Why I’m Mesmerised By My Manicure

I love doing my nails and usually have a different colour on them every few days – but i’ve been wearing a particular colour non-stop recently, which I’ve had lots of compliments on – and it has a very timely, Halloween appropriate name 😉 

It’s a handmade polish from an indie brand called Prism Polish who sent me a few colours to try out and I always LOVE anything with an edge, a bit of a rock ‘n’ roll vibe about it!

The lady behind Prism Polish is Suzie, a beauty and nail polish addict who couldn’t find the colours she wanted in the UK and was spending money importing them from the US … which ultimately led her to start making and selling her own!

She works for the RSPCA so all her polishes are cruelty free and they are vegan, plus ‘five free’.

The first colour I tried was one of the most ‘traditional’ I suppose you would call it, being a luscious, bright fuchsia pink called Beauty Fiend – which had amazing coverage, I didn’t need a second coat although I applied it to be thorough with the review.

I would say this is the perfect hot fuchsia pink, a hint of cool tones to stop it looking ‘sickly’ pink, if you know what I mean, and a lovely shimmering finish.

The next is a very pretty turquoise called Garda (after the blue of Lake Garda) – which is a shimmering blue with little pieces of pink/iridescent glitter. It’s not too sparkly, plenty of the blue still shows and the polish feels completely smooth when dry – so none of that irritating glitter texture!

I was also sent a nail file that’s a really handy size to keep in your bag – brilliant for me because you can guarantee if I snag a nail I will be out somewhere!

It’s quite tropical looking and is going to be great for a splash of colour in the winter months – I also think it looks really nice alongside the fuchsia pink for a ‘mixed manicure’ which I love doing sometimes.

And lastly is ‘Witchcraft’- and I am absolutely obsessed with this polish!

It might be called Witchcraft but it’s certainly not just for Halloween fancy dress, as although dark and striking, its still a very sophisticated shade that’s perfect for Autumn and goes with tons of different outfits. Everyone who has seen this on my nails has loved it!


I can’t stop looking at it in different light because it’s a mesmerising multi-colour, holographic shade which looks a deep, dark purple from above, but shot through with a rich emerald green that shimmers as you move and there’s also a dark red tone that flashes from other angles – it reminds me of an oil slick on water?

The thing I’m most impressed with about this brand is the formulation of the polish itself – it glides on, gives brilliant coverage, dries quickly to a super-smooth finish and it doesn’t have a strong smell.

Their colour range is unusual and it’s great to see something different – there are vibrant purples, blues, reds and berry tones as well as creamy, smokey blues and neutrals plus darker holographic shades and a bright, neon shimmery green!

The cost of the polish differs depending on the colour. Full-sized 10ml bottles start at £5.50, going up to £8.00 I think, was the most expensive shade – so mid-range price wise I would say and good value considering the unusual colours and performance.


What I like about this brand:

  • I love that their colour range is different from anything else I’ve tried.
  • The formulation of their polish is great and of course I love that it’s cruelty and nasty chemical free.
  • It’s cool they sell colourful crystal nail files and foil transfer papers which are a lot of fun to play with AND thinners for polish that has thickened with age, because I’ve often given up on a colour when there’s at least a third of a bottle left!
  • Packaging – the products arrived very well wrapped, as well as boxed and I loved that they also came a little bag with some glitter in it! Will definitely be playing with that at some point.
  • …. And I LOVE that they do charity polishes and have been donating to Guide Dogs for the Blind!

What could be better:

  • Hopefully their colour range will expand over time as they don’t have the biggest choice right now.

Otherwise, I don’t really have any negatives – I’m not saying I would wear every shade because I think I may be a little past wearing neon green …. oh my god, it’s just hit me, I really am getting old aren’t I?! …. although it would be brilliant for being a sexy witch at Halloween – phew ok, not that old then haha!

Brand founder Suzie says she has a passion for ‘the unusual, individual and beautiful’. Her colours are inspired by lots of different things such as nature and the seasons as well as themes like her Nightmare Before Christmas range … and the fact she’s a self-confessed geek, lover of rock and metal music and Sci-Fi nerd – and you will see that reflected in the names of her polish!

I asked why she chose to make them vegan and she said “I don’t follow a vegan lifestyle myself, but I am a vegetarian and make what I think of as ‘responsible’ choices. My day job is working for the RSPCA so animal welfare is extremely important to me and something I am very passionate about and aware of.

That said, if I can find vegan supplies to ensure that my polishes are vegan and that none of my supplies derive from animal products and therefore no animals could possibly be mistreated in any way for the production of my polishes, why on earth wouldn’t I?!”

That’s a big thumbs up from me.

So if you love painting your nails and would like to see some different colours, please go check out their site

or Instagram!

Products gifted for review, views my own.


  1. October 15, 2017 / 10:39 am

    Thank you so much for a lovely review, Tiffany. I’m so glad you loved them!

    • October 15, 2017 / 1:12 pm

      You’re very welcome, I genuinely think they are fab! Your formulations are 👌

  2. October 15, 2017 / 4:07 pm

    Ooh I love the Garda shade! I wear nail polish all the time, I think my nails have been painted non stop for years now!

    • October 15, 2017 / 11:24 pm

      I’m the same, I have quite the obsession! 😂

  3. October 15, 2017 / 9:55 pm

    I love these different colors! I’ve never seen anything like them!

    • October 15, 2017 / 11:23 pm

      Yes it was lovely to try some different colours and the formulations are great.

    • October 15, 2017 / 11:23 pm

      Thank you 😀 Yes I really liked them!

  4. October 16, 2017 / 4:30 am

    That holographic shade is so pretty! I love the Garda polish too. It’s so cool that she took it upon herself to start making her own nail polish when she couldn’t easily access them! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  5. October 18, 2017 / 8:09 pm

    Love cruelty and five free! Those are both very important to me when it comes to all products Colin and I use in our home, including nail polish. Thanks for this amazing review. Great colors!

    • October 18, 2017 / 9:01 pm

      Yes the colours are really fun and the formulation was really impressive too! I love being able to get really good cruelty free products.

  6. October 19, 2017 / 1:51 pm

    What a great range! To be honest these days we’re spoilt for choice and we can get pretty much whatever we want so what I find truly special about this company is their charity donations and being cruelty free- definitely something big brands could learn from! Xx

    • October 20, 2017 / 2:42 pm

      Yes I think it’s lovely to buy from small businesses when you can as it really means something to the people that make the product! I was super impressed with the formulation of these.

  7. October 20, 2017 / 3:59 am

    The shades are truly unique, they look absolutely gorgeous. The packaging is very pretty. Thumbs up to cruelty and nasty chemical free. You have captured the shades so perfectly, beautiful pictures.

  8. October 20, 2017 / 10:09 pm

    I am impressed by how well you keep up on doing your nails. I am not very good about doing that though I should be. They look rather bad right now…lol

  9. October 23, 2017 / 1:16 am

    Wow these are so different and unique! Such gorgeous shades! 🙂

  10. October 23, 2017 / 9:14 am

    Good idea for my sister’s Christmas present, keep them coming, I’m stumped for girls gifts!

  11. October 23, 2017 / 11:26 am

    That last bottle looks like an amazing colour combo. I bought some nail polish recently that I thought had just a touch of glitter in, but it was mega glittery and ghastly. These look like they’ve got the touch but not overload I’m after.

  12. October 23, 2017 / 3:51 pm

    that witchcraft color looks amazing! i just wish that i liked to have my nails painted 🙁

  13. October 24, 2017 / 2:53 pm

    Loving the colors for the upcoming holiday season! Great ideas!

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