Stella Chroma ~ Desert Scapes Collection

*These polishes were provided for review
*Picture Heavy
Hey y’all! How are we doing during these trying times? Pam from Stella Chroma thought it would be a good idea to continue with the colors to brighten spirits!! I more than love that because it’s just so needed at this time. Anywho, I want to explain something before I get into the polishes. For all of my pics my lighting is exactly the same. I use an Ottlite 13W HD Slimline task lamp and a random desk lamp with an Ottlite bulb. My lights stay in the same place on my desk as well as my tripod. My lighting is all over the place with this collection. I’m leaving it as is because 1) they are color accurate (mostly), and 2) it shows the polishes at different angles, not just their best. I feel like people get cheated sometimes with those impossibly perfect swatch pics. Here you will see how they look in real life. I hope that no one minds! On to the polishes. 
Pueblo – “Distinct structures made of stone, wood, and adobe mud look out of place anywhere but the desert. They blend in or stand out depending on the position of the sun. As it rises, it lends a bleached pinky tone to the mud walls and that’s the shade we modeled this color after. The gold/pink shimmer adds an extra touch.” This one is so soft and feminine.The perfect sunset pink. Light pinks usually have an iffy formula but this was nice and smooth in 3 thin coats.

Most color accurate!

Cactus Bloom – “A buttery golden yellow with a gold/pink shimmer. Smooth and opaque at two coats. Inspired by the deep yellow blooms that contrast the deep green of a cactus.” This seems to have many matches and they are all food lol. My husband said butterscotch, I said mac n’ cheese and butternut squash. Seriously an awesome color. Totally unique with a gorgeous shimmer. The formula for this one is impeccable. I used 3 thin coats but 2 thicker coats would be fine.

Most color accurate!

Desert Turquoise – “I can’t think of the desert without thinking of bright turquoise stones. Either polished in jewelry or rough to the touch,  the striking color is unmistakable. Our color is highlighted with a blue/green shimmer.” This is one of my favorites of the collection. The shimmer pops like crazy. It even shifts to blue at extreme angles. Such a fun stand out polish. I used 2 perfect coats.

Most color accurate!

Prickly Pear – “The fruit of a prickly pear cactus is normally found in a range of shades from bright pink to deep purple. It has been used as food and medicine in many desert climates for many years. This shade is a deep pink-ish purple with scattered holographic glitter.” To me, this is actually very grapey. I have never even seen a prickly pear though so that’s probably why. I have always said that pink is my favorite color but lately purple has taken over. I absolutely love this one. Especially with the glitter. 3 thin coats of buttery perfection for my pics.

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Most color accurate!
Big Sky – “A vivid blue crème shade inspired by the endless summer sky. I don’t know that I’ve ever seen a more beautiful blue than that of the sky above Chinle, Arizona. I tried to do it justice here.” This one is my favorite because it really is super vivid. A perfect royal blue crème with an equally perfect formula. 2 coats for this beauty.

Most color accurate!

I never in a million years would have picked these colors for a collection but they totally work. They actually compliment each other very well. I love this entire collection so much more than I thought I could. I have already worn Prickly Pear 2 times! The Desert Scapes Collection will be available on May 29th at noon EST. The full collection will be available at a discounted price of $54 for two weeks after release. Then all colors will only be available individually at $12 each. Save the money and get the whole collection. You will love each and every one of them. I hope you all have a great week! Thanks for reading! Links below 😊  

Stella Chroma ~ Basics Collection

*Provided for review
I’m back! This time I bring you a Basics Collection. 2 wonderful crème polish  that will be perfect for all your blank canvas needs! Pam from Stella Chroma makes fantastic polish so you will want to grab these. Shall we?
High Noon “is a creamy white that is opaque in 2 easy coats. Pure, stark white that is great to use as undies under pale colors, or to help neons pop. Also great for nail art or when you feel like a palate cleanser.” I did feel that this was a bit more crelly like. Still an amazing white polish. I just used 3 thin coats instead of 2 for my swatches. Check Out We’re Golden from the Americana Collection stamped!!
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New Moon “is a glossy black cream that is opaque in 2 easy coats. Coal black as a new moon and perfect as undies to our Constellations polishes or for use in nail art. Also great for channeling your inner Goth kid.” This one is a crème for sure. If you polish thick enough you could totally pull off 1 coat! This polish dried so shiny. Fantabulous formula. I used 2 thin coats for my swatches. I also stamped this with We’re Golden. Do you see the change? Aaahhhhhh it’s so amazing!

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The Basics Collection is available now! Each polish will be $10These two will be available as a duo for $18 4/12-4/26, then in singles only after that. I will be doing much more with this set so please keep an eye on my Instagram! You already know you need these❤  Links below!





Stella Chroma ~ Americana Collection

*Provided for review

Greetings friends 👋 I have so much stuff coming. April 12th is a very popular release date. Right now I will be showing you the Americana Collection from Stella Chroma. This collection has it all, flakes, shimmer, holo, and crème. Stella Chroma is such great quality nail polish. Let’s check them out.
Cherry Blossomis a creamy, pale shade of pink with highlights of silver holographic flakies. It is opaque in 2-3 coats. Inspired by the cherry blossoms that bloom all over Washington, D.C. in the spring.” This polish is so soft and girly. Very perfect for spring time! Formula is immaculate. I used 3 thin coats for my swatches. Before I forget to warn you: I am no good at hand drawn art. I just try it anyways because I want to be good 😂 Be nice ✌

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Cherry Blossom with art
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The Arch “is a purely holographic silver polish inspired by the famous Gateway Arch in St Louis, Missouri. I had seen this structure many times in pictures, but when I saw it with my own two eyes, the sun was glinting off of it and it was beautiful! And as a lover of heights, going to the top and feeling it sway in the wind was amazing as well. Wear your shades and put 2-3 coats of this one on your nails.” Lover of heights? Does that really exist?! I get an upset stomach just watching high things on TV. This polish is the closest I will ever get to the top of that arch so thankfully it’s phenomenal. Nice and smooth. I used 3 thin coats for my swatches. I hope you see the “arches” in my nail art! 
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The Arch in direct sunlight taken with my iPhone SE

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We’re Goldenis a deep orange packed with all sorts of gold flakies and shimmery goodness with a bit of holo thrown in as a nod to the absolutely amazing Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. I’ve never been to the area, but it is definitely on my bucket list. Opaque in 2 coats.” OOOHHH This one is so good. In my next post you will see how well this baby stamps. Amazingly perfect formula. 2 fantastic coats for my swatches. This is possibly the worst drawing of the golden gate bridge ever. Sorry!!

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We’re Golden matte

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We’re Golden with something that tried to be art
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Fenwayis a springy green cream inspired by the Green Monster in Fenway Park in Boston. Mr. SC and I are huge baseball fans and no matter what hitter is up to bat, it is super exciting to see the baseball fly over that big wall! Opaque in 2 coats.” This is my favorite. I was born into a family of Red Sox fans so you know I’m also a fan. And because I live in CT I have actually been there a few times to see that fantastic wall in person. This formula is just perfect. There really isn’t a better word because it’s so perfect lol. 2 exceptional coats for my swatches. 

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Do you love them? They actually all stamp! I really cant wait to show you We’re Golden stamped in my next post. It’s a chameleon type color. The Americana Collection will be available April 12th. Cherry Blossom, The Arch, and We’re Golden will all be $12 and Fenway will be $10. You can purchase these as a set for $41 from 4/12-4/26. They’ll be available only individually after that. Make sure you save yourself some cash and get them sooner rather than later. Stay tuned for my next post which is also Stella Chroma!! TTY asap 👍





Stella Chroma ~ Constellation Trio

*Provided for review

*Picture heavy

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Hey! I hope everyone’s holiday shopping has gotten off to a good start! I also hope you left room in your budget to treat yourself. I have 3 multi-chrome, magnetic, flakie polishes to share with you that I am pretty sure you are going to need. Shall we?

Gemini “is a black jelly polish with green-gold-red shifting magnetic flakies.” The base for these polishes are sheer but they all build up nicely. The formula is smooth and applies wonderfully. Pam shared a blog post with me that helped me immensely with these magnetics. I will link it at the bottom. I followed it to a T, so if you have any questions please check that out! I used 2 thin coats with a 3rd thicker coat and glossy and matte top coats for my swatches. Gemini will be $13 USD.

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Perseus “is a black jelly with gold-red-violet shifting magnetic flakies.” This one turned out to be an unexpected favorite. For me, this one had the most shifty-ness. The flakies seem a little bigger in this polish so maybe that’s why. Either way it is fabulous. Again, the formula is flawless. I am REALLY starting to be spoiled by all these amazing polishes lately ❤ I used 2 thin coats with a 3rd thicker coat and glossy and matte top coats for my swatches. Perseus will be $13 USD.

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Orion “is a black jelly polish with violet-blue-green shifting magnetic flakies.” This was the one I thought would be my favorite. I still love it, don’t get me wrong, Perseus just stood out to me ❤ This is the exact multi-chrome I always go for. The purply-blue-green one 🙂 Now I have the option to magnetize it and I am super happy about that! Super smooth look once its dried down. Formula is spot on. 2 thin coats with a 3rd thicker coat and glossy and matte top coats for my swatches. Orion will also be $13 USD.

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You can get these polishes singly at the prices listed above or you can purchase them as a set for $36 USD. There will also be a variety of magnets to purchase as well starting at $3 USD! “A portion of proceeds for the last quarter of 2018 will be donated to GirlStart, a non-profit based in Austin, Texas that has after school and day-long camps to help young girls develop a love for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). Black Friday and Holiday deals… We will lower our free domestic shipping threshold from $50 to $25 Black Friday – Cyber Monday. No code required. We will also offer a free upgrade to domestic priority shipping December 14th-19th. December 19th is the last day to order with arrival by Christmas.” Overall, I am extremely happy with these. I wasn’t into the magnetic thing until I had them on. It really is a 3-D look that is mesmerizing. Don’t miss out! Links below 🙂

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Holy Grail Blog Post For Magnetic Polish!

Live Swatches

Products Used For Art: Gemini; SinfulColors Gold Medal, Winstonia plate W417. Perseus; SinfulColors Gold Medal, Born Pretty plate BP-64, Winstonia plate W419. Orion; SinfulColors Gold Medal, Pueen plate 18. *Links where available.

Stella Chroma ~ LE Holiday Duo

*Provided for review

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I missed Black Friday 😦 I have been sick for a few days now. I really thought I could push through it to get things done in a timely manner. I usually don’t get sick so my time management was terrible and I apologize. Without wasting anymore time, let’s check out Pam’s LE Holiday Duo!

 

Rosé Til Champagne “is a luxe rose gold metallic foil polish with shining silver flakes.” Luxe is right! This polish feels so high class on the nails. So flashy and eye-catching. It lays flat on the nail and dries smooth. It is pretty opaque without being thick or clumpy. The silver flakes are the absolute perfect touch to this polish. I used 2 coats plus glossy and matte top coats. Rosé Til Champagne will be $13 USD.

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Merlot Ho Ho! “is a rich burgundy red with a unique holographic shimmer.” This color is the definition of black cherry. Like a perfect exact color match ❤ I love this so very much. Formula is impeccable and it pretty much polishes itself. 2 perfect coats with glossy and matte top coats. Merlot Ho Ho! will be $13 USD.

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The LE Holiday Duo is available now through the end of 2018. You can get them singly at the prices listed above or you can get the set for $24 USD. “A portion of proceeds for the last quarter of 2018 will be donated to GirlStart, a non-profit based in Austin, Texas that has after school and day-long camps to help young girls develop a love for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). Black Friday and Holiday deals… We will lower our free domestic shipping threshold from $50 to $25 Black Friday – Cyber Monday. No code required. We will also offer a free upgrade to domestic priority shipping December 14th-19th. December 19th is the last day to order with arrival by Christmas.” Don’t forget to show some small business love today ❤ Links below. Stay tuned for the magnetic polishes also from Stella Chroma!!

 

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Live Swatches

Products Used For Art: Rosé Til Champagne; SinfulColors Black On Black, Winstonia stamping plates W112 & W117. Merlot Ho Ho!; SinfulColors Snow Me White & Gold Medal, Beauty Big Bang plates 13 & 15. *Links where available.

Stella Chroma ~ The Nutcracker Trio

*Provided for review

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Hi polish lovers 🙂 Do you see these? FLAKIES! Each polish here has a different type of flakes and Pam knocked them out of the park ❤ This is The Nutcracker Trio. Sit back and enjoy some flakie goodness.

 

Sugarplum Fairy “is a delicate, pale lavender crelly with red-green-purple iridescent flakies and green-yellow shimmer.” This one is super delicate and feminine. The flakies give a soft glow from within. They are like little flecks of pastel colored glass. Just breathtaking. It is a little sheer but has a great formula. 3 thin coats plus glossy and matte top coats for my swatch. Sugarplum Fairy will be $12 USD.

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Mother Ginger “is a bright blue jelly polish with red-orange-blue iridescent flakies and green-yellow shimmer.” Holy mother of everything ❤ Do you see the flakies in the bottle?!?! I couldn’t stop moving my fingers while swatching. The shift is just intense! The squishy factor is off the charts ❤ For a jelly, the formula is phenomenal! I used 3 thin coats plus glossy and matte top coat for my swatches. Mother Ginger will be $12 USD.

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Herr Drosselmeier “is a pale grey crelly packed with red-orange-yellow iridescent flakies and red-gold shimmer.” Yup, this one is my favorite. It’s just simply stunning. It’s shifty, flakie, and has a base color that goes with everything ❤ I don’t really have words for this one. I just love it!! 3 thin coats with glossy and matte top coats for my swatch. Herr Drosselmeier will be $12 USD.

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Can you tell that the last nail art is a nutcracker? As I have said before, I am definitely not a good artist lol. Ugh, I just looked again and wow… I suck 😦 The Nutcracker Trio will be available on Black Friday (November 23rd) at Noon EST. You will be able to buy these as a set only through December 7th for $33 USD. “A portion of proceeds for the last quarter of 2018 will be donated to GirlStart, a non-profit based in Austin, Texas that has after school and day-long camps to help young girls develop a love for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). Black Friday and Holiday deals… We will lower our free domestic shipping threshold from $50 to $25 Black Friday – Cyber Monday. No code required. We will also offer a free upgrade to domestic priority shipping December 14th-19th. December 19th is the last day to order with arrival by Christmas.” Now that you have all the info, click on the links below and check it all out! There are some amazing things in Pam’s shop ❤ Happy shopping y’all 😉

 

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Live Swatches:

Products Used For Art: Sugarplum Fairy; SinfulColors Black On Black, Joy Lacquer Pink Door, Stella Chroma Merlot Ho Ho!, Pueen plate 13, Winstonia plate W420. Mother Ginger; SinfulColors Snow Me White, Beauty Big Bang plate 14. Herr Drosselmeier; SinfulColors Snow Me White & Coffee, Stella Chroma Gala, Bundle Monster (now Maniology) plate S209. *Links where available.

Stella Chroma ~ Fall Mattes

*Provided for review

*Very picture heavy

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Finally! Fall is on it’s way ❤ I am so stoked. Fall and winter are my favorites so I am so ready for the next 6 months! We also are starting to see the new fall polishes coming out. Pam from Stella Chroma chose to take the matte route and it was an amazing way to go! I’m sure you will agree so let’s have a look.

 

Pumpkin Everything: “What fall collection would be complete without a perfect pumpkin orange? This is a matte medium orange with a strong green shimmer as a nod to gorgeous pumpkin vines.” LOVE this polish. I noticed that if you hold your nails at an angle, the shimmer will turn purple. Only at extreme angles but still you should buy it and check it out. This polish formula was super nice to work with. I used 3 thin coats plus glossy top coat for my swatches.

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You Blockhead: “This shimmery yellow matte was named by Mr. STELLA CHROMA himself. He looked at it and said, “That’s the yellow of Charlie Brown’s shirt. It should be called You Blockhead!” He’s totally right, isn’t he?” Yes he is! I am always a little nervous with a yellow polish. Yellow has a horrible record for a bad formula. FEAR NOT! This is a smooth easy yellow 🙂 I used 3 thin, very smooth coats plus a glossy top coat.

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Gala: “Apple picking is a traditional fall activity, and this matte red stunner is bright like the skin of the sweet Gala apple!” Apple picking is a tradition in my family ❤ Then we all go back to my dads and make a few apple pies and some apple crisp! Ugh, I’m hungry lol! The best part about this polish is definitely the shimmer. It’s also more opaque than I was expecting. I used 2 fabulous coats with a glossy top coat for my swatches.

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Flannel & Boots: “Our favorite flannel shirt is this gorgeous shade of teal. What says fall like flannel shirts, leggings, and boots? This lovely matte polish is highlighted with white and blue flakies.” I love love love this color. This one is a little more crelly like in formula. Super easy to use! I used 3 thin coats plus a glossy top coat.

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Perseids: ” The Perseids meteor shower occurs every fall, peaking in August. This matte navy harkens to the night sky and the holo flakies sparkle like stars on your nails.” MY FAVORITE!! It really is the night sky on your nails. It’s a jelly base so its squishy and has layered flakie depth. Just breathtaking!! I used 3 thin coats plus glossy top coat for my pics.

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Cinnamon & Spice: “Warm brown tones are complimented by copious amounts of pink shimmer in this matte beauty that reminds us of all of the delicious cinnamon treats that pop up in the fall! Apple dumpling, anyone?” Did I mention that I’m hungry?? This color is like putting on a sweater. It just makes you feel warm and cozy ❤ The pink shimmer is such a compliment to the base color. This could be a 1 coater if you polish on the thicker side. Great formula that is totally opaque in 2 coats. I used 2 coats plus glossy top coat. Extra macros to show the shimmer shift!

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Now for the info; “The collection will release Saturday, Sept 22nd at noon EST. They will be $12 per 15 mL bottle. For the first two weeks after release (until Oct 5th), the full set of 6 will be available for $64.
“A portion of sales from Sept-Dec will go to Girls Who Code. January will be GirlStart.” I love the word donate. I always love to help when I can. I am sure you feel the same so buying these will help you support a cause ❤

*Note: Matte top coat was not used at all in any of my pictures. The matte finishes are all natural to the polish.

What one or ones make your “must have” list? Links below 🙂

 

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