Polishes provided at a discount for review.
It's been a bit over a month since I shared the first polishes I bought from Ellagee; today I have the second set I got, since that first quartet just made me want more. These, too, are all Disney-inspired. Left to right: The Importance of Body Language, The Girl Who Has Everything, Magic Mirror on the Wall, and Poor Unfortunate Souls.
I started with The Importance of Body Language, a dark purple with holographic shimmer. This one's inspired by Ursula the Sea Witch from The Little Mermaid, one of my favorite characters (I used to keep a ceramic Ursual figurine in my office). This was nearly a one-coater, though I went ahead and did a second coat just to make sure I had full coverage (next time, since I know one coat is possible, I'll pay more attention from the start). In indirect light, this looks like a deep so-dusty-it's-almost-charcoal purple shimmer.
In direct indoor light, the holo starts to come out:
The sun did not feel like cooperating, so I had to resort to flash to get the holo to pop:
Because I am not always good at following directions, I paired The Importance of Body Language not with the topper it was released with but instead with The Girl Who Has Everything, inspired by Ariel herself. The glitter mix in The Girl Who Has Everything is mostly green in a variety of shapes and finishes, including holographic, with some red and violet accents. It's the tiny teal squares that really make it special.
I did two coats of The Girl Who Has Everything plus clear topcoat over The Importance of Body Language.
Magic Mirror on the Wall, named for the Evil Queen's companion in Snow White, is a shifty shimmer that on me pulled mostly navy blue. I did a black creme base on my index finger but the polish was so pigmented on its own that it didn't really look that much different with one coat over the black versus three coats on its own on my other fingers.
In low light, I got it to show its purple to blue shifty side:
Poor Unfortunate Souls is the companion topper to The Importance of Body Language that I mentioned earlier. It's dominated by teal and blackened teal glitter, with holo and red accents.
I did a glitter gradient with Poor Unfortunate Souls over Magic Mirror on the Wall, finishing with clear topcoat.
Because it had been more than an hour since I mattified anything, I added OPI Matte Top Coat to the gradient and quite liked the slightly murky effect; it seemed like a look that would fit right in to Ursula's undersea lair.
The two Ursula polishes and Magic Mirror are still available on the ellagee.com website, though Magic Mirror is in the On the Way Out section. Prices for these range from $10 to $12.50 depending on the ingredients. I'm sad to say The Girl Who Has Everything appears to be gone now, but room for new pretties must be made. I am sure these won't be the last Ellagee polishes I buy; next time I will see if I can make myself venture outside the Disney-inspired realm.
The polishes shown in this entry were provided provided at a discount for review purposes. The content of the entry was not dictated by the provider.