Thursday, September 4, 2014

Smitten Polish Fall 2014 Collection

Good evening dears!  Hold on to your butts because this post is seriously going to make you drooly and lusty.  I have the Smitten Polish Fall 2014 Collection for your eye candy tonight and I am simply in love with all of them.  They are truly amazing holos and microglitters.  As with the last collection (Spring 2014) Noelie again used the super fine, teeny tiny microglitters that make my heart go pitter patter.  The Fall 2014 Collection will be available to pre-order tomorrow, 9/5 at 2pm Central.  This set ranges from $9 - $11.  Set your alarms, you don't want to miss out! Also, Out of the Darkness will be available for pre-order and you can see my post for this good cause polish with more details HERE.

*PRESS SAMPLE*



First up I have Udora's Harvest.  Wow, this "rose gold metallic linear" holo, "leaning more rose than gold" is stunning!  It's a feminie shade of rose that will perfectly offset the upcoming deep shades of clothing and makeup that are headed our way.  The formula and application of Udora's Harvest were equally stunning.  I had perfect coverage in 2 coats.  I did not use topcoat.

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 *shade*

Antiquing is, well, wow.  It's a "pewter metallic linear" holo.  This color is very unique and antique-y.  I love that it's not just a plain silver, it has some bronzey-brown undertones that really make it gorgeous.  It was a little sheer on the first coat so I used 3 coats of Antiquing and no topcoat.  

*indoor lighting* 


 *direct sun*



 *shade*

Penny Dreadful, "a coppery jelly filled with holographic microglitter" might just be my favorite.  It's another very unique shade to my collection and anything I have seen made in the indie polish community.  The color is fabulous and the holo microglitters really sparkle and shine.  Formula and application were both perfection.  I used 2 coats of Penny Dreadful and it dried a bit matte so I used topcoat to keep things glossy.  

*indoor lighting*


 *direct sun*



*shade*

Sparkling Orchid is a nod to this years pantone color of the year - Radiant Orchid.  Yes indeed, it is the "sparkly holo glitter sister to Radiant Orchid."  It's a beautiful color, another very feminine addition to the collection.  Formula and application were both fabulous.  I used 2 coats of Sparkling Orchid and 2 layer of topcoat for shine.  *please note my indoor pictures are a bit off in color, but the direct sun pictures are closer to the actual shade*

*indoor lighting* 


 *direct sun*



 *shade*

left to right: Jellyfish Rave, Sparkling Orchid, Radiant Orchid

 Here's a comparison of Jellyfish Rave (index), Sparkling Orchid (middle and pinky) and Radiant Orchid (ring).  I used 2 coats of each.  Definitely no dupes in this grouping!  Yep, you need them all!


Moving along, this is 131 Angstrom.  It's described as a "dark teal jelly filled with holographic microglitter."  131 Angstrom takes a strong second place on my favorites list.  The color is amazing, deep and beautiful.  Coverage is fabulous - if you are a heavy handed painter you can easily get away with 1 coat.  I used 2 coats of 131 Angstrom and 1 layer of topcoat.  *this is another shade that was hard to capture.  indoor pictures are color inaccurate, direct sun pictures are closer to the actual shade*
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 *direct sun*



 *shade*

left to right: Glacial Springs, 131 Angstrom, The Oncoming Storm, Seahorse Rodeo, Elixir

 Here's another comparison for you.  I've got on Elixir (thumb), Glacial Springs (index), 131 Angstrom (middle), The Oncoming Storm (ring) and Seahorse Rodeo (pinky).  I used 2 coats of each.  No dupes, but to my IRL eyeballs Glacial Springs and 131 Angstrom are the closest.  If you are a sucker for this teal shade of blue you will probably want both.


And finally we have Seasonal Lattes.  Yes please I will have one, that sounds amazing.  This is a "rich brown jelly based holographic polish."  This color makes me yearn for chilly nights and cozy sweaters, sitting in front of the fire sipping a mug of coffee or hot chocolate.  Seasonal Lattes was another perfect formula.  Fantastic formula.  I used 2 coats and no topcoat. 
  
*indoor lighting* 


 *direct sun*



 *shade*

left to right: Cocoa & Cardis, Seasonal Lattes

 I've got a final comparison for you.  Here is Seasonal Lattes (index and ring) next to Cocoa & Cardis (middle and pinky).  No dupes here as you can see!  I used 2 coats of each.


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