Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Parallax Polish SeCience Collection

Good morning!  It's Wednesday, yay!  I feel like the weeks go by with the blink of an eye lately.  I'm sure it has everything to dip with the end of school approaching and Summer days just around the corner.  Speaking of school, the post I have of you today features polish inspired by major Universities in the SEC Conference.  These Universities, while known as "football" schools are also accomplished in the classroom and laboratory.  I've shared Parallax Polish with you in the past and I'm so happy Erin asked me to review this collection.  It's full of gorgeous colors and finishes and I love that the stayed true to her passion, science!  The SeCience Collection will be available on 5/15.  Each 9ml square bottle ill be $7.00, or you can buy the entire collection for $36.  Are you ready to jump in and check out this collection?  I am, let's go! 

*press sample*

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Up first I have Louisiana State University, Choppin.  This is a "deep purple polish with gold sparks."  This is a very pretty color, and I like that the shimmery pieces add interest.  The formula and application were both stellar.  I used 3 coats of Choppin for full coverage and 1 layer of topcoat.  

*direct sun*
Parallax Polish Choppin

Parallax Polish Choppin

Parallax Polish Choppin

Parallax Polish Choppin

Parallax Polish Choppin

*indirect natural light*
Parallax Polish Choppin

Parallax Polish Choppin

Next up is Morgan,  "true blue polish with chome sparkle" to represent Kentucky.  Morgan is another fabulous color - borderline neon and full of silvery shimmer.  This color is going to be awesome for fingers and toes on super hot summer days at the pool.  Formula and application were both fabulous.  I used 3 coats of Morgan and 1 layer of topcoat.  

*direct sun*
Parallax Polish Morgan

Parallax Polish Morgan

Parallax Polish Morgan

Parallax Polish Morgan

Parallax Polish Morgan

*shade*
Parallax Polish Morgan

*indirect natural light*
Parallax Polish Morgan

Parallax Polish Morgan

Representing Texas A&M is Halbouty, a "maroon polish with chrome shimmer."  Whoa, this color is stunning!  The shimmer actually gives Halbouty a pink glow.   Again, awesome formula and application.  I used 3 coats of Halbouty and 1 layer of topcoat.  

*direct sun*
Parallax Polish Halbouty

Parallax Polish Halbouty

Parallax Polish Halbouty

Parallax Polish Halbouty

Parallax Polish Halbouty

*shade*
Parallax Polish Halbouty

*indirect natural light*
Parallax Polish Halbouty

Parallax Polish Halbouty

Now we've got Bryant from Florida.  This is a "navy blue polish with an orange shimmer."  Ok the orange shimmer here slays me!   The formula of Bryant was on the jelly side but it built up nicely in 3 coats.  I wish I would have used topcoat here but to my naked eye the polish looked shinier on it's own.  I think topcoat will really make that orange shimmer pop even more.  

*direct sun*
Parallax Polish Bryant

Parallax Polish Bryant

Parallax Polish Bryant

Parallax Polish Bryant

Parallax Polish Bryant

*shade*
Parallax Polish Bryant

*indirect natural light*
Parallax Polish Bryant

Parallax Polish Bryant

Tennessee is represented by McClung, "a bright orange polish with white glitters."  This was the most fun in the collection for me.  The orange is so vibrant and the tiny white glitters stand out really well against the base color.  It also reminds me of a pond mani because with each layer some of the glitters gets sandwiched between color and some sits on top.  The formula and application are both great.  I used 3 coats of McClung and 1 layer of topcoat.   

*direct sun*
Parallax Polish McClung

Parallax Polish McClung

Parallax Polish McClung

Parallax Polish McClung

Parallax Polish McClung

*indirect natural light*
Parallax Polish McClung

SCEN from Arkansas is a shimmery pink jelly full of white glitters.  The shapes in this polish make me happy.  I also really like the color.  I'd suggest turning the bottle upside down for a few minutes then giving it a good shake to get the larger glitters to come out of the bottle.  Other than that tip the formula and application were easy enough.  I used 3 coats of SCEN and a layer of topcoat.  

*direct sun*
Parallax Polish SCEN

Parallax Polish SCEN

Parallax Polish SCEN

Parallax Polish SCEN

Parallax Polish SCEN

*shade*
Parallax Polish SCEN

*indirect natural light*
Parallax Polish SCEN

Last but not least is McAlester from Missouri.  This is a "black polish with small and large gold holographic glitters."  This was my favorite.  It's so pretty and the gold holo again the black is gorgeous!  There's also some holo shimmer in there so the base isn't flat.  McAlester is very opaque and richly pigmented.  It applied like a dream.  I used 2 coats of McAlester and finished with a layer of topcoat.  

*direct sun*
Parallax Polish McAlester

Parallax Polish McAlester

Parallax Polish McAlester

Parallax Polish McAlester

Parallax Polish McAlester

*shade*
Parallax Polish McAlester

*indirect natural light*
Parallax Polish McAlester

Parallax Polish McAlester

Erin has also been a busy bee making polish jewelry!  Look how beautiful this pendant is!  It's colorful and bright AND HOLO!  It's the perfect pendant to wear on a bright summer day!  I used my daughter as a model and she was acting goofy so sorry there weren't any super close up pictures of the pendant on her..  But she loved the colors of the pendant and couldn't stop gazing at it.  You can buy jewelry HERE.  





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