Today I have for you a nail polish from a brand that is new to My Polish Stash. Please welcome Madam Glam, a growing nail polish and fashion brand from New York. I have seen swatches of their polishes on various blogs and instagram accounts, but to be honest I never researched the brand further. When the PR from Madam Glam reached out to me and offered to send me some of their polishes to try I took the opportunity to test drive some shades.
The first Madam Glam nail polish I want to share with you is called I Love Winter. This one is appropriately named, because this deep shimmery shade is perfect for the cold season. I Love Winter consists of a sheer blackened brown base that is loaded with purple microglitter and small copper flakies that shift to a greenish gold. This duochrome effect can best be seen at the edges of the bottle and in diffuse lighting on the nails.
The formula of I Love Winter is on the thick side, but with some caution it is still manageable. The Madam Glam website says you only need one coat. That is probably true if you do a very thick coat. To prolong the wear of nail polish and minimize the risk of chipping it is generally recommended to do thin coats, though. After one thin coat there still were some patches, so I needed two coats of I Love Winter for full opacity. It did dry to a slightly textured finish, so if you want a smooth shiny manicure you need to add a top coat. And this one is thirsty for top coat! After one layer of my Underground Cosmetics Quickie top coat there still was some slight texture, so I'd recommend adding two layers of top coat for a perfectly smooth finish.
All in all I have to say the brand Madam Glam left a good first impression. I Love Winter is a unique and fun shade and I am looking forward to trying the other colors they sent me. If you want to try Madam Glam check out their website. They offer a wide variety of colors and finishes. A bottle contains 15ml and retails for $10.95. Apart from regular nail polish they also offer soak of gels in case you're looking for something long wearing. Shipping within the US is $3.95. International shipping is available via USPS for affordable $8.95. Madam Glam offers free worldwide shipping for orders over $80 (after all discounts).
Madam Glam currently offers an early Black Friday Promotion. If you buy from their webshop and enter the code BFSabine at checkout the first 10 buyers receive 40% off their entire order! After that all buyers get a 30% discount on everything. The code is valid now through November 27th. If you're unsure about what color to try: stay tuned for more swatches of Madam Glam polishes on this blog :)