Monday 21 January 2013

NOTW: Sonnetarium Snowfall!

Hello, my lovelies!

***Warning: Long and picture-heavy post***

How are you today? I hope you're ready for a wordy post because I have nothing but love for this next polish :-)

Today's post is dedicated to Sharla-Elyn who was lovely enough to take part in a surprise swap with me :-) Sharla-Elyn really wanted me to send her some Max Factory Fantasy Fire (see my post for this gem here), and this lovely lady decided to make the swap fun by selecting something from my wishlist (on the left) which she had delivered to me direct in the UK - without telling me what I was gonna get! After weeks of anticipation, my polish eventually arrived just after Xmas and I was stunned to find that Sharla-Elyn had killed my BIGGEST lemming ever: Sonnetarium Snowfall!!! I was totally speechless because I've *needed* this polish since I saw it swatched by Manicurator over purple - the perfect accompaniment!

Let's take a look at the wonderment that is Sonnetarium Snowfall:

*.* Love this so much <3

Here, I've layered *one* coat of Snowfall over two coats of Rimmel At Ease, because I was in the mood for a subtle nudey mani. DOESN'T IT LOOK LIKE SNOW?! I just adore this polish and I really think Michelle of Sonnetarium outdid herself with this one. I could just stare at it ALL day. No other snow polish comes close! This polish is *packed* with glitter and is incredibly versatile; I can't think of a single colour it wouldn't work with - even white would look delicate and beautiful! Furthermore, this polish has hidden depths. Not only are there large, small and tiny white glitters, there are also these incredible iridescent glitters that take on all sorts of funky shades (green, blue, pink/purple, copper etc.) depending on the light. I'd say the dominant colour is copper in my photos but the flash is definitely an entire rainbow :-) I can't wait to layer this polish over everything else I own!

To get a smooth surface for my mani, I first layered two coats of Rimmel Matte polish over Snowfall, and this looked kind of funky in itself, so I took y'all a picture of that too :-)

Matte polish really brought out the copper tones
of the iridescent glitter!

Of course, due to my schizophrenic polish nature, I eventually tired of the subtle colour of this mani and wished that I'd chosen something more exciting to match my new polish. However, I recently discovered an amazing tape technique from cutepolish - the girl that brought us the OPI Spotted cheat method - and so rather than remove the mani, I just had to try it out on top! For this effect, I used my crocodile zigzag scissors from my kiddies craft scissors set :-)

Pardon my tip wear! Also: notice the snowfall iridescence :-)

Isn't this cool (yes, it's busy, but I didn't want to remove the snow)?! The colours are Maybelline Turquoise Lagoon and Collection 2000 (Hot Looks) Lemon Soda, and the technique was really simple (though I foolishly ignored the two-layer rule for the yellow) - I can't wait to try it out for an entire mani :-)

Finally, here's a swatch of the base colour At Ease:

Signature shot :-)
This is the most colour-accurate - a warm, dusty brown.
Funny story - I actually bought this thinking it was a nude colour for me (I'm actually browner than you ever see in my photos). I initially went in store to pick up Caramel Cupcakes instead, but then I hesitated and this was the result (yeah, I know, I'm colour blind!). At first I was really angry at myself for wasting my money, but I've since realised that this is a really versatile colour, so I'm actually really glad to have it as part of my collection. This is two coats without a top coat.

So what do you guys think? I truly think that Snowfall is one of my favourite polishes EVER and I think I will almost definitely need a back up. I can't thank Sharla-Elyn enough for somehow intuitively knowing how badly I wanted this one and I'm sure hours of fun will be had combining the polish with all manner of colours :-) Sharla-Elyn - you rock :-D

'Til next time, curlettes!

Stay tuned over the next few weeks for a few more awesome tape manis that I'm especially proud of :-)

- Skye x


You can buy Sonnetarium polishes from the (incredibly kind and sweet) Michelle at Sonnetarium are just about to release a new spring collection inspired by fruit yoghurts, some swatches of which you can find on their FB page here :-)



  1. I just LOVE snowfall. I bought it right before the holidays and wore it quite a bit. I was actually thinking of putting over my current polish today haha!

    1. Ehehehe DO IT!!! I love this polish big time :D

  2. Love this!!!! Love Amy @ purple polish fairy

    1. Thanks, Amy ^^ I can't tell you how awesome the polish is IRL :)

  3. Adorable! I love this one over nude colors...I wore mine over Zoya Avery!

    1. It is rather lovely with nude colours, but next time I'm breaking out the brights :D

  4. At Ease is such a lovely polish! I like those work friendly polishes that still have a little "edge".

    1. It really is lovely. The formula and brush are awesome and it's such a warm but subtle brown :) :)


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