SMITTEN POLISH Love Actually Collection : Swatches and Review

Hi there, my darlings! Tonight, I have reviewed a collection which I absolutely LOVED in its entirety from a brand which has rapidly become one of my top 3 fave indie brands--that collection is the Love Actually collection from Smitten Polish. As a blogger, I'm often sent full collections for review and usually I love several of the polishes in a collection but some may just not work for me, either not really my taste or doesn't quite work as well with my complexion. Not so with this collection! I'm thrilled to tell you that I love each and every one of these polishes! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!

This entire collection was inspired by Noelie's love of the movie "Love Actually" and each polish is named for a line in the movie! And boy, she must REALLY love this movie cos this is a KNOCKOUT collection! Take a peek for yourself! I bet you'll be as "smitten" as I am!

First, I have for you To Me You Are Perfect--a bright purple jelly packed with small mutichrome shimmer that shifts from a bright turquoise blue to a purpley-pink.  Both the application and formula on this was perfect (just the right consistency--not too thick, not too runny) and I used 3 generous coats for the swatches below, topped with 1 generous coat of G&G's HK Girl to finish the look. Look how stunning that color shifting glitter is! WOW!

With flash!!

Next, I have for you A Wedding Dress That Isn't Bright Turquoise--a beautiful turquoise jelly polish with an intense shimmer that shifts from copper to green! This polish, being a jelly, is on the sheer side and needed the 3 generous coats, topped with 1 generous coat of G&G's HK Girl,  shown below to reach opacity--any visible nail line you see is under the intense lighting of my lightbox. Under natural lighting, 3 coats brings almost full opacity but this is an ideal polish for layer over your favorite blue creme too. I love the brightness and shimmer in this polish! Makes me want to paint this on my toes and run off to a Caribbean island!


Another jelly in this collection is You Saucy Minx--a bright blurple (bluish-purple) jelly with an intense shimmer that shifts from copper to green! This polish, also being a jelly, is on the sheer side and I used 3 generous coats to reach opacity. This too would be fabulous layered over a purple, dark blue or black creme! If you don't own the elusive Max Factor Fantasy Fire, this, my darlings, is a truly awesome alternative!

Next, I have for you Just in Cases--a rich chocolate linear holo! I found both the application and formula of this polish to be a fantastic and the swatches below show 3 smooth coats by itself. So yummy, right?

With flash!

The fourth polish in this collection is The First Lobster--a lovely reddish-orange linear holo! Again, great formula and application and the swatches below show 3 smooth coats by itself. Such an inviting shade of red, even for someone like me who isn't the biggest fan of oranges!

With flash!!

Last but definitely not the least, I have for you my absolute favorite of this collection,Love Is Actually All Around--a breath-takingly gorgeous dark red, extremely linear holographic polish! Again, fantastic formula and application and the swatches below show 3 smooth coats by itself, though I daresay you could have easily gotten away with two. I cannot even begin to tell you how much I adore this polish--this one started out as a swatch and ended up as a full, double-handed manicure! SO IN LOVE!

With flash!

Finally, to round out this post, I wanted to show all you out there a comparison of the various gorgeous shades of red Noelie has banged out recently--we both seem to love our reds and these pictures will show you that each and every one of them is an unique and utterly lovable shade of its own! From left to right, 3 coats each of I Never Drink...Wine, Love Is Actually All Around, The First Lobster and Zelda's Fall-y on the index, middle, ring and pinkie fingers respectively.

With flash!!

So there you have it, my darlings! If you need to add any of these beauties to your collection, you can find them HERE for the price of $11.00 for a full-size, 0.5 oz bottle. You can also follow Smitten Polish's Facebook page for the latest information on restocks!

Questions, comments, suggestions? I'd 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.****


  1. These are all so pretty. I have decided that Smitten What Sorcery Is This is my fave purple holo. Just the perfect shade/hue/tone/thing.

  2. love the first color so pretty! :)

  3. The first three are DEEE-VINE. I've wanted to get Wedding Dress and Saucy Minx for a while but you've completely pushed those two to the top of my "need to buy when not broke" list, along with To Me You Are Perfect. So lovely.

    1. Brandy, your comment just TOTALLY made my day! THANK you!! <3


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