Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Cupcake Polish The Queen Collection: Swatches and Review

Provided for Review
Good morning! For your Tuesday, I have a new collection from Cupcake Polish. The Queen Collection is a five piece set of shimmer holographic polishes, all inspired by Queens of state from European history. I am continually impressed by Cupcake Polish's collections. These five holographic polishes have amazing shimmer and are so so pretty, both in and out of the sun. Since they are shimmer heavy, they are a little thick formula wise. This is not a problem with application though, as they only need one to two coats for full coverage. I applied two coats for each of my swatches, followed by my regular topcoat. 

Sara from Cupcake Polish included a little blurb on each of the Queens that inspired the collection, so I will include that under each polish description in italics. 

The Queen Collection will be released this Thursday, January 22nd at 10 am CST, in Cupcake Polish's shop. They are priced at $13 each BUT if you get the entire set of five during the first 24 hours of sale, there will be a $5 discount for the set. For international customers, Cupcake Polish does ship worldwide.

Cupcake Polish Catherine 
Two coats
Magenta berry metallic linear holographic with pink shimmer
Inspired by Catherine II of Russia (otherwise known as Catherine the Great)
Catherine ruled during Russia's Golden Age and is credited for expanding the Russian empire and allowing the arts to flourish during her reign. 
Such a good looking jewel toned color. Instant love!

(Direct Sunlight) 

Cupcake Polish Eleanor
Two coats
Black linear holographic with pink to blue color-shifting shimmer
Eleanor is inspired by Eleanor of Aquitaine
Eleanor ruled during the high middle ages. Eleanor is credited for transforming the French province of Aquitaine into the center of knowledge and culture during her reign.
The color-shifting shimmer in that black base makes it a little brown in tone as well as making it the most complex in coloring of the five. 

(Direct Sunlight) 

 Cupcake Polish Maria
Two coats
Royal blue metallic linear holographic with green shimmer.
Maria is inspired by Maria Theresa of Austria.
Maria Theresa is credited for making many improvements to her kingdom during her reign. She valued arts, medical advancements, and education and helped improve these in Austria.
That green shimmer is wonderful against the blue and I couldn't quite capture it for you in my photos but believe me, it's there.

(Direct Sunlight) 

Cupcake Polish Elizabeth
Two coats
Light gold metallic linear holographic with gold shimmer
Elizabeth is inspired by Elizabeth I of England
Elizabeth is credited for bringing religious tolerance to England. She also brought the Renaissance to her kingdom, a period where creative thinking was plentiful.
I love gold polishes and this is one awesome gold polish. It's not brassy in coloring and with the added gold shimmer, it's sparkles like crazy in the sun. 

(Direct Sunlight) 

Cupcake Polish Victoria 
Two coats
Deep purple with a red shift metallic linear holographic with pink shimmer
Victoria is inspired by Victoria of the United Kingdom
Victoria is considered one of the most influential Queens in history because of her 63 year reign spanning 6 continents. Victoria is credited for bringing both political and social reforms to her kingdom.
A very "Royal" purple, perfectly fit for a Queen. Compared to the previously released Yule Be Missing Me, this is more red toned and it's holo flame is a bit less prominent but that's expected with a shimmer heavy polish.  

(Direct Sunlight) 


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