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New MODE polishes swatches and review: Love Me, Pocket Rocket, Nail-Holic and Influential Miss

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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!

MODE polishes: (from left) Nail-Holic, Love Me, Pocket Rocket and Influential Miss by Dry, Dammit!

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.

Love Me

MODE Love Me by Dry, Dammit!

MODE Love Me by Dry, Dammit!

MODE Love Me by Dry, Dammit!

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

MODE Pocket Rocket by Dry, Dammit!

MODE Pocket Rocket by Dry, Dammit!

MODE Pocket Rocket by Dry, Dammit!

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!

Nail-Holic

MODE Nail-Holic by Dry, Dammit!

MODE Nail-Holic by Dry, Dammit!

MODE Nail-Holic by Dry, Dammit!

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.

Influential Miss

MODE Influential Miss by Dry, Dammit!

MODE Influential Miss by Dry, Dammit!

MODE Influential Miss by Dry, Dammit!

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!

DETAILS

  • 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!

14 thoughts on “New MODE polishes swatches and review: Love Me, Pocket Rocket, Nail-Holic and Influential Miss

  1. I loveee glitters! I have never heard of this brand though! Was like where can I find this, I’m in the USA. ;c

  2. Such beautiful colours!! I especially love the glitter ones. What is this Glow Cosmetics shop you often speak of? I live in Queensland and I’m not sure we have any of those stores up here. Is it similar to Cosmetics Plus?

    • Thank you! I’m pretty sure Glow Cosmetics in just a Tassie shop but I know they sell MODE polishes at Amcals as well, if you have any about around there? I did a quick Google search and it looks like there are a few, if you live near any of them. I’ve never heard of Cosmetics Plus!

  3. That rainbow glitter looks awesome over white!

  4. The first one made think of Barbie πŸ˜€ Influential Miss does look loads better with a base. It’s a pity that you can get nail polish thinners, but not thickeners, well at least not that I’ve seen.

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  6. I like the new bottles but I haven’t bought any yet, I own Pocket Rocket and Nail-holic in the old bottles and they’re both such fun glitters. Love your swatches of the pink, so bright!

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