ellagee’s Villainous Holo-ween Collection: Maleficent and Hades Duo Swatches & Review

Villainous Holo-ween Collage

I love Halloween and who doesn’t love Disney?!  So I was super excited when Laura of ellagee asked it I would review some of her polishes from the upcoming Villainous Holo-ween Collection inspired by the quirky Disney villains we all love.  This collection contains eight polish duos that are all based on a different Disney villain.  Each set has an incredible holo polish and a coordinating glitter topper.  Pre-orders for these polishes begin on 9/5/2014 and can be purchased separately or as a set.   I was sent the Maleficent and Hades Duos to swatch and review and just love them, let’s take a look…

I had to try the Maleficent Duo based on the Disney movie Sleeping Beauty first because, I’ll admit, she has always been one of the scariest and most evil villains to me.  I can still hear her voice and laugh in my head, “Fools! Idiots! Imbeciles!” and “Now shall you deal with me and all the powers of HELL! bwahaha!

Maleficent

Now Shall You Deal With ME! is a sparkling lime green polish with intense linear and scattered holographic shimmer and flashes of gold.  This polish perfectly captures the color of her green flames.  The formula was flawless, I used two thin coats and my Vapid Lacquer Topcoat for all these pictures.  The holo-fire was so intense in the sun and under led lights and the gold shimmer really came through in lower lighting.

Now Shall You Deal With Me 1

Now Shall You Deal With Me 2 Now Shall You Deal With Me 3

Now Shall You Deal With Me 4

Now Shall You Deal With Me 5

Mistress Of All Evil is a clear top coat with a mix of black, purple, and hot pink holo glitters.  It was made to go perfectly with Now Shall You Deal with ME!, so I tried it over that first.  Some of the other blogger/swatchers used the glitter topcoats over other colors and I LOVE the versatility with these!  You have so many options and they look amazing over so many colors.  In these pictures I used 1 coat over Now Shall You Deal With ME!  It went on so easily, no fishing, dabbing or placing the glitter needed, and as a bonus, it dried SO smooth I probably could have gotten away without a topcoat!

Maleficent Combo 1

Maleficent Combo 2

I know this was made to be a topper, but I sure do love a good glitter bomb and couldn’t resist trying to use it alone too.  I used 3 coats in these pictures to get full coverage.  Mistress of All Evil is SO sparkly and my camera refused to cooperate so I used a couple blurred photos to show off the bling. 🙂

Mistress of All Evil 1

Mistress of All Evil 2

Mistress of All Evil 3

Next up is the Hades Duo based on the Disney movie Hercules and I think I may love these colors even more!  Fine, I’ll admit it, I had to do a little homework for this duo …Hercules must have came out when I wasn’t watching new movies and before I had kids because it is one of the very few Disney flicks I hadn’t seen.   Well, I remedied that with a few clicks on Netflix and the kids sure didn’t mind a bit.  We’ve now watched it umpteen times and have all the songs stuck in our heads. 🙂

Hades

Whoa, Is My Hair Out?  is a sparkling aqua blue with intense linear and scattered holographic shimmer and perfectly captures the blue flames of Hades hair.  The holo in this one is insane and I couldn’t stop staring at my nails!  Again this is 2 thin coats with a top coat and the formula was flawless.

Whoa Is My Hair Out 1

Whoa Is My Hair Out 2

Whoa Is My Hair Out 3

Whoa Is My Hair Out 4

Whoa Is My Hair Out 5
Let’s Get Ready To RUMBLE is a clear top coat with a mix of navy, indigo, and charcoal holo glitters.  In the first pictures I used 1 coat over Whoa Is My Hair Out? and application was once again perfect and so smooth.  Then I used it alone with 3 coats to get full coverage.

Haites Combo 1

Haites Combo 2

Lets Get Ready To Rumble 1

Lets Get Ready To Rumble 2

Lets Get Ready To Rumble 3

What do you think of these?  Who is your favorite villain?  I love that these colors can be used all year and not just specifically for Halloween.  You can get you hands on these starting Friday September 5th, 2014 at 9am CST.  Check out the other amazing Villainous Holo-ween Duos at ellagee.com and follow along on Facebook for release updates and lots more pretty pictures.

Villainous Holo-ween Collage

PRESS SAMPLE:  I was provided these polishes from Laura at ellagee in exchange for my honest review, all opinions are my own.

Ellagee Polish and Jewelry Review …and GIVEAWAYS

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Yay!  I have so many fun things from Ellagee Polish to share with you, even a couple “polish firsts” for me!  All Ellagee polishes are hand crafted by Laura in small batches with care and attention to detail. They are made with only high-quality components and are tested for separation, sinking, fading, bleeding, curling, durability and down right awesomeness.  All polishes are cruelty free, vegan and they are 5-free meaning they are free of Toluene, Formaldehyde, Dibutyl Phthalate, Camphor, and Formaldehyde Resin.  I love this!  Most handcrafted nail polishes are at least 3-free which I love, but 5-free makes me extra happy! 🙂

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Today I not only have polish to share with you but Nail Polish Jewelry too!  Have you seen these yet?  Laura can put any of her polishes into rings, pendants or earrings to make beautiful and unique jewelry.  I have seen a few of these around but I love the settings that Ellagee has the best!  What is really fun, is that you can paint your nails to match for a complete set.  I ordered the Ring, Teardrop Earrings and Round Pendant in Beam Me Up over black.  It turned out so gorgeous and is actually the set pictured on her site!

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Ellagee Nail Polish Jewelry – Beam Me Up over black

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Ellagee Nail Polish Jewelry – Beam Me Up over black

Ellagee also makes cute little Nail Polish Key Chains in the polish color of your choice.  It’s funny, I misunderstood and thought the key chain was a mini polish for touch-ups on the go, but Laura had a good point …you wouldn’t what that breaking or opening in your purse! 😛  So she went ahead and sent me a real mini of Beam Me Up so I could paint my nails to match, whoohoo!  How cute are these key chains?  Wouldn’t they be great stocking stuffers for the polish lover in you life?  They have been tested for durability and can totally withstand the normal wear and tear your key chain goes through.

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Ellagee Nail Polish Key Chain – Beam Me Up over black

Beam Me Up is a sheer gold shimmer top coat that looks great over so many colors!  In all these pictures I have on 2 coats of Beam Me Up.  I didn’t need a top coat because it is super smooth and shiny on it’s own.

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2 coats of Beam Me Up

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Beam Me Up over purple, blue, green and red

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Beam Me Up over black

Laura also sent me a blogger sample of La Fée Verte which is a thermal glow-in-the-dark polish with subtle ultrafine holographic shimmer.  This polish is actually two first for me and I was SO excited!  I have never had a thermal or a glow polish, yay!  This polish is silver when it is warm and green-blue when it is cool.  Normally I’m always cold, so it stays a really awesome minty teal color, both colors are so pretty and you can get a beautiful gradient effect when it is used on long nails.  I tried so hard to get the gradient to show on my nails, but it was 93 degrees in my house that day and my tips wouldn’t stay green, haha!

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La Fée Verte – Cool Tip Warm Bottle

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La Fée Verte – Cool

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La Fée Verte – Warm

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La Fée Verte – Warm Bottle, Cool Nails

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La Fée Verte – Cool Bottle, Warm Nails

and La Fée Verte is glow-in-the-dark!  I have never owned a glow polish either, so I thought that was super cool, and just in time for Halloween!

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La Fée Verte – Glow In the Dark!

I originally found Ellagee when I entered and won a giveaway, but my poor little prize polish got set aside while I went on a swatching and reviewing frenzy.  I finally gave It’s a Gas Gas Gas! a chance to shine and boy did she sing!  It’s a Gas Gas Gas! is a medium fuchsia with ultrafine holographic shimmer and teeny gold holo glitter, SO pretty!  In these pictures I have on 2 coats with a top coat, with and without flash.  …time to get jewelry to match! 🙂

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It’s a Gas Gas Gas!

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It’s a Gas Gas Gas!

GIVEAWAY Time…

Ellagee Polish is in a couple of giveaways right now so you can enter to win some of her amazing polishes too!

http://www.lacqueristhebestmedicine.com/2013/08/indie-polish-awareness-mega-giveaway.html

http://colorsutraa.blogspot.com/2013/09/1500-likes-giveaway.html

Check out all the beautiful products in the Ellagee Polish Store and keep up with new releases and sales on Facebook, TwitterInstagram and Pinterest.

The products in this review are a combination of purchases, blogger samples and giveaway prizes, all opinions are my own.

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