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.

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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!

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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. 🙂

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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.

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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.

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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.

The Devil Wears Polish Customs, Holos & Anarchy

If you could have someone create any type of nail polish for you, what would you have them make?  Someone asked me this question a couple months ago and I thought of a few ideas.  Literally the next day The Devil Wears Polish posted a picture of her chocolate holo Nice & Toasty and I was floored!  This was exactly what I was picturing as one of my ideas!

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The Devil Wears Polish – Nice & Toasty

That got me thinking, and I contacted Tami about another idea that I thought she would do best and Indian Summer was born.  This polish is really special and is made in remembrance of Tami’s dad.  I feel very honored to have been able to collaborate with her on this beautiful color.  Check out this collage that she made to announce its arrival …I definitely felt super warm and fuzzy seeing my mention in it. 🙂

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Indian Summer is a copper jelly base containing copper hex, dark copper micro hex, and small gold dots.  It is really sheer so it can be used as a glitter topper to add some festive Fall flavor, or it can be worn on its own in 3 coats or so.  I’m always a little greedy with my color so I used 4 coats in these pictures with a top coat.  I felt like it dried really fast because I was actually packing for a road trip in between coats and every couple minutes I had to change laundry, change diapers, do dishes and I never smeared it at all! (that pretty much never happens, I am always redoing a couple fingers)  I seriously LOVE this color, check it out…

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The Devil Wears Polish – Indian Summer

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The Devil Wears Polish – Indian Summer

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The Devil Wears Polish – Indian Summer (1 coat)

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The Devil Wears Polish – Indian Summer (1 coat over Suck My Peach, Nice & Toasty, Julep Ingrid and Julep Olivia)

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The Devil Wears Polish – Indian Summer (4 coats + a top coat)

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The Devil Wears Polish – Indian Summer

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The Devil Wears Polish – Indian Summer

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The Devil Wears Polish – Indian Summer

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The Devil Wears Polish – Indian Summer

The reason why I knew she would do such a good job with this one?  Her jellies are awesome!  I bought these a while back, check out how pretty How’s Them Berries and Merman Tracks are!  Both of these are 3 coats with a top coat.  Love, love, love the large dot glitters!

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The Devil Wears Polish – Merman Tracks and How’s Them Berries 

But do you know what The Devil Wears Polish does even better?!  HOLOS!  In my mind Tami is the Queen of Holo, maybe it’s because they were some of the first ones I saw, but they are amazing!  I bought a few from her Lustrous Linears 2.0 line and then of course my Nice & Toasty.   She also created another beauty for me called Bourbon Substitute which is a gorgeous amber holo, buuut I haven’t been able to buy that one yet, so it will have to wait.  Take a look at these pics to find out why I am in love with Tami’s holos so much… all of these pictures are 3 coats with a top coat.  2 coats would have been perfectly fine, but remember I am greedy with my color! lol

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The Devil Wears Polish – Nice & Toasty

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The Devil Wears Polish – Suck My Peach

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The Devil Wears Polish – Water Nympho and G-Spot

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The Devil Wears Polish – Water Nympho and G-Spot

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The Devil Wears Polish – Water Nympho …the PERFECT rainbow!

The Aspiring Anarchist Collection is also available in the store now and is a cute punk themed collection inspired by by early punk bands.  Tami slipped in an extra mini of I Wanna Be Sedated with one of my orders and was so excited!  This is my favorite one from the collection, and every time I think about it I get the song by the Ramones stuck in my head.  This is a black jelly base with multi-colored neon micro glitters, matte pink and white skulls, and a dash of white micro glitter.  Pink skulls?!  Are you kidding me?  LOVE it!

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The Devil Wears Polish – I Wanna Be Sedated

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The Devil Wears Polish – I Wanna Be Sedated

All of the nail polish at The Devil Wears polish is hand mixed using a 3-free base that does not contain Toluene, Formaldehyde or Dibutyl Phthalate.

The Devil Wears Polish is involved in a HUGE giveaway from The Polish Diva, so you can enter for a chance to win some of her fun creations here: http://thepolishdiva.blogspot.com/2013/10/huge-new-indie-polish-giveaway.html

…AND she will be sponsoring a prize in my 1 year anniversary giveaway so stay tuned for that!  YAY!

Check out all the pretties at The Devil Wears Polish Store and keep up with all the news and promotions on Facebook.  Tami is always creating new things and I can’t wait to see what’s next!

Sweet Tea Polish Review

Sweet Tea Polish - A Group Shot

I have a beautiful set of polishes to show you from Sweet Tea Polish.  I love this name, Sweet Tea Polish colors are inspired by the Sweet South.  Nothing reminds me more of the South than a cold glass of really sweet iced tea.   We had the nicest Southern neighbor growing up that hooked my family onto iced tea and to this day my parents have several jugs in their fridge at all times. 🙂  Anyway, enough about tea, I love these polishes!

Darah hand mixes all of her polishes using carefully selected pigments, micas and glitters.  Sweet Tea Polishes are 3-free, made without Toluene, Formaldehyde and Dibutyl Phthalate.  I was sent a blogger package with 5 polishes to review and a cute little surprise of handmade hair ties!  …I actually used them while doing my nails, it was perfect!  Everything was packaged up so cute, you can really feel the love put into these products.  All of these polishes went on really great with quick drying time.  In all of my pictures I have on 2 coats with a top coat.  I am so excited to add these to my collection, take a look…

Daisy Dukes is a frosty blue with white, blue and silver glitters.  Yes, pretty much exactly the color of those coveted cut-off jean shorts, so cute! 🙂

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Black Eyed Susan is a frosty orange bronze with black and yellow glitters.  I love big circle glitters and the black glitters make it look just like the Black Eyed Susan flowers you see on the side of the road.

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Gramma’s Grape Jelly is a sheer purple with red and purple glitters.  She could not have more perfectly captured the look of fresh homemade grape jelly with the skins in it and everything!

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Kiss My Bass is a sheer teal with holographic blue and green glitters. O…M…G…!!!  This one is insane and is definitely one of my all time favorite colors!  …and not just from this set!  Check out the depth in the glitters and this is only 2 coats!  The base is teal, but it gleams emerald, gold and blue.  Love, love LOVE!

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Shoofly Pie is a shimmery molasses brown with a suede finish.  I love browns and this one is so pretty!  This is my first suede finish and I love the soft shimmer it gives.  This one reminded me of cake or brownie batter …and that’s never a bad thing. 😉

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Check out all of the beautiful polishes at the Sweet Tea Polish Store and keep up with all the updates and promotions on Facebook.

Thank you so much Darah for letting me review your beautiful products!  I can’t wait to see what you create next.Sweet Tea Polish-

 

 

 

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