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Hello good people!
I hope Autumn has been good to you and your week is off to a good start. Today I’m hopping on to my dearly missed blog to reignite my love for writing about one of my favorite things, nail polish! Even better, today’s post features November’s Olive Polish Facebook Group custom, created by Pheobe of Moon Shine Mani! Get ready to show some love to Olive You, Fall!
Before jumping in about the polish, let me quickly tell you about the Olive Polish Facebook Group and how purchasing works. Every month, the Olive Polish Facebook Group has a new custom polish created by one of our indie makers. The date of sale, price, cap, and place of purchase change every month. Don’t worry though, JayLynn and Mayra serve as admins and will keep you on the up and up. In order to get these monthly polishes, you must be a member of the Facebook Group. The polish is created especially for its members and they are exclusive. Keep an eye out regularly to know if you need a special code to purchase.
For November’s polish, purchases will be matched with names in the Facebook group. If your name differs, just make a note when you order so that it can be verified.
Olive You, Fall – Moon Shine Mani
If you’re an olive polish lover and into flakie forward polishes that lean a bit cooler, Olive You, Fall might be up your alley. Phoebe calls this polish “a serene yet passionate love story between Olive and Purple”. We can see that in how much those purple flakies come through in my swatches.
Olive You, Fall has a warm olive base that is bursting with a mix of iridescent and multichrome flakes. These flakes. move through an array of jewel-tones hues of purple, blue, and gold. Also spotted are small to medium purple, blue, and teal hex glitters. I found the palette more cool leaning, with the mix of purple, blue and gold lending it a bit of a Mardi Gras feel.
For these swatches, I applied three thin coats of Olive You, Fall, a glitter smoothing top coat, followed by a glossy topcoat! My swatches are worn over a peel-off basecoat for easy removal. We don’t fight with flakies and glitter around here!
When it comes to application, I found that the polish leaned a touch thicker than I’d prefer. It wasn’t too thick to work with, but that thickness can be easily remedied with a few drops of nail polish thinner. The olive base has that syrupy consistency that is expected with a jelly polish. This coupled with the density of the flakies can make them prone to dragging if you’re not patient in between coats. Allow them to dry appropriately before moving on to your next coat.
Where there are flakies, expect some texture! My favorite element of this polish is most definitely the big flakies. I love big flakies! When I find one in a bottle of polish, I feel like I got the golden ticket and won! No idea what I won, but that’s beyond the point. Chonky flakies were all over this polish and I was living for it. You can spot one on my ring finger as well as my pointer.
A glitter-grabbing topcoat helps in enjoying these big flakies without the dips and dents that might occur when your regular topcoat dries down. I used one coat here, followed by one coat of glossy topcoat.
Olive You, Fall is now available for purchase from Moon Shine Mani until November 30, 2021. (That’s tonight!)
Leave a note when purchasing if your name differs from that on your Facebook profile
Be sure to join the Olive Polish Facebook Group for future monthly customs!
Let me know below if you’ll be grabbing this olive beauty!