Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Emily de Molly Swatches

After my Indie Con haul I had the tough choice of deciding which polishes I was going to try first... It had to be Emily de Molly! I got five polishes at Indie Con, along with some super pretty glitters which I also had to test out.

Geode Mine - A light brown holographic polish with blue multichrome flakies. What originally caught my eye was the flakies in this polish, that's why I ended up buying it, and I was not disappointed!

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box

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Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight


Hybird Theory - A light blue strong holographic polish with green to copper multichrome flakies. Again, I was drawn to the flakies in this polish, and I knew it would have an amazing holographic shimmer in direct sunlight in true Emily de Molly style!!!

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box

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Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight


It's Sunday Somewhere - A light pink polish with a gold shimmer and fuchsia, silver and iridescent glitters. I've really been liking the softer shade of pink recently, and I thought my mum would like this one too... Aren't I such a good daughter?! 

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box

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Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight


Sweet Jumps - An almost nude holo with bronze/gold flakies. It also has turquoise, fuchsia, and copper glitter. I found the overall colour of this polish was almost pink, yet still not, so I like it. I especially like the fuchsia and turquoise dot glitters! 

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box

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Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight


Water Balance - A blue leaning green with gold to green shifting shimmer. So this polish was actually picked out by my mum! Which is weird, because she pretty much only ever wears soft pinks/purples. Don't get me wrong, it is an AMAZING colour, the weird thing is that I brought it for my mum.

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box

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Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight


I also got some pretty glitters! I got multi iridescent flakes, holographic pigment, holographic flakes, and mermaid glitter. I was really excited to try these, so I experimented by layering them over the top of "I saw... You saw... We Saw... Warsaw" by O.P.I. I chose this colour because it is a nice dark base colour, without being boring black. I figured a dark base colour would give a nice contrast, especially with the iridescent flakes and glitter.

Lighting: Inside with light

On my pointer finer I tried the holographic flakes. They are super metallic and reflective with a large range of sizes. I dabbed some onto my nail while the polish was still tacky using an eye shadow applicator sponge. I think I had too much on the applicator and that less on the nail would look better, less overwhelming maybe? Next time I will try less flakes and see how that turns out. Onto my middle finger, the multi flakes. I was surprised at how many large flakes there were in the jar but the colours in these flakes are amazing, especially over the dark base! I applied these the same way that as the holo flakes.  Next, my ring finger with the holographic pigment. I found that this pigment didn't really rub onto the dried polish like some of the other pigments I have tried. So I added a top coat and dabbed some on with an eye shadow applicator while the top coat was tacky. This made the pigment really opaque and pretty much covered the dark blue base. I think I'll need to work on my application of this one. Lucky last, and surprisingly my favourite, the mermaid glitter! I applied this to my nail the same way as the others, over the top of tacky polish with an eye shadow applicator. Sealing this glitter in with a top coat changed how it looked (unlike the others where the top coat made little or no difference to their appearance). Before the top coat you could see the white of the glitter, but the top coat made it more translucent, highlighting the iridescent green shimmer.

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Lighting: Direct sunlight


Now to decide what polishes I am going to try next!

-Bettina