Nicole Diary Wonderworld (Part) Collection - Swatches & Review

Monday, 28 May 2018


I was contacted back in March by Nicole Diary to see if I would like to swatch and review some more of their products.  I have previously worked with Nicole Diary before and have a bit of mixed reaction to their brand.  The first time I worked with them (which was back in 2016) it was great.  Communication was good, shipping time was good and the product was good as well.  I was contacted by them again shortly after my initially review asking if I would like to review some more products.  I replied and then heard nothing back from them.  No products arrived and they ignored all my emails.  That was a couple of years ago now so fast forward back the March of this year and I agreed to given them another go.  I was sent four of the polishes from the Wonderworld Collection, sadly one of the polishes broke in transit.  The shipping also took eight weeks to get to me.  I have never had a package take so long to arrive before so that was quite disappointing (I was quoted three to five weeks).


Burning Sun is a multichrome that shifts from a bronze/copper to green and gold.  This is my least favourite of the three that I have tried.  It's just not my sort of colour and it doesn't shift as may colours as the others.  I used one coat over black.




Iridescent Cloud is a clear base with multichrome flakies.  I love this one.  There are so many colours, plus it's flakies!  I love flakies!  You could wear this on its own but you will need to sponge it on to get it opaque.  I used one coat over black.






Rainbow Shadow is a multichrome that shifts between so many colours.  There is more colours than is shown in my pictures.  So pretty and definitely a favourite of mine.  My swatch shows one coat over black.




I have always been a big fan of multichromes and flakies so this Wonderworld Collection is definitely right up my alley.  My personal favourites are definitely Rainbow Shadow and Iridescent Cloud.

The Wonderworld Collection is available now from Nicole Diary.  You can use the code OJNL10 for a 10% discount.

Have you shopped with Nicole Diary before?

Emily de Molly May 2018 Releases - Swatches & Review

Saturday, 26 May 2018


I know I say this every single month, but Emily de Molly have killed it with their latest releases!  There isn't a single polish in this month's release that I don't like or am on the fence about.  Narrowing down the favourites from this release may be close to impossible.  Let's take a look at them shall we?  This is a very picture heavy post so I will try and keep the chatting to a minimum.


Causing Friction is a red based brown with golden/green shimmer, green to blue shifting iridescent flakes and fuchsia micro glitters.  I really like the mix of glitters, shimmer and flakes in this polish.  It's so interesting.  The formula is amazing.  You could get away with only one coat.  I used two coats for my swatch.

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Picture taken in direct sunlight
Larger Than Life is a chartreuse with golden/green shimmer and silver holographic micro glitters.  This polish is very sparkly and reminds me of summer.  The formula is easy to use.  I did find that it was a little bit see through at the tips after two coats so I used three coats for my swatch.

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Lost In Translation is a pale pink (warm) to brown (cold) thermal with copper overlay and silver micro metallic micro glitters.  I really like this one, particularly in the warm state.  It shifts well between the two shades and the formula is awesome.  My swatch shows two coats.

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Picture taken in light box (cold)

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Picture taken in direct sunlight (cold)

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Picture taken in light box (transitioning)

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Picture taken in direct sunlight (warm)
Mundane Tasks is a steel blue crelly with green chrome flakes and green and fuchsia micro glitters.  This is another one of those old school indies that seem to be popping up here and there and I am more than ok with it.  I really like the base colour and the glitters.  The formula is amazing and close to being a one coater.  I used two coats for my swatch.

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Picture taken in direct sunlight
Reflected Glory is a coppery red foil holo with strong gold shimmer.  This is such a gorgeous colour and the formula is fantastic.  My swatch shows two coats.

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Picture taken in direct sunlight
The Longest Night is a dark teal with golden/green shimmer and silver holographic micro glitters.  This polish is gorgeous!  I love everything about it.  The formula is awesome and is opaque in two coats.

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Travels By Day is a purple/gold/green multichrome magnetic with blue iridescent shimmer in a dark blue base.  I love, love, love this one!  The colour is gorgeous both before and after the magnet, and the formula is awesome.  I have learnt with magnets that top coat makes it shift some more.  I did have a nice crisp line until I added top coat.  My swatch shows two coats.

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Picture in direct sunlight

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Picture taken in light box (before magnet)

Picture taken in light box (before magnet)

Picture taken outdoors in shade (before magnet)

Picture taken outdoors in shade (before magnet)

Picture taken outdoors in shade (before magnet)

Picture taken outdoors in shade (before magnet)
Winter's Gate is a very pale greyed lilac with gold/green/blue shifting aurora pigment.  Love this one too.  It's so pretty and delicate, and the glitter/pigment is stunning!  The formula is on the sheer side so I would actually consider using a base colour next time.  For my swatch I used three coats.

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Picture taken outdoors in shade

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Picture taken in direct sunlight
See what I mean?  This month's release from Emily de Molly is amazing!!  My favourites of favourites (and this has been hard for me to decide) are Travels By Day, The Longest Night and Winter's Gate....and Reflected Glory.....ok I'll stop there.   Which of this polishes are you loving?

The May Releases will be available on Monday 28th May at 10am on Emily de Molly's Australian site and on Sunday 27th May at 8pm EDT on the international site.