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

Wednesday, 20 February 2019


Let's start today's post with a "fun fact".  Emily de Molly is officially the first ever indie brand in my collection to have a whole Alex drawer set dedicated to it.  It took me quite some time to rearrange my collection to fit everything in and give some space (I also needed another drawer for my Grace-full Nail Polish) but I have done it!  I just need to rearrange each of those brands drawers so they are organized and have some space to grow!  Woohoo!  Anyway, today I have the limited edition polishes from Emily de Molly that were released back in January to share with you.


LE118 is a burgundy/eggplant holo with blue chrome flakes and silver holographic microglitters.   This is the polish that I first saw from this release that I knew I had to have.  I absolutely love it.  It is such a gorgeous colour and the formula is awesome.  For my swatch I used two coats.

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LE119 is a bright purple crelly with assorted black and pink glitters.  I don't know about you guys but I am loving all of these crellies that keep popping up.  This one is an awesome one too!  I love that colour and the mix of glitters in it.  The formula is also fantastic and the glitter doesn't require any fishing or placement.  My swatch shows two coats.

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LE120 is a grey subtle holo with silver and pink glitters.  This is such a pretty polish.  I really like the added glitter.  It just gives it a little something extra.  The formula is amazing - you could get away with one coat.  My swatch shows two coats.

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LE121 is a red jelly with red, pink and iridescent glitters and a subtle red shimmer.  I'm a huge fan of this one.  It is super pretty and I love the glitters.  The formula is great and no fishing or placement of the glitter is required.  You can stop at two coats, however it was a little see through on the tips for me plus I like the extra depth a third coat gives.

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I am such a huge fan of these limited edition polishes.  I can already tell that this month's favourites are going to be huge - which then means I am going to struggle to trying to narrow down my end of year favourites.  Eek!

What I've Been Wearing On My Nails

Monday, 18 February 2019


Occasionally I do my nails purely for me.  They aren't manis that I do for a nail art challenge, or for review purposes, they really are just manis that I do for me to wear.  Even though my original intention was for me to just wear them I am in such a habit of photographing my manis that I thought I may as well share them with you guys.  These aren't going to be in any particular order, just whatever order they are saved on my computer as.  I hope you enjoy.


Dry brush is one of those techniques that I think look so cool but then kinda forget about them.  Oops.  For this mani I used Emily de Molly Bright Retreat for my base and brushed on Color Club East Austin and Modern Pink.  I do love these colours together.


Earlier this year (and maybe going back into last year - time goes too quickly I can't keep up) I fell in love with matte bases with metallic stamping.  This is one of the manis that I wore but I didn't fall in love with it as much as I hoped I would.  I think there needs to be more of a contrast with the colours.  For my base I used China Glaze  At Your Athleisure and stamped using China Glaze Metallic Muse.  Image is from Lina Nail Art Supplies Make Your Mark 08.


This next mani must be a fairly old one because I don't really remember wearing it.  Have I mentioned I paint my nails on a very regular basis?  Manis can become a bit of a blur after a while.  For my base I used Emily de Molly Sugar Coated Memories and stamped using Powder Perfect's Black Stamping Polish.  Image is from Emily de Molly EDM38.


Now this next mani was one of those manis that I could happily wear forever!  I absolutely love it!  It will be in my favourites post at the end of the month.  My base is Emily de Molly The Dragon King (which is being released tomorrow!) and stamped using Bundle Monster (or Maniology as they are now known) BM-XL211.  I wore this both glossy and matte.  I'm not sure which mani I like better.




This next mani (and the mani after this one) will also be going into my monthly favourites.  I love everything about this mani.  The base polish really makes it look like I put in lots of effort when in fact I just painted one polish one.  The base is Emily de Molly The Uttermost and was stamped using Lina Nail Art Supples Mad For Mandalas.




This next mani is very similar to the one above but what can I say?  I am obsessed with the one above so wanted something similar on my nails again.  My base is Emily de Molly Undertones and again is stamped with Lina Nail Art Supplies Mad For Mandalas.




If you have been following me for quite some time then you will know that I love sponging on backgrounds and that I also love Pretty Serious Cosmetics Pastel Pets Collection - put them both together and you have a winning mani!  


Now this is a really old mani.  I found in randomly hiding in one of the folders on my computer.  I have absolutely no clue what I used for this mani but it's pretty so I thought I would share it anyway.


This next mani was a super fun mani to wear.  I wore it for my daughter's first day back at school this year.  I wish I took a photo of all ten of my nails.  For this mani (including the nails you can see) I used Pretty Serious Cosmetics Dollface, Poppet, Peachie Poo, Little Duckling, Bon Bon and Funny Foo-Foo.


The last mani I have to share with you today is definitely an appropriate one for this time of year (or I guess technically a little late given it was Valentine's Day last week).  My base is Sally Hansen Back To The Fuchsia, stamping polish is Hit the Bottle Drunk Tank Pink and image is from Pueen 111.


That brings me to the end of today's post.  I hope you enjoyed these random manis that I have done.  It's nice to be able to share them.  I think I will be doing more of these types of manis.  It gives me a chance to use some of my older things.


Emily de Molly February 2019 Releases - Swatches & Review

Sunday, 17 February 2019


OMG!  OMG! O.....M.....G!!!!!  I am BEYOND excited to share with you this month's releases from Emily de Molly.  I have had these for quite some time now and have been dying to share them with you guys.  This release is one of my all time favourite releases that Emily de Molly have ever done.  There are sooooo many amazing polishes...but rather than me telling you how amazing these polishes are, how about I just show you instead? Prepare your wallets guys because you will be needing a lot of these polishes (or all of them).


A Better Tomorrow is a steel blue holographic with silver holographic micro glitter and pink to green shifting multichrome shimmer.  I love this polish!  It's a gorgeous colour with an amazing formula.  My swatch shows two coats.

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Grace And Glory is a bright purple crelly with blue/purple iridescent flakes.  You are probably going to get sick of reading "I love this polish" but I can't help it.  I honestly love this polish!  The colour and flakies are gorgeous.  This polish does apply a little patchy on the first coat and the flakies like to stick together a little bit, however it does even out on the second coat.  You can stop at two coats, however for me I found it a little bit sheer at the tips for me - plus I wanted that extra depth of a third coat so that's what I used.

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Old Friend Of Mine is a medium brown holographic with subtle gold shimmer and iridescent flakes.  I am a big fan of this one.  I think the combination of the base colour with the shimmer and flakies is great.  The formula is also fantastic and is opaque in two coats.

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Parallel Worlds is a pink/purple base with green/blue/purple/red aurora shimmer.  This is actually the first polish I tried from this release and I instantly fell in love with it (both in the bottle and on my nails).  The base colour is stunning and that shift!  OMG the shift in this polish is amazing!  It looks so different in different lighting and angles.  You could never get bored wearing this polish.  The formula is super easy to use and it applies evenly.  I do find this polish is a bit see through at the tips with direct light behind it.  I used three coats for my swatch, however I did find there was no real difference between the second and third coats.  Next time I will only do two coats.

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Sheer Thrills is a very pale purple with very strong green to pink shifting shimmer and green to purple chrome flakes.  This is such a unique and interesting shade.  I really like it!  Especially that shifting shimmer.  The formula is great and applies evenly.  My swatch shows three coats.

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The Dragon King is a dark khaki green crelly filled with pink/orange/green iridescent flakes.  I absolutely love this polish and the flakies!  It also makes for some great nail art (which will be on my IG page either already or some time very soon).  The formula is amazing and is opaque in two coats.

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The Uttermost is a pink/coral base with gold/green/purple aurora shimmer.  Again, I absolutely love this polish!  It's so beautiful.  This is one of those polishes that look amazing worn alone, or with some simple nail art over the top.  It makes for a really effortless yet stunning mani.  I'll be sharing my nail art that I have done using this polish soon.  The formula of the polish is great and easily to use.  I used three coats for my swatch.

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Undertones is a bright red based purple with blue to purple shifting foil shimmer.  I am obsessed with this polish too!  It's amazing!  The formula is fantastic and is a dream to work with.  I used three coats for my swatch, however you can stop at two coats.

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How amazing are these polishes?  I'm seriously soooooo in love with them all.  I'm not sure I can really pick favourites but if I absolutely had to I would say Parallel Worlds, Undertones, The Uttermost, The Dragon King, Grace And Glory and A Better Tomorrow....so basically all of them.  I really suck at picking favourites don't I?  You honestly can't go wrong with any of the polishes from this release.

The February releases will be available on Tuesday 19th February at 10am AEDT from Emily de Molly's Australian site and on Monday 18th February at 6pm EST on the international site.