Tonight I have a gigantic post for you because I just have to show you the newest collection from Celestial Cosmetics! And, while I have you here, I’ll be popping up their November LE too!
I’m going to jump right in and say that I LOVE this collection! Want to know why? I’m going to tell you whether you like it or not right?! Hahaha! The finishes and colours in this collection are stunning, all stunning, and all so different to what I was expecting from Celestial for these polishes.
As you probably guessed from the title, the collection is inspired by all things Bollywood, of which, ashamedly, I have no idea about. What I do know about though is colour, and for that, these polishes really tickled my toes! Let’s go!
Mumbai Music is inspired by the town in the movie, Chalte Chalte. It is a rich blue holographic polish that leans green in certain lighting. It has a beautiful blue shimmer that gives it a heap of sparkle and depth without being too OTT. In the sun, it’s like looking into a deep lagoon! If you like blue polishes, you need this one in your stash, that’s for sure!
It applies very well and without issue. My swatches are two thin coats and no topcoat. It dries super glossy on it’s own.
Dilwara was a bit of a surprise for me. The name was taken from the temples in the movie Devdas. Dilwara has a super smooth gold base with linear holo and red glitters. In the past I’ve always not been a fan of polishes that are shiny and smooth with glitters through them. They just never looked right to me! Then I thought, ‘What about trying it without the topcoat?’. Seriously, what a difference! It looks great!
It applied smoothly, the glitters causing me no problems. I applied two thin coats for my swatches.
Mughal Emperor is inspired by the lead actor in the movie Jodhaa Akbar. It is a pale mint green with a pink-copper shimmer, holo and gold sparks. So very pretty! The shimmer is much stronger than it appears in my photos, and so much more lovely!
This one was very sheer on the first coat, but built up nicely needing three coats for my swatches. This also dried glossy, so I applied no topcoat.
Aluva is inspired by the prettiest girl in the region of the movie Prenam. It is a darker toned cornflower blue packed with silver flakes shimmer and holo for depth. It is absolutely beautiful.
This one was a little sheer on application so I needed three coats for my swatches. It dried smooth and glossy so I have no topcoat applied for my pictures.
Dard-E-Disco is definitely one of my favourites (if I had to pick one) of the collection. It takes it’s name from a song in the movie Om Shanti Om. It is a vibrant coral with strong pink flakes, gold shimmer and silver flecks throughout.
I applied two coats for my swatches and one coat of Solar Ray topcoat to give it some extra shine.
The final polish in the Bollywood Collection is Dilbara, named from the song in the movie Dhoom. A beautiful hippy green colour filled with pearly green and turquoise flakes, and well as tiny silver flakes. The flakes make the polish lean greatly towards the teal/turquoise side of the scale. If you enjoy polishes with flakes, I highly recommend you try this one.
For my swatches I applied two coats and one coat of Light Year topcoat. I also recommend wearing a stainproof base coat for this colour, just in case of staining.
The last polish I have to show you today is the November LE. This is inspired by the Imperial Topaz, named for the Russian Czars of the 1800’s. It is an red-toned orange base polish with loose linear holo and pink shimmer.
I applied three thin coats for my swatches and no topcoat.
The November LE will only be available for the month of November.
Phew! That’s all of them. As I said at the beginning of the post, I am loving what Celestial have produced with this collection. I’m glad to see some expirimentation and the shimmers that have been used are gorgeous. I do love a good shimmer polish for myself!
Now to the details. All polishes will be available from Celestial Cosmetics today at 10am ADST for Australian customers only!
Celestial Cosmetics have announced the involvement of an American warehouse which will have the ability to ship from America to customers worldwide at much better rates and shipping times. The launch date is set for Novemeber 8th at 5pm PDT. Stay up to date with the launch in the US by joining up to Celestial Stars where all information is regularly displayed.
EDIT 9/11/15- Celestial Cosmetics have launched these polishes today at their American warehouse. They ship internationally and can be found at Int.Celestial Cosmetics RIGHT NOW!
For stockist information and whether or not your favourite stockist will be getting these in I recommend checking out Celestial’s Stockist List, and inquiring to the stockist directly.
Have I missed anything? I hope not! What do you think about the collection?