Thursday, August 25, 2016

Cupcake Polish Luau Collection: Swatches and Review

Provided for Review
Hey all! I have one more post for today, this time a review of some new holo polishes from Cupcake Polish. This Luau Collection is a six polish set, inspired by the Hawaiian islands and luaus. 

Formula notes:
I am going to post my notes here at the top, since the polishes were the same formula wise. Oh my goodness, first of all, the colors are gorgeous. Bright and beautiful and exactly what I would envision for a tropical inspired set. These are a shimmer holos, so not just a straight linear holographic polish but medium density holos with a whole lot of shimmer packed in. The shimmer itself gives the polishes a jewel tone, mirrored finish. 

The consistency for the polishes are similar to a jelly polish, so you may need to wipe off some excess polish from your brush and I do recommend waiting a few minutes between coats to prevent any dragging. Otherwise, they apply well and were each opaque enough with two coats, always a plus for me. I apply topcoat as a habit but I do emphasize that here because I think the shimmer stands out more when you have a shiny layer of topcoat. 

The only critique I had is specifically of Hula Do You Love? After I swatched that, I noticed that it left a slight pink tint on my nails. That was gone after a couple of days. I don't use any base coat when I swatch polishes, so I would highly recommend applying a ridge builder base coat (possibly even two coats) and that will help. 

The Luau Collection will be available starting Sunday August 28th at 12 pm CST in Cupcake Polish's shop. Each polish retails for $13. 

Cupcake Polish Be More Pacific
Two coats
Turquoise blue holographic with pink/violet fleck shimmer



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Cupcake Polish Here Today, Gone to Maui
Two coats
Grass green holographic with gold fleck shimmer




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Cupcake Polish Hula Do You Love?
Two coats
Fiery red holographic with gold fleck shimmer




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Cupcake Polish Lei Me Down
Two coats
Vibrant purple holographic with blue fleck shimmer




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Cupcake Polish Sand By Me
Two coats
Marigold orange holographic with pink fleck shimmer
(This is my favorite of the set!)




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Cupcake Polish The Tiki to My Heart
Two coats
Magenta pink holographic with silver fleck shimmer




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*The products in this post were sent to me for unbiased review*

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