Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Ellagee: The Valentine Glitz Duo

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Good afternoon, dear readers! I hope you are having a great week! It's definitely been a crazy one around here now that my toddler has decided he doesn't need to sleep. My husband is out of town this week for a conference, and I am SO GLAD my mother-in-law came to visit to help out. I was able to take a little nap yesterday and we're tag-teaming the graveyard shift. That being said, please pardon any typos or glaring mistakes in this post. I still try to catch them and not let them slip through, but I am more than a little sleep deprived at the moment. Now on to some polish!
It is all things Valentine's Day around here right now with nail polish collections and nail art, and for today's post, I have The Valentine Glitz Duo by ellagee to share with you. If you like your nails with a little bit of bling, these flashy shades are for you! They can be worn as either a fairly dense glitter topper or carefully layered to opacity for glitzy nails for Valentine's Day. I opted to wearing these alone for swatch photos, and I must say, my nails be bangin'!


Je T'aime
Three coats plus top coat

Shades of pink and fuchsia small and micro glitters

Wowza! I am definitely digging this pink shade! I'm not as fond of pale, delicate shades of pink, especially on my nails, and Je T'aime is more my style. There is just so must sparkle to dazzle you with this polish, and you really can't go wrong with it whether you wear it alone or layered over a base shade. It applied easily for me, and I was as strategic as possible with glitter placement so that my nails would be covered, and I found that three coats did the job nicely. Because it is filled with so much glitter, it does dry to a textured finish so you'll want to add a couple coats of top coat. I actually used a coat of Gelish and then top coat here.


Galentine's Day 
Three coats plus top coat

Shades of purple, navy, and turquoise small and micro glitters

It's the day before Valentine's Day, and hopefully you are spending the day doing something that celebrates your favorite gal pals! If you're not familiar with this holiday, it was coined by the television series Parks and Recreation as a day for honoring friendships between women. I think it is really sweet that this is the other half of the duo especially since I personally have forged several friendships with others due to our shared love of polish. I do find it interesting that the main shade of this polish is purple given how many people I know love the colour; it's so perfect! The formula of Galentine's Day is like Je T'aime in that it applied easily and the glitters spread easily where I needed them to. Again, this does have a textured finish; top coat is your friend!


The Valentine's Glitz Duo launches on the ellagee website here this Saturday, January 30th at 3pm CST. Polishes can be purchased separately for $11 each or you can buy the duo at a discount of $19.80. They are both really pretty shades, and I am looking forward to trying out layering them over different base colours next.

Until next time, dear readers, have a wonderful day!
XO!

18 comments:

  1. These are both gorgeous. Hope you catch up on sleep soon!

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  2. Beautiful swatches! Although my favorite color is purple I'm surprisingly drawn to the pink one more. I hope that you get some much deserved sleep soon!

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  3. I'm happy to see more glitters coming out instead of straight holos. I like having variation! These colors are great :)

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  4. These are so pretty. Im really drawn to the purple one.

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  5. I think these are beautiful swatched but I'm shying away from these mini-glitter bombs. I've not cared for the few I have because they take so many coats for coverage and then dry with a texture.

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  6. Ahhhh! I need Gelentine's day! It's so gorgeous. Lovely swatches!

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  7. These are both beautiful! Fingers crossed for more sleep!

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  8. you need to smoosh these two together!

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  9. I adore these, so much sparkle and glitter. They're perfect for vday!

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  10. Wow, those are over the top sparkle, I love it!

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  11. I am so glad I got this when she opened it to the group ^_^ Gorgeous swatches! Your nails are divine!

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  12. These are both lovely and perfect for valentines day! I remember when my daughter wasn't sleeping :|. Hope you are able to catch up on some rest soon!

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  13. Ella Gee is a brand I need to spend more time looking closely at!

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  14. I think they are both gorgeous x

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  15. I love Galentine's Day! Because of the colors and the reference, love Parks and Rec.

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  16. Oooo glitter!! Very pretty. I hope your little one lets you sleep soon!

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