April had a dream.
It was filled with fantastical color and sparkling mirages.
Some might have referred to such a dream as a pipe dream.
When she woke up she realized this dream and the Pipe Dream Polish company became reality.
April is the founder of Pipe Dream Polish, a place where polish dreams really do come true! She's currently earning her nail tech license and she's a mommy. She must have amazing time management skills to be doing all those things and still takes the time out of her busy schedule to be friendly, kind and caring to others. April even let me choose the polishes to share with you!
When the Pipe Dream package arrived to me I arranged the bubble wrap burritos and snapped a teaser photo for my facebook page. I challenged my readers to see if anyone might recognize the brand without being able to see the labels or the polish. One of April's loyal fans guessed the brand within a minute of the post! Awesome, right?
First is a charity polish called Twigs and Berries that April created to raise awareness of Prostate Cancer. $1.00 from each bottle sold will be donated to the Movember Foundation. Their vision is to have an everlasting impact on men's health.
I used one coat of Twigs and Berries over OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls (love it when polish names work well a theme!). I chose a light colored base to signify spring and the celebration of new life. Application was quite surprising, I was expecting to dig for the larger dot glitter but I didn't have to! It all just landed there as I polished. I think everyone will be able to apply this awesome chunky dot glitter topper with ease.
Sapphire Attire is a beautiful glitter topper with sapphire, black holo, and sliver holo glitters dusted with holo pigment in a clear base. I chose this polish because the sapphire is my birthstone and I think navy blue goes so perfectly with my favorite color, purple. So this is one coat of Sapphire Attire over CbL Feelings Whoa Whoa Whoa. Yummy together, aren't they?
Home Sweet Home is a multitude of medium and small orange and white glitter in a clear base. The glitter is so plentiful that I only used one coat and at times, was able to do the next nail without redipping the brush! Speaking of the brush, all of these polishes have the flat brush that I love so much!
The first set of photos of Home Sweet Home show it worn over WnW Listening to Blue Reed. I chose blue as a base because the combo reminds of beautiful koi ponds at the Japanese Rose Garden I visited as a kid. My best friend, Graciela, and her family took me there and I'll never forget it. I learned about origami and watched a man as he folded a crane for each of us. Viewed all the beautiful roses and other flowers as we strolled along. Home Sweet Home, to me, is that place in your heart where warm memories live and this polish definitely takes me there.
Next I wore Home Sweet Home over a gradient of Pipe Dream's Electric Soul, SC Dream On, and ChG Pink Voltage. It reminds me of the summer sunsets I watched from the swings in my back yard as I grew up in Texas. Such fond memories were made there. Where is your favorite place to watch a sunset?
Electric Soul. UNF. That is all.
Ok who am I kidding? I have to say more than that!
Electric Soul has several colors of micro flakies, blue, green, and purple micro iridescent glitter, and a touch of color shifting pigment all swimming in a beautiful indigo base. Each ingredient gives the polish depth and adds to its complexity. A breeze to apply and with just two coats it was opaque.
Pink Elephants and Lemonade is one of April's best sellers from what I've read and I can see why! It has hot pink and deep yellow matte glitters floating lazily down a teal river. I wore just two coats for the look below.
Last but not least, a bonus set of photos of Twigs and Berries. I wanted to show off how flexible a glitter topper this is. I've topped the very same mani from the first set of photos with Loreal Berry Nice. I just used one coat of the purple jelly polish and its got a whole different look!
From initial contact with April to wearing the polish, the whole experience was fantastic. I was excited about the brand so I spent some time reading anything I could find about Pipe Dream. I picked up a little tidbit of info that may be obvious to some but it wasn't to me - Did you know that all of Pipe Dream's polish names are derived from songs? Can you guess them all?
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