Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Virago Varnish Hollywood Glamour Collection Picks

Today I have a new-to-me Indie brand to share with you. I picked up my first Virago Varnish polishes recently. She recently launched a new collection called Hollywood Glamour and these are my picks from that collection! Two of the polishes I purchased and one was sent to me (I'll explain.)



The two that I bought are Elegance and Allure. Elegance is a plum colored metallic finish polish and Allure is a very fine silver holographic micro glitter in a clear base. Although Elegance is a metallic finish polish, I didn't experience any brush stroke issues that can sometimes come with that finish. It is opaque in two coats and dries slightly dull, so I chose to top coat it. In the pictures you can see it's natural finish on my pinky finger. Now, if you are a glitter lover like I am, Allure is a must buy. It is the most fantastic silver micro glitter I have ever used. The glitter is so fine that it spreads out just like a creme polish. It is stunning! If you like Glistening Snow from China Glaze, you have to get this one. It's like Glistening Snow, but 10x better!





When I received my order, Elegance was too thick for me to be able to use. I tried thinner but it just didn't work. I emailed Adrienne (the maker of Virago Varnish) and she immediately got back to me. She said she would send out a replacement polish right away, and she wasn't kidding. I got a shipping email within an hour of my initial email. When I received the package not only was there a replacement bottle of Elegance - there was also a bottle of Radiance and a hand written note from Adrienne. Yesterday she sent me an email to make sure that the replacement bottle was okay, which it was. I am so impressed with her service! I can't tell you how much it means to me that she gave prompt, courteous service. I will definitely be ordering from Virago Varnish again. Now, on to Radiance!

Radiance is a gorgeous holographic micro glitter in a teal base. It is just amazing! This polish is going to be gifted to presenters and award nominees at the MTV Movie Awards. How cool is that? I don't know why I didn't pick this up when I bought the other polishes. It is right up my alley. My husband was playing a video game when I put this on and I made him stop and look at my nails because I love it so much! He thought it was a great color too. :0) This is two coats with top coat. 





I love these polishes, especially the glitters. They are some of the most stunning glitter polishes I've ever worn and the formulas are fantastic. You can find all of these beauties on the Virago Varnish website here. I would love to hear what you think of these polishes in the comments below. Also, if you have any recommendations for polishes from Virago Varnish, please let me know. I'd love to expand my collection!



38 comments:

  1. Great swatches and such gorgeous colours. :)

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  2. Fantastic polishes! The glitters are also my favourite. It's always such a breath of fresh air when you get good service.

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    1. Thank you. It was great to get such excellent service.

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  3. I've been wanting to get these glitters so badly since I saw Jessface90's review of these! I hope they will be around for awhile, they are beyond gorgeous!!:)

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    1. Adrienne just made the glitters part of her permanent line. :0) As soon as I saw JessFACE90's swatch video I knew I needed some of these. The black one is really pretty too.

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    2. Oh yay, good to know, thanks!! I never did get Glistening Snow, but this seems way beyond better!!:)

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    3. It is better. :0) I bought Glistening Snow online somewhere and it is pretty, but this has a better formula and more sparkle.

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  4. Gorgeous! i love your swatches!

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  5. Amazing swatches! Radiance is so pretty!

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    1. Thank you! It is even prettier in person.

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  6. the silver holo glitter is just amazing!

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    1. It really is amazing! One of the best micro glitters I've ever used. :0)

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  7. SO MUCH SPARKLE. Great job with the photos!

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  8. I cannot get enough of these. I'll have to check this shop out. I love when customer service is above and beyond. Makes me go back again and again.

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    1. So true. Good service is everything! :0)

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  9. I've never heard of the brand, but it's gorgeous and I love good customer service!! I'll definitely be checking them out!

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    1. She has some gorgeous polishes! I'll definitely be making another order soon. :0)

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  10. Yay for fantastic customer service! These are all very pretty

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  11. What wonderful customer service! I love the silver. Omg.

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  12. Allure looks fabulous! Glistening Snow is one of my all-time faves, but my bottle is running dangerously low. I'll have to check this one out!

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    1. Definitely check it out! It's amazing!

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  13. Allure is gorgeous! Gotta love good customer service!

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    1. I really appreciate good customer service. It goes a long way, and I love that it was paired with these gorgeous polishes!

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  14. Wow! Now THAT is customer service!! These polishes are all beautiful, but Radiance is just.... woah!

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    1. Yes!! I was so thankful for this wonderful experience I had with Adrienne. I was a little sad that I swatched Radiance first, because I had to take it off right away!

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  15. Beautiful swatches, I'm in love with Radiance. Glad to hear that have such great customer service that's always a huge plus.

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  16. These are lovely! I've been eyeing this brand for a bit. It's definitely moving up on my list the more swatches I see!

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    1. These are beautiful! I would highly recommend trying Virago Varnish out. :0)

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  17. Allure is amazing!! To hear about such great customer service is so refreshing!!!!

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    1. Allure is such a gorgeous polish! Thank you!

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  18. Woah! That silver holographic micro glitter is stunning! :)

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