Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Oopsie Daisies Spam

Hi everyone! Today I have a treat for you in the form of some Oopsie Daisies mega spam!! I have picked up several of these along the way (if you recall, Apple Picking from her fall release is one of my favorites), so some of these I purchased myself and some of them were sent to me for review. Creator Cathryn uses a lot of matte glitter in her polishes which I adore, and as you will see she has a very versatile line now including glitter topcoats, glitters in creamy and jelly bases, and even a shimmer, so there is something for everyone!

First up is a new release for St. Patrick's Day called Four Leaf Fortune. You guys may not know this about me, but I adore all things shamrock or St. Patrick's Day related (likely due to me being a March baby), so I was stoked when this polish was released. It has a mixture of matte and metallic green glitter with gold (coins!) glitter. So fun and festive for March! The glitter when on smoothly, with some dabbing of the second coat to get the glitter placement how I wanted. I've found that circle glitters in general like to stick together more than other glitters (but they are awesome...so I forgive them.)

This is 2 coats of Four Leaf Fortune over Illamasqua Rampage

This is 2 coats of Four Leaf Fortune over Illamasqua Milf

Next is a polish from the Wintertime Wonders Collection. Glacier has a creamy minty blue base with aqua and white matte glitters as well as some iridescent tiny bar glitters and hexes. The iridescent bits were hard to catch on camera, but they are a lovely addition to the polish. I almost wish there were more in there. This polish I found a tad on the thick side, but a touch of thinner fixed it right up. It would easily build up to opacity on its own, but I chose to layer over Illamasqua Nudge. 

2 coats over Illamasqua Nudge

Next is a selection from her Mt Olympus Collection. First up is Dionysus, which has a lovely raspberry base with copper shimmer. The shimmer is very pronounced and lovely in this polish. Formula is great too. Perfect for you nail polish lovers out there looking for an indie glitter alternative. 

This is 2 coats of Dionysus.

Up next is Poseidon, which contains aqua and blue matte glitter in a blue jelly base. There is also a slight, glowy shimmer in the base. This polish reminds me slightly of the coveted HARE Star Tropics, so it would be a great one to pick up if that is a lemming of yours. The formula was also great on this polish as well and would have easily reached opacity with 3 coats, but you know me...I layered it. I chose China Glaze Ride the Waves which was very similar to the jelly base color. 

2 coats of Poseidon over China Glaze Ride the Waves

Finally I have a selection from the Earthbound collection, which was inspired by a video game that Cathryn loves. Each polish represents either a character or a place from the game. 

First up is Moonside. This is a black jelly base with blue, yellow, and red matte glitters. This polish is really cool and unique and even though I have never seen the video game, it definitely looks like something that would come from a video game screen. Formula is very good on this and do be liberal with topcoat with this one as it can dry gritty with a single coat of topcoat (as small matte glitters tend to do). I found that a coat of Gelous plus a coat of NYC Grand Central Station worked perfectly to get it smooth. 

This is 2 coats of Moonside over black

Next is Winters, a creamy white base with blue, green, and purple matte glitters. This reminds me of a dinosaur egg (or at least a video game type dinosaur egg!). This polish is so fun and fits right in with my latest "creamy glitter" obsession. Formula is smooth and flows easily. It would be easy to build up to opacity on its own.

2 coats over OPI Don't Touch My Tutu

Unlikely Hero is next and it is inspired by the main character from the game. The mix of periwinkle, red, and yellow matte glitters are perfect together. I love the combo so much! This glitter topcoat goes on smoothly but also requires some dabbing to get the glitter how you want it on the nail. 

2 coats of Unlikely Hero over Illamasqua Cameo 

Finally we have Psykick, a girly mix of light and dark pink, yellow, and white matte glitter. This would look great over a light pink or yellow, but I decided to layer it over a darker pink creme for this swatch. This polish would be very fun for spring! Like the other glitter topcoats, a little dabbing is required for glitter placement on your nails. 

2 coats of Psykick over American Apparel Angeline

Oopsie Daisies polishes are available from creator Cathryn's Etsy Shop. You can follow Oopsie Daisies on Facebook for updates on new collections and restocks and she shows previews on her blog as well. Thanks for looking everyone!


  1. These are lovely; I think I need to investigate this brand for myself - do you have favourite colour you'd recommend as a starter?

    1. I would have to say that my favorites are Four Leaf Fortune (so good for March!), Unlikely Hero, Winters, and of course Apple Picking...but it is more of a fall polish. Apple Pikcing is still my absolute favorite though!

    2. Apple Picking looks lovely but I have Glimmer by Erica's Seasons Change which is kind of similar...... I might go for Four Leaf Fortune :)

      Thank you for the recs!

  2. Okay, definitely need to be checking this brand out. Wow!

  3. OMG I love this post!! I need to order Four Leaf Fortune on Friday!! lol

  4. wow, all of these are super pretty! :) Love it!