I couldn't let this month pass without buying from the lovely Tara and her Emporium. She makes the most gorgeous polishes and has such a huge selection of colours and finishes, I didn't know where to start! As a result I spent a long time in the Etsy shop deliberating, and to avoid drooling on my new laptop, I opted for a grab bag of 4 mini polishes and let Tara choose for me :)
The polishes arrived individually wrapped in brightly coloured tissue paper and bubble wrap - and I opened each one like a little birthday present (as they happened to arrive on my birthday too!).
The first one I opened was Popping Candy. Its a pinky lilac with a reflective blue flash and a generous sprinkling of darker pink glitter. Definitely one for me with my sweet tooth! I'm not a lover of pinky colours as a rule, but there is so much going on in this polish I love it!
The next up was Holo Dolly - I was so happy to get a holo (and am already planning to go back for more!)! This one is a deep blue holo polish that glides on beautifully. It also has blue micro glitter to add even more depth to this lovely polish.
Next up is I Have No Idea. A limited edition glitter topper full of large blue hex shapes, smaller grey and green hex shapes and creamy yellow dots. I usually struggle with this kind of glitter topper as the shapes are sometimes hard to get to, but there are simply so many shapes packed into this mini bottle that I had no problem at all. I layered it over Color Club East Austin for some extra contrast.
Last but definitely not least, we have Goldmine. On first inspection I though it was a simple glitter but once I layered it over black I realized that there was a lot more to it than that! It has gold glitter in different shades, shapes and sizes in a black base, but it really does remind me of the walls of a gold mine, with all the glittering, metallic goodness showing through :)
So in case you hadn't quite picked up on it, I've become a instant fan of Tara's Talons with this purchase and am already planning my next one. I'm going to be a big girl and pick my own next time though... ;)