Tuesday, June 23, 2015
This is the first time I've tried this brand, and I think I'm in love!
Each polish's formula was perfection and the flat brush allows for precise control of the polish with minimal clean up afterward.
The color descriptions were provided by Theresa from Grace-full and my comments will be underneath.
Strike for love – an aqua holo with blue flakies throughout
The blue flakies in this are a sapphire shade and micro-sized for that hidden oomph that makes you wonder 'what's in there!?' I used two coats for opacity.
Open Door – a linear mauve holo with violet flakies
I enjoyed wearing this one because it kept me guessing! The holo flame really plays tricks on my eyes - is it purple? pink? smokey? It's all of that and a bag of chips. I wore two coats and added a few extra strokes to insure vnl was covered for the images.
Beautifuler – a deep pink jelly with ultra fine pink holographic glitter and iridescent violet glitter.
Oh man, the squish! the shine! the depth! the sparkle! What else could a gal want? This one does appear darker in the bottle, but once it's on the nail it's a beautiful cherry berry shade! I used two coats for the photos.
Do the Magic! – a deep blue shimmer that shifts to violet
Stunning in the bottle and on the nail! In some lights it looks metallic and sometimes super shimmery. It's blue but the purple shimmer that it's packed with plays tricks on the eye. Definitely one you'll want to observe in different lighting situations while wearing it. This was my favorite of these so I'm wearing it all week!
Little Baby Unicorn – a mauve super holographic micro glitter with violet holo microglitter in a jelly base.
This is the glitter cousin of Open Door, similar in shade but so different in finish! I wore two coats for the photos.
Ice Crazy – a grey crelly with a hint of blue throughout, ultra fine silver holographic glitter, iridescent tiny glitters and little flecks of mauve and blue.
Beautifully done dove grey shade with heaps of purple/blue shimmer. The shimmer in light shades are typically very difficult to capture, but I did my best! I wore two coats, no streaks.
Break the Frozen Heart – a glacial blue linear holo that shifts to turquoise green
This blue may look very similar in color to the one above, but I assure you - they're different! This one is just slightly lighter in color and is metallic! It has a lot of sparkle in dim light and then goes crazy in the sun with a fiery holo flame! Two coats used in the photos.
The collection launches at http://gracefullnailpolish.com/ on Friday 26th June at 7pm AEST (4am Central)
if you buy 4 or more bottles from the Ice Princess collection you'll receive a bottle of Magical Snowflakes. In a clear base it is loaded with violet-blue shifting and rainbow iridescent glitter in all sizes as well as white matte snowflakes. You can see a photo of it at the Grace-full Facebook page!
Don't forget to surf around for the three shades that I didn't have, they're equally as pretty!
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Berry Good Looking is a neon violet holo with strong flashes of pink and blue. Perfect in one coat. The holo is so strong that it overpowers the base color in my photos - but you can see its true base color in the bottle where it's tilted at an angle.
I am so glad I swatched this one last, else there would only be this color in my review! 'Cause I'm NOT taking it off
#1 FAVORITE POLISH EVER - All the yes.
Some Berry To Love is a hot pink holo with flashes of purple. Pink lovers, this one's a dazzler! I wore two coats and topcoat, fantastic formula.
Water You Doing? ...checking out this pretty teal oceanic holo, of course! This whole collection is so pretty and the formulas are all fantastic - this is two coats with topcoat.
Don't Worry Bee Happy is a buzzy bee golden yellow with a stunning holo flame. I wore two coats with topcoat and of course this one's formula was spectacular as well.
Pick of the Patch is a pretty lighter shade of pink but still vibrant - it leans a little neon! Two easy coats shown here.
Leaf Me Alone is a pretty leafy green, in some lights it's more limey and others it's more leafy. Two smooth coats and awesome formula.
This whole collection launches June 19th at 11:00 AM at http://cupcakepolish.bigcartel.com/ - you won't want to miss these, especially Berry Good Looking. Yes, you ALL need at least that one from this collection! ...or all of them! ;)
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
I've used Amy's descriptions and then my comments are in italics beneath each.
Vurt-U-Want: Neon pink linear holo with holo microglitter
Yes Please. Loving the bright pinks for summer and this one will knock your socks off! Two coats, perfecto!
Thermofish: Bright aqua-cyan linear holo with holo microglitter
Just when I thought that pink up there was my favorite, I put this on and was wowed! I am loving all the colors in this collection, its going to be tough to pick a fave! Two coats in the photos, and I think I must have only used one coat on my index finger - woops! Two coats to opacity, stellar formula!
Blue Lullaby: Deep bright blue linear holo with holo microglitter
Quite a stunner! I'm really loving the vibrant shades in this collection! Two coats, perfect formula as usual!
Bottletown: Bottle green linear holo with rainbow flakies and glass flecks
Such a lovely almost sage green, but a bit darker. The rainbow flair is beautiful in this! Two coats and a perfect formula!
Dreamsnake: Violet linear holo with green flakies and glass flecks Matte Glitter
Speechless - just look at it! Two coats with topcoat.
Shadowgirl: a soft grey matte packed with holographic and metallic glitter in silver and blue, gives different effect when worn with topcoat. Matte Shimmer
I love a greyed up color or a colored up grey - I'm all about the greys lately! This topper is beautiful in both matte and gloss. I wore two coats and added topcoat in the last image
Curious Yellow: Taxi yellow matte with gold glass fleck and flakies, gives different effect when worn with topcoat Glitter topcoat
This reminds me of summers past with lemonade stands and sunshine! I wore two coats and in the last image I added topcoat. The formula for this was fantastic!
And with topcoat all glossy!
English Voodoo: Yes, finally another glitter topper from Literary Lacquers. This one is inspired by the knowledge feather known as English Voodoo, Magenta holo microglitter, 2 sizes of black hexes, black holo triangles and a smattering of marigold matte small hexes to represent the deadly side of this feather trip.
VOODOO ALL THE THINGS!
One coat brushed normally over each shade from the collection - beautiful with all of them!
I hope you've enjoyed my review of this vibrant and fun collection! It launches June 11 at 1pm central time at the Literary Lacquers shop.
Which was your favorite? I still can't decide which is my fave!