Emily de Molly: May 2018 Collection

Today I’ll be sharing swatches of the May releases from Emily de Molly! Another beautiful mix of finishes and shades to fall in love with! This month things are a little different and some of these shades are limited to one big batch so if you’re wanting them, I say grab them because they won’t be restocked. I’ll be sure to notate which ones are limited.

Causing Friction. Official description: a red based brown with golden/green shimmer, green to blue shifting iridescent flakes and fuchsia micro glitters.

Swatches show two coats with topcoat. This has a medium jelly feel on application but it’s oh so opaque. No issues with picking up all of those beautiful flakes, and the polish lays down nice and flat. I had no texture problems with this. On tilt you can see the golden sheen from the shimmer and the flakes shift to give a speckled rainbow effect.

*this is limited to one large batch.

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Larger than Life. Official description: a chartreuse with golden/green shimmer and silver holographic micro glitters.

Swatches show two coats with topcoat. Bright green lovers raise your glasses! The base is a limey green with yellow undertones and it’s just loaded with a golden glow in person. I love finishes like this, you’ll see sparkles all over the place. Again, no issues with texture and one coat of topcoat was enough to give a smooth feel to my nails.

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Lost in Translation. Official description: a pale lavender pink ( warm ) to brown ( cold ) thermal with copper overlay and silver metallic micro glitters.

Swatches show two coats with topcoat. Formula has a nice medium feel and the strong shimmer compliments both states perfectly. This was really reactive for me. The warm state has a mauve undertone which I think can flatter any skin tone. One coat of topcoat was enough to smooth out the glitters for me. (I’m using seche quick dry in all of these swatches).

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Mundane Tasks. Official description: a steel blue crelly with green chrome flakes and green and fuchsia micro glitters.

Swatches show two coats with topcoat. CRELLY alert! These types of finishes are some of my favorites, they’re so fun! Formula has a creamy feel and the glitters pick up easily and spread wonderfully on the nail. I really like that the base is cool toned so it’ll super flatter those with golden undertones like yours truly. Nails are completely smooth after topcoat.

*limited to one large batch

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Reflected Glory. Official description: a coppery red foil holo with strong gold shimmer.

Swatches show two coats with topcoat. The first words out of my mouth after applying this was ‘well… damn.’ This is a gorgeous copper-rosey gold foil that has a reflective quality and holo flames. The shimmer is so strong and makes your nails just glow. Formula has a medium feel that applies easily.

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The Longest Night. Official description: a dark teal with golden/green shimmer and silver holographic micro glitters.

Swatches show two coats with topcoat. Formula has a medium jelly feel, but once again Hayley pleasantly surprises me with opacity for her talent on these types of finishes. As much as I am a green fan, shades of dark teal like this just make me speechless. I think the name is very appropriate, it reminds me of a sky littered with stars. This is very sparkly, rich and even on the nails after topcoat. The jelly feel gives depth on your second coat. The shimmer is being a bit shy in my photos but on tilt, in person you’ll see a nice golden sheen.

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Travels by Day. Official description: a purple / gold / green multichrome magnetic with blue iridescent shimmer in a dark blue base.

Swatches show two coats with topcoat. I used a neodymium magnet (purchased off Amazon) on the second coat and cured again on the topcoat. I hold the magnet over the nail for roughly 20 seconds on the second coat, and immediately topcoat and hold the magnet there again for the same time frame. The topcoat will re-wet your magnetic particles so they’ll move, but using a quick dry with the magnet a second time will allow the pigment to set quickly and dry in the cats eye like my photos. Formula has a medium/heavy feel but applies easily and opaque. The magnetic part shifts from purples, greens and golds while the base is an inky blue. So gorgeous. You’ll see a slightly lighter blue shimmer in the base that is not set with the magnet, so there’s something to see all over. A glossy topcoat makes all those pigments just pop!

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Winter’s Gate. Official description: a very pale greyed lilac with gold/green/blue shifting aurora pigment.

Swatches show three coats with topcoat. Formula has a light feel but builds easily. This is so unicorn-ey and ethereal! In person you’ll see the aurora pigment easily shift. The base leans lighter against me, I think this may be a bit of a chameleon depending on your skin tone. I suggest a glossy topcoat as this one will dry down a bit satin like, you’ll also get all those shimmers to pop perfectly with it. Someone needs to wear this to a wedding lol!

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These beauties will be launching:

Be sure to snag up Causing Friction and Mundane Tasks as those are limited to the large batch being made. Also, join the Emily de Molly Facebook fan group if you’re not already there to see additional swatches from other amazing bloggers and sneak peaks (link above)! Let me know which ones are your favorites! Thanks so much for reading! ❤

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