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Hello lovelies,

 

I don't know about you but I feel kind of sad that the Christmas is over. The months of build-up and expectations just for those few days and now it's over again. Well at least I did some shopping in post-Christmas sales! I got lots of clothes, some Christmas bits for next year and a new curling wand for hair styling. I didn't get any polishes because I still have plenty of untrieds to play with but I got some stamping plates and nail art bits.

 

Today I have some more All That Jazz polishes to show you :) This is Spotlight Affair collection released for Autumn 2014 and it consists of four creme shades in beautiful Autumnal colours. As always, gorgeous Jazz Smedley is the face of the collection - it's her brand after all.

 

"Emerge from the darkness and let all eyes be on you with this new deliciously dark collection from All That Jazz. Tiptoeing from a sophisticated grey, all the way to a diva-esque berry there's a shade to make every star performer standout. Don't be an understudy...take centre stage!"

 

All That Jazz Spotlight Affair Collection - Review & Swatches
All That Jazz Spotlight Affair Collection - Review & Swatches

 

 

All Eyes On Me is a dark raspberry creme. It's my kind of colour - berry, dark and feminine. The formula was really well pigmented and it was almost fully opaque in one coat. I ended up applying two coats and topcoat. It applied well but the polish dried very fast so i had to work fast to avoid patching. 

All That Jazz Spotlight Affair Collection - Review & Swatches
All That Jazz Spotlight Affair Collection - Review & Swatches
All That Jazz Spotlight Affair Collection - Review & Swatches

 

 

Be Fierce is a blue-based dark purple creme. It has a vampy vibe and glossy finish, perfect for the upcoming New Year's party. Just add a bit of gold and your nails will be perfect! The formula was same as in All Eyes On Me - smooth to apply but fast drying so work fast. It dried glossy and smooth. I applied two coats and topcoat. 

All That Jazz Spotlight Affair Collection - Review & Swatches
All That Jazz Spotlight Affair Collection - Review & Swatches
All That Jazz Spotlight Affair Collection - Review & Swatches

 

 

Own It is a green-blue creme with gold sparkles. The gold sparkles are quite subtle and sparse. Own It is a very dark shade which will be cool not only for Autumn but also for the Winter season. Two coats were fully opaque and the polish was almost one coater. It applied nicely and dried fast. I didn't applied topcoat because the gold particles create a slightly uneven finish and I wanted you to see how it looks. Once topcoat is applied the finish is smooth.

All That Jazz Spotlight Affair Collection - Review & Swatches
All That Jazz Spotlight Affair Collection - Review & Swatches
All That Jazz Spotlight Affair Collection - Review & Swatches

 

 

I Get What I Want is a pewter grey with purple undertones and iridescent blue and magenta flecks. This is probably the most interesting colour from this collection as it's really chic and quite unusual. I've had no problems with the formula, it applied well and dried fast. I'm wearing two coats and topcoat. 

All That Jazz Spotlight Affair Collection - Review & Swatches
All That Jazz Spotlight Affair Collection - Review & Swatches
All That Jazz Spotlight Affair Collection - Review & Swatches

 

 

This is the first All That Jazz collection I've had the pleasure of reviewing and I am not disappointed. All polishes are beautiful with good formulas and you can expect to see them in some nail art designs soon ;) My favourites are I Get What I Want and All Eyes On Me. I've also used All That Jazz Base Line base coat and Top Note top coat with the swatches (both available here).

 

Spotlight Affair collection is available at Nail Harmony UK website for £13.99 or for £7 each if purchased separately but they often run offers. Each bottle has 15ml and a good-sized brush that is easy to work with. And why not check out a beautiful All That Jazz glitter red called Louise’s - From Riches to Rubies? You can read the review here.

 

Hope you've enjoyed today's review and stay tuned for a nail art design coming tomorrow! Lucie x

 

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Hello lovelies,

 

Firstly I have to say this - I FINALLY OWN CONNECT THE DOTS!!! If you've been interested in nail polish for years you will know that Lynnderella's Connect The Dots was one of the first, maybe even the first indie black and white glitter topper and 'everybody' wanted it. I wasn't as lucky in restocks and I wasn't able to get it but now I finally own it!

 

I have used BE Creative Make Up Clouds and Magma to create a monochrome gradient base. Then I layered one coat of Lynnderella Connect The Dots over it. One coat was all I needed because the bottle is loaded with glitter in different shapes and sizes. The clear base also has glass iridescent particles giving the topper some sparkle. The glitter dried fast but a bit uneven so I applied a coat of Seche Vite to get smooth surface.

 

Going monochrome with Lynnderella and BE Creative Make Up
Going monochrome with Lynnderella and BE Creative Make Up
Going monochrome with Lynnderella and BE Creative Make Up
Going monochrome with Lynnderella and BE Creative Make Up

 

 

This was also the first time I was trying out BE Creative Make Up polishes. They come in quite a specific and unusual bottle shape that to me evokes hourglass. The cap is made out of matte plastic and has white branding on it. I like the matte cap as it gives it elegant look. The polishes were good to work with so I will be showing you some more later. BE Creative Make Up polishes are currently available in stores in Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Austria, Switzerland, Hungary and Malaysia and Germany (check locations here). Hopefully they will be available in the UK soon if they are not yet and I will inform you as soon as I know more.

 

As for the Lynnderella Connect The Dots - I'm so happy to have it. I do have many other black and white glitter toppers that I have collected over the years but CTD is still unique to my collection. Lynnderella polishes are available at their online store and eBay store. You can also check out the latest colours on their blog.

 

Have a lovely day! Lucie x

 

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