June 19, 2013

Pipe Dream Polish Capture A Moment Swatches & Review

Disclaimer:  These polishes were offered at a reduced price or at no charge to manicuremanifesto.com in exchange for published reviews.  All reviews are fair, honest and reflect my personal opinion.

Happy Wednesday! Today I have the final colour from the set of six polishes I got from Pipe Dream Polish to review a few weeks ago, Capture A Moment.  This polish is a blue shimmery jelly base with small and large blue hex glitters.

Since I didn't feel like having an all out me vs glitter war in a few days I decided to use this as a topper over a solid base colour.  I do think it is pigmented enough to build up to opacity in 3-4 coats though if you wanted an extra glittery manicure.  I used one coat of Capture A Moment over China Glaze Hanging In The Balance when I discovered that the large glitters were curling! Oh no!

I found that if the glitter was laying such that its edges were curling towards the nail I could get it to lie flat but if the edges were curling away from the nail it wasn't going to cooperate.  Here's an up close shot so you can see what I'm talking about.

I emailed April at Pipe Dream Polish letting her know what I'd found and sent the above picture.  She emailed me back almost instantly letting me know that I was right, it's curling too much and immediately went into testing/swatching mode with her current batch of this polish.  On her nail wheels the polish dried flat but as she said "pictures don't lie" so she is pulling the polish for now until she can find a replacement glitter.

April tests all of her glitter polishes for at least a month before putting them up for sale.  I understand that some flaws can make it past a testing stage.  I'm sure that there are glitters out there that take more than a month to start curling.  It's this kind of situation that show whether a seller really stands behind their product.  By pulling the polish she shows that she really does want to produce a quality product for her customers.  This is what I like to see in a seller and it's what brings me back!  I should also note that I was able to get a smooth finish using two coats of Gelous so if you already have this polish and the glitters are starting to curl, all is not lost.

Time to take a trip down memory lane... where memory lane involves the six Pipe Dream Polishes I've reviewed over the past few weeks.  Overall I love this brand.  The application for the other five polishes was flawless and I was consistently amazed at how smoothly the glitters dried and how easy it was to get the jellies opaque.  This polish was the exception but April showed that she stands behind her products and that makes it up to me.  I would much rather deal with a seller who has dealt with an issue well rather than a seller who won't admit there was an issue in the first place.

You can't get Capture A Moment for now, but go check out her Etsy shop at https://www.etsy.com/shop/pipedreampolish and pick up some of the other polishes I reviewed.  They were all amazing but if I had to choose, I think Pink Elephants And Lemonade was my favorite...  with Collaborate And Listen at a close second.  Act quick though since April will be closing the shop from June 27th until July 6th for her honeymoon but until then you will get 1 free mini polish with any purchase of 3 full sized polishes.  Sounds like a good deal to me.

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