FedoraHarp Puncherella is a sentimental nail polish because it was created by one of my readers.
Leah aka FedoraHarp has an Etsy store that ships worldwide from Israel, and her indie nail polishes are 5-free (they don’t contain DBP, toluene, formaldehyde, formaldahyde resin, or camphor) and they aren’t tested on animals.
(I reviewed another FedoraHarp lacquer on here some time ago – Raindrops on Roses. You may be interested in checking it out!)
FedoraHarp Puncherella is part of the Welcome to Tomorrowland Collection, which consists of five nail polishes.
Puncherella is a whimsical medium lilac with glitter that twinkles like fairy wings in the sunshine! (At least, that’s what I imagine they’d look like.)
After wearing it twice already as a full manicure, I’ve collected my thoughts and am ready to share them with you!
FedoraHarp Puncherella Pictures
FedoraHarp Puncherella Swatches
All swatches have:
- OPI Nail Envy Nail Strengthener (Used as a base coat)
- 4 coats of FedoraHarp Puncherella
- KBShimmer Clearly on Top Quick Dry Top Coat (Provided by Harlow & Co.)
Natural Light Photos
Artificial Light Photos
- Purple (Yes)
- Cream-jelly shimmer (Yes)
- Name: FedoraHarp Puncherella
- Collection: FedoraHarp Welcome to Tomorrowland Collection
- Colours Available in the Collection: Puncherella, I’m 40% [REDACTED], Sandwich, Dedicated Denial of Doctorate, and Seymore Buttes
- Amount: 15 mL (0.5 oz.)
- Retail Price: $12.54 CAD (This was provided by FedoraHarp.)
- Where to Buy: FedoraHarp’s Etsy store
FedoraHarp Puncherella Review
FedoraHarp Puncherella is a medium lilac. Sprinkled throughout is glitter that I could see reflecting gold, blue, and purple for a look that is like a fairytale for your fingertips.
There’s an overall look of softness, which I feel is partly because Puncherella by FedoraHarp has a creme-jelly finish and also because the glitter complements the base purple rather than trying to steal the show.
In the sunshine, this polish twinkles, but even when I admired it in natural light, it still had a magical feel to it, and you could see the sparkling glitter.
Application & Formula
To reach full opacity, I needed to use three coats, however, I applied an extra one to see if it would alter the colour (i.e. intensify it). Turns out that three coats is good enough to even everything out.
With the first coat, the polish was very streaky, but when I applied each subsequent coat, the coverage got substantially more opaque.
This is the type of polish that looks just as pretty with or without a top coat. (I didn’t see much of a transformation after I applied a glossy top coat.) However, to get the best wear out of this polish, you should still wear your usual base and top coats.
Puncherella by FedoraHarp has a formula that tends to pull at the tips and look like you have premature tip wear. To easily prevent this, all you have to do is make sure that each coat is dry before you go in with another and build it up.
If you’re too hasty and apply multiple coats that are too wet, it will only pull the polish. Patience is the key with this one, and it’s worth it!
Also, I recommend that along with each coat, you wrap your tips (i.e. paint the free edge of your nails). I always wrap the free edge of my nails, and it extends my manicure mileage!
5-Free Nail Polish
For nailphiles who are making conscious choices to use polishes that are free of certain chemicals, you’ll be pleased to know that Puncherella by FedoraHarp doesn’t contain DBP, toluene, formaldehyde, formaldahyde resin, or camphor.
For animal lovers who support cruelty-free brands, you’ll be happy to learn that FedoraHarp lacquer doesn’t test on animals.
Final Verdict: 7/10
If you’re looking for an artisan nail polish that’s hand-mixed and not a mainstream brand, you may be interested in checking out FedoraHarp! She offers a great variety of colours and finishes in her Etsy store, so there’s something for everyone.
Puncherella by FedoraHarp is a very pretty nail polish, and whether you see it in the sunlight or not, its charm still shines through!
Are you a fan of creme-jelly finishes? Would you wear this polish solo or incorporated into nail art? What are some of your favourite Etsy stores?