Hi there, my darlings! So...guess whose nails FINALLY grew back to a semblance of a normal shape allowing her to discard the beautiful but pain-in-the-butt falsies?! You guessed it! Yours truly! Along with my excitement, tinged with a little nervousness because I never really like super shorties on myself (so please be gentle!), I'm super excited to bring to you all a brand-new indie brand to the blog--I'd like to introduce you all to Veronica and her ethereal brand Fae Polish! Today, I'll be sharing her beautiful Earth's First Love collection for Valentine's Day 2016, inspired by one of the very first, if not THE first, tragic love stories--that of Adam and Eve, This collection comprises of five strong linear holographic polishes...and one mysterious jelly!
Before we get to swatches, let's talk quickly about the formula and application of these polishes Whenever I have the opportunity to swatch and review for a new brand, I'm always intensely curious about formulation--polishes may look pretty in a bottle but application is a pain, there are a dozen other indies that deserve your money and my recommendation! However, I'm really happy to report that I was really impressed with the formula and application of these polishes--across the board, each holo applied beautifully and was perfectly opaque in just 2 easy coats. To be very honest, if you tend to paint thicker coats, I bet you can get away with just ONE COAT! As for the last mysterious jelly, this one was the most surprising--smooth, easy application and fully opaque in just 2 coats! The swatches below show 2 easy coats of each holo by itself and topped with 2 coats of Glisten & Glow's HK Girl topcoat in the case of the jelly. With all that out of the way...on to swatches!
Adam is a light blue polish with a strong linear holographic finish and a strong pink shimmer. This beauty reminds of Cinderella's ball gown or Elsa's dress of choice! Lovely!
Eve is a light blush pink polish with a strong linear holographic finish. So delicate, so feminine, so befitting its namesake!
Forbidden Fruit is a rosy red polish with a strong linear holographic finish and a touch of added holo microglitter. Enticing with that extra pop of holo!
Garden of Eden is a light green polish with a strong linear holographic finish and a hint of blue undertones. Now you know, I'm not a huge fan of greens but this was my absolute fave of this collection! Such a gorgeous green!
Serpent is a light purple polish with a strong linear holographic finish and a touch of added pink flakies. So pretty, so beguiling!
Love Bites is a grayed, mauve-toned plum jelly polish laced with strong pink/purple shimmer and a hint of gold sparkle. I had THE hardest time describing this beauty--just like Love itself, it's indescribable but oh-so-beautiful!
EDIT : Now, I didn't realize this was a thermal until Veronica mentioned it to me after my review went live. So I just re-did it after a quick hot shower tonight and sure enough, this baby is a light grayish-blue when warm! The transition is really easy, since I didn't have to dip my hands in hot water for it to happen--my hands were warm enough after my shower! And that shimmer is much more visible when it transitions! So gorg!
Which of these are YOUR favorites? Will you be adding them to your collection during the launch? I would love to hear from you in the comments section below!
Until next time,
****Products were sent to me for an honest, unbiased review. All opinions are my own.****