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FedoraHarp Chocolate Gold Rush Swatches & Review (Layered Over Zoya Giada)

Fedoraharp Chocolate Gold Rush Swatches & Review

While wearing a gorgeous purple, I felt like dressing it up with some bling. (Sometimes you need sparkly tips to bring out your inner diva.)

FedoraHarp Chocolate Gold Rush is an indie nail polish that’s full of glitter, giving nails the Midas Touch!

Here, I used one coat over Zoya Giada, and you can see how FedoraHarp Chocolate Gold Rush is densely packed enough to satisfy your desire for sparkle, but it’s also not full coverage, so the base colour can say, “Peek-a-boo!”

FedoraHarp nail lacquer is hand-mixed by the talented Leah, who also is a Swatch And Learn reader! (Be sure to check out her Etsy store – she ships worldwide from Israel. Also, you can place requests for custom creations, which I think is awesome because you could get polish to commemorate an important occasion or give it to a special nailphile.)

P.S. To celebrate an exciting milestone of 200 Likes on FedoraHarp’s Facebook page, Leah is having an awesome giveaway for nail polish and jewelry. (It ends November 24th, 2015.) Check it out, and shower her with support!

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FedoraHarp Whiskers on Kittens Swatches & Review

FedoraHarp Whiskers on Kittens Swatches & ReviewCreated by Leah, one of my readers, FedoraHarp Whiskers on Kittens is inspired by a song sung by the incomparable Julie Andrews in the classic musical, The Sound of Music.

The colour combination is unique in my collection, and since I’ve never worn anything like it, I wasn’t sure what to expect. (It was like a nail-polish Jack-in-the-Box for me.)

From the very first glance, this polish made me think of cookies and cream. (Yes, I have a sweet tooth…just one. The rest have all fallen out, so I resemble a hockey player. Don’t feel sorry for me. Cha-ching! I collected big time when the Tooth Fairy visited. Okay, so maybe not. I have more than just one sweet tooth. They’re all pretty sweet, especially the molar at the very back. Occasionally, it winks at me. How cheeky!) 😉

Back to the nail polish, it also reminds me a little of a calico cat, which ties in nicely with the nail polish’s name. (Only after did I look at FedoraHarp’s Etsy store and realize that she also mentioned the glitter as being ‘calico’. Nailphile minds think alike!)

P.S. Thank you so much to everyone who left me a thoughtful comment on my 5th Blogiversary post and entered the worldwide giveaway! I read every single comment, and each one puts a huge, goofy grin on my face. (When I have a bad day, I plan to re-read those comments because your positivity really does wonders to lift my spirits!)

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FedoraHarp Puncherella Swatches & Review

FedoraHarp Puncherella Swatches & ReviewFedoraHarp Puncherella is a sentimental nail polish because it was created by one of my readers.

Leah aka FedoraHarp has an Etsy store that ships worldwide from Israel, and her indie nail polishes are 5-free (they don’t contain DBP, toluene, formaldehyde, formaldahyde resin, or camphor) and they aren’t tested on animals.

(I reviewed another FedoraHarp lacquer on here some time ago – Raindrops on Roses. You may be interested in checking it out!)

FedoraHarp Puncherella is part of the Welcome to Tomorrowland Collection, which consists of five nail polishes.

You may remember me sharing two photos of Puncherella on my Instagram here and here.

Puncherella is a whimsical medium lilac with glitter that twinkles like fairy wings in the sunshine! (At least, that’s what I imagine they’d look like.)

After wearing it twice already as a full manicure, I’ve collected my thoughts and am ready to share them with you!

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FedoraHarp Raindrops on Roses Swatches & Review

FedoraHarp Raindrops on Roses Swatches & ReviewDid you watch the Super Bowl last night? I did – whoa, it was intense!

I’m not a huge football fan, but I always watch the Super Bowl (as well as the Halftime Show), and the game didn’t disappoint. (Check out my Instagram, if you’re interested, because I posted a photo and some video clips of the Halftime Show.)

It was anyone’s game, but congratulations to the New England Patriots on becoming the NFL Champions! (Special shoutout to Malcolm Butler for making the play of the year. It was incredible to watch, and he’s proof that you shouldn’t underestimate a rookie!)

But now…back to nail polish! 😉

FedoraHarp Raindrops on Roses is an extremely sentimental nail polish for me for two major reasons.

Firstly, Leah (aka FedoraHarp) has been one of my loyal blog readers for years. She creates 5-free and cruelty-free indie nail polish in Israel. (Her FedoraHarp Etsy store ships worldwide.)

When she reached out to me to ask if I’d be interested in reviewing some of her artisan lacquers, I was incredibly honoured for the opportunity! To top it off, she said that, at that time, I was the first blogger from North America who she approached for this. (You can just imagine my excitement!)

Secondly, as you probably could tell from the name FedoraHarp Raindrops on Roses, it has a Sound of Music theme. This shade can be purchased separately or as part of a duo (full-size or mini). I was ecstatic about the Sound of Music theme because I grew up watching that musical featuring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer.

(You have no idea how many times I used to sing “Sixteen Going on Seventeen” and pretend that I was pretty Liesel when I was a kid! Even to this day, the entire movie is as clear as day, and I watch it a few times each year.)

Other important information she told me that might interest you? FedoraHarp Lacquer is hand-mixed in Leah’s home. She’s a non-smoker and owns a cat, but she’s careful to keep him away from her work area to prevent any allergen contamination. She also tries to be environmentally friendly by reusing packaging, but if you request brand new packaging, she will gladly oblige.

As I’ve mentioned a few times recently, my cuticles have been dry and ravaged lately. With lots of hand-washing and the harsh winter weather, it really took a toll on my skin. But I hope that you’ll look past my temporarily ragged cuticles to enjoy the beauty of this pretty polish! 🙂

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