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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Trio of Ellagee Polishes! Not the Droids You're Looking For, Beam Me Up and the Hottest Spot North of Havana! (Picture Heavy)

Review disclaimer: I was given these polishes so that I could review them. I am expected to give my honest review, in exchange for the polishes.

With that over, I want to start off by saying I love when polish makers have nerdy related collections of polishes. The left and middle polishes in the picture to the right are from Ellagee's Sci-Fi Geeks collection, whereas the right is from her Holographic Hit List! (I love the names!!)
Let's start off with Not The Droids You're Looking For, shall we?
First off, in case you're not a big Star Wars fan, I figured I would break the ice with a clip that I found on Youtube. It is indicative of the real scene but it's Lego (R) so it makes it that much cooler.
Here's the link:
Now that you know where the polish's name comes from, here's the polish itself! Lovely right?

First off, if you love glitter top coats, then you will love this polish. The gold and blue is amazing on the nails (I have a picture below for you to check out on my nails!)
The only downside I could find was that the teal blue glitters were more scarce in the bottle and I couldn't get them out as easily as I wanted. That being said, this is one of those polishes that you don't mind hunting for the teal pieces because once you have them, they look so gorgeous that it was worth the effort! :)

Holy Macro Batman! Would you look at this?!

May the Macro be with you! :P

Below are my pictures of Not The Droids You're Looking For on my nails. I did two coat of the polish over ManGlaze ILF. I think the two work really well together, as the dark teal from ILF accentuates the gold and light teal glitters!

The last thing I wanted to show you with this polish is how perfect it is when it's matted.

I did just the thumb by itself, but you can tell that the matte texture enhanced the natural colors of the glitters and by taking the shine off of them, to me, made it that much more beautiful.

Next we move on to the other polish in the Sci-Fi Geeks Collection: Beam Me Up!

Now that you have seen it, I hope you realize how dazzling this polish is! This polish has a clear base, so it makes this polish very subtle, but DO NOT be fooled! This is a polish that can stand up with the rest of the golds on the market!

To illustrate this, I did a comparison shot of some other famous golds/ oranges!
Starting with my thumb and working down my fingers I have:
Thumb: Ellagee~ Beam Me Up
Index: L.A. Colors~ Wavelength
Middle: Sally Girl~Satsuma
Ring: (Just the base) Sinful Colors~ Unicorn
Pinky: OPI~ Goldeneye

Ellagee's polish is the winner by a landslide!

To me, it's simplicity and beauty all rolled into a polish! :)

To make this even more easy to tell, I have magnified the image, so that you can see the beautiful golden glitters, whether it is in the macro bottle shot on the left, or in the nail shot on the right.

The final polish I have to show you guys is from Ellagee's Holographic Hit List Collection and it's called
the Hottest Spot North of Havana!

Just want to preface the rest of this post by saying this is my favorite holo. That's right I said it! My favorite holo!! That's how amazing this holo is!

Not even mentioning that my favorite color is blue, and my favorite shade is medium blue, not sky, but not navy, that color in the middle; this is still a heck of a polish!

Let me explain, the shade of blue that the amazing lady Laura behind Ellagee has used accentuates the shimmery glittery goodness that is the holo in her polish. This polish to me is like the color of the sky post rain, where it's just calming down after the stormy rain and wind.

This polish is just holo enough that it goes with pretty much anything you want to wear, but not enough holo that you are blinded by your nails when you look at them in the sun. (That has happened to me before haha!)

Just look at these beauties!

Here's my thumb pic which shows what I wasn't able to show before, just how beautiful this holo-y masterpiece is!

These polishes inspired me to do something I don't often do. That is making rings using the polishes!
I used the Hottest Spot North of Havana to make the ring cabochon in the top picture and used all three polishes to make the subsequent cabochons, with the last picture being the final ring product!

Here's Ellagee's store link, in case you want to pick up all of these polishes,
She sells all that I have mentioned on there and you can even buy her nail polish rings that she has made! :)

Hope you enjoyed my post!

Until next time,
Rikya :)

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