Hiya guys! It's another week and I'm here to be more of an enabler. Come on, friends don't let friends be in the dark about new up and coming releases. Today I'll be sharing swatches for the Lady Detectives collection from Paws by Eddie. All polishes are 5-free, cruelty free, vegan and handmade in small quantities. Paws by Eddie also ships globally through PawsbyEddie.com, I know this is something my international readers are sure to be excited about.
The Lady Detectives collection from Paws by Eddie will be releasing tomorrow August 18th. This collection will be available in both full size (12ml) and mini bottles (5ml). Be sure to read until the end of todays post to receive a coupon code for 15% off!
Now before I begin showing you swatches, I need to address the cat in the room. Look at those little bottle charms! I was immediately 'aww'ing at how cute they are and then I realized they actual show the color of the polish. Such a great detail to the packaging, very unique.
Paws By Eddie - Olivia
Olivia is inspired by the character Olivia Benson from the show Law & Order: SVU
Benson is deeply sympathetic with victims of sex crimes and as a result; she is often quick to believe victim's stories. Benson's ability to sympathize with victims is a tremendous asset, but there are times when it comes back to haunt her. She has PTSD from an undercover stint in a women’s prison where she was almost raped, and from being kidnapped and tortured by serial rapist and killer William Lewis. While a dedicated officer, Benson is more likely to go to bat for women she deals with during cases than men, and has shown skepticism during cases where women are the offenders and men are the victim, or allows her sympathy of the victim to cloud her judgement and make her commit actions without thinking. Source: lawandorder.wikia.com
Olivia can be described as a brown polish with a gold shimmer and subtle red-to-gold duo-chrome dust. I'm honestly surprised at how appealingly beautiful I found this sort of copper brown to be. It's not a tone I would instinctively be drawn to, but it works well with my skin tone. Formula and consistency were really smooth and didn't give me any issues. The brush strokes are a little visible due to the subtle chrome touch. Shown here is two coats sealed with a glossy topcoat.
Paws By Eddie - Kensi
Kensi is inspired by the character Kensi Blye from the show NCIS LA.
Headstrong and determined, Kensi often comes across as being a very complicated person due to her past. She is also very loyal to the team and has some empathy for the victims involved and is capable of being vulnerable, being particularly scarred when her former partner Dom was killed. She is also capable of holding her own in battle, especially against (male and female) suspects. Source: ncisla.wikia.com
Kensi can be described as a glitter topper with various black, white and silver glitters. The hints of silver in this mix really help differentiate this topper among others of similar color scheme. The formula was a little bit on the thin side for my liking and it caused some of the glitters to clump together. I would definitely recommend 'dabbing' as an application method. Shown here over Kate using two coats and sealed with a glossy topcoat.
Paws By Eddie - Jennifer
Jennifer is inspired by the character Jennifer ‘JJ’ Jareau from the show Criminal Minds.
JJ is an extremely gifted speaker. Also calm and patient, she is often counted on to provide counseling to families as well as to be the one who provides the "news", good or bad to the families. She will at times accompany the local law enforcement when they have to do death notifications. She is athletic and competitive in sports and games. JJ is very much like a motherly figure for the team. She loved her team as family, as they all do with each other. Further, she is a phenomenal storyteller, able to trick even those who know her quite well with a tall tale.Source: positivelycriminal.proboards.com
Jennifer can be described as a shining metallic silver polish fit for every occasion. I have been looking for a polish like this for quite some time. The super reflective metallic look might be too much for some, but personally I find it to make the most perfect accent nail. It just has such an interesting finish that I have to say this one is a must-have. The formula was really smooth and I was surprised at how minimally the brush strokes showed if at all. Shown here is three thin coats sealed with a glossy topcoat.
Paws By Eddie - Kate
Kate is inspired by the character Kate Beckett from the show Castle.
Outwardly she is rigid, structured and seemingly unwavering. However, given the opportunities, Beckett has no problem having a little fun or allowing herself to show vulnerability. She reads a lot, knows a good deal of pop culture and is capable of fan girling while also being able to turn around and act like a professional public servant.She has some deep seated issues regarding commitment and relationships, likely due to her mother's death and father's bout with alcoholism. Source: castlefanwiki.com
Kate can be described as a bronze to -ink duochrome. Doesn't this beauty remind you of pumpkin spice? I just can't get out of my head whenever I look at this polish. It completely nails the earthy and fun vibe with this tone. This polish is very similar in formula and consistency to that of Olivia. Smooth layers and the visible brush strokes are minimal. Shown here is two layers sealed with a glossy topcoat.
Paws By Eddie - Jane
Jane inspired by the character of Jane Rizzoli from the show Rizolli & Isles.
From an Italian American family, Jane, the eldest Rizzoli sibling, is brash, brilliant, and often prickly but also a confident and independent woman. She is the tomboy daughter of an overprotective mother. She is athletic and extremely competitive, especially with her little brother, Frankie, who is often caught in her shadow. Jane can tackle a perp like a linebacker. She rarely lets her guard down with anyone, except her best friend, Maura Isles. She is hopeless with men and allergic to dogs. Source: rizzoliandisles.wikia.com
Jane can be described as a dark slate-blue linear holo with a pink shimmer. My favorite from the collection and another must have without a doubt. The pink shimmer is so subtle, but once you shift in different angles you can definitely spot it. The entire color to shimmer combination gives this polish so much depth and definition. The formula was again similar to the others, very smooth. The consistency felt a bit on the jelly side so you do have to build up for an opaque finish. Shown here is three coats sealed with a glossy topcoat.
Overall this collection is really well-rounded and left me with the urge to watch all these television shows. I love the inspiration for each one of the polishes being such strong female leads, it was definitely one of the first things that lured me in. This was my very first time trying Paws By Eddie and formula wise I was not disappointed. Easy applications and nice smooth finishes all around. It leaves me wanting to see more from this indie shop, I'll have to keep them on my rader from now on.
As I mentioned before, the Lady Detectives collection from Paws by Eddie will be releasing tomorrow Tuesday, August 18th. Use coupon code 'ManiMarvel' to receive 15% off your purchase!