Provided for Honest Review
Readers I have some very cool polishes to show you today! And a review on Cuticle Oil as well! Emerald & Ash make some really unique and beautiful polishes and I was lucky enough to be chosen as a blogger for this collection! I have three of the polishes from their upcoming Life in Color collection which is an enormous collection of 13 polishes! There’s something for EVERYONE in that collection I’m telling you!
Let’s get right down to it then! First up I have Elevendy Seven.
Elevendy Seven is a beautiful grass green satin finish polish with a strong golden shimmer throughout as well as a smattering of iridescent micro-flakies. E&A’s description says there’s also a touch of holo as well but unfortunately I live on the Eastern Seaboard so… well…the weather has been pretty dreary the past couple of days therefore I wasn’t able to see the holo but I’m pretty excited to get this one out in the sun and check it out!
The formula on this was lovely. Two easy coats. The first coat is slightly sheer but it layer’s up very nicely and is fully opaque at two coats. I decided that Elevendy Seven and Bees? played really nicely together plus they make me nostalgic as together they are *almost* my high school colors! I decided to do an accent with the two of intersecting dots (love this technique it looks so cool but is insanely easy). Products used: Glisten & Glow – Stuck on Blu; Emerald & Ash – Elevendy Seven, Bees?; Digital Nails – Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That Topcoat; Dotting Tools; Striping Tape
So let’s segue right on into Bees?
Were you knocked off your seat? I know I was because Bees? is a OMG KNOCK YOUR SOCKS OFF Neon Highlighter Yellow crelly with a fun fuchsia shimmer! I’ll be honest and say it’s not normally a color that I would have chosen for myself but I think it will be a nice addition to my collection because doesn’t everyone need a neon highlighter yellow polish? I didn’t think I did but now that I have it I think I do!
The formula is good for a neon polish in my opinion. Generally neons are hard to work with and hard to photograph just by nature. While this one is naturally sheer it does build up and the pictures show three coats plus topcoat. You could layer it over white and it will pop even more but I found it wasn’t necessary in the same way that it is with other neons.
I will say that before I even swatched it Emerald & Ash had identified an issue with the batch that they send out to bloggers and immediately notified us that there was an issue with some tiny bits of pigment and they are sending out a new bottle. While mine was very minorly affected I didn’t find it off-putting or an issue at all because topcoat fixed all. However my respect for the brand doubled because they not only identified a problem but proactively corrected it before everyone even had a chance to test out the polishes. Anyone who works or deals with indies recognizes that sometimes there are little snafus that happen because these are handmade polishes! What’s important to me as a consumer is how the brands handle these kinds of little problems that come up. They are clearly dedicated to quality in their line! The issue has been identified and future batches will not have this issue.
Products used: Glisten & Glow – Stuck on Blu; Emerald & Ash – Elevendy Seven, Bees?; Digital Nails – Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That Topcoat; Dotting Tools; Striping Tape
Next up is my favorite of the lot – maybe a little just because of the name…Titty Sprinkles!!
This polish is so changeable. Every time I look at it it seems a little different. At first I thought it was a lavender base filled with silver and multi-colored micro-flakies but now I’m not so sure about the base! Anyway it’s so packed with micro-flakies that it gives a sort of foiled effect and it’s so sparkly! E&A says that it’s got bright blue, pink, yellow, and white micro-flakies! You all know how I feel about flakies in general…so yeah loving this one!
The formula is amazing. I could have almost gotten away with one coat but I did two coats plus topcoat for the pictures. It’s so sparkly and filled with flakies that I thought it might have a slight gritty texture but not at all.
Products used: Glisten & Glow – Stuck on Blu; Emerald & Ash – Titty Sprinkles; Digital Nails – Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That Topcoat
So in the blogger package that I received was a small bottle of their fabulous cuticle oil. It’s in the Scent of the Month for July – Fresh Cut Grass! Seriously a wonderful scent that I honestly wasn’t too sure about but it quickly won me over with its fresh clean scent! I already loved their oils and I took a couple of pictures to show you how nicely it absorbs. Emerald & Ash have 85 scents but they can be custom blended so the possibilities are truly endless! Also each one is mixed to order so the scent oils are not sitting in the cuticle oil over time and it always guarantees that you’re going to get a nice fresh bottle. They’ve specially formulated the oil so that it absorbs quickly without a heavy greasy feeling and I keep a bottle of it at my desk where I apply it obsessively!
As you can see while it’s not yet fully absorbed it’s definitely absorbing quickly and moisturizing my cuticles! I’m in total love with these and I will probably be expanding my collection of E&A oils extensively.
Now the Life in Color collection will be up for pre-order on July 10th. You can get your own Emerald & Ash polishes and cuticle oils at their Website. You can keep up to date on all the happenings and news by following them on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Instagram!
But you have a chance to win your OWN bottle of Bees? from me! Since Emerald & Ash sent out a replacement and I was not fussed with my bottle I decided to go ahead and give one of my lovely readers a chance to win their own bottle of sunshine! Please enter through the Rafflecopter below.
This contest will end on July 13th. Prize can only be shipped to a US address, but anyone can win as long as you provide a US address for me to ship to. Once prize has been shipped I cannot be responsible for any lost or damaged packages. You must be 18 or Older or have proof that a parent has given you permission to enter. I will verify entries.