Grace-full Nail Polish Up, Up And Away (Hella Handmade Creations November 2019) - Swatches & Review

Tuesday, 12 November 2019


Some how I have managed to have two Grace-full Nail Polish posts in a row.  I definitely didn't mean to do that.  I had planned on having an untrieds post in between but I haven't had time to paint me nails.  In fact, I have been wearing the same polish for a week now!  How times have changed - but that is life.  Anyway, today I have this month's Hella Handmade Creations from Grace-full Nail Polish to share with you.

Up, Up And Away is a red linear holo with ultra chrome chameleon flakies in blue/violet/teal.  This polish is inspired by Superman.  I'm not a big fan of reds so this one isn't a favourite of mine but it definitely suits the inspiration.  The formula is fantastic and applies evenly.  I used three coats for my swatch but you can stop at two coats.

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Up, Up And Away will be available via Hella Handmade Creations from November 14th until November 21st.

Grace-full Nail Polish Christmas At Hogwarts Collection - Swatches & Review

Thursday, 7 November 2019


We have officially reached that time of year where the last collections for the year (aka Christmas Collections) start rolling out.  Today I have the gorgeous Christmas At Hogwarts Collection from Grace-full Nail Polish to share with you and what a great collection to end the year on from them.  There is definitely something in here for everyone.  Now before we get into the post I should warn you there are a lot of pictures!  I should know - they took me hours to edit.  LOL.  Right, enough chatting, let's just dive into the polishes.


Christmas At Hogwarts is packed with ultra chrome chameleon flakes in green, purple, blue and gold and has holo flakes.  No surprise that I LOVE this polish.  It's so shifty and looks better in person.  I am sure you can see more colours in person than in pictures.  Anyway, the formula is a little on the thick side but not in a bad way.  It's still really easy to use.  For my swatch I used three coats.  I think this would also look great with one (or maybe two coats) over a black base.

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Dumbledores Present is a topper with red-pink aurora shimmer and holo flakes.  I have a feeling that most bloggers will swatch this baby over a dark base (which would look awesome and I definitely want to do at some point soon) so I thought I would be different and do it over a light base so that you can see just how versatile this polish is.  The formula is awesome and has a great coverage.  For my swatch I used one coat over Emily de Molly Monty Cora (a light grey creme).

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Frog Choir is a rich green with a gold flash and ultra chrome chameleon flakes in purple, pink, blue and gold.  Now I'm not much of a green fan but I don't mind this one.  It's a nice colour and I really like the added colour in it.  The formula is great and applies evenly.  I used two coats for my swatch.

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Hagrid At The Tree is a white based crelly with teeny metallic flakes in red and green and a sprinkling of red aurora shimmer.  The flakes make the base look a green/grey.  I'm really on the fence with this one.  I love the glitters in it and I think it looks great in the bottle but I'm not sure once it's on my nails.  It's the base colour that is throwing me I think.  The formula is good and easy to use.  I used two coats for my swatch, however I do think I should have done a third.

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I've Got Gifts? is a royal blue polish with blue aurora shimmer and ultra chameleon flakes in gold-bronze-silver and gold holo micro glitter.  This is a good colour.  I like the glitters too.  The formula is easy to use and while you can stop at two coats, I used three for my swatch.

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Love Mum is a deep red jelly base with red and gold flakes.  I'm not a fan of this one.  It's definitely too sheer for me.  Maybe I might like it better as a topper?  It is easy to use and applies evenly though, and I do like the flakes.  For my swatch I used four coats and did find it still quite see through at the tips.
  
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Merry Christmas Hermione is a black base with a deep blue to purple aurora shimmer and holo micro glitter.  Now this one I am a big fan of.  Maybe not for summer but for winter it's gorgeous!  I've actually been wearing it for the last three days.  The formula is great and builds up nicely.  For my swatch I think I used two coats (but I stupidly forgot to write how many coats I used).

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Mistletoe Kiss is a metallic foil in a bright peridot green with a smattering of silver flakes and a touch of holo flakes.  I can see this polish being a really big hit for some people.  Me?  I'm on the fence.  It's not one I love but I definitely don't hate it either.  I think with some nail art over the top would be awesome.  The formula is great but like with all of these types of polishes it can be a little messy so I recommend a careful application.  For my swatch I used three coats, but you can stop at two coats.

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Silver Sparkler is a teeny micro silver holo glitter, silver flakies, a teeny amount of rose gold flakes and holo flakies.  Now this baby sparkles!  Super pretty and perfect for the holiday season....well it's perfect for any time of the year.  It applies evenly and has a great glitter payoff.  Again, I stupidly didn't write exactly how many coats I used.  I literally wrote 2 coats maybe?.  Good work Tracy.  It will either be two or three coats.

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Yuletide Ball is a blue base with ultra chrome chameleon flakes in green-purple-blue and holo flakes.  I love this one!  I think the colour is gorgeous and it has this shift that doesn't quite translate to camera.  It's definitely better in person.  The formula is great and while you can stop at two coats I used three coats.

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This is such a great collection and definitely has something in here for everyone.  My personal favourites are Christmas At Hogwarts, Yuletide Ball, Silver Sparkler and Dumbledores Present.

The Christmas At Hogwarts Collection will be available on Grace-full Nail Polish's Australian site on November 8th at 8pm AEDT and at 3am CST on the international site.