Saturday, March 29, 2014

Indie Spotlight: Spellbound Nails Easter Eggs Gone Holo Collection

*Spellbound Nails products provided for honest and unbiased review.  All other products mentioned were purchased by me.*

Hello Readers!  Spring is in the air!  Well...maybe not here in Chicago, but somewhere, somewhere I'm just certain it is!  To that effect, we're starting to see some lovely Spring and Easter themed polish collections from the fabulous indie makers out there.  This means pastel, pastel, pastel and in the case of Spellbound Nails, holo!

Ashely was kind enough to send me a few samples of her Easter Eggs Gone Holo collection to swatch up.  The collection releases this weekend and is very well suited to the season ;)

We'll start out with one of my favorites from the collection, Bunny Bait!  This pastel blue holo has an almost icy feel but that holo keeps things warm for Spring. 

Bunny Bait is fairly sheer, but built up nicely in 3 coats which is what I'm showing here.  The formula was great with no dragging or streaking.  While it's subtle, the linear holographic on this polish is so almost gives Bunny Bait a pink tone, which offsets the blue very nicely.

I'm a sucker for a pretty blue throw in a holo and I'm done for!  Bunny Bait is definitely a favorite and totally worth nabbing before it's gone!

Carrot Top is the most unique polish in the collection, in my opinion.  I don't think I have anything quite like it in my stash and haven't really seen anything lately that compares.  My photos are showing this a bit more orange than it appeared to me in real life, but my camera was being a pain so we'll just have to wing it!

A coral-ish base with a pink shimmer, Carrot Top is further enhanced by a subtle scattered holographic effect.  I'm showing 3 coats of the buttery smooth formula here with a coat of Seche Vite.  I found that most of this collection dried to a semi-matte finish, so you'll probably want a top coat for shine. 

I'm just drawn to this polish for some reason.  If you're in the market for a unique holo, I don't think you could go wrong with Carrot Top!

Easter Grass is somewhere between gold and lime green in color and has a scattered holo effect.  I have to say, I'm loving all these colors that Ashley has come up with!  When I saw this one in the bottle, I really wasn't sure about the color but once I applied it I kind of fell in love.

Another beautiful formula here, opaque in 3 coats and topped with one coat of Seche Vite.  Look at the holo sparkle!

I know Easter Grass won't appeal to everyone because of it's greenish tones, but it really is a lovely color!

Hands down, Hoppy Feet is my favorite of the collection!  I mean, it's a lavender holo...what's not to love?!  The holo in this one creates that gorgeous glowing aura that you only find in a well-made holo...I wish I could describe it better, but if you've ever seen it, you'll know what I mean.

Hoppy Feet is another sheer one, but was mostly opaque in 3 coats and you can always put undies on if you'd like less layers.  The formula was a breeze as expected.

If you're like me and love a purple holo, you'll definitely want to grab a bottle of Hoppy Feet!

Finally we come to Twitchy Little Noses, which is my favorite name of the collection because of the Buffy reference.  I'm not sure if that's where Ashley was going with it, but every time I see it I think of Anya's bunny solo in Once More With Feeling :)

A delicate blossom pink holo, Twitchy Little Noses just kind of disappears on me lol  The scattered holographic is lovely, but the color is just not my favorite.  It would look lovely on someone with a darker skin tone than mine, I think.  No other complaints though, the formula was spot on and it was mostly opaque in 3 coats.

*Spellbound Nails products provided for honest and unbiased review.  All other products mentioned were purchased by me.*
I'm not sure of the exact release date for the Easter Eggs Gone Holo collection, but it will be at some point this weekend and will be available on Storenvy and Etsy.  I believe they will be retailing for around $9 for a full size bottle.  You'll also want to follow the Spellbound Nails Facebook page to keep up with new releases and such :)

As always, thank you so much for reading!

1 comment:

  1. These colors are so soft and pretty. Beautiful swatches!


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