Arrrrggghhhhhh! The day is finally here. Today I am sharing with you my seven piece collection that I have collaborated with Celestial Cosmetics to create. This is so exciting!
It’s probably going to be a big one, so settle in, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I have had creating it! I hope you don’t mind if I babble a little bit with this one.
‘It’s All Happening!‘ is inspired by one of my most, most favourite movies, Almost Famous. There is nothing I don’t love about the movie, the script, the scenes, the music, oh the music! Most of all, I love the messages that I take from it, that life is one big journey and it’s all the people we meet along the way who help to shape the gossamer of our being. To live in the moment and take the time to breath and enjoy all the little things we so often overlook.
And of course, the big one, the quote from the movie, ‘The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what we share with someone else when we’re uncool‘- Lester Bangs.
I am uncool. I have always been uncool and I will never be cool, or the definition of cool. What is that anyway?! I’m just me, and I’m here to share another little piece of me with you all. So I hope you enjoy the polishes we’ve created and you’ll keep on this journey with me. Because you never know who’ll you’ll meet along the way!
It’s All Happening! is an eclectic mix of colours and finishes consisting of two holographic polishes, four flake and shimmer filled beauties, and a flake filled jelly stunner!
Nicki created them all from both my descriptions of what I wanted the polishes to look like, what was physically possible and the inspiration images I sent her to work with. I think she nailed the match with all of them.
Swill Merchants is a pale grey creme polish filled with tiny golden flakes and a fairly prominent green-blue shifting shimmer. It can appear either slightly darker or lighter depending on your lighting, but always towards the true grey side. It doesnt have blue tones to the base polish at all which is what I wanted.
Depending on application, you could get away with two coats. It has been designed to be sheer, so I have applied three coats for my swatches. It applies quite smoothly, but doesn’t level fast because of all the shimmer so you need to work quite fast with this one. I’m going to enjoy using this one on it’s own or as a base for future nail art.
DOES ANYBODY REMEMBER LAUGHTER?
I know this is a long title, but I just had to have some Robert Plant inspired line in my collection. If you’ve been around a while, you’ll totally understand me. It’s also a quote I use myself when my kids are going completely nuts!
Does Anybody Remember Laughter? is a periwinkle coloured creme-jelly packed with just the right amount of blue and pink/purple microflakes. This has to be one of my favourite shades! The colour is super vibrant and the shimmer, although shy for the camera, quite strong.
This is a sheer polish, designed that way to accentuate the depth of the flakes. You can apply it like I have with three thin coats or alternativly you can layer it over your favourite complenting base colour. The polish is smooth to apply with no problems at all.
WE ARE BAND AIDS
I had to have Nicki create a couple of her holo’s for this collection! We Are Band Aids is a psychedelic mix of muted purple base colour with vibrant pink shimmer, sparks of hot red and a super sparkly holo. It’s a bright, sparkly rainbow of fun and goodness, just like the Band Aids themselves!
This applies like baby oil, smooth and clean with no issues. I applied two thin coats for my swatches and no topcoat.
Now I know Lady may not be everyone’s cup of tea. You’re either going to love it, or not. I hope for the latter. Lady is another sheer creation I’d describe as a vintage rose-nude. If you can, picture those classic rose coloured polishes your grandma, mum, or yourself (we’re not old, we’re classic) had in her polish stash. That’s EXACTLY what the shade is. It is the 70’s! Lady is filled with blue and purple microflakes and a lovely pink shimmer.
Depending on your nails, you could apply two to three coats of polish for opacity. This is another one you could layer if you like. For my swatches I applied two coats, not thick nor thin, in between I guess. It does have a habit of wanting to pull back from the tips of your nails so be sure to wrap them well. The use of a base coat should alleviate that though.
SET YOU FREE
This one is inspired by a few factors, including the images above, but particularly it’s inspired by the pounding and wailing guitar sound of Sparks from The Who’s rock opera, Tommy and the candle you’re meant to burn whilst listening to it, subsequently seeing ‘your entire future‘.
Set You Free is a bright red toned orange jelly with sparks of red, loads of gold flakes and iridescent micro flecks. Please don’t be afraid of polishes this colour! They are BAM!!!! This one is sooo bright, and can lean either more orange or red, but always with the stunning depth offered by the jelly. It’s a real firecracker!
I have applied three thin coats for my swatches here. It applies really smoothly which I was impressed with considering the amount of flakes. I just love it!
YOU ARE HOME
For some reason when I think of home, this is the colour I think of. It’s peaceful (what my home aspires to be) and calm and beautiful. You Are Home is a mint green creme-jelly that can lean either more green or more turquoise depending on your lighting. Inside this potion are rainbow pearl flakes and tiny silver flakes.
It is sheer, needing three coats to build up to full coverage, but so very worth it. You Are Home is smooth to apply and very easy on the brush.
The final polish in the collection, and in my opinion, the piéce de résistance, is Incendiary. Nicki was asked to create the ultimate silver holo, and that she did. Pure silver with a strong linear holo and tiny silver flakes. It’s just everything I wanted it to be! In the shade it’s quite metallic due to the flakes and in the light it radiates. It’s basically impossible to capture the brightness of it if that makes sense.
I applied two thin coats for my swatches and then sat back and enjoyed the show!
I am excited to show you some looks I’ve been playing around with with these polishes, my babies, over the next few weeks, so keep an eyeball open!
The It’s All Happening Collection will be available from Celestial Cosmetics July 31st with worldwide shipping. The collection will be sold both individually and as a full set which will be discounted by 10% for the first week only. The reduced price for the full set will be $58.50 AUD.
Keep an eye on the Celestial Cosmetics page on Facebook to see swatches of this collection from a load of talented bloggers.
I am so, so grateful to Nicki for giving me the opportunity to create this collection. It really is a dream come true!
I’m nervous and excited to see what you think of these? Let me know below. Your thoughts on the polishes and the inspiration, I hope you love them as much as I do!
…..I always tell the girls, never take it seriously, if you never take it seriously, you never get hurt, you never get hurt, you always have fun, and if you ever get lonely, just go to the record store and visit your friends. – Penny Lane