough idea. I shall announce my choice by the time I have reviewed all the other boxes which are heading my way.
Here we are, my March WonderBox!
There isn’t much in this months box if you ask me. Comparitively, this box reminds me very much of the December CosmoBox. BUT! Do you see the 3 small bottles in there? Yes! Nail polishes! 😀 This definitely makes this box lots better!
On to the products:
Murad | VITALIC® T-Zone Pore Refining Gel (50ml/RM228)
Clears pores while balancing oily and dry zones, visibly reduces pore size for a flawless complexion.
 
Tips: Apply gel after toning and follow-up with moisturizer after application to prevent dryness. Apply evenly over area of skin with large pores.
 
Murad | Energizing Pomegranate Moisturizer (50ml/RM180)
Lightweight, oil free moisturizer infuses skin with hydration and protects against UVA/UVB rays.
 
More Murad items! And did I mention it came with another RM30 coupon? I have only tried the primer from the January box and I loved it so I have a good feeling for Murad products. I have to catch up on reviewing products I receive in the beauty boxes I subscribe to :S
H20+ | Marine Toner (200ml/RM99)
Revitalizing, alcohol-free toner that sweeps away impurities while improving moisture absorption. With Allantoin, Provitamin B and Hydrating Marine Blend.
 
H20+ | Oasis™ Dual-Action Exfoliating Cleanser (120ml/RM99)
Deeply Cleanse and revitalize skin with this gently refining, oil-free formula. Made with natural fruit enzymes, jojoba beads, and moisturizing marine botanicals.
 
Hmm.. I see that the main ingredients in H20+ products are marine botanicals. Interesting. Will it matter if I am allergic to seafood? LOL.
Well, I have never used H20+ products before but I do know a few die hard fans! I will definitely give it a go in due time. Or when I am on holiday. I am already planning in my head which products to bring on my holiday in July! *sunblock, lots of moisturizer, nail polishes maybe? Hmmmm*

And last but definitely not least – Jacqueline Burchell Nail Polishes Lacquer.

Jacqueline Burchell Nail Lacquer (5ml/RM22)
With over 250 nail lacquer colors to choose from, Jacqueline Burchell nai llacquer will bring out the color in your life. Certified to be free of Toulene, Formaldehyde and Dibuthyl phalate.
 
Yay for nail polishes! The first thing that came to mind when I saw these colors was – galaxy nails! The colors are not really my cuppa tea but they do look really ‘out of this world’. I am in the midst of swatching and editing them really. I will have a post on these babies up really soon!
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I kinda liked this box even though there were no full sized samples in it. Or maybe the nailpolishes count as fell size? I don’t know. But either way, I definitely have to send at least 2 subscriptions to the chopping board. It may not seem like it when you have a subscription or two but when you actually stupidly signed on to 6 boxes, you do find it a little too overwhelming! Back to the thinking board for me!
This is a personal review, I am in no way associated with Cosmobox or any of the brands featured here.