I was recently contacted by Amy at Bad Ass Polish about reviewing some new colours. Uh... Yes, please! I recently received two bottles to try and review for you. The first one I am going to share is Chocolate Covered Cherry.
Chocolate Covered Cherry. Just reading that name makes me crave cherry cordial chocolates. The dark chocolate ones. Mmm.... Pop one into my mouth... That wonderful snap! as the chocolate shell breaks under my teeth, then my mouth is flooded with that insanely sweet melted fondant then the cherry to chew and all of the flavors meld together and I swallow and immediately dive into the box for another one. Preferably while drinking some hot, creamy coffee and reading a really great book.
Where was I? Oh, yeah. Nail polish. Bad Ass Chocolate Covered Cherry, at first glance seems a simple brown-y red glitter polish but it isn't. Chocolate Covered Cherry is rich, surprisingly complex. It is a slightly greyed translucent brown base packed with tiny square glitter that shifts red and black and sparks gold and purple and even pink. This swatch is three coats and Gelous then Seche Vite.
My old camera doesn't do this delightful polish true justice. Trust me, this glitter sparkles, flashes, shifts and throws sparks into your eyes.
When Chocolate Covered Cherry landed on my doorstep, the first thing I did was admire it in the bottle, just kinda sat there and watched the glitter play in the light for a bit. Then I grabbed my thinner, fed some into the bottle, shook it up really well and let it sit for a couple of days. I do this because Bad Ass tends to have a thick base and I don't get on well with thick polish. It isn't the fault of the polish or the brand, it is all me.
After sitting overnight, it was ready to roll. Application was a breeze, smooth and easy to control, this polish sat sweetly down where I put it and glided up the nail. There was no need to pat or coax the glitter into place, it just flowed. There was no running, streaking or dragging, it didn't try to flood my cuticles or pool in globby mounds on the edges of my nails. What cleanup I did was just fussbudget refining. It didn't really need much but I am unable to leave well enough alone and I have to fix, even when it isn't necessary. This polish built to a perfect, opaque finish in three pleasant coats and dried swiftly to a soft satin sheen. The surface was smooth, for a glitter and a coat of Gelous and then a coat of Seche Vite gave it that super sparkly, glossy shine that I love so much.
If you like what you see and you are thinking that it is time to have this beautiful polish for your own, you can buy it from the Bad Ass Polish Etsy Store. Like and stalk their Facebook page to keep up with the latest news on new releases and availability.
Thank you so much for popping in and reading. Have a terrific day and may your polish never bubble.
*This was sent to me by the company for consideration and a fair and honest review. None of the links in this post are affiliate links, I do not get paid if you click them or make a purchase after clicking them.*