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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

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.

31 comments:

  1. since you published the food-ish post yesterday and today you've swatched these.. I guess you just destroyed them :'(

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    1. I'm sorry, I'm not sure what you mean. Could you clarify?

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    2. I think she means you took off your polish days mani to swatch these and she liked the 7 deadly sins mani, haha

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    3. Ohh, I see. Yes, unfortunately I took the manicure off last night. It was fun while it lasted though!

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  2. Lunar Love Song is my favorite!! Awesome swatches :)

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  3. Ah, when I just saw the pictures of bottles alone, I thought I wouldn't be excited about any of them. I knew I was so wrong when I saw your swatches! So in love with Lunar Love Song as well as Attack Ships on Fire! Absolutely stunning!

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  4. Lunar love song and attack ships on fire are lovely!! I really like the colour combinations of them all. What you said about your dreams fully cracked me up :P haha

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  5. Wow, these are great! Never heard of the brand before, but now I must have them!

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  6. Hailing Frequencies Open is my favorite of the three but they are all stunning! That was hilarious about your dream about the dried up turtle, so funny!

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  7. AWESOME swatches, you're selling me even more on Lunar Love Song... plus the other 2 lmao. Poor dried up turtle friend :[ hahaha

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  8. These are all so pretty! I want now, lol! :D

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  9. I've had my eye on this brand for a while, but unfortunately they don't ship outside the US. :(

    The polishes are stellar, and your swatches amazing, but unfortunately I hate those bottles. Don't get me wrong, the bottles are cute, but I have other polishes in those same bottles and they are *the worst* to open. Has anyone else found that?

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  10. Oh wow, I am *really* impressed with this brand.

    :: Adds shop to Etsy favorites ::

    Re: the blue glitter in ASoF - since blue and orange are opposites on the color wheel, they make the other appear more vivid when together (same with green/red and purple/yellow). Since ASoF is mostly golden and orange, the blue glitter goes BLA-BLAMMM! And really stands out.

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  11. These are gorgeous. I really love Lunar Love Songs and Hailing Frequencies.

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  12. lovely! i love my ten friends. your swatches are super gorgeous.

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  13. These look interesting! ASoF is most appealing to me - for the reasons explained above - I'm a colour-nerd too!

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  14. I love My Ten Friends and your swatches are amazing!!!

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  15. stunning swatches as always, I am really digging Lunar Love Song <3

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  16. Lunar Love Song is gorgeous!!

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  17. Passando para desejar uma ótima noite.
    "É justamente a possibilidade de realizar um sonho que torna a vida interessante."
    http://esmaltesdedivas.blogspot.com.br/2013/03/cromoterapia-parte-ii.html
    Beijinhos

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  18. oh man these are all gorgeous, especially the last one!!

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  19. Lunar Love Song is beautiful! Pity My Ten Friends doesn't ship to Australia. :(

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    1. It's ok!!! Femme Fatale's (Aussie indie stockist) website says they are going to be stocking My Ten Friends soon! Yay!

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  20. They didn't look like anything too spectacular in the bottles, but hot dang do they look good on the nail! Haha, your dreams sound like mine - last night I dreamt a pig with a machine gun was chasing after me, running on his little back legs... I feel your pain.

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  21. I think I might *need* Attack Ships on Fire. Your swatches make it look awesome!!

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  22. Ooh, love the bottles! Lunar Lovesong is adorable! Oh and great macros btw, and swatches of course as always :)

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  23. Attack Ships on Fire is gorgeous! I love it!

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