Monday, 25 May 2015

Inklings Collaboration Collection by Grace-Full Polish and Powder Perfect

The Inklings collection is a collaboration with Powder Perfect and Grace-full Nail Polish based on the works of J R R Tolkien. Pre-order for this collection opens on the 29th of May.

First up are the polishes by Grace-Full Polish.

"Mount Fang"  -  a deep charcoal based linear holo with red and gold sparks of colour throughout The red represents the evil within the tower from Saruman’s relationship Sauron. The gold represents the power of The One Ring. I love the crazy holographic effect of this polish, so many colours sparkling through.

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: In light box



"Sunlight and Starlight" -  a subtle linear holo that shifts between blue and green. Based on the elven kingdom Lothlorien. From Lord of the Rings Book One The fellowship of the Ring.

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: In light box



"The Lights in the Party Tree"-  a bright green microglitter full of holographic glitters with a green jelly base. There are pink, purple, blue, microglitters throughout to represent the hobbit hole doors and the flowers covering the hills. Inspired by my favourite of all Tolkien’s fictional places The Shire.

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: In light box



"Where the Gods Dwell" - a subtle linear holo that shifts from a periwinkle blue to violet, it has sparks of pink and blue. Based on the place Valinor. Such a stunning and delicate shade of purple, but with an amazing holographic punch.

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: In light box

Time for Powder Perfect's contributions to the collection...

"Horse-lords" -A maroon jelly glitter with accents of gold & bronze, representing the armour of the Rohirrim. I love this polish, it has such a beautiful combination of glitters. For my swatch I used three thin coats plus a glossy top coat.

Lighting: Inside with flash

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box



"King of Carven Stone" - A holographic polish with shadows of deep teal & seams of ultra-chrome green & gold flakies. This multi-faceted polish was inspired by the splendour of Erebor, the dwarf kingdom within the Lonely Mountain. For my swatch I used three thin coats plus a glossy top coat.

Lighting: Inside with flash

Lighting: Inside with flash

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box



"Sacred Light" - A shimmering pale grey crelly with holographic particles, glitters & flakies. Recommended application is 3 thin coats with adequate drying time between coats. Sacred Light represents the sacred starlight that is precious to the elves of the Woodland Realm. For my swatch I used three thin coats plus a glossy top coat.

Lighting: Inside with flash

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box



"The Citadel" A rich navy holographic polish representing the flag of Gondor. For my swatch I used three thin coats plus a glossy top coat.

Lighting: Inside with flash

Lighting: Inside with flash

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box


Pre-orders for this collection open the 29th of May!

-Bettina

Monday, 18 May 2015

Glam Polish & Mei Mei’s Signatures 2nd Anniversary Duo

You better get your party pants on for this duo! We all know that Glam Polish creates amazing, jaw dropping polish... Well she has done it again to celebrate the second anniversary of working with Mei Mei's Signatures, Singapore based stockist.

"We Came Here to Party" - Plum holo with blue, purple glass flecks and lots of shimmer. I love this purple, it is so dreamy. Just two coats plus a glossy top coat for my swatch. 

Lighting: Inside with flash

Lighting: Inside with flash

Lighting: Inside with flash


Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight



"All Night Long" - Lavender Tinted Holo base with silver ultra holo glitter, purple holo micro glitter and pink, blue and purple crystal glitter. Ok, now this polish is so much more than I can capture! I love the holo baswe with different coloured glitter. I tried to capture it in some macro shots (ok, lots of macro shots) but they just don't do it justice! For my swatch I used three thin coats plus a glossy top coat. 

Lighting: Inside with flash

Lighting: Inside with flash



Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box

(I told you I took way too many macros)

Amazing duo, right? Well an amazing duo deserves some nail art. These two polishes work beautifully together. For my nail art I just used some single chevron stencils from She Sells Seashells

Lighting: Inside with flash


Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight

This celebratory duo will soon be available as a set from Glam Polish, with shipping to Australia and America. It will also be available from Mei Mei's Signatures with world wide shipping.

-Bettina