Emily de Molly February 2019 Limited Edition Polishes - Swatches & Review

Sunday, 17 March 2019


Emily de Molly's March releases are just around the corner and as usual there are some AMAZING polishes in the mix.  Hayley has started rolling out some of the bottle shots and swatches of the new releases (and the limited edition polishes) in the Facebook group so if you aren't a member then definitely join (you can find the group here).  I will have all of my swatches and review of the new releases up on my blog next week.  Today, I have the limited edition polishes that were released back in February to share with you.


LE142 is a subtle purple/grey holographic with pink shimmer, iridescent flakes and silver holographic micro glitters.  I am a huge fan of this one!  It is such a great colour.  I did fail at photographing it though.  For some strange reason I only have my light box pictures.  Oops.  The formula is amazing and applies evenly.  I used two coats for my swatch.

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken in light box

LE143 is a dark red with shimmer and gold holographic micro glitters.  I love this one!  It's absolutely gorgeous.  The formula is also amazing and you could easily get away with one coat.  My swatch shows two coats.

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken in direct sunlight

Picture taken in direct sunlight

LE144 is a taupe grey with golden green shimmer.  Again, I am a fan of this one.  It is a great colour and I like the shimmer throughout.  The formula is fantastic and is opaque in two coats.

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken in direct sunlight

Picture taken in direct sunlight

LE145 is a dark teal with silver holographic micro glitters an a pink to green shifting magnetic effect.  This polish definitely looks so much better in person that in my pictures.  It is really pretty.  Normally I tend to prefer magnetic polishes before the magnet - except this one.  I think I prefer it with the magnet.  The formula is amazing and applies like a dream.  For my swatch I used two coats.
  
Picture taken in light box (without magnet)

Picture taken in light box (without magnet)

Picture taken in light box (without magnet)

Picture taken in light box (with magnet)

Picture taken in light box (with magnet)

I am beyond happy that I picked up February's limited edition polishes.  They are all just so good.  I can't wait to get my hands on March's limited edition polishes too.

The Digit-al Dozen Does Books - Day Five

Saturday, 16 March 2019


It's the final day of The Digit-al Dozen Does Books.  As much as I was dreading this week, I think it has been a little bit fun.  More so this end half of the week.  Once I got out of thinking I had to do a book that you read, it really opened up some other ideas.  Like today - today I have done a colouring in book.  More specifically an adult colouring book.

For my base I used Emily de Molly Bright Retreat (is that a surprise to anyone?  I go through about a million bottles of this stuff) and stamped using Powder Perfect's Black Stamping Polish.  All of the images are from Uberchic Beauty's Radiate Love.  I couldn't really pick which images I wanted to use so I used picked a row and used them all.




That brings us to the end of the Digit-al Dozen Does Books!  I am so happy I managed to complete it.  Now to start worrying about the next Digit-al Dozen theme.  Ekk.






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The Digit-al Dozen Does Books - Day Four

Friday, 15 March 2019


I was thinking that today was the last day for the Digit-al Dozen Does Books but it's only Day Four.  Never fear, I do have an idea for tomorrow's mani but let's talk about today's.  Yesterday when I was going through some of my stamping plates looking for book images I stumbled across Lina Nail Art Supplies Hipster, Geek Or Chic 01 and I just had to use this image.

Now you may be looking at this mani and thinking "Tracy, what the hell is this?"  Well this image is very maths like which for me turns into a maths book.  I used to do A LOT of maths when I was in high school and I would always writing in grey lead pencil which is why I did today's mani in white (for the paper) and grey (for the grey lead pencil).  For my base I used Emily de Molly Bright Retreat and stamped using Hit The Bottle Looking For Mr Grey.




One more day to go!  Woohoo!  I hope you guys have been checking out the other amazing girls in the Digit-al Dozen.
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The Digit-al Dozen Does Books - Day Three

Thursday, 14 March 2019


I'm back for Day Three of the Digit-al Dozen Does Books.  Woohoo!  Funny story, I pulled out a bunch of my stamping plates that were book related like the Uberchic Beauty Fairytale plates, a mermaid plate but for some strange reason they just weren't giving me any ideas of what to do on my nails.  But then I had a thought - who actually said that "books" needed to be something that you read?  No one.  So for today's mani I did note book nails.  

For my base I used Emily de Molly Bright Retreat and stamped using Maniology's Quasar and Astronomical.  Images are from Lina Nail Art Supplies Feeling Shapely 01.





I really need to practice stamping straight lines.  Having such a massive curve in my nails doesn't help either.  


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Grace-full Nail Polish Mistress Of Magic (Hella Handmade Creations March 2019) - Swatches & Review

Wednesday, 13 March 2019


I'm interrupting this week's Digit-al Dozen posts with this month's Hella Handmade Creations polish by Grace-full Nail Polish.  Woohoo!  And this is a gorgeous polish so it is well worth the interruption!

Mistress Of Magic is a deep vibrant sapphire blue linear holo with aurora shimmer in blue-purple and is inspired by DC Raven.  I think that this is a really stunning colour and the formula is awesome.  My swatch shows two coats.

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken in direct sunlight

Picture taken in direct sunlight
I know this is a very short post but there really is only so many ways that I can say that this is a great polish and the formula is awesome.

Mistress Of Magic will be available for presale on March 14th until March 21st from Hella Handmade Creations. This polish is capped to 80 bottles so you will definitely need to be quick to grab yourself a bottle.

The Digit-al Dozen Does Books - Day Two

Tuesday, 12 March 2019


It's Day Two of The Digit-al Dozen Does Books.  When thinking about this week's theme I was thinking about children's books.  They are what we read most in our house (reading time for me was replaced with nail time and of course social media oops) so it just seemed fitting.  My daughter is currently into reading a book series called Rainbow Magic and I thought they made for some great nail art. 

One thing about the Rainbow Magic books that stands out to me is the metallic images that sit behind each of the fairies.  Each book has a different them and colour which is always fun.  Anyway, if I could do better free hand then I totally would have free handed this mani but I can't so really this mani looks nothing like the book cover.  Let's just say that it is inspired by Elle The Thumbelina Fairy.  For this mani I used Emily de Molly Original Cindy and Slacker, Bums And Weirdos for my gradient, and stamped with Hit The Bottle I Blue It All On Polish and Snowed In.  Images are from Lina Nail Art Supplies Feeling Shapely 09 and Uberchic Beauty Fairytale 02.




I will be having a slight break from this week's Digit-al Dozen as I have a very important polish to share with you guys tomorrow.  I will return to the Digit-al Dozen book manis on Thursday.


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The Digit-al Dozen Does Books - Day One

Monday, 11 March 2019


It's Digit-al Dozen week again and I'll be honest - I am dreading this week's book theme.  It is definitely one of my least favourite themes that we have this year.  But it is a challenge that I am going to take on for the full five days.  Who knows how well this is going to go.  I guess we will find out together.

There is a little bit of a story behind today's mani.  It was late at night and I needed something that was quick to put on my nails (ie something that requires one coat and dries quick) so that I didn't have naked nails the next day.  Roll on the next night as I sat down to think of what the hell to do for today's mani.  Black nails = Little Black Book.  Yep.  Nice and easy and ticks the box for the book theme.  Given little black books are meant to be secretive I thought it would be fun to do a matte base with shiny stamping.  I do like how this mani came out.  For my base I used Emily de Molly Fade Into Black (which I topped with Picture Polish G'day Matte) and stamped using Powder Perfect's Black Stamping Polish.  
               



I've survived Day One.  Woohoo!  The other girls definitely will have some amazing manis this week so I highly recommend checking them out if you haven't already.
                
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