Monday, May 5, 2014

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Contrary Polish - Spring 2014 Love Lyrics Redux Collection Swatches

A year after the Contrary Polish Love Lyrics Collection, Carrie has released a new spring collection called Love Lyrics Redux, this time inspired by the lyrics, rather than the titles of some of her favourite love songs.

The entire collection is a set of six very soft pastel shades with rich shimmers that I've come to love (and expect) from Contrary Polishes. Lets take a look.

Become yours - a very pale peach pink with an aqua blue shimmer.

Funny Yellow Shoes - a pale fleshy coloured yellow with a pink shimmer and microglitter.

Just a dream - a concrete grey jelly with silver shimmer and purple microglitter.

Make believe reality - pastel mint jelly with fuchsia and blue shimmer.

Strange Changes -  a green leaning grey jelly with copper shimmer and microglitter.

The gift you game - a lilac purple jelly with bright blue shimmer and microglitter.

The formula on these was all very consistent and easy to apply. They are quite sheer and jelly like and each of these swatches shows three thin coats.  These photos in the full sun tend to show a visible nail line more than you normally seen in real life wearing the polishes, but if you really don't like a VNL then you would want to wear four coats.  Dry time is good though, so that shouldn't be a problem.

I love the the soft, sparkly and squishy appearance all these polishes have.  My favourites are Make Believe Reality and The gift you gave.

Contrary Polish is available from these stockists. Carrie also sells minis through You can also keep up with Contrary on Facebook & Twitter.


  1. I like Strange Changes because... it's strange. Great swatches!

  2. ohh I don't know, I love the shades but I would prefer a shimmer over a glitter in this case!


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