Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Cupcake Polish 'Berry Good Looking'

Hello! Today I have Cupcake Polish 'Berry Good Looking' to show you. I finally bit the bullet last month and pre-ordered myself a bottle of the sought after shade. Although I've recently got my hands on one or two others, this is the first Cupcake Polish I have actually worn. As always, read on to find out more!

Cupcake Polish 'Berry Good Looking' @acertainbeccaa

'Berry Good Looking' is a vibrant royal purple holographic. It forms part of the Berry Patch Collection which released in June 2015. It is still available on the Cupcake Polish website, although I purchased mine from Rainbow Connection here.

Cupcake Polish 'Berry Good Looking' @acertainbeccaa

Unfortunately, I did have some issues with this polish. My bottle is quite separated and even after a good shake you can see darker patches where the pigment isn't fully mixing in. I also found it to be really thick and difficult to apply. It didn't dry down smooth but instead fairly ridgy due to the thickness.

With a little bit of dabbing where necessary and careful application, I did manage to get it opaque in two coats. I added a thicker coat of topcoat to try and smooth everything out which seemed to have done the trick. Below is two coats and topcoat.

Cupcake Polish 'Berry Good Looking' @acertainbeccaa
Cupcake Polish 'Berry Good Looking' @acertainbeccaa

To show the full holographic potential of this polish, I've taken a photo with flash to show the intense flame you get in sunlight (or brighter artificial lighting).

Cupcake Polish 'Berry Good Looking' with Flash @acertainbeccaa

Isn't it absolutely gorgeous? I'm glad I finally caved in and ordered, even if I did have formula issues - I think it might just be worth the extra effort! All previous reviews I have read mention a very easy to use formula so I am hoping I have a bad bottle/batch - I have been advised to add thinner for now and will update this post when I know more.

If you have Cupcake's 'Berry Good Looking', I'd love to know what your bottle is like!

Hope to see you in the next post!
Becca x

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12 comments:

  1. Stunning swatches as always hun, I need this polish in my life lol. Great post :) x

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    1. Yes, you have to get this! I won't let you miss out lol x

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  2. I've never tried Cupcake, but this and 2 others are on my wish list! Gorgeous!

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    1. I definitely recommend picking it up when you can! x

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  3. This colour is glorious! I've only tried one Cupcake Polish and I was very happy with it!

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    1. Isn't it just? I think once I add a little bit of thinner it will be fine! :) x

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  4. Gorgeous polish, but sorry to hear you had problems with it.

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    1. Thank you :) I'm hoping a little bit of thinner will help x

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  5. Great colour! I want this too! Let us know if the thinner works

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    1. This ones definitely your kind of polish! x

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