Friday, 3 June 2016

Opulent Essences 'Raspberry Ripple' & 'Bitches Brew'

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Hi lovelies! Today I have two Opulent Essences polishes to share with you. They are both reformulations and improvements on older shades with the same names - 'Raspberry Ripple' and 'Bitches Brew'. Now it's getting warmer I'm definitely feeling brighter shades, so I was happy to see these in my little box of goodies from Sharon. As always, read on for full swatches and more info!

Opulent Essences 'Raspberry Ripple' & 'Bitches Brew' @acertainbeccaa

'Raspberry Ripple' is a slightly dusky pink holographic. The formula is very easy to apply. It goes on a bit patchy on the first coat but is fully opaque after two. I did add a thin third coat to cover some slight bald spots and deepen the colour, but it wasn't really necessary. Below is three thin coats and topcoat.

This is a lot pinker than the older version of 'Raspberry Ripple', swatched here.

Opulent Essences 'Raspberry Ripple' @acertainbeccaa
Opulent Essences 'Raspberry Ripple' @acertainbeccaa

'Bitches Brew' is a vibrant purple holographic. It has a very similar formula to 'Raspberry Ripple', except being a little bit more opaque. It fully covered in two coats, but again I added a third just to deepen the colour slightly. The third coat made far less difference with this one. Below is three thin coats and topcoat.

I don't have the older version of this, but FairyTales Nails has swatched it here.

Opulent Essences 'Bitches Brew' @acertainbeccaa
Opulent Essences 'Bitches Brew' @acertainbeccaa

What do you think? I am loving both of these! They have such a smooth, sparkly finish. I can't believe I'm saying this as I always go for pink, but I think 'Bitches Brew' is my favourite! It is an absolutely gorgeous shade of purple and I didn't want to take it off.

Opulent Essences are currently offering free shipping for orders over £6 with the code 'POST4FREE'. This ends Sunday so head over to their etsy store here before you miss out! You can find 'Raspberry Ripple' here and 'Bitches Brew' here.

Hope to see you in the next post!
Becca x

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24 comments:

  1. Love both of these bitches brew is a stunning purple :) x

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    1. Thank you lovely - it is! I think you need the new version ;) x

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  2. So pretty - I love these colours during the warmer weather. Bitches Brew is my favourite of the two.

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    1. Yes! I've been needing to pull out something a bit brighter :) x

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  3. Both of these shades are gorgeous! I especially like Raspberry Ripple!

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    1. They really are! I do love a good pink x

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  4. I love both of these shades! Bitches Brew is a great purple!

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  5. Ohhhh I do love bitches brew! A very strong purple!!

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    1. Yep! Without being too dark too which I love x

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  6. Bitches brew is gorgeous & you swatch them so well 💜
    Vicky x
    @thepolishlist

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    1. Thank you! Bitches Brew does seem to be the favourite :) x

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  7. Raspberry Ripple is my fav. I actually liked both heheh

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  8. I like both the shades... so so pretty...

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  9. WOW! Gorgeous swatches! Love them both - but I'm partial to purple hues! <3

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm normally more drawn to pinks, but that purple! <3 x

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  10. That purple is incredible on you!!

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  11. Bitches brew looks divine on you!!

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