Monday, February 7, 2011

Golden Rose Swatches

COMMENTS: A few of you mentioned planning to purchase some of the polishes from this brand. There aren't a lot of swatches out yet, so I figured I'd do my bit of community service and swatch most of my collection. I swatched everything  but the smaller holos (sorry Enamel Girl, I did include photos though!)

Although disappointed that I ended up with so many frosty finish polishes, I can see how these could be stunning - when applied carefully they look like pearls!

All swatches are two coats without topcoat unless stated otherwise.

Golden Rose Paris:
Holographic - No. 113 worn in this post
No. 88 worn in this post

Golden Rose Paris No. 51:

Golden Rose Paris No. 37 (two coats on index and ring, three coats on middle and pinky):

Golden Rose With Protein:
No. 326 worn in this post

Golden Rose with Protein No. 213 (two coats on index and ring, three coats on middle and pinky) I like!:

Golden Rose with Protein No. 214 (two coats on index and ring, three coats on middle and pinky, not much difference) - I like this one too!:

Golden Rose with Protein No. 215:

Golden Rose with Protein No.  279
One coat at first - this would be a great sheer for a quick mani. It's gold-ish shimmer with specks of gold.

And 279 with two coats.

Golden Rose with Protein No.  309 - another one I liked, though it's certainly  not unique:

Golden Rose with Protein No. 325 (Compared to two coats of Paris - 88 on index, I like 325 more - one less coat but almost the same great jelly color, for less money!):

Golden Rose with Protein No. 327 (Compared to two coats of Fashion color - 52 on index. These are very similar, but you get much more for the same price from 327):

Golden Rose Fashion Color (minis)

Golden Rose Fashion Color No. 52 (used in previous comparison):

Golden Rose Holographic (minis)

The grey-ish ones are somewhat similar, so I used No. 108 to make frankens last year.

Golden Rose Holographic No. 102, 103, 107:

Golden Rose Holographic No. 119, 115, 114, 111:

Finally done swatching - some fun with the holos (119 and 115):

I may go back and swatch the holos, but I'm not making any promises!


  1. I like the holo tips and it is a good idea to swatch these lesser-known brands. Thanks. This is interesting.

  2. Great collection :)I <3 Golden Rose

  3. Thanks for the great swatches!!!

  4. I love Golden Rose, they have so many colors and some of them are really great. I probably have over 20 from different lines

  5. What a great post! Loved all the pics and your nails are rocking!

  6. I love the Holos ones! Very cool! I love finding out about new brands :D

  7. I love golden rose polish, it is such a shame they don't ship internationally!
    I have always been crazy about their holos!

  8. I have 88 and it's good for konadding on a light base!

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