So after the last self-doubting post you've assured me that you like my collection swatch posts so hang onto your hats, here's a big one! I'm talking about the amazing I Love Nail Polish Fall Collection 2014! I must admit it took me ages to do swatches for this collection because there were not many sunny days for me to swatch the holographic polishes so I had to wait...and wait... and wait. But it's finally done and I love the colours and I'm sure you will love them too.
The collection consists of 11 shades - 1 multichrome, 3 holographic multichromes and 7 holographic polishes.
Abundance - rich bronze brown base with shifts through golds, greens and red. It is indeed 'Fall in the bottle'! I foolishly didn't pay much attention to this polish and swatched it last as I thought of it as uninteresting colour but wow - once I put two coats of this goodness on my nails I knew how wrong I was! The colour is so vivid and beautiful and the colour shift is strong. Absolute stunner! Two coats were fully opaque and glossy and I experienced a very light streaking. Fortunately the streaks were hardly visible after I applied topcoat.
Masquerade (H) - purple base with a strong shift through greens, browns, pink and copper with a subtle holographic effect. The holo effect is not very strong, it's more like a sprinkled stardust on the nails. Masquerade (H) is another gorgeous multichrome that I really liked. It's quite unusual and it had good formula too. It applied well and two coats were fully opaque. The streaking was very, very subtly so with a bit of patience you can achieve beautiful finish. I'm wearing topcoat as well.
Peace (H) - blue base colour with shifts through purples, pink and burnt orange and with holographic effect. This shade will be especially great for the winter season thanks to the many shades of blue it shifts through. I've applied two thicker coats for full coverage. The polish was little streaky so I had to pay attention to the brush strokes when I was applying the second coat. I'm wearing topcoat.
Bishop (H) - olive green base with shift through golds, greens and grey-ish blues and with subtle holographic effect. Bishop looks like you have those beautiful beetles on your nails with extra sprinkle of holo particles. So pretty! This polish was a bit sheerer so I needed two thicker coat but if applied over black you would need just one coat. It's also a bit streaky just like any other multichrome but nothing major. I'm wearing topcoat as well.
Fall Semester - vivid teal holographic shade. Fall Semester is quite dark shade of teal with strong holo effect and good formula. All I needed were two coats and topcoat for perfect finish. It applied very easily. I didn't wear it very long so I don't know if it stains in the long run. However I didn't experience any staining after 2 hours.
Homecoming - eggplant purple holographic shade with gold particles. Homecoming is cool-toned and beautifully rich colour with a very strong holo effect. In the shade it's still quite colourful and the gold particles peek through the purple base but in the sun the colour transforms into a purple rainbow. It applied very well and two coats were fully opaque. The polish stained a bit.
Black Orchid - burgundy purple holographic shade. Ok guys, if you get a single polish from this collection, this is IT! I absolutely adore red-Toned purples and this one is absolutely stunning! The formula was flawless, easy to apply and opaque in two coats. It dried fast and glossy, just perfect.
Atomic Sherbet - peachy orange holographic with gold micro flakes. I would guess this as more of a Summery colour and unfortunately I didn't feel this one. The formula was good to apply but sheer. I've had to apply three coats for this coverage. It dried ok and glossy.
Mega (L) - pure linear holographic. Yeah, you heard me right, pure holo polish! The resulting colour is silver-ish grey in the shade and stunning holo rainbow in the sun. Mega (L) holographic particles are very fine, finer than in the original Mega polish. It applied well and two thicker coats were opaque. I'm wearing topcoat as well.
Iconic - rose gold champagne holographic shade. Iconic is so sophisticated and super gorgeous indoors as well as in the sun. I'm surprised how much I liked it actually. At first glance it might look boring but it's nothing but and those subtly gold micro-flakes are cute. Formula was very nice to work with and I needed just two coats for full coverage. It dried fast and I applied topcoat as well.
Champagne Blush - vintage rose pink holographic shade with gold undertones. Champagne Blush is pretty, girly but also subtle. The holo effect is strong and indoors the polish is very office-friendly. It applied well and it's nicely pigmented. I'm wearing two coats and topcoat.
This collection is in one word 'EPIC'! There are so many absolutely stunning polishes. My top favourites are Black Orchid, Abundance and Iconic but almost all of them are stunners. They all had great formula that was opaque in two coats except Atomic Sherbet which was opaque in three coats. It's really great collection, Barbra is a genius I tell you!
You can get these polishes at I Love Nail Polish website. As usual, each bottle holds 12ml and has matte rubberized cap. All polishes are also 3-free.
Hope you've enjoyed this quite frankly exhausting review ;) I love the polishes so I'm glad I got the chance to review them. Once again thank you all so much for the kind words and support in the past post, it means a lot and you've inspired me to do so much more! Have a good weekend everyone! Lucie x