Laziest Post Ever: Studio M Glitters

Studio M polishes are not found in my area. Lucky me, I have a swell friend that lives in Michigan who does, however. I can’t say anything about these polishes that you won’t discover yourself after you pick your jaw up off the floor…

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I couldn’t find any names on these. Now, that’s a shame! If you love glitter, and you have to love bar glitter too, then you’ll want to keep looking…

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swatches toss trash reviews 106 swatches toss trash reviews 103Everyone got 3 coats. All of them all together…

swatches toss trash reviews 101 It’s a cruel world that these polishes aren’t available to everyone. It’s a wonderful world to have friends that share my passion for polishes.

Studio M: Sparks Fly For A Holiday Look

It’s a crying shame that there are no Rite Aid drugstores in Florida. However, it’s a stroke of luck that I have a friend in Wisconsin, where there are RA, who can pick up some polishes for me. And when I saw the new Studio M polishes, I was burning up my email begging my friend to snag me some. I made this one into a Holiday manicure…

nail swatches Gosh 001nail swatches Gosh 002 nail swatches Gosh 003“Sparks Fly’ is very unique in my collection. The name is cute and I love hairy glitter. It doesn’t seem that many folks like bar glitter, but I do!

nail swatches Gosh 005 nail swatches Gosh 004Using Revlon’s ‘Cosmic’ from their Moon Candy collection, I whipped up some Holiday cheer for my nails. This dark green creme is almost a blackened green on the nails. But it does allow the red and silver glitter to twinkle…

nail swatches Gosh 009I did have to do a bit of glitter fishing as the bars would all end up at the tip. And, up close you can see that the clear base didn’t always smooth out.

Using Lumos Instant Impact Base Coat, I applied 2 coats of  Revlon’s ‘Cosmic’and then two coats of Studio M’s ‘Sparks Fly’…

nail swatches Gosh 015A lighter green shade would have given me the perfect look I was going for. But, Revlon’s Moon Drops creme polishes are some of the easiest cremes to work with. I don’t mind this creation.

Do you like hairy glitters? Does this manicure make you think of a big, mess of curly Christmas ribbons?

Studio M: De-Luxe-Cious (A Mysterious Brand)

One of the fun things we get to do at our Beauty Bloggers of Central Florida meet-ups is swap polish, makeup and skincare items. I get a chance to try out brands I’ve heard about and always wanted to try, as well as some that are totally new to me.

Studio M is one that is new to me…

This shade is named ‘De-Luxe-Cious’. That’s hard to say!

From searching with Google, I didn’t turn up a lot about the Studio M brand. From other blogs, I discovered that it is found at Meijers, which is a grocery store. They are not here in Florida, though. I found only one being sold, currently, on ebay. I was able to find nail blogs that have done reviews on Studio M polishes and, the polishes seem to all be very pretty. I saw a pink one like this blue polish.

What I found out myself…

is that ‘De-Luxe-Cious’ is a stunning polish. The base is a slate blue with iridescent micro-glitter. When I look closely at some of these glitter pieces, I see some that flash from blue to green, some that are gold and some that are magenta to purple. All are spellbinding.

On the nail wheel, the polish has a dusty hue. And, unless it is shown in a strong light, it can just look gritty without any pretty. The polish applied fairly well. When I got to the tip, it did create a bald spot and I wasn’t able to cover it up with another coat. There are three coats applied on the wheel.

‘De-Luxe-Cious’ needs to be viewed from a ‘regular’ distance. Looking at it up close doesn’t show off the beauty of this shade. And, even though I swatched this just on a nail wheel, I will hold onto this polish for a full manicure, rather than putting it back in as a swap. It is a keeper.

The bottle looks like a Cosmetic Arts polish bottle. However, I couldn’t find a connection between Studio M and the creators of Cosmetic Arts, Forsythe Company. What do you know about Studio M? Have you tried any of their polishes?