Friday, 20 June 2014

The Epic Journey Collection by Glam Polish

The stunning collection is inspired by the Fellowships journey through Middle Earth and contains nine beautiful polishes. This collection is the ultimate combination of blues, greens, teals, purples and of course, blurples. The collection contains different combinations of holo dust, flakies and glass flecks to create truly unique polishes. Many of the polishes at first may appear to be similar, but I can assure you that each and every single polish is unique in its own way. Each polish from the collection seems to change drastically depending on the light, and they all have an amazing colour spectrum that my photography skills could not fully capture.  Each of the polishes in the collection require two or three coats depending on thickness, for my swatches I also topped each swatch off with a glossy top coat. For each swatch I have photos in direct sunlight and in my light box, for many of the polishes you can see a drastic colour change depending on the lighting. Enough from me, I am going to let the photos do the talking now...

"Anduin River" - This one is a brilliant deep blue with a slight greenish shimmer. It is packed with flakies and a stunning holographic effect. Probably one of my favourites from this collection. 

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box

"Eye of Sauron" - This polish is an amazing deep purple with flakies and a subtle shimmery holographic effect. It also has a slight blue and gold shimmery effect in different lighting and at different angles.

Lighting: Direct sunlight


Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box

"Fangorn Forest"- This is a stunning deep turquoise/teal colour with flecks and flakies. 

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box

"Fires of Mordor" - A very dark and vampy purple base with flakies, holo dust and shimmers of other colours thought out. 

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box

"Helm's Deep" - This polish has a blacked blue base with a dazzling blue shimmer and holographic effect. It also has an amazing purple shimmer which you can kind of see in the light box pictures.

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box

"Isengard" - This one changes dramatically depending on the light as you can see in my pictures it looks very blue in the sunlight but in my light box it is much more purple. This one also has a generous sprinkling of holo dust and looks beautiful in the sunlight.

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box

"Mines of Moria"- Another polish with a beautiful holographic effect in the sunlight. When in the light box photos you can see all the delicate flakies and flecks which gives it its depth and colour shift.

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box

"Mount Doom" - This one is a deep purple with a hint of blue. In the sunlight the holo dust reveals brilliant colours and it even shimmers in the light box.

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box

"Rivendell" - This was one of the most amazing and surprising polishes  in the collection. It has a deep green jelly base that is packed full of purple/blue flakies. It is quite mesmerizing to look at and difficult to capture. You can kind of see the green base with the coloured flecks in my light box pictures, a little imagination may be required.

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box

The whole collection is now available for pre-order from Glam Polish. The official release date for the collection is the 26th of June. Shipping will be available to Australia and America.

I will admit I am not too familiar with the inspiration behind the collection. For more stunning swatches and detailed imagery of the inspiration behind each polish I urge you to check out Serenity Nails by Christine. You can see Part 1 of her post HERE and Part 2 HERE.


-Bettina