Swatch My Stash

Tuesday, 16 February 2021

 

I have been busy behind the scenes swatching some new goodies for a few different brands (all I can say is prepare your wallets!) which hasn't let me with time to do any other sort of manis for my blog this week.  But I do still have a few old swatches sitting on my computer and a goal of all of my polishes swatched on my blog so now is the perfect time to share these.  I hope you enjoy the little throwback today.

  
Emily de Molly All The Feelings 2.0.  One coat over Emily de Molly LE167.

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Emily de Molly Folklore.  Two coats.

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OPI Pearl Of Wisdom.  Two coats over white.

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Powder Perfect In My Dreams.  I can't remember how many coats I did for this one but I think it was two.

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Powder Perfect Lycanthrope.  Again, I don't have notes on this but I think I used two coats.

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Starrily Ultima.  I have zero clue how many coats for this one but I do remember it being blinding and sooooo sparkly.

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I'm pretty sure that is all of the older swatches I have sitting on my computer now so going forward any Swatch My Stash posts will current swatches.  I'm excited to dig back through my drawers and break out some of my older polishes.  I have been reorganising some more my polishes recent and I have to say there are some really awesome polishes that need to come out and play again.







Six Year Blogiversary: Throwback

Thursday, 11 February 2021

 

Today marks my six year anniversary of blogging!  I seriously can't believe it.  I actually had to do the maths on it a couple of times because, like I said - I really couldn't believe it.  These last six years have gone by really fast!  In the past six years I have managed to do 1298 blog posts which equals a whole lot of manis (both swatches and nail art).  Anyway, given today is a big day for my blog I thought why not celebrate by going way back to where is begin.  If you have been following my blog since the beginning than you would know that my very first blog post wasn't actually here on my blog.  It was actually over on Theresa's blog - It's All About The Polish.  You can find that post here.  As I am trying to swatch my way through my collection and these polishes aren't on my blog I thought why not bring them on over.  I won't re-review these polishes but I will add the swatch details.

   
The Fellowship Collection

Gandalf's Fireworks.  Three Coats.

  
Lady Of The Woods.  Two coats.

  
The Fellowship Cloak.   Two coats.

  
The White Rider.  Two coats.

  
You Have My Bow.  Three Coats.

   
Christmas 2014 Collection

Merry. Two coats.

  
Oh Holy Night. Two Coats.

  
Sugar Plum Fairy.  Two coats.

  
Nail That Accent Collection

Multi Jewel.  Two Coats.

  
Navy.  One coat over OPI Dating A Royal.

  
Passion Pink.  One coat over OPI Dim Sum Plum.

  
Violet.  One coat over OPI Do You Lilac It?

  
It's crazy to look back at these pictures.  I usually forget that I use to do a black border on my pictures, that I use to go by @oliviajade19 on Instagram and that I had the rounded watermark.  How things have changed.  One thing that hasn't changed over the years is my love for Grace-full Nail Polish.  Theresa asked me to test out some polishes for her, which then led to her asking me to swatch and review her first collections on her blog and then led to me continuing to swatch and review for her to this very day.  So I guess we have Theresa to thank for giving me the kick start to my blog.  

The biggest thank you goes to you guys who continue to stop by a check out my blog.  Thank you for supporting me for the last six years.  Here is hoping that I can continue blogging for many more years to come.  Like always, feel free to leave a comment if there is anything in particular you would like to see on my blog.  See you all in my next post x












Grace-full Nail Polish Harbour Sunset (Polish Pick Up February 2021) - Swatches & Review

Thursday, 4 February 2021

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For the first time this year I get to say "it's Polish Pick Up time again" and boy do I have a stunning polish to share with you today.  Grace-full Nail Polish have knocked it out of the park with this thermal.  Instead of me telling you about it, let me show you.

Harbour Sunset is a thermal that is blue when cold and purple when warm, and has aurora shimmer that makes it pop and a subtle smattering of ultra chameleon chrome flakies in purple, blue and pink.  I love this polish.  I think the colours both when it is warm and cold are gorgeous and so are the flakies.  This polish transitions well between the states, and has a great formula.  It doesn't photograph as accurately as I would have liked but they may depend on your screen.  I feel like the purple photographs a little more blue than it is in person.  For my swatch I used two coats.

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Harbour Sunset will be available from Friday 5th February until Monday 8th February from Polish Pick Up.  This polish is capped at 140 so get in quick before it sells out!


Emily de Molly January 2021 Trio - Swatches & Review

Tuesday, 2 February 2021

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Hayley surprised us all this year with a gorgeous trio!  I fell in love with her swatches so purchased them but Hayley gave me another surprise and refunded me so that I could swatch them for her.  So double surprise for me.  Yay!  Either way these babies would have ended up on my blog - which brings us to today.  Let's take a look at these pretties shall we?

  
Here Nor There is a very dark grey to deep rusty red multichrome with metallic gold flakes.  This is a super cool polish and really shifty.  I definitely don't have anything like it it my collection.  The formula is great and easy to use.  For my swatch I used two coats.

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One Moment Please is a clear base topper filled with neon yellow circle glitters and red to green iridescent shifting glitters.  I loooooooove this one!  It's such a unique combination.  The formula is a little tricky due to the size of the yellow glitters so I found dabbing any gentle placement of the glitters was the best way.  Sponging it on also could work.  For my swatches I used one coat over Emily de Molly Fade Into Black and one coat over Open Air.  

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Open Air is a bright blue crelly base with green aurora shimmer.  It will come as no surprise that I looooooove this one too.  It's a stunning colour and the shimmer is gorgeous as well.  The formula is easy to use although I did find it to be a little on the sheer side.  For my swatch I used three coats.

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I am really not sure what else I can say about this trio other than I love it and I think everyone should grab it.

The January Trio is available now from Emily de Molly's Australian site and from the international site.