Stardust Polish sent over her entire FML, It’s Summer! collection. This collection has six gorgeous polishes. They are: Peaches & Cream, Razzleberry Rave, The Grape Gatsby, Sour Apple Pucker, Citrus Storm and Blueberry Freeze. This post will be covering the first three polishes. Here they are:
Peaches & Cream is a light peach base with some spectraflair holo in it. This color is more of a neutral color for me especially with my skin tone. Peaches & Cream is definitely a much calmer neutral color for me. I usually go for bolder shades but I am digging this one a lot. Peaches & Cream is slightly darker than my skin tone and I actually like the way it looks like it blends in the rest of my hand. It does makes my fingers look longer and thinner (I have a small hand!). Neutral colors on your nails is just like wearing a black dress where it makes you look longer and thinner (and sexier!). Another pro about neutral colors on your nails in the summertime: they enhance your summer tan in a very good way!
Oooh, but here’s the kick. Peaches & Cream isn’t your boring neutral shade. It may appear to be classier, clean, innocent but don’t be fooled! It’s like a dirty nun! All prim and proper on the outside but has a little secret fun side to herself. This is where the holo steps in. Peaches & Cream has this lovely linear holo effect to it when the direct light hits the nails. Here’s a little closer look.
Razzleberry Rave is a blue jelly base packed with magenta holo glitter, turquoise holo glitter and superfine silver glitter. It’s such a bold color full with glorious glitter! I adore jelly polishes that are packed with glitters because it always seems like the glitter bits are swimming in sea of polish on your nails. It’s truly a sight to see and to admire all day long. This is two coats of Razzleberry Rave.
The glitter in Razzleberry Rave is probably one of the prettiest glitters made for blue jellies I have seen so far. It appears inert in suspension and these smaller magenta holo glitter bits really does make it pop.
Would I recommend Razzleberry Rave? Hm, probably yes. Don’t get me wrong – it is BEAUTIFUL. However, the formula was a bit tricky. The first coat was nearly impossible to get thin even coats, and you know how I love doing thin coats with jellies that are packed with glitter (and crellies in that case as well). Instead of fighting with the unevenness nature of the first coat, I just decided to let Razzleberry Rave win the first coat. By the second coat, I was able to get it more even in nature by applying thicker coats in some spots and thinner coats in areas where needed. After a clear topcoat on top, it was still slightly bumpy. If this kind of thing doesn’t bother you, then go for it! Two coats to full opacity. I give this 3.5 out of 5 stars (would have given it 4.5 out of 5 if it wasn’t for the formula issue).
The Grape Gatsby is a dark purple jelly base with different types of white glitter. There’s small and even tinier hex glitter. There is also some sort of white microdots that can appear to be shimmery holo blue in some different light angles. This is two coats of The Grape Gatsby.
I really love the name! I loved The Great Gatsby which is a wonderful story set in a bygone era in the 1920s. It was the Jazz Age. The Grape Gatsby would look amazing with a vintage beaded purple dress and one of these fancy headbands. Wouldn’t you agree?
Would I recommend this? Oh you silly old sport, yes I would! Formula was great and I was amazed by the amount of glitter that came on my nails (YAY! no fishing for glitter!!) Two perfect coats to full opacity. I give The Great Gatsby 5 out of 5 stars! I love this so much that I would totally give you a picture of my jazz hands if I could but then you wouldn’t see my nails. LOL. But I can give you this!
Part 2 of Stardust Polish’s FML, It’s Summer! collection where I review Sour Apple Pucker, Citrus Storm and Blueberry Freeze will be posted very soon. Check out Peaches & Cream, Razzleberry Rave and The Grape Gatsby as well other beauties from Stardust Polish at http://stardustpolish.bigcartel.com/ Please follow her on Instagram @stardustpolish for updates and news!