Hello! Yes, I am still alive, ha ha. Last week I bought an Opallac gel nail polish kit so I’ve been playing around with that. Follow me on Instagram for my updates!
Anywho, I did these swatches of the new MODE polishes I bought last week (above), so this post is a little overdue. In the past I’ve called MODE, Mode Cosmetics. With its new packaging the name Mode Cosmetics is removed and it’s just MODE as the name, so that’s why I’m referring to these as MODE… if you wanted to know that. I tend to over-explain some things! But let’s get into it! I have four polishes to show you and I explain each below.
Now, let me tell you first I couldn’t capture the brightness of this pink very well. In person it is much more bright, almost neon. This is a beautiful creme polish opaque in two coats and I’ve topped it with Seche. The formula is a bit on the thick side, but it self-levels nicely. I’m surprised I didn’t need a white base to get such a vibrant colour.
Pocket Rocket is clear-based glitter topper with holo flecks and pink, blue, silver and gold hearts, as well as pink and silver stars. What you see is two dabbed coats over Love Me above with a top coat of Seche. I had to really fish for this glitter though!
This is one coat over one coat of ulta3 Lily White with Seche and GOSH Matt Effect Top Coat. The matte is one the middle and pinky fingers and the Seche is on the pointer and ring fingers. Nail-Holic has a great glitter pay off; I was quite impressed. It’s a clear-based glitter topper with hex glitters of three sizes in pink, orange, silver, blue, green and teal.
I was looking forward to Influential Miss the most, but it turns out the formula is really runny. I have curved nails so it would slide down the sides of my nails making clean-up really difficult! The second layer was OK though as it would “stick” to the first layer, I guess. But anyway this is three coats with Seche. On my ring finger I did three coats over one coat ulta3 Glamourpuss with Seche. As it’s a fine silver glitter in a clear base I found it difficult to clean-up in general, hence why there’s some random glitter pieces about!
- Where to buy: Glow Cosmetics
- Cost: AU$2.45 or two for AU$4
- Volume: 15ml
So have you seen these MODE polishes about? There’s a few more too that I didn’t pick up, but I might next time. Thanks for reading!