I’ve got the new collection releasing from Emily de Molly to share! When I opened each box to line them up for swatching, I noticed this whimsy, flirty, fun theme that all eight held. I fell hard. It just feels like a perfect mood for this time of year.
With a little bit of this, and a little bit of that, they form this cohesive set that truly blew me away.
Ruined Cities. Official description: a red based plum with green to pink shifting shimmer, copper micro glitters and gold flakes.
Swatches show two coats with topcoat. Formula builds nicely, and the flakes lay down flat. During application, it’s a nice medium density that is easy to apply (and what I’ve come to expect with every EdM I wear). Everything feels nice and smooth to the touch after top coating. This is a gorgeous purple, that even picky purple people such as myself just swoon over. It’s base has red undertones that I feel will flatter any skin tone. The shimmer in person is strong, and predominately green. On extreme angles, you’ll be able to see a subtle pink shift. The glitters give a scattered sparkle, that don’t overtake the shimmer. Perfect for date night. Please note my photos are showing a touch brighter. The purple is a bit deeper in person.
Modern Muse. Official description: a red ( cold ) to pale pink ( warm ) thermal with turquoise shimmer and blue chrome flakes.
Swatches show one thin coat, and one normal coat finished off with topcoat. Depending on your application style, you may need three coats. I think you could be fine at two, but if you’re a dork like me, the instant light pink transition on your nails will mess with your eyes and make you think you need to lay on the next coat more. I always find myself doing that with light colored transitioning thermals LOL. So keep calm and start with a thin coat first. This polish. So perfect. The turquoise shimmer leans green against the base and gives a green pearly luminescence, and the flakies are easily picked up with the brush. No fishing required. The two thermals in this collection make it into my top favorite thermals I’ve ever worn. It’s unique, and contrasting elements against a base is my favorite thing ever. The cold state is a lovely medium raspberry red with undertones of pink, while the warm state is a strawberry millshake pink. This one is very sensitive, as I mentioned above it transitioned instantly from the first brush stroke. It dries down to a matte finish so be sure to use a nice gloss topcoat.
Little Whispers. Official description: a grey leaning purple with gold to green shifting shimmer and silver holo micro glitter.
Swatches show two easy coats with gloss topcoat. At this point, I’m just going to say I can no longer refute my love for purple. The base is a greyed lilac with very obvious shimmer that shows dominantly green with gold on extreme tilt. The holo is gorgeous and super sparkly throughout like little lights in just about any lighting. It’s the type that doesn’t need much light encouragement to twinkle. Formula is wonderfully opaque and spreads easily on the nail. After topcoat, my nails are smooth to the touch. On the last photo, you can see the gold shifting to green. Apparently my camera truly hates purples however, so please keep in mind my photos are showing a touch lighter here too.
Linked Irony. Official description: A silver holo with gold / pink / green iridescent flakes and black micro glitters.
Swatches show two coats with topcoat. Depending on your application style, you might find that three thin coats will do the trick as well. When I’m applying, my coats are medium type, not too much but enough to cover my very wide nails. This is another type of finish that I positively adore that EdM’s have mastered. Dense, packed full of holo and lovely shifting flakies and tiny black glitters evenly spread everywhere. No fishing or careful consideration needed for even application. Linked Irony is SO holo you’ll see linear rainbows in any type of lighting. Everything is nice and smooth after topcoat.
Jaded Visions. Official description: a dark teal blue ( cold ) to light teal green ( warm ) thermal with copper shimmer and green to purple iridescent flakes.
Swatches show two coats with topcoat. I was pleasantly surprised that on the second coat, everything was nice and opaque. The shimmer is a little subtle, creating a nice glow with a pond look for the flakies. They’re big and so beautiful. No fishing required. This thermal knocked my socks off, the cold state is a glorious dark teal that is so bold. The warm state is a nice medium true teal (green undertones). Another beauty that is flat and smooth on the surface after topcoat. There may have been a few very explicit words out of my mouth when I was prepping my lightbox and staring at my nails in and out of cold water.
Embellished Response. Official description: a bright pink with gold shimmer and gold flakes.
Swatches show two coats with glossy topcoat. This beauty is a very near one coater. If you purchased High Contrast from the December release, the formula is nice and dense like that. I’m so used to neons requiring work to get a true opaque look but this one is in your face! The gold shimmer creates a glowing appearance and the flakies are full scattered coverage with no fishing needed. Pink perfection. Embellished Response dries down to a matte finish on it’s own, so if gloss is your thing be sure to use a topcoat. My nails are nice and smooth after topcoat here as well.
Art of Structure. Official description: a honeycomb orange / yellow holo with silver micro glitters.
Swatches show two coats with topcoat. Lovely formula that builds perfectly at coat number two. The holo is linear, with the micro glitters giving that extra oomph factor scattered all over. I’d classify this as a warm light orange that leans golden yellow. You’ll see sparkle in any lighting. Once again, smooth and even to the touch after topcoat.
Change of Pace. Official description: a very pale pink with strong violet shimmer, silver micro glitter and copper flakes.
Swatches show three thin coats with topcoat. I saved my favorite for last. When I opened this one, I knew I’d swatch it last so I can wear it fully. Photos just don’t do it justice. This is a super light pink with a speckled appearance from the copper flakies and scattered sparkles throughout. The shimmer though. This is like those mermaid powders that everyone went crazy for early last year. It’s violet, but it glows like a pearl. You can see the reflection on my nails where it is showing off just how luminescent it is in person. The coats built easily for me, and those with a slightly heavier hand could probably get away with two coats. If your free edge is very bright like mine I’d suggest three very thin coats. Both flakes and glitters lay down nice and flat after topcoat. Crelly fans, you need this. You’re very welcome in advance.
This last photo gave me pause as to whether or not I should include it (you wouldn’t believe how much I fret over which ones to choose for lack of confidence) with dimmed down lights. In shaded lighting, you see the violet shimmer strongly. Bright lights give you that very pale pink, but here you’ll see it baby pink. I love this polish so much, so posting away!
There you have it! These pretties will be available:
Any favorites screaming out at you? Let me know, because I’m just as head over heels! Thanks so much for reading! ❤