Hi guys. Whoa, what's this? A new design for Manicured and Marvelous! It has been a year since I redesigned things and I felt it was long overdue. I'm really hoping you guys like the change as much as I do. I can't wait to hear what you think! Now let's talk polish, shall we? A few weeks ago, I made my first purchase with Virtuous Polish and got the entire Women of Valor Collection that has been so widely talked about on Instagram. Generously, the makers gifted me with their limited edition Valentine's Duo and today I finally have the swatches to share with you guys.
The Valentine Duo by Virtuous Polish was limited edition and is no longer available for purchase. I'm sorry for those of you that might have missed out on these beauties. I'll be sharing my Women of Valor swatches sometime next week and those are continuously being restocked.
Everlasting is a duo-toned shimmer polish with blue, violet, and pink flecks. There is so much 'pop' factor to these, it's unreal! The tone shift is subtle, but in the right angle you can see the colors blend into one another like a rainbow. Formula is pretty good and evens out easily with each layer. The polish should be applied with a light hand to achieve good coverage with each layer. Swatched here is three thin coats and sealed with a glossy topcoat. Because of the combination of flecks and amount of coats applied, I used two thin layers of topcoat for a smoother finish.
Unity is a powder-pink lightly textured polish. I'll admit that I was not aware this was supposed to be a textured polish at first, haha. The formula is a little tricky, because of the thickness that normally accompanies the texture. That being said, it was not difficult to apply so long as I used a light hand and thin layers. For these swatches, I used just two thin coats. No topcoat was used in order to preserve the intended texture finish. On a final note, the one thing I'm not a fan of is the long dry time due to the thickness even when you apply lightly.
Overall I'm really surprised by how much I actually like both these polishes. Honestly, on first glance I probably would of skipped over these entirely because I'm not really a pink girl. I'm so glad I was gifted these by the makers and gave the pinkies a chance. Please keep in mind, I was not asked by the makers to review these polishes - I was gifted these with my purchase of their other collection. For the future, I'm hoping Virtuous Polish considers more textures like Unity. It's a rare treat to find such a subtle and wearable texture polish from an indie. If you haven't heard of Virtuous Polish yet, don't miss out any longer and go check them out! I'll have swatches of their Women of Valor Collection posted sometime next week.