Tuesday, November 10, 2015

My Ten Friends - Hailing Frequencies Open, Attack Ships on Fire, and Lunar Love Song


Good morning! Are any of you familiar with the indie brand My Ten Friends? The brand kind of came out of left field for me and knocked me on my rear end. At first, I wasn't sure what to expect with the polishes, but as soon as I put them on it was like angels singing. Maybe that seems a little dramatic to you but dang it I really love these polishes!


The three polishes we'll be looking at today are Hailing Frequencies Open, Attack Ships On Fire, and Lunar Love Song. My Ten Friends polishes come in a hexagonal bottle with these really cute coordinated labels.

Chalkboard Nails: My Ten Friends nail polish bottles


While I do love all three of these polishes, Hailing Frequencies Open is my favorite of the bunch. This stunning glitter mix has pink, red, silver, and plum glitters, plus a heavy dose of white/silver shimmer. You could probably build this one to opacity on its own, but in my opinion I think the shimmer in the base could be overpowering at that point. I chose to layer one coat of the polish over Nicole by OPI Am I Making Myself Claire and was thrilled with the outcome.

Chalkboard Nails: Hailing Frequencies Open by My Ten Friends

Chalkboard Nails: Hailing Frequencies Open by My Ten Friends


Lunar Love Song was inspired by a dream the creator of My Ten Friends had of a green moon filled with cherry blossoms. Isn't that lovely? I wish my dreams were that pleasant; mine are more like 'you found a dried up turtle in your closet,' because yeah that makes sense (not). But back to the polish, Lunar Love Song is a gorgeous mint-aqua based shimmer with pink, red, and gold glitters. The color combination is stunning and I layered it over Pomegranate Lacquer Beach House to try to mimic the color of the shimmery base. I think this one would be harder to build up to opacity alone if you're that kinda gal. I prefer it layered!

Chalkboard Nails: Lunar Love Song by My Ten Friends

Chalkboard Nails: Lunar Love Song by My Ten Friends


Attack Ships On Fire is a lovely mix of golds, blues and oranges. These blue glitters seem crazy bright and bold - I'm not sure if it's because of what they're in combination with or if it's just the way they are, but I like it! Shown here over OPI Don't Touch My Tutu. It's glam without being too glitzy, interesting without being too out-there.

Chalkboard Nails: Attack Ships On Fire by My Ten Friends

Chalkboard Nails: Attack Ships On Fire by My Ten Friends


The formula on all three of these was great to work with. The polishes applied evenly and the glitter spread out nicely. I experienced no clumping, no glitter fishing, and no dragging issues. All three only required one coat for the glitter density you see in my photos.

My Ten Friends polishes are sold on Etsy. There are still a few things in stock there, or you can keep up with the brand on Facebook and Twitter for news of restock dates and times.

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