Monday, February 22, 2016
Grace-full: True Blue Collection
I have a beautiful collection of Grace-full polishes to share with you! Grace-Full has quickly become a favorite of mine and I'll tell you why. The formula is consistently smooth and fluid. Many of the holos are one coaters. I like the brush and bottle and the creative genius behind the brand, Theresa, is a sweetheart.
The True Blue collection is inspired by nature around Australia. The polishes are available at both the AU and US webshops!
All the shimmers and holos were one coat wonders. I topped each with a layer of quick dry top coat. I've used the brand's own descriptions for each color.
Bondi Beach – is of course inspired by Bondi Beach. Bondi Beach or Bondi Bay is a popular beach and the name of the surrounding suburb in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Bondi Beach is a blue based linear holo with a metallic look that flashes green and gold in different lights which gives the polish an ocean look.
Cootamundra Wattle is based on the quintessential Australian colours of green and gold as seen in our national floral emblem the Golden Wattle. It is a yellow green-based linear holo with teeny gold holo glitter and gold flakes throughout.
Jacaranda Tree – whilst Australia isn’t the only place you will find Jacarandas there are beautiful streets full of petals through Spring. Jacaranda Tree is a linear holo with a lilac base, it has a slight colour shift to pink and a metallic look.
Pink Lake is well based on Pink Lake. Pink Lake is a salt lake in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia. This is a bright pink linear holo with a metallic look.
Daintree – based on The Daintree Rainforest is a tropical rainforest region on the north east coast of Queensland, Australia north of Mossman and Cairns. Daintree is a linear holo green teal with a metallic look and specks of blue flecks throughout.
Uluru - Uluru, or Ayers Rock, is a massive sandstone monolith in the heart of the Northern Territory’s Red Centre desert, 450km from the nearest large town, Alice Springs. It’s sacred to indigenous Australians and believed to be about 700 million years old. This polish is a multichrome linear holo with slight metallic look. It moves from red to gold to orange perfectly reflecting the colours of Uluru.
For the next two jelly polishes I wore 3 coats each. These would also make for interesting pond manicures or perhaps a topper to a matching cream.
Southern Cross - deep Blue Jelly packed with holographic flakies
Barrier Reef Coral – is a gorgeous perfect deep turquoise base based on the waters of the Great Barrier Reef, with tiny lavender and silver holo glitter and specks of crystal in purple.
I could not get the color exact for my photo, I feel that Barrier Reef Coral is a much richer, more vibrant shade than pictured below. Unfortunately, this is the closest I could get without it being too blue or too green or too dark. This shade really needs to be seen in person for full effect, and is definitely a must have for turquoise lovers!
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