Swamp Gloss Always Has Been

 *press sample*

Hello again, I’m back so soon! Tonight I’ve got the other Polish Pickup shade to share with you this month. I’ve purchased many Swamp Gloss shades over the years, so I was so happy to win the opportunity to swatch this month’s PPU shade. Again, this month’s theme is “It Came from Outer Space” which I thought was a theme in the past, but I think I’m wrong. I did a little searching, but I can’t find another space PPU theme. 
The shop officially opens at 11:00 AM ET Friday, May 3rd and ends on Monday, May 6th at 11:59 PM (but if a polish has a bottle limit and sells out before the end of the pre-order, it’s gone, unless you get lucky and the cap gets raised…which can happen, but you have to be in the Facebook group for the notification) on the PPU website. 

Swamp Gloss Indie Polish Always Has Been (3 coats)

Inspiration: It’s all Ohio Space Meme

Price: $13.50

Bottle Limit: 500 bottles

I love Swamp Gloss, and I love their branding. Give me more Swampy Sammie. Always Has been is a flakie bomb. It’s a holographic flakie base, with metallic and matte flakes and iridescent color-shifting flakes. It has a clear base, so I ended up using three coats for full opacity. That said, I didn’t find I needed any base color to cover the nail line (which you can totally do if you want to).  I used a glitter-smoothing topcoat followed by a quick-dry topcoat to give a glassy-smooth finish. I could see this one looking cool with a matte finish, too. 

*These polishes were provided by the company or PR representative. All reviews are based solely on my opinion. For more information, please see my full disclosure at the bottom of the site*

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