Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Parallax Polish: Xenon, Nature Nurture, Marilee

Good morning friends!  Can you believe Christmas is just 2 days away!  I am almost ready.  Just a few presents to wrap left then I'll be good to go!  I will admit that my favorite part about this month has been staying up late, watching Hallmark Christmas movies and playing with nail polish.  I have gotten quite a bit of swatches done this way, including the polish in this post.  Today's post features Parallax Polish.  As you know from my last post, Erin, the maker behind Parallax Polish, draws inspiration from all things science - theories, scientists, lab workers, etc.  It's pretty cool actually!  I've got a few polishes, each from a different collection.  They are all currently available in the shop and they range from $8-$10.  So let's get started!

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Nature v Nurture is from the Controversial Ideas Collection and draws inspiration from the debate concerning if behavior is nature (genetic) or nurture (environment) based.  It changes from a whitish-light pink (warm) to dark pink (cold) thermal polish.  It's full of tiny metallic pink glitters.  I'll admit I didn't realize Nature v Nurture was a thermal and I wondered why the tips of my nails were darker than the rest of my nail.  Then the light bulb went off.  The thermal worked really well, I could easily see the 2 different shades in this polish.  I don't have any thermals in these shades and I really liked it!  The bubblegum pink is really pretty and the glitter isn't overwhelming.  Formula and application of Nature v Nurture were both great - creamy and opaque.  I used  2 coats and 1 layer of topcoat.  

Parallax Polish Nature v Nurture

Parallax Polish Nature v Nurture

Parallax Polish Nature v Nurture

Parallax Polish Nature v Nurture

Parallax Polish Nature v Nurture

Parallax Polish Nature v Nurture

Xenon is from the Noble Gases Collection and is full of matte blue micro glitters and blue diamonds with a subtle iridescent blue shimmer.  Xenon is a light, delicate glitter polish and I didn't want to lose any of it's loveliness so I layered it over a very light minty green gelly polish (Barry M Sugar Apple). The formula was good, the micro glitters came out easily.  I did have to dig a tiny bit for diamonds but they came out easily enough.  No application issues to mention.  I used 2 coats of Xenon and finished with 1 layer of topcoat.  

Parallax Polish Xenon

Parallax Polish Xenon

Parallax Polish Xenon

Parallax Polish Xenon

Parallax Polish Xenon

The DOOM Lab Collection brings a gorgeous mix of holographic polishes.  I have Marilee to share with you and it's a real stunner.  Marilee is a holo purple polish that was inspired by Marilee, a DOOM lab graduate.  Isn't that awesome?  The entire DOOM Lab Collection is inspired by people that Erin actually works with and knows!  This is a gorgeous polish and I'd be honored if it were created for me!  I'd classify this is a loose linear holo.  The formula and application of Marilee were both perfect.  Creamy and opaque and easy to work with.  I used 2 coats of Marilee and no topcoat.  

Parallax Polish Marilee

Parallax Polish Marilee

Parallax Polish Marilee

Parallax Polish Marilee

Parallax Polish Marilee
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