I know I’m way behind with this blog!
The polishes were released weeks ago.
My excuse is Easter holidays. I’ve been non stop with visitors and childcare whilst my son is off nursery. It’s been an exhausting few weeks and now it gets more tiring because the early morning nursery run starts again today!
Anyway, I’m finally here with my swatches and review of the 2 newest additions to the Sparklea Nail Polish Harry Potter collection.
For anyone who hasn’t already seen the original collection, here is my blog with the details, names and swatches.
In this updated release there are 2 new shades.
The first being Dementor’s Kiss.
“Dementors are among the foulest creatures that walk this earth. They infest the darkest, filthiest places, they glory in decay and despair, they drain peace, hope, and happiness out of the air around them. Even Muggles feel their presence, though they can’t see them. Get too near a Dementor and every good feeling, every happy memory will be sucked out of you. If it can, the Dementor will feed on you long enough to reduce you to something like itself — soul-less and evil. You’ll be left with nothing but the worst experiences of your life.”
This super sparkly silver black is named for the terrifying creatures who control and protect Azkaban, the magical world’s prison. The Dementor’s float menacingly in the sky and use their kiss to destroy anyone who tries to escape them. Harry Potter has the misfortune of coming up against these evil beings far too many times.
The polish formula is beautiful, especially considering how packed full of glitter it is. The photo above shows 2 normal coats and no top coat. It has a lovey shine on its own but this only intensifies once you add top coat. The glitter is so tightly packed that I found it didn’t need to be sponged on, just applied well. The formula has a gelly consistency so for best results I would advise leaving a good 5 minutes between each layer you apply.
Also when removing this polish, you will be surprised to find the usual glitter removal process isn’t necessary! This polish removes just like normal polish.
The next polish to be added is High Inquisitor.
“Having already revolutionised the teaching of Defence Against The Dark Arts, Dolores Umbridge will, as High Inquisitor, have powers to address the seriously falling standards at Hogwarts School”
Dolores Umbridge is a stone cold bitch. She sets out to not only control Hogwarts School of Wizardry but decides to single handily destroy Harry Potter and Dumbledore’s Army. She appears a cute middle aged lady, who loves kittens and pink, but deep down she is as evil as Lord Voldemort himself.
High Inquisitor has the same gelly like consistency as Dementor’s Kiss but with a bright pink base. The pink is the exact shade of Dolores’s coat, which she wears constantly. The glitter in this one is also a super sparkly silver but with the pink base it sometimes appears to be pink too. That could just be my eyes though!
Both of these polishes were limited edition releases so once they have gone, they have gone. High Inquisitor has already sold out so you wont be able to grab it for yourself now, but Dementor’s Kiss is still available in 5ml bottles for the great price of £3.50.
After a recent conversation with the lovely Lea who owns Sparklea Nail Polish I can happily announce that there will be other additions to this collection. Personally I’m hoping for some more character themed ones. Could you imagine Bellatrix Le Strange as a polish? Or Dumbledore? The possibilities are endless!
So keep your eyes peeled Potterheads, there are more goodies to come!
Go give @sparkleanailpolish a follow to keep check of when the new shades are added and of course go and buy ALL the other goodies she sells too.
Thanks for reading!