/**/ Emily de Molly - December 2017 - Procrastinating Polishr

Emily de Molly - December 2017

Hi polish pals!

I've got the last release for 2017 from Emily de Molly to show you today - get ready to blow your December budget because we're going out with a bang!


Bright Counterpart


Warm

A neon yellow - green thermal, yellow when warm and green when cold. Pure neon in a bottle! For the most part this hovered somewhere between both shades for me - it's currently summer where I am so I didn't get to see it in full flight green without some icy assistance. The absolute greatest thing is that the thermal effect isn't secretly hiding a weak yellow - that yellow is opaque and in your face all on it's own.

The formula was nice, very similar to most neon polishes in that it felt sliiightly chalky to apply, but it didn't affect the finish or application for me. Three coats was all I needed for full opacity in both states, which is almost unheard of for a yellow. 

Warm - cold transition

Cold

Cold

Warm

Warm - cold transition

Downward Spiral


Navy holo with iridescent flakes and a pink/green shifting shimmer. So deep and complex it's like actual magic at your fingertips! The holo is bold and while the shimmer was difficult to capture on camera, it transforms the look of the polish in different lighting. This is a standout in a collection of standouts.

Formula wise it's fantastic - two thin coats for a nice rich finish. The flakes were mostly well behaved, I had one I had to nudge with the brush but the rest all lay perfectly flat as they were applied. 




High Contrast

Cold

Neon pink - purple thermal with silver flakes - pink when warm, purple when cold. There's almost a clear third state in between the dark purple and bright pink which is similar to the colour you see in the bottle - a mid-purple shade. It's very reactive and SUPER bright! I was a bit on the fence about the idea of another pink-purple thermal but I've definitely never worn one so bright and happy before.

The formula is beautiful and smooth, even with the bucketload of silver flakes it glides on the nail easily. The finish is impressively smooth too! I used two coats for my swatches which may be a tiny bit sheer in the warm state but a third coat would fix that easily. 

Cold - warm transition

Cold - warm transition

Warm

Cold


Warm

Latent Beauty


Light taupe creme with bold green to pink shifting shimmer. This one was screaming my name from the moment I opened the package, the shimmer is outstanding in person. The contrast of the creamy neutral base with the toxic green is absolute perfection to me. The pink end of the shimmer blends beautifully with the base giving a hint of warmth.

The formula was utter heaven, creamy and smooth. Applies evenly and self levels without a thought. Beautifully opaque in just two coats. I have nothing but high praise for this one!



Swimming in Circles


Bright metallic teal foil with a gold to green shimmer. Utterly luminescent, the teal is bold and bright and the shimmer gives the most beautiful golden green sheen. I'm often quite on the fence with foils but this one has won me over. It feels luxurious rather than thin, which I often feel with most foils.

The formula was fantastic - I applied over a ridge filling base coat to be safe from visible ridges but I don't even know that I needed it. It self levels beautifully and has a great smooth finish. It's incredibly opaque too - practically perfect in one coat, but do two for extra richness.



Tied to Mystery


Brightest of the bright pink jelly, loaded with iridescent flakes and overlaid with violet shimmer. For someone who doesn't really do pink, this is an absolute cracking pink. It's obnoxiously bright and the shimmer is total perfection. The flakes maybe get a little lost in the pink but I like the way their jagged little edges give a bit of toughness.

The formula is fab - it's almost syrupy, a good kind of thickness to hold those flakes well. It applies really easily, the flakes just glide on with the rest of it and didn't give me any trouble. They may make the finish a little bumpy but nothing a thick top coat can't handle! The most amazing part is how opaque it is - this is just two coats and it is rock solid opaque!



Untapped Potential


Purple multichrome with shifts through red, orange and gold. I was late to the multichrome bandwagon but I'm totally on board now. I remember when duo/multichromes had to be worn over black, and even then they were patchy and unimpressive. But now we have these super pigmented, incredibly shifty marvels and I'm going gaga for them! This one is super rich and dark, with edges of gold and a warm orange glow that is truly gorgeous.

No surprise here when I say the formula was gorgeous, applies evenly and easily and was essentially streak free until I top coated. I'm chalking up a little of the brushstroke-y look to my top coating. It's otherwise fabulous. I did apply over a ridge filling base, which is standard for me with anything remotely metallic as they are unforgiving on those of us with ridges. That said, it appeared to self level really nicely all on it's own.





These stunners will be available Monday December 18th at 10am AEDT - which is Sunday December 17th 6PM EST for the US.

You can find all seven of these and four new Limited Edition shades at Emily de Molly.


MY PICKS:
Bright Counterpart
Downward Spiral
Latent Beauty

Disclosure: *Products in this post were provided as press samples, which in no way affected my opinion of the product.

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