Celestial August Releases

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Hi everyone, today I have four polishes to share with you from Celestial Cosmetics. Two are from the newest collection by Celestial named ‘We Breathe Fire” inspired by Eragon from the Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini. The other two are very special limited editions. Read on to find out more!

The first polish I want to share with you is the July LE. This year the monthly limited edition polishes are based on flowers as voted by the members of the Celestial Stars Facebook group (you can click on the link below to join). This month the flower voted for was the Waterlily. This polish is a beautiful lilac purple filled with micro holographic glitter, violet sparks and golden flakies.

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I really love this polish as it is so pretty, pastel and sparkly- everything I love in a polish! The application was super easy, almost a one coater but I did use two coats as some parts were slightly patchy. It does dry slightly textured but a good topcoat will make it all smooth and super shiny for you! Definitely a favourite from the polishes I was luckily enough to review and also in my top ten favourite Celestial Cosmetics polishes from my extensive collection. It is limited edition and will only be available until stock runs out, so get in quick!

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The next two polishes are from the We Breathe Fire collection inspired by Eragon from the Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini. Thorn is a black based linear holo with rose gold coloured flakes and red sparks. I really like this polish and it looks just stunning in the sun! I found the flakies to be quite subtle and they did hide in the photos, but they are in there! I believe that black holos are a staple in every polish lover’s collection and I know this colour will be very popular. A very easy application- two coats with a topcoat!

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Jarnunvosk is a soft nude colored holo filled with gold flakes and a gold shimmer. I found it quite similar to another Celestial polish named Going to the Beach from the Tropical Holiday collection, but it no less beautiful! It is more of a soft nude base where as Going to the Beach as a milky white base, but the flakies are similar. It is a lovely neutral colour and I like these colours to wear to work as they are classy and this type of colour goes with literally anything you might wear! Another easy application with two coats and a topcoat.

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The last polish is a limited edition polish created by Nicki in memory of her late parents. ‘First, Last and Always’ is a dark purple based jelly polish with colour shifting flakies. They were quite difficult to see in the sun but in the shade you can really see all the different colours the flakies pop! I really adore this polish and couldn’t stop staring at my nails whilst wearing it! I have become obsessed with flakies lately, they just look amazing! This one is also limited edition and once it sells out it won’t be coming back, so pick it up while you can.

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All of these polishes have an excellent formula and were very easy to apply. There is a variety of colours which is one of the things I love about Celestial! We also have holos, glitters and flakies in this release which is super exciting! They are all super pretty and I really like them all. My pick for this release is the August LE as lilac is one of my favourite colours!

These polishes are available from July 31st on the Celestial Cosmetics website! Check out the links below for all the purchasing links and social media sites (these are not affiliate links). There are also four other polishes in the ‘We Breathe Fire’ collection available for purchase, so check out the Celestial Cosmetics Instagram if you want to see swatches of them. Which one is your favourite?

Thanks for reading, and I will be back with you soon with more polish reviews for you all! I am still struggling with formatting and general presentation in my blogging, it is something I really need to sit down and teach myself. At the moment I just do not have the time, being assigned my first teaching post as a graduate teacher 5 hours away from my home town, I have a lot to learn and do! I promise, once I get the hang of my profession, I will start to improve on my hobby (nails and blogging)!

Goodbye for now but not forever,

Jade

Direct Links

Celestial Cosmetics website (Australian): www.celestialcosmetics.com.au

Celestial Cosmetics website (International): http://www.celestialcosmetics.com

Celestial Cosmetics Instagram page: www.instagram.com/celestialcosmetics

Celestial Cosmetics Facebook page: www.facebook.com/CelestialCosmetics

Celestial Cosmetics Facebook Fan Page: www.facebook.com/CelestialStars

My Instagram (To see more swatches and polish madness): www.instagram.com/_nailsbyjade

Disclaimer: I was kindly sent these products for free by the abovementioned company in exchange for an honest review. All opinions stated are my own and have in no way been influenced or paid for

Celestial Cosmetics Pun-Tastic Collection!

Hi everyone, today I have two gorgeous polishes to share with you from one of my favourite indie brands, Celestial Cosmetics! These polishes come from the Pun-Tastic Collection which is due to be released on 26th June AEST in the Australian store and on the 25th June PDT in the International store! These are 2 of 6 polishes from this funky collection and I know you will love them!

‘This is Panda-monium’ is a bright pink leaning red linear holo with a dash of irridecent flakes. I absoloutley love this baby, its unlike anything I own! I really like the fact that there are only a small amount of flakies so it doesn’t take over the holo. It all seems to work together seamlessly to create a beautiful, one-of-a-kind polish! It was a tad difficult to photograph and the colour appeared more dull in the photos, but it is super bright in real life! In the sun the holo shines, yet in the shade you can see the gorgeous flakies. Great formula, super easy to apply, not to thin or thick- just perfect! I used two coats topped with a topcoat that probably was not necessary to do but I used one anyway to make everything pop!

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‘Toucan Play That Game’ is a deep, dark yet bright purple linear holo with purple and green colour shifting flakes! Another stunning purple to add to my other gorgeous Celestial purples. This one looked beautiful in the sun- the holo seems to glow and be seen for miles! In the shade you can see the super pretty colour changing flakies, though they were more shy than in ‘This is Panda-monium’. Again, super easy to apply and great formula! This was two coats on its own. I did have a slight issue with cuticle staining, but this is normal with super dark colours. I remember this day I had broken two nails so I was trying to swatch quickly before the completely fell of their hinges so that probably did contribute. Just be super careful and patient and you will be fine!

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These babies are releasing tomorrow with 15% off for the first 48 hours- use the code ‘hello15’ at the checkout! They will retail at $12AUD and $11USD each.  I am definitely going to pick up the other four polishes! They are all super fun and gorgeous. I absoloutely adore the names of the polishes- Nicki is super creative and hilarious!

See below for where to purchase and be sure to check out all the Celestial Cosmetics social media links to see more beautiful swatches of the Pun-Tastic Collection and others from there store! The beautiful Rose inspired June LE is also available for another few days so be sure to grab it during the sale before it is gone forever! You all know how much I love my Celestial’s- they never disappoint and it is my mission in life to own them ALL!

Another fanatstic collection created by Celestial Cosmetics- I wonder what they will come up with next?!

Bye for now but not forever,

Jade 🙂

 Direct Links

Celestial Cosmetics website (Australian): www.celestialcosmetics.com.au

Celestial Cosmetics website (International): www.int.celestialcosmetics.com.au

Celestial Cosmetics Instagram page: www.instagram.com/celestialcosmetics

Celestial Cosmetics Facebook page: www.facebook.com/CelestialCosmetics

Celestial Cosmetics Facebook Fan Page: www.facebook.com/CelestialStars

My Instagram (To see more swatches and polish madness): www.instagram.com/_nailsbyjade

Disclaimer: I was kindly sent these products for free by the abovementioned company in exchange for an honest review. All opinions stated are my own and have in no way been influenced or paid for

 

Celestial Cosmetics June LE 2016

 

Good morning everyone, and I’m sorry or the delay in this post- I have been super busy this past month with a new job and a new house, I haven’t had time to think, let alone blog! Today I will be showing you the gorgeous June LE by Celestial Cosmetics!

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This year the monthly LE polishes are inspired by flowers- this month is the Rose. That being said, when I think Rose I definitely don’t think blue- I didn’t even know blue roses existed! Nevertheless, I learnt something new and the picture voted by the members of the Celestial Stars group was a blue rose, see below.
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The polish is a blue sapphire holo with purple shimmer. I think it matches the inspiration picture perfectly! In different light and angles you can see all of the different colours in the polish. It is such a pain to photograph the purple shimmer, but it is much more obvious in person.
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The polish itself is so beautiful. The colour absolutely glows. Rain or shine, it’s no less gorgeous! I think it may be one of my new favourite blues.
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The application was super easy- the polish itself is quite thin but it wasn’t difficult to apply. It self levels and is opaque in 2 coats. I did not experience any staining with this polish but with blues it’s better to be safe than sorry, so a good base coat would help prevent this.
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I really adore this polish- you’ve got a little over a week until it is gone forever though as it is limited edition, so it will only be available in June. If you are a blue lover, you definitely need this!
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Again, my apologies for delay in getting this blog out to you- I hope to be back on my regular scheduling soon.
Until next time, goodbye for now but not forever!
Jade 🙂

Orange Bay by Ms Sparkle Polish

 

Today I have an amazing polish to share with you from a new brand that I have only recently tried- Ms Sparkle Polish! I ordered three colours awhile ago and I want to talk to you about one of them today. Be warned: Flakie Spam Alert!

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I also want to wish Ms Sparkle Polish a very happy second birthday for this Saturday! I’m a bit sad I didn’t discover the brand sooner as they have some beautiful polishes! They have a 30% sale going on at the moment to celebrate so if you are thinking about purchasing now is a good time to do it!
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It took a few goes to get my polish to me as they kept breaking in transit (The Netherlands is a long way from Australia!) but I now have 2/3 of my new babies (the third is on the way). Simone (creator of Ms Sparkle Polish) has been nothing but understanding on this and I really appreciate her sending the polishes again (multiple times)!
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The polish I want to share with you is particularly special. It is named ‘Orange Bay’ and it is a flakie topper with green, blue and orange flakies! This is the first flakie polish I have tried and my goodness I am OBSESSED! For my swatches I have layered two coats over black with a topcoat. The polish is so smooth and easy to apply and there were no flakie bits sticking out! It was heavenly!
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The colours and flakies shine in all different angles. I chose a black base so it would really stand out but I can imagine it would look amazing over other colours as well! I could not stop looking at my nails and left this mani on for a few days (which is a long time for me). There was so much depth with two coats. You could do one coat if you wanted as there was heaps of flakies with one but I wanted maximum flakieness!
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I used both a normal topcoat (Glisten and Glow HK Girl) and also a matte one (Sally Hansen Big Matte Topcoat) to get two different looks. I can’t decide which one I like more!
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I love this polish, I can’t rave about it enough! I ordered the four new flakies from the new ‘Flakies All Over The Place Collection’ and I’m sure I will adore those as well, they look beautiful!
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Be sure to check out the Ms Sparkle Polish Website and social media pages for more info and gorgeous swatches! I will link them below. I hope you love this one as much as I do- please let me know! The best thing about this brand is they are very well priced AND they ship internationally- how can you not love them? Happy 2nd Birthday Ms Sparkle Polish! Remember use the code ‘mssparkle30off‘ in Simone’s shop for a 30% discount until May the 15th!
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Until next time, goodbye for now but not forever!
Jade
More information 
Ms Sparkle Polish Instagram: www.instagram.com/ms_sparkle_polish
DISCLAIMER: This post is not sponsored and all products were purchased by me. All opinions are my own and in no way have been influenced or paid for.

New Aussie Indie brand- Queen of Hearts Lacquer Wizarding World Collection!

Hi everyone, and welcome back!

Today I have a new Aussie Indie brand to share with you all- Queen of Hearts Lacquer! It is a bit of a long post and is quite picture heavy, because I am trying out a new way to include more images on my blog posts. Please read to the end and let me know your opinion 🙂 You can also check out my Instagam here for a closer look at the shots I took.

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Queen of Hearts Lacquer launched on March 1st with their Wizarding World Collection. Their collections are “inspired by great myths, books, movies, TV shows, and everything in between”.

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All Queen of Hearts Lacquer polishes are 5 free (which means free of the following harmful chemicals- Toluene, Formaldehyde, TSF resin, Camphor and DBP). They also do not test on animals, and are against animal cruelty of any kind.

As they are a new brand starting out, their Instagram is not active just yet, but feel free to check out their Facebook page for updates as Maddison (the owner) is active over there.

I was extremely excited to be approached my Maddison to try out two of her polishes from the Wizarding World Collection! I couldn’t choose just two, as I really liked them all, so I asked her if I could purchase a third one and she could send it along with the other two for me to try. I am now considering buying the rest of the collection as I was very impressed with the results!

 

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There are eight polishes in the Wizarding World Collection- one glitter topper, one crelly, three shimmers and three jellies. A large variety of polishes which when combined together make a stunning new brand launch collection!

Now, don’t get me started on Harry Potter. I am obsessed. Ever since I was a kid I have loved anything to do with Harry Potter. It has seriously been a problem for me. My dream in life is to go to London and visit Harry Potter World! I cannot even explain how much I love the book series and the movies. It something I can never get tired reading and watching. I had actually started re-reading the books again when Maddison emailed me, so I thought that was great timing!

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Now, enough of my rambling, (finally) onto the polishes!

I was intrigued to try the three jellies of the collection. I thought they looked very unique and I do not have many jellies in my collection. Alas, I chose to try The Cunning, The Inquisitive and The Daring.

The Cunning is a dark green vampy jelly polish with specks of edgy silver glitter. Inspired by the House of Syltherin, whose students are considered to be very cunning and ambitious, the Syltherin house is also associated with the colours of green and silver, which are the main elements in this polish.

 

I quite liked this polish, it is not a green I would normally choose, but I was impressed with the silver glitter in it, and I think it is very clever how it has been put together. The jelly formula was easy to apply, and a decent amount of the silver glitter was covered in the swatch. I used three coats, but you could get away with two if you wanted. Some of the silver glitters did stick out, but nothing that a thick coat of topcoat couldn’t fix!

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The Inquisitive is blue jelly polish with different shaped copper and silver glitter.

I believe it is inspired by the Ravenclaw students who are always keen to learn and are very wise. The colours of blue and bronze are associated with the Ravenclaw house symbol of which both a used in the creation of this polish!

I liked this polish as I am a huge blue fanatic, but I did find it to be sheerer than the other two with the glitter density a lot less. There is no problem with that, however I like my jellies to be filled with tonnes of glitter! It’s all up to personal preference. I used three coats with a top coat to smooth out some of the silver shards that stuck out slightly.

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The Daring is red near maroon jelly polish packed full of copper, gold and metallic hexagon glitters of all sizes! The Gryffindor House considers its students to be very courageous as well as be daring, have nerve and be very chivalrous. The colours of Gryffindor are red and gold, which are both strong elements of this polish.

I really love this polish, the red is a gorgeous colour and there is so much glitter. It is so squishy and the jelly formula is very good. I did not find it difficult to get the glitters out, they are really packed into the bottle and came out smoothly. There were not as many of the larger glitters compared to the smaller ones, but as evident in my swatches they are still heavily present! I used three coats but you could get away with two, I just like it looking very squishy and it shows the depth with more coats. I did not have any issue with the glitter shards sticking out massively, so only one coat of top coat was needed to smooth it out and give it a glass-like finish.

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I am very impressed with the polishes I tried from the collection! I think that Queen of Hearts Lacquer has done an amazing job with the polishes for their first ever collection! As previously mentioned, the Harry Potter fanatic in me makes me want to go and get the rest of the polishes! I think they all look great! The formulas were very good and easy to work with. I loved that there was so much glitter in them as well. What I liked most is I could really see that Maddison has researched all of the polishes and what the inspiration is behind each of them! Maddison, you have done a great job and I want to congratulate you on a successful opening collection for your new brand and I cannot wait to see what the future has in store for you!

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The links to all the Queen of Hearts Lacquer social media’s will be linked below. Please see the website here to purchase these gorgeous polishes and to see the others in the collection!

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What do you think of this style blog post compared to my others for nail polish reviews? Do you think there are too many photos? Are the individual photos under each description too small? I want to include more images of the polishes but I do not know if it is too much, especially the collages at the end. Please let me know in the comments or you can comment on my Instagram posts as well.

Goodbye for now but not forever,

Jade

 

Queen of Hearts Lacquer information:

Website (to purchase): http://www.queenofheartslacquer.com/

Facebook page: www.facebook.com/queenofheartslacquer

Instagram: www.instagram.com/queenofheartslacquer

 

Other websites

To learn more about Harry Potter visit: http://harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page

My Instagram (For more swatches): www.instagram.com/_nailsbyjade

 

Disclaimer: I was kindly sent 2/3 of these products for free by the abovementioned company in exchange for an honest review. All opinions stated are my own and have in no way been influenced or paid for.

The Valyrio Collection by Celestial Cosmetics

Hi everyone, today I have a very special new polish release to share with you all. April 25th is the third birthday of the Celestial Cosmetics nail polish brand- yay! Happy Birthday Celestial! As you all know, even before coming a blogger for Celestial Cosmetics, I absolutely loved their polishes. I can definitely say they are my favourite indie polish brand and they were one of my first indie polish purchases. Ever since discovering them, I have been hooked into the world of indie polish and I have purchased polishes from Nicki (the creator of Celestial Cosmetics) nearly every month since. I am obsessed with their holos and the monthly LE polishes. I cannot pass them up and may I say I have never, ever had an issue with any of their polishes! They have grown so much as a brand in three years and I can only see them rising further from here. So, again I would like to wish the Celestial Cosmetics brand and team a very happy third birthday, and I cannot wait to see what the future has in store!

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This special third birthday collection was created in conjunction with Christine of Serenity Nails, an amazing Australian nail blogger and a good friend of Nicki’s. Together, they created six beautiful polishes for The Valyrio Collection, inspired by the Game of Thrones! The Valyrio Collection name is a twist on the language of the High Valyrian, spoken in Game of Thrones. I have five of the polishes to share with you today.

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The first colour is ‘Dracarys; which translates literally into ‘dragon-fire’. It is a burnt red linear holo with golden shimmer and red micro glitter! Another stunning colour which I think is perfect for Autumn that is coming up in Australia as it reminds me of a fireplace! Two coats and no topcoat for my swatch.

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The next polish is name ‘Daria Zaldrizoti’ which translates to ‘The Dragon Queen’. It is a bright red-pink-orange duo chrome with a strong flash! It is a very interesting colour, super bright it almost blinded my eyes and my camera freaked out photographing it. It is stunning in all different lights and the duo chrome is so strong it looks like you are wearing three different colours on your nails! My swatch shows two coats and no topcoat.

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The third polish ‘Sesir Kipi’ which translates to ‘And now, we ride‘ is a gorgeous sapphire blue holo! Such a stunning blue with copious amounts of holo, this is a blue that everyone should have in their collection! Two coats and no topcoat.

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‘Kastamiro Damior’ which translates into ‘Rains of Castamere’ is a simply stunning deep, almost blackened teal colour which has a strong green-blue-purple duochrome with lots of pretty shimmer! A very complex colour and is so gorgeous! This is two coats and no topcoat.

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The last polish I will be sharing with you is named ‘Kirimvos’ which means ‘thank-you’. It is an emerald green holo with opal flakies! It is a truly beautiful colour and I just love it! Two coats and no topcoat.

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Overall, I really , really, liked this collection. I do not religiously watch Game of Thrones, but I may have to get back into it after the excitement of this collection! I guess I expected dark, brooding colours- boy was I wrong! There are a variety of colours which are all so vibrant and which I believe really reflect the different aspects of the show, and as always the formulas are superb and did not need a topcoat to finish them off  (this was my choice, but you could choose to topcoat if you wanted to for longevity of wear). My favourites for the collection are hard to choose as I really love them all, but as I am a sucker for blue holos I think I will have to go with ‘Sesir Kipi’ and because ‘Kirimvos’ is just so gorgeous I think I will have to pick that one too!

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This collection will release on April 15th in the Australian store, and hopefully on April 22nd for the international store, if the polishes arrive there safely!

Game of Thrones collections are very popular and highly sought after, so you do not want to miss this one! Congratulations to Serenity Nails and Celestial Cosmetics on producing another wonderful collection! All the polishes are all amazing and definitely worthy of this special third birthday release.

Please see below for all the Celestial Cosmetics social media pages for more swatches and the websites where you can purchase these polishes.

Happy 3rd Birthday to Celestial Cosmetics and I wish you many more years of success. Nicki, you have done a great job not only on your polishes but your brand as a whole. My Celestial’s are my favourite polishes and I know I will continue to love them. It has been an honour to work with you this year and I can’t wait to see what you come up with next!

Goodbye for now but not forever,

Jade

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 Direct Links

 Celestial Cosmetics website (Australian): www.celestialcosmetics.com.au

 Celestial Cosmetics website (International): www.int.celestialcosmetics.com.au

 Celestial Cosmetics Instagram page: www.instagram.com/celestialcosmetics

 Celestial Cosmetics Facebook page: www.facebook.com/CelestialCosmetics

 Celestial Cosmetics Facebook Fan Page: www.facebook.com/CelestialStars

 Serenity Nails blog: http://www.serenitynails.com.au/

 My Instagram (To see more swatches and polish madness): www.instagram.com/_nailsbyjade

 Disclaimer: I was kindly sent these products for free by the abovementioned company in exchange for an honest review. All opinions stated are my own and have in no way been influenced or paid for.

Celestial Cosmetics April LE 2016

 

Hello to all, and welcome back. I hope you all had a lovely Easter long weekend filled with good company and lots of chocolate!

Today I have a new polish from Celestial Cosmetics to share with you. It is the monthy limited edition release polish for April named the ‘April LE 2016’. The monthly limited edition releases this year are based on the birth flowers of each month. April’s birth flower is called the Sweet Pea. Nicki (the brilliant mind and creator behind Celestial Cosmetics) posts inspiration images onto their Facebook page and members can vote on which photo they like best. Whichever photo wins the vote is used as the inspiration for the polish. Here is the photo that was chosen this month.

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This polish is extremely complex. It has a reddish/purple duochrome base with lots of holo, green shimmer and blue flecks! I am honestly unsure of how Nicki has managed to put all of these things together to produce such an interesting polish! There are a lot of elements, but it is not overpowering at all, and is very wearable all year round. Even in the shade, the colour is still so lovely and the blue flecks really stand out! I think it is a great polish for all year round, rain or shine, as the holo/duochrome will knock you out in the sun and the reddish/purple base is a perfect fit for cooler months.

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The formula is superb, as I have found with all the Celestial’s I own (and believe me, there are a lot)! It glides on smoothy and self-levels. I used two coats for my swatch, and no topcoat. I find with most Celestial holos I do not need a topcoat as they are spectacular in their own right, but if you want to add a topcoat for longevity of wear then by all means, go for it! I had a small issue with staining of the cuticle and finding it difficult to get the excess polish out of my skin, but if you are very precise with your application this will not be a problem. The flakies are small and I did not have any issue with them sticking out that they would need a topcoat. You can really see the blue flecks in the macro’s below!

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The April LE will be available from today (April 1st) on the Celestial Cosmetic website here for Australian customers. For those purchasing from overseas, the international website here will be releasing this polish once the stock has arrived at the US warehouse, hopefully very soon! If you would like to see more swatches or find out more information about this release or other Celestial Cosmetic’s polishes, feel free to head on over to their social media pages which I will link below.

I really like this polish because it is a one of a kind in my collection, because it has so many elements that combine effortlessly to produce such a unique polish! I feel I will be wearing this one alot as it is coming up to Winter in Australia, and this will go well with my all black wardrobe! I love my bright colours in the Summer but when Winter flicks over I seem to have a split personality and I am all about the purples, greens and deep blues!

Thanks for reading, I will be back again soon!

Bye for now but not forever,

Jade

 

Direct Links

Celestial Cosmetics website (Australian): www.celestialcosmetics.com.au

Celestial Cosmetics website (International): int.celestialcosmetics.com.au

Celestial Cosmetics Instagram page: www.instagram.com/celestialcosmetics

Celestial Cosmetics Facebook page: www.facebook.com/CelestialCosmetics

Celestial Cosmetics Facebook Fan Page: www.facebook.com/CelestialStars

My Instagram (To see more swatches and polish madness): www.instagram.com/_nailsbyjade

Disclaimer: I was kindly sent these products for free by the abovementioned company in exchange for an honest review. All opinions stated are my own and have in no way been influenced or paid for.