Thursday, 6 June 2013

Iconic Effect - A New British Indie!

Make some room in your Helmers, there's a new kid on the indie block and guess what? It's a British indie!

Iconic Effect will be releasing their first collection on Wednesday 12th June at 7pm GMT and I was lucky enough to be sent 3 of these beauties to review for you. Firstly let me say, they are all absolutely gorgeous and we are all in for a real treat! Iconic Polish Etsy shop can be found here.

Iconic Effect is the hard work of the lovely Kelly and Kerry, you can see the Facebook page here. The bottle are a good 15ml size and the polish is 3 free. Prices should be £6.50 each, which is quite a bargain for us here in the UK.

OK, on to the pictures, which i know is what you have all been waiting for.....

Firstly, just look at this cute design!

OK, first up is Iconic Effect Psychedelic Snarl. This polish is a beautiful shimmery blue with magenta circle glitter and tiny round glitters. For this swatch I used 3 coats on it's own with one layer of Cult Nails Wicked Fast topcoat.

I couldn't decide whether to layer this one or not so I thought I'd show you what it was like plain on it's own. I think next time I wear this I'll layer it over a darker blue, I think the shimmer would really show. This polish was easy to apply and the formula good.

Next up is Princess Drops, this is a beautiful glitter topper. It actually reminds me of the type of polishes Lynnderella is famous for. This is so soft and pretty with pale pink, blue and purple glitters, there are even a few stars and hearts thrown in for good measure.

I decided to layer this polish over OPI You're Such A Budapest, I used one coat of Princess Drops here for this coverage. I used 2 coats of Cult Nails Wicked Fast to smooth things out but really it would have benefitted from a layer of Gelous for perfection.

Again, this one was easy to work with a great formula.

Those little dots look like topcoat bubbles but in real life you couldn't see them, they are actually little glitters which sparkle in the light.

Last but not least is Pea Soup. This is a gorgeous mint green creme with tiny magenta glitter, bright pink hex's and small green hex's. I used 3 coats for this mani and had good coverage. I did have to swirl the brush around a bit to get the larger glitters but I had a mini bottle and I'm guessing it might be a bit easier with a bigger bottle. I had loads of compliments on this polish and rightfully so.

Look at those glitters! Gorgeous.

All in all I loved these polishes and I can't wait to see the other treats in store for us.
Make sure you grab yours when you can.


  1. Pea Soup is gorgeous! Like this brand!

    1. They are great! So good to see a British Indie brand.

  2. Beautiful swatches!! I'm going to have to try and get my hands on these x

  3. Wow, this is really exciting news!! Thanks for this post, I would never have found out about these without it! Can't wait to get my hands on these!!

    Emmy x


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