Grace-full Nail Polish Christmas 2020 Collection - Swatches & Review

Monday, 26 October 2020

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This year has been one of the longest yet quickest years to date.  It's certainly been a crazy year that's for sure.  And speaking of crazy - we are so close to Christmas which means we will start seeing Christmas everywhere!  I know we have Christmas foods in the supermarket, and there is Christmas stuff popping up online (because our stores are still closed here in Melbourne) and now Grace-full Nail Polish are bring Christmas to my nails.  Woohoo!  Let's take a look at all the Christmas goodness...


Aussie Xmas is a fluro pink crelly filled with matte neon glitters.  This is a super fun polish.  I love the base colour and the glitters.  The formula is great and easy to use.  You don't need to go fishing for glitters and there is a good amount that comes out.  For my swatch I used two coats.

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Christmas Dust is a topper filled with gold and red/orange aurora shimmer and holo flakes. Sooooo, funny story.  Just before I swatched this collection I asked Theresa if there was anything in this collection that was a topper etc.  She said yes but couldn't remember at the time what the name was.  Anyway, I thought it was the other gold glitter in this collection but it turns out that this is the topper.  That said, I am happy to report that it does build up nicely in three coats (which is what I used for my swatch).  I haven't worn it as a topper but I really like it on it's own.  It is sheer on the first coat but builds nicely.

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Eve Magic is an indigo jelly with crystal colour shifting flakes in pink/violet/green/gold and holo flakes.  This will probably come as no surprise but I love this polish.  The colour is gorgeous and so are the flakies.  Formula is great and easy to use.  You can stop at two coats but I used three for that extra squishy flakie goodness.

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Evergreen Garland is a deep green filled with aurora shimmer.  Super pretty polish that would look great with some Christmas nail art.  I did find it to be a little one the sheer side on the first coat but it builds up nicely on the second.  I did use three coats for my swatch but you don't need it.

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Glittery Christmas is a cobalt blue jelly with mini holo silver snowflakes, shades of blue holo glitter and micro iridescent glitters. This is such a beautiful, sparkly, squishy polish - I love it!  The formula is easy to use but the snowflake glitters can be a little tricky to get out.  There are some more snowflakes within the layers but I don't think there quite show up in my pictures.  Anyway I used three coats for my swatch.
 
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Hasta La Vista 2020 is a super holographic micro glitter in silver, gold and copper.  This is definitely the perfect polish for New Year/the festive season.  It's sooooo sparkly and is so beautiful.  Now this is the polish that I thought was the topper so I swatched it over white (and I also swatched it by itself).  Personally I prefer it by itself.  It is easy to use and builds up in two coats.
 
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Lights On The Tree is a mid green filled with multi coloured ultra chrome chameleon flakes.  This polish really does remind me of a Christmas tree.  The formula is great and easy to use.  For my swatch I used three coats.
  
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Mulled Wine is a deep red with holo flakes and red metallic flakes.  No is it a Christmas collection without a red?  Nope.  Always need at least one red and this is a really pretty one. The formula is great and applies evenly.  I used three coats for my swatch but you can stop at two coats.
   
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I really love the mix of both colours and finishes that are within this collection.  There is definitely something for everyone.  My personal favourites  are Eve Magic, Hasta La Vista 2020, Aussie Christmas and Glittery Christmas....I think.  Oh picking favourites is always so hard.

The Christmas 2020 Collection will be available on October 30th at 8pm AEST from Grace-full Nail Polish's Australian site and the international site.
 

Emily de Molly October 2020 Releases - Swatches & Review

Sunday, 18 October 2020

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I know that I am not the only person in the nail world that has been obsessing over Emily de Molly's jelly polishes with the white glitter in them.  We've seen it in a few different colours and there have been heaps of comments of "I wish there was this colour" or "we need ALL the colours".  Well Hayley has come through with the goods once again....a whole collection of white glittered polishes.


4th Chamber is a dark burgundy red jelly base with matte white glitters.  I love this one!  I think the colour is gorgeous and the formula is great.  For my swatch I used two coats.

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Already Done is a dark blue jelly base with matte white glitters.  Another gorgeous colour that I love!  This polish also has a great and easy to use formula.  My swatch shows two coats.

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Attempts To Evade is a khaki green crelly base with matte white glitters.  This is such a cool colour.  I am a big fan.  For my swatch I used two coats.

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Common Feature is a dark purple jelly base with matte white glitters.  Love this one too!  I'm sure I should have done a warning at the start of this post that I love this collection but I've started now so you will just have to sit through me telling you how much I love each of these polishes.  Anyway, love this one.  It's a great colour and has a great formula.  Again, I used two coats for my swatch.

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Green Light is a dark emerald green base with matte white glitters.  I love how much glitter is in this one.  I honestly wasn't expecting it.  I'm not sure if it was just a luck of the draw or not but I definitely didn't fish for extra glitter or anything like that.  The colour is also cool and the formula is great.  I used two coats for my swatch.

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Holy Water is a dusty blue crelly base with matte white glitters.  Love the colour of this one but it doesn't photograph 100% accurately.  It has a bit more of a greenish tone to it.  Anyway, it's gorgeous and the formula is great.  My swatch shows two coats.

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Mantra is a dark teal green jelly base with matte white glitters.  This one does lean a little more green in person than in my pictures (why are teals so hard to photograph?) Anyway, I love this one.  Again the colour is stunning and the formula is fantastic.  I used two coats for my swatch.

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Plain Sight is a steel blue crelly base with matte white glitters.  Big fan of the colour of this one.  It's so cool and the formula is terrible....not just joking.  It's great.  It's super easy to use and only needs two coats which is what I used for my swatch.

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Return To Ash is a black jelly base with matte white glitters.  This one is so cool.  I was so happy to see this type of polish in black.  Seriously, it's so cool!  The formula is also great and easy to use.  My swatch shows two coats.

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The Way I'm Wired is a mustard yellow (with green undertones) crelly base with matte white glitters.  This will come as no surprise that I am not a fan of this colour.  The formula is good and easy to use.  You can definitely stop at two coats except I knocked my nails so needed to add a third coat to even it back out.

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This collection is amazing and I love it.  If I had to narrow it down I would say my favourites are 4th Chamber, Already Done, Common Feature, Holy Water  and Mantra.  Which ones are your favourites?

The October release will be available on Wednesday 21st October at 10am AEDT on Emily de Molly's Australian site and on Tuesday 20th at 7pm EST on the international site.