Grace-full Nail Polish Roads Go Ever On Collection - Swatches & Review

Friday, 21 June 2019


Grace-full Nail Polish are back with not one but two new collections.  Woohoo!  I do have both collections to share with you over the next couple of days but I thought I would start with the Roads Go Ever On Collection - simply that's because that's what I swatched first.  This collection is inspired by The Lord Of The Rings and the name is from a poem by Tolkien.  


Fields Of Rohan is a light tan crelly with gold flakes and green and gold crystal chameleon flakes.  This one isn't my cup of tea in terms of colour but the formula is good.  It is easy to use (with no fishing or placement required for the flakes) and applies evenly.  For my swatch I used three coats, however you can stop at two coats.

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken in direct sunlight

Picture taken in direct sunlight
Fires Of Mordor is a black jelly base with ultra chrome chameleon flakes in red, gold and orange.  Now this one is a little more me.  As it is a jelly polish it is a little sheer on the first coat but builds up nicely on the second coat.  I did find that it was best to do a slight dabbing motion on the first coat.  My swatch shows three coats.

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken outdoors in overcast lighting

Picture taken outdoors in overcast lighting
Helms Deep Fortress is described as a black based linear holo packed with blue-purple aurora shimmer and teal/navy/violet ultra chrome chameleon flakes.  This is easily my favourite from this collection.  I think the colour and glitters are gorgeous and the formula is great and easy to use.  I used three coats for my swatch.  I am going to go ahead and apologize for the 'holo' pictures.  Sadly, when I was swatching this polish there was no sunshine and no sun forecast for the next forever (thanks winter).  This polish is definitely much prettier in person.

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken outdoors in overcast lighting

Picture taken outdoors in overcast lighting

Picture taken under direct LED lighting

Picture taken under direct LED lighting
Mirkwood Trees is an emerald green aurora shimmer with flashes of gold and a metallic that glows.  The formula of this one is great and applies evenly.  My swatch shows two coats.

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken outdoors

Picture taken outdoors
Misty Mountains is a light blue crelly with teeny blue metallic flakes.  Now this one I kinda found a little disappointing.  Hear me out first before jumping on me.  I think this is a pretty polish but is looks so much prettier in the bottle.  In the bottle it nearly looks as though it has a blue sheen to it which kinda took this polish to another place, but on the nail it completely disappears on the nail.  Formula wise this one is sheer but it's easy to use.  I used four coats for my swatch.

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken in direct sunlight

Picture taken in direct sunlight
Rivendell Waterfall is a thermal polish that moves between a grass green to a greeny turquoise blue with a smattering of aurora shimmer.  This one isn't for me.  I really am not a fan of green nails, but that is just me.  The formula of this one is great and applies evenly, it also transitions well between the warm and cool states.  I used three coats for my swatch.

Picture taken in light box (transitioning)

Picture taken in light box (transitioning)

Picture taken in light box (cold)

Picture taken in light box (cold)

Picture taken outdoors in overcast lighting (cold)

Picture taken outdoors in overcast (cold)

Picturre taken in light box (warm)

Picture taken in light box (warm)
Tower Of Isengaro is a black jelly base with crystal chameleon colour shifting flakes in green, blue, fuchsia and gold.  Of the two flakey polishes in this collection - this is my favourite.  I love the colours in it.  In terms of the formula it is along the same lines as Fires Of Mordor.  My swatch shows three coats.

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken outdoors in overcast lighting

Picture taken outdoors in overcast lighting
Tree Folk is a linear holo with a black base and aurorua shimmer in green/gold/teal. and a smattering of red gold chrome chameleon flakes.  This is a such a great colour and the formula is awesome.  You could easily get away with one coat, however I used two coats for my swatch.

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken in overcast sunlight

Picture taken outdoors in overcast lighting

Picture taken in direct sunlight

Picture taken in direct sunlight
There are definitely some great polishes in this collection, although there are a few that aren't my personal taste.  My favourite from this collection is Helms Deep Fortress.

The Roads Go Ever On Collection will be available on Grace-full Nail Polish's Australian site on 24th June 8pm AEST and on the international site at 5am CST. 

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