TarasTalons

A few months ago, I applied to swatch and review some polishes from TarasTalons through Tara’s blogger application. Tara got in contact with me and asked if I would like to work with her, obviously I couldn’t say no and Tara kindly sent me a couple of polishes to feature on my blog (I’ll get on to them in a minute!) First, a little bit about Tara;

  • TarasTalons opened in April 2013, and is the UK’s longest trading handmade indie polish brand. All of TarasTalons polishes are one offs, limited edition or custom made.
  • Tara recently expanded to ‘TheTaraEmporium’ which is also a lifestyle, beauty and fashion brand, including nail art kits, jewellery, and handmade bath and beauty products.
  • Tara also launched her online magazine, TheTaraEmporium edit, featuring tutorials, reviews, interviews and more.

The two polishes I received from Tara were #datenight, and The Purpletraitor.

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The Purpletraitor is a gorgeous ‘blurple’ shimmer, the formula was great, my pictures show three coats with no top coat.

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#datenight is a pretty light green shimmer, with silver holo hearts. I applied three coats of the polish first avoiding the hearts, then placed them on after. They did require a little fishing with being larger glitter, but after giving the bottle a good shake it was quite easy to pick them out! My pictures show three coats with one coat of HK Girl.

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TarasTalons and TheTaraEmporium can be found hereĀ and her etsy shop here

You can also find her on Facebook and twitter, along with Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr and Flickr under the username; thetaraemporium

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I was provided these polishes for review and did notĀ receive any payment.Ā 

TarasTalons Advent Calendar Days 15-24

As I said in my previous post, I’m better late than never with these, and the final part of my TarasTalons Advent Calendar (minus the Christmas day polish, I’m full of cold and haven’t had a chance to swatch it yet!)

Rudolph is a shimmering, shiny orangey red (obviously!) My pictures show four coats with no top coat.

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12 Days is one of my favourites, micro green and purple hex glitter, and larger hex glitter. My pictures show two coats with no top coat.

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BaubleĀ is coppery orange. My pictures show four coats with no top coat.

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DonnerĀ is a pretty lilac shimmer, with purple, green and holo glitter. My pictures show three coats with no top coat.

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CupidĀ is a metallic gold shimmer with holo glitter. My pictures show 3 coats with no top coat.

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Vixen is a pale pink with a gold shimmer. My pictures show three coats with no top coat.

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Santa’s Helper is a light green shimmer, with green hex glitter. This would also be a great St Patricks Day polish! My pictures show three coats with no top coat.

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MistletoeĀ is light green shimmer. My pictures show three coats with no top coat.

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Comet is a bright orange shimmer. My pictures show three coats with no top coat.

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And last but not least,Ā Letters to SantaĀ is a frosty white with a gold shimmer. My pictures show three coats with no top coat.

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TarasTalons Advent Calendar 8-14

Okay, so I’m reeeallly late posting these, but better late than never I supposed! Days 8-14 of my TarasTalons Advent calendar.

DasherĀ is a copper shimmer base with micro holo glitter, larger hex glitter and bar glitter. My pictures show three coats with no top coat.

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CarollersĀ is a pretty, sheer lilac shimmer. My pictures show four coats with no top coat.

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DancerĀ is a hot pink with a blue-purple shimmer. My pictures show four coats with no top coat.

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AngelĀ is similar to Dasher, but is a darker copper, with micro holo glitter, bar glitter, hex glitter and a some random shaped glitter.

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CrackersĀ is one of my favourites, and is going to be a great glitter topper, with silver, pastel purple and pink hearts, stars, hex and bar glitter. My pictures show two coats with no top coat.

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TinselĀ is a sheer, light green base, with green, turquoise and holo glitter. My pictures show 3 coats with no top coat.

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Silent Night is another favourite of mine. A dark blue, almost black base, with blue and green glitter. My pictures show 3 coats with no top coat.

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TarasTalons Advent Calendar – Days 1-7

This post will be picture heavy!Ā 

As I’m so behind with my swatches, I thought it would be much easier (and less spammy) to post a weeks worth of my TarasTalons advent calendar at a time!

I ordered the advent calendar from Tara way back in August, and once all the polishes were created, I received it in November. It contains 24 5ml indie polishes, plus an extra 10ml bottle for Christmas Day.

I forgot to take a picture when I first got it!

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Three Wise MenĀ is a sheer pink shimmer, with a mixture of purple, pink and silver glitter. Pictures show three coats.

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BlitzenĀ is a sheer purple, with a gold shimmer. Pictures show four coats.

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Naughty or Nice has a sheer purple base, and is packed with blue, green, red and silver holo glitter. Pictures show three coats.

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Deck The Halls is a gorgeous bronze shimmer. Pictures show four coats.

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Happy Elf is a sheer green base, with large green hex glitter, and gold micro hex glitter. Pictures show three coats.

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Prancer is a sheer lilac blue shimmer. Pictures show four coats.

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Christmas Fairy is a frosty white, with a gold shimmer. It reminds me a little of CiateĀ“Angel Wings. Pictures show four coats.

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You can find Tara’s website here, and her etsy shop here.

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