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Monday, 23 September 2013

Morgan Taylor - Under the Stars and New York State of Mind swatches

Olympia beauty is back and yesterday along with a couple of non-bloggin friends we fought with the crowds to grab the best bargains on offer.

I went along armed with my small list of things I definitely wanted to get and a few brands I just wanted to check out and get whatever took my fancy. One of those brands was Morgan Taylor. Hailing from the makers of Gelish I had seen a few swatches and heard raves about the quality of their formulas so was eager to try. Like a magpie I was drawn to two glittery and sparkly bottles.

The first one I saw was Under the Stars a dark navy blue jelly infused with silver holographic glitter. I spent a long time looking at this trying to decide if I had anything similar and I couldn't come up with any dupes, so I had to have it. The first coat went on sheer but by the second coat the opacity built up nicely but not too much as to cover the holo pieces. The formula was good but a little thick for my liking. It dried a bit gritty due to the glitter so if you want a smooth finish a thick layer of top coat is a must.

Here I have on two coats and a layer of top coat
This polish looks much more stunning in real life.

The second polish I got was New York State of Mind. This gorgeous pink, blue, purple and gold glitter in a black base is lovely for autumn, but now seeing it swatched I can't help thinking I have seen this colour combo somewhere before. I can't think of any dupes off the top of my head but I'll have a rummage through my stash later. This was another two coat wonder that needs a top coat if you want a super shiny finish.

Overall I'm pleased to add some Morgan Taylor polishes to my stash, the formulas were fab and dried really fast.

I'm not sure where these polishes are available but at Olympia Beauty they were selling them for £4.95 each.