MDJ Creations – Swatch and Review – Polish Variety!

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Today I am really excited to show off some more polishes by MDJ Creations. I recently purchased two of her polishes, and she sent along 3 others for me to swatch and review.  All of these polishes are really different and from separate collections – and were a lot of fun to try on!

The polishes I will be reviewing today are all so different from one another that I don’t have any kind of cohesive comment to make – but don’t worry! I have plenty to say about each of these polishes. 🙂 Let’s dive on in:

Sweetie Pie

MDJ Creations - Sweetie Pie
MDJ Creations – Sweetie Pie

Sweetie Pie is a chunky glitter topper in a sheer pink base. There is a huge variety of glitter in this polish – large and small holographic hexes, holographic bar glitter, micro pink and holographic glitters and more. While the base is pink, it is so light that you could easily layer this over anything else. This is a no-fishing polish! Every time you pull out the brush you get loads of glitter. Shown above is 2 coats over Zoya – Rooney, topped with Seche Vite. I did run into a few issues with the bar glitters sticking up or out of place, but I just used an orange stick to gently move them to a better location.

MDJ Creations - Sweetie Pie
MDJ Creations – Sweetie Pie
MDJ Creations - Sweetie Pie
MDJ Creations – Sweetie Pie
MDJ Creations - Sweetie Pie
MDJ Creations – Sweetie Pie

Cupcake Sprinkles

MDJ Creations - Cupcake Sprinkles
MDJ Creations – Cupcake Sprinkles

Cupcake Sprinkles is a super fun mix of matte and holographic glitters in a clear base. Matte pink and green neon squares are the stars here, but they are accented with smaller blue glitter and a variety of holographic glitters. This is a party in a bottle! I layered this over 1 coat of Sinful Colors – Black on Black. Shown above is two coats of Cupcake Sprinkles topped with Seche Vite. Again, this is a no-fishing polish. It is loaded with glitters and I found the base to be quite thin for a glitter, which kept my nails from feeling too thick post-application.

MDJ Creations - Cupcake Sprinkles
MDJ Creations – Cupcake Sprinkles
MDJ Creations - Cupcake Sprinkles
MDJ Creations – Cupcake Sprinkles
MDJ Creations - Cupcake Sprinkles
MDJ Creations – Cupcake Sprinkles

Intelligent Design

MDJ Creations - Intelligent Design
MDJ Creations – Intelligent Design

Intelligent Design is a duo-chromatic, linear holographic polish. The polish itself is very sheer so it can easily work as a topper. One coat over a darker color, like black, adds a gorgeous sheen and a lovely holo rainbow. Shown above I have used 4 coats for full opacity. Normally, I just don’t go for polishes that need so many coats, but this polish formula is super thin and fast drying, which made application easy. With such thin layers, it doesn’t feel like that much polish is on my nails. I found the color shift to be difficult to capture, but you can see hints of it on the tip and macro shot. In lower lights, there is more of a shift between the blue to lavender and even pink.

MDJ Creations - Intelligent Design
MDJ Creations – Intelligent Design
MDJ Creations - Intelligent Design
MDJ Creations – Intelligent Design
MDJ Creations - Intelligent Design
MDJ Creations – Intelligent Design

Courtship

MDJ Creations - Courtship
MDJ Creations – Courtship

Courtship is a rusty metallic, brick red holographic polish. This one is really right up my alley, especially with fall right around the corner! I found the formula on this one to be a little on the thick side for my personal preference and I ended up adding a few drops of thinner. The polish itself dries fairly quickly and was opaque in two coats. Shown above I have it topped with a coat of Seche Vite. Although this is not a duo-chrome, light plays a huge part of how this one looks on the nail and it goes from looking more orange in bright light to a gorgeous metallic brown in dim lighting.

MDJ Creations - Courtship
MDJ Creations – Courtship
MDJ Creations - Courtship
MDJ Creations – Courtship
MDJ Creations - Courtship
MDJ Creations – Courtship

Fantasy

MDJ Creations - Fantasy
MDJ Creations – Fantasy

Last, but not least, here is Fantasy! This polish is a berry pink, linear holographic polish loaded with tiny blue flakies. The flakies are super small and lay down flat. I really like this color with my skin tone! The formula was super smooth and easy to apply. Shown above with two coats for full opacity topped with a coat of Seche Vite.

MDJ Creations - Fantasy
MDJ Creations – Fantasy
MDJ Creations - Fantasy
MDJ Creations – Fantasy
MDJ Creations - Fantasy
MDJ Creations – Fantasy

My favorite of all of these was Courtship. It is just one of the colors that sings to my soul and I can easily see me wearing it over and over again, especially with fall right around the corner. I liked all of these though. Fantasy is one of my favorite types of colors for my skin tone and Intelligent Design, aside from being so lovely, is also very versatile! The glitters were awesome because you don’t need to use much to get a huge impact and they are so densely packed that they are super easy to use. I don’t think you could go wrong with any of these!

All of MDJ Creations polish is 5-free and vegan. They can be purchased from the MDJ Creations Etsy Shop!

Disclosure: I purchased Intelligent Design and Courtship myself. Cupcake Sprinkles, Sweetie Pie and Fantasy were sent to me for swatch pictures and my honest review.

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Kim kelly
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Fantasy is gorgeous! I’m not a big flakie fan but it looks great in that polish.

Tracey
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Some gorgeous swatches

Anita@StyleThoseNails
Guest

Cute toppers and these polishes are such a beauty !

Jessica
Guest

Those are all so gorgeous!

Karen
Guest

Before I even read through I said to myself “Courtship was made for Jen!” It looks so beautiful on you. I’m in love with Intelligent Design!

Polished Hippy
Guest

I love the holos! I’ve had Intelligent Design for ages and think it is a lovely polish.

Tiffany - PolishandPaws
Guest

Your swatches are so beautiful!!! I love MDJ Creations so much, definitely one of my favorite indie brands. She has such a huge variety.

Sasha
Guest

I’ve never heard of this brand before and the polishes are so lovely! I think that my favorite would have to be courtship.

Moni'sMani
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Loooove this brand!! Gorge swatches!!

Member

I am so in love with Cupcake Sprinkles! It has such a fun combination and I bet it’ll look so good with so many base choices. Gorgeous swatches.

Schette
Guest

Intelligent Design is my favorite ! Great swatches

LacquerExpression
Guest

Beautiful swatches. I agree, the holo polishes are perfect for the upcoming season. My favorite though is Cupcake Sprinkles!

Member

Fantasy is so freaking beautiful. I love all of these.

Member

Ooo I haven’t heard of this brand! Beautiful!