Monday, March 28, 2016

Ellagee: Three Years of Sparkle Collection

Happy Monday, dear readers! The plague has definitely taken hold of my household. Ok, that might be a slight exaggeration, but everyone is sick so we had a very low key weekend while we created a fabulous harmony of coughing, sneezing, sniffling, and moaning fits. I had planned to get this post written up last week, but with everyone is different stages of ick, unfortunately it couldn't happen. I'm going to take off writing this post while I still can as my littles are resting. Let's go!

Ellagee is turning three, and to celebrate, Laura, the creative genius behind the brand, is releasing the Three Years of Sparkle Collection. This ten piece collection includes it's namesake shade and nine polishes created in collaboration with several bloggers that have worked with Ellagee over the years. I love to see what inspires fellow bloggers, and I hope you enjoy this collection as much as I do! Let's check it out! 

Three Years of Sparkle
Two coats plus top coat

A ruby pink jelly with tons of hot pink/violet shifting iridescent micro flakes and flashes of gold.

This photos just do not do this shade justice! It is sparkly and absolutely gorgeous in person! The formula was fantastic, and I know this shade will be getting a lot of love from me!

Sea of Tranquility
Two coats plus top coat

A bright turquoise jelly with translucent green mini flakes and copper micro flakes.
Created by @jediwife.

If you've beeb following my blog for a couple months, you've already seen my contribution to this collection. Sea of Tranquility was originally created to celebrate my blog turning four. I love for my customs to be available for others to enjoy so when Laura asked me if I wanted to design a shade for this collection, I just had to stick with this beauty. It was designed to be sheer to evoke the sensation of looking through the ocean to the sand below. Against my skin tone, it is pulling a little more green, but it will look more blue against cooler skin tones. The formula is fabulous, and I love this shade so much!

A Little Bit of Monica
Two coats plus top coat

A deep blue jelly with green/gold/fuchsia ultrachrome flakes and a bit of silver holo microglitter.
Created by Moni's Mani

This polish is gorgeous! It has so much depth, and I adore the additional flashes of colour from the flakes! It also applied like a dream and is just a fantastic polish all around!

Drunk On The Good Life
Two coats plus top coat

A coral/pink crelly with a rainbow of ultrachrome shifting flakes and a bit of silver holo microglitter.
Created by My Nail Polish Obsession.

Cocktails, anyone? This shade makes me think of the beverages I whip up for myself when the weather gets warm! I love a good mojito, and I love to add either strawberries or watermelon when I make them. This is such a pretty polish for the spring! The formula was pretty easy to work with overall although I did have a couple flakes give me a little bit of trouble on my ring finger. I recommend taking a toothpick and just pulling off the occasional troublemaker rather than overworking your polish so you get a smoother finish.

EllaMcGee 
Two coats plus top coat

A medium blue toned grey jelly with green/agua and purple/blue translucent chameleon flakes and bit of silver holo microglitter.
Created by McPolish/.

This shade is fabulous! Grey polishes can sometimes be a little underwhelming, but the additional chameleon flakes have stolen my heart. It is a fun little twist to the normal grey polishes, and it is a great shade for when you want a muted palette cleanser for your nails. The formula was also perfect!

Pink Me!
Three coats plus top coat

A clear base packed with shades of pink and silver microglitter.
Created by I Feel Polished.

So much sparkle! You can always choose to layer Pink Me! over a base shade as a dense glitter topper, but I wanted lots of sparkle on my nails. I was easily able to apply this strategically with just three coats to have full nail coverage. It does dry to a gritty finish due to all the glitters so you'll need to use a couple layers of top coat to get a smooth finish.

Plum Foolery
Two coats plus top coat

A bright red-violet with a touch of scattered holo and hot pink mini flakes.
Created by Cosmetic Sanctuary.

As mush as I love extreme linear holos, I also have a special place in my heart for more subtle holo polishes. Plum Foolery is beautiful, and I love the additional hot pink mini flakes flashing as light hits my nails. The formula was flawless and it applied beautifully.

Suger Suger, How'd You Get So Fly? 
Two coats plus top coat

A medium toned nude with scattered holo, blue/violet/copper ultrachrome flakes, and hot pink shimmer.
Created by suger23.

This name is a winner! Every time I see the name or think about this polish, I cannot help but sing it out. It is such a gorgeous nude with that little something extra that makes it awesome! I had no applications issues with this beauty as the formula was perfection!

Sutraalescence
Three coats plus top coat

A clear base packed with iridescent shimmer and mini flakes plus clear holo/iridescent microglitter and a touch of Spectraflair holo.
Created by colorsutraa.

Sutraalessence is such a stunning shade, and I just had to wear it alone! Simply put, this polish just feels magical, and I love this look, even with a little visible nail line showing. If you prefer a more opaque look, this can easily be layered over your choice of base colour. The formula was on point and it applied wonderfully.

Teal The Fat Lady Sings
Three coats plus top coat

A teal jelly with a blend of teal, blue, and green microglitter and bright purple shimmer.
Created by Plump and Polished.

I am so excited about this particular shade! The teal is gorgeous on its own, but it is the bright purple shimmer that sets it apart from other teal microglitters. It is such a fun little twist, and I love all the sparkle in this beauty! Like the rest of this collection, Teal The Fat Lady Sings applied nicely for me, and it smoothed out perfectly with top coat.

The Three Years of Sparkle Collection will release on March 30 at 6 pm CST on the Ellagee website located hereThe full collection will be available for $108.00. This discounted price includes the polish Three Years of Sparkle free! Individual shades will retail for $12.00 each.

Be sure you're following me on Instagram so you can enter my current giveaway to win Three Years of Sparkle and Sea of Tranquility! A winner will be selected and posted before the launch on Wednesday!


What do you think of this collection? What are your favorites? I'd love to hear from you!

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


13 comments:

  1. Love, love, love blogger collab polishes! That has to be so fun to create your very own custom for a collection!

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  2. Plum foolery has to be my fave from this set. Great swatches!

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  3. This is such a cool collection! A nice tribute to all the bloggers.

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  4. Your polish is by far my favorite of the bunch! Super pretty!

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  5. Absolutely stunning collection of colour. Flawless swatches ♡

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  6. I started at the top of the post trying to pick a favourite. Not possible. Like half of the collection is my favourite!

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  7. Fun collection-- love all the sparkle! I really like Plum Foolery and Sugar Sugar How'd You Get So Fly.

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  8. Bloggers' collaboration shades really rock! I love most of them!

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  9. Blogger collabs rock my world. <3 And yes, I totally started singing the song when I saw A Little Bit of Monica. Gorgeous swatches. This post was so much fun. :-)

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  10. OH MY GOODNESS!!! A blogger based collection! It's perfect!

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  11. This is such a great concept. I love blogger collabs! Beautiful

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