This four piece collection is the Smitten Polish Opalescent Elements collection and it consists of four jelly flakie polishes, unlike anything I've seen out on the market. These polishes will be available on the Smitten Polish website April 25 2 p.m. CT!
First off let's talk formula. All of these were very similar in formula so I'll group it all together. These polishes each applied very easily in three coats. The first coat is rather sheer since the polish is a jelly base. It builds up quite well in the second coat, and many might stop there, but I have some wicked stains growing out on my nails and I felt like you could see that still, so I added a third coat.
The polish applies quite easily, with the flakies (which vary in size) laying flat on the nail. The polishes dry a tad matte (not totally though, somewhere between that and shiny), and each swatch has a top coat. So let's get to those wonderful swatches shall we?!
This is Ignis Opal. This is a bright in your face coral leaning pink with golden orange iridescent flakies. I like this take on the bright coral pink, it reminds me of a fire-y sunset!
This is Aqua Opal, and guys, I have been dreaming of a polish like this for a long time. This is a bright neon blue with green iridescent flakies. As you can tell in the above photo, I have this pendant on my necklace (which I never take off) of Lake Tahoe and I've always wanted to layer polishes to match this pendant. Now I don't have to layer a thing, I have it all in one bottle. I looooove this polish so so much!
This is Terra Opal, which is a bright in your face neon green with lime green flakies, similar to Aqua Opal. This polish is so bright and reminds me of the green slime from Nickelodeon's Double Dare, that takes you back doesn't it?! Either that or it totally ages me. ;-p
Rounding out the collection we have Aer Opal, which is a lovely neon purple (more on the warm magenta side, than the royal cooler side) with golden iridescent flakies similar to Ignis Opal.
And because I love to combine polishes to create a cohesive look, I of course had to nail art these amazing polishes! I wore this look for four days and I can say with confidence these polishes wear quite well and do not stain one bit!
This look was photographed in direct and indirect light, and outside in the sun and in the shade, which gives you a better idea of what the polishes look like in all lighting situations! Also now you can see them all side by side, which gives you an idea of their differences and similarities all in one look.
I used nail vinyls to create the Vs and then used a dotting tool to dot all four colors on my thumb nail. I just looooved how this turned out. I think the thumb reminds me of party lights, you know the kind that are in a dome and move all about the room to create a party atmosphere? Like at cheesy eighth grade dances and such!?!
Honestly I couldn't pick a favorite out of this collection, I seriously loved each one of these equally and I do believe I will be wearing these again and again over the summer! I definitely want to slap a few of these in a pedicure too because they are bright and vibrant and unique!
Now as a reminder, these polishes hit the Smitten Polish site April 25 at 2 p.m. CT and you don't want to miss out on them!
So let me know what you think?! Do you love neons?! Are you over them already and it isn't even summer yet? What about this take on flakies? Share with me your thoughts in the comments!