CM Handmade UK - Swatches & Review Part 1

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Well aren't UK indie companies just popping up like daisies this year. I love the fact that there are some amazing UK polish companies being created on our own soil. With the sad demise of The Lacquer Lab, it's important that we support them, who knows we could create the next .

Today I have some beautiful swatches from CM Handmade UK, a new indie company that only started in March by 2 sisters; Anna Christina and Shelley Marie (see where they got CM from). As well as creating beautiful polishes, they also make and sell candles and bath products on their etsy page, talk about talented.

I was sent 8 beautiful mini polishes, the saying 'great things come in small packages' couldn't be more applicable. Although these bottles were teenie and my fingers could barely grip them, what was inside was stunning.

CM Handmade mini nail polish

I have split the swatching over 2 posts, so check back later this week for part 2. Today I have 4 beautiful pinky/purple shades to show you.

Alivia is a beautiful salmon pink polish that contains tones of glitters. There are loads of tiny white micro and large hex glitters, This makes the polish a little thick but it is still easy to apply and covers well, 2 coats was all I needed. It has a almost textured finish due to the amount of glitter, but a coat of topcoat creates a nice shiny finish.

CM Handmade UK Alivia swatch

CM Handmade UK Alivia swatch

CM Handmade UK Alivia swatch

Day Dreamer is an interesting polish. Its a bit like a topper, but has a pale pigmented base. I used 2 coats over white and love the effect. It contains lots of pinky lilac micro/small glitters and some larger holo sqaure glitters. I also added topcoat to this swatch.

CM Handmade UK Day Dreamer swatch

CM Handmade UK Day Dreamer swatch

CM Handmade UK Day Dreamer swatch

Purple Rain is s stunning deep violet with a blue shimmer. Its hard to capture how amazing this polish is but you can see the shimmer clearer on the macro. I used 3 coats and topcoat for the swatches.

CM Handmade UK Purple Rain swatch

CM Handmade UK Purple Rain swatch

CM Handmade UK Purple Rain swatch

Midnight Fantasy is a grape jelly that contains lots and lots of small Pink and Blue hex glitters. I love the layering juicy effect these polishes create. The glitters applied on the 1st coat tend to change colour as the other coats are applied. I used 3 coats and topcoat for this swatch.

CM Handmade UK Midnight Fantasy swatch

CM Handmade UK Midnight Fantasy swatch

CM Handmade UK Midnight Fantasy swatch

Overall these polishes are great and I love the variety of finishes. Although I was sent lots of glitters and shimmers, CM Handmade UK also make lots of lovely cremes so def go and check them out here. The prices range from £2-£5.

Also check out their IG page here.

So what do you think of these polishes? Will you be going to give CM Handmade UK a try?

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