Friday, January 3, 2014

Glam Polish Pixie Hollow (partial)

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Glam Polish Pixie Hollow collection swatch and review

Hello everyone!!  One of the things to think about when perusing new collections from international artists is their time and their season.  While we US and European gals are in the thick of winter, other parts of the globe are experiencing their summer right now.  That would make the introduction of Aussie based Glam Polish's Pixie Hollow collection a late spring release and summer collection.  This set of five bright and shimmery shades is sunny weather perfect and makes me excited for June, but it's also a fun and colorful break from the glitz and the drama of the holidays.  I've been having a blast playing around with three of them.


First up is Tinkerbell, a bright lime green packed with silver shimmer.  Two coats plus topcoat.

Glam Polish Tinkerbell swatch and review

Glam Polish Tinkerbell swatch and review

Silvermist, a bright aqua blue with minimal green tones and a lot of silver shimmer.  Two coats plus topcoat.

Glam Polish Silvermist swatch and review

Glam Polish Silvermist swatch and review

These dry to a satiny finish and the addition of topcoat doesn't add a whole lot of additional shine, which is nice-- you get the additional weartime without alteration of appearance.  Shimmers thicken a formula and aid in easy application and these polishes go on perfectly.

Gliss is one of the special effects toppers in the set.  It's a subtle silver linear holographic overlay that adds a little depth and interest to these beauties, making them even more sunshine-friendly.  It's such a pretty little number, sheer and jelly-like in the bottle.  I felt like I was applying magical fairy dust to my nails.  Ah, the power of suggestion (and the power of holo) ;)

Gliss over Tinkerbell

Glam Polish Gliss swatch and review

Gliss over Silvermist

Glam Polish Gliss swatch and review

Here are both colors, side by side-- the left is without Gliss and the right is with.

Glam Polish Pixie Hollow collection swatch and review

Glam Polish Pixie Hollow collection swatch and review

It's hard to capture the subtlety of this one out of direct sunlight, especially with the amount of silver already present in the polishes, but the brightening effect is still visible here and quite apparent in real life.  I love how Gliss transforms Silvermist into an even more aquamarine finish, and it takes the brightness of Tinkerbell down about half a notch even as it livens it up.

Glam Polish Pixie Hollow collection is available internationally through Color4Nails.com for $12 apiece.
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Thank you for reading, beauties, and enjoy your Friday!! ♥♥ 
*press sample

19 comments:

  1. Wowzers, that green is soooo cool! Just when I thought your pictures couldn't get any better...you post these. Wow Liesl, you are good, you a REEEAALLL good.

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    1. Aw shucks *blush* You're so sweet! It is a cool green. I don't have anything like it.

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  2. So pretty! I love the names too...I am such a huge Tinkerbell & friends fan, so these are a must for me!

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    1. Aw, yay! You pretty much need the whole set, then ;)

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  3. These are totally glowing! They look amazing ;)

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    1. :) Rachel did a fab job as always!

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  4. These are all gorgeous! I can feel the warmth of them through my screen. It is after all, freezing here in Florida at 49 degress and I expect nobody else understands that cold, especially people up north ;^)

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    1. Is it weird that I honestly have no idea how I made a comment under my blog name?

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    2. Lolol, I can see it... the comment posts, you stare at it for a second wondering how that happened... 49 degrees. -_- You poor thing, STAY STRONG, BECCA!!! You and your fellow Floridians will get through this!!

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  5. I've been eyeing this brand for a while and been slowly adding to my wish list... This green is spectacular!!

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    1. You need some of these, Gosia!! I'm fairly certain you'd adore them.

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  6. Oh my, my, my those are beautiful!!! So nice to see these bright colours on this freezing Friday ;)

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  7. Hi Liesl, these two colors scream Flip Flops and Shorts all the way to me!!! But wait, aren't they the right dose of fun and brightness to get some color into some of our dreary Northern Hemisphere Winter days? Beautiful pictures sis, great post xxx

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    1. They absolutely are! There is truly something to be said for breaking the seasonal rules. :)

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  8. These are both beautiful...that green is fantastically magical, and the blue is fairy dust in a bottle. <3 I suddenly feel like singing "A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes" and whip up a dress with some mice.

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    1. Lolol, well, yes. Also, you've reminded me to fix a typo. Thanks, friend!! :D

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    2. Oh goodness...did I misspell something?? :/

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    3. No, no, lol. I was going to mention something about the power of suggestion and then I remembered I wrote "A, the power of suggestion" in the post and that I needed to add an h ;p

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