Hi nail geeks! I have fresh releases from Emily de Molly to share today! No surprises here as the formulas are the buttery rich goodness we’ve come to expect, but there is some interesting twists on thermals and magnetics to be found in this collection so let’s get started!
Ashes From Flames – an olive brown holo with golden shimmer and silver holo micro glitters.
Swatches show two coats with topcoat. This has a rich formula that is almost one coater status. There’s an intense linear holo flame, and a very strong gold shimmer that’ll show on tilt. Any topcoat will do, as this will dry down glossy. The base is a generous mixture of chocolate with olive undertones. For being a dark color, I think this will flatter anyone. The glitters give a scattered sparkle in any lighting situation.
Dancing Through Sunday – a periwinkle blue with orange to green iridescent flakes, aurora pigment and silver holo micro glitters.
Swatches show three thin coats with topcoat. I think this one will really depend on your application style and nail length on achieving opacity at either 2 or 3 coats. It is on the thirsty side, so I’d recommend a good glossy topcoat. The flakes lay down flat and give an opalescent reflection. I think on my monitor my photos are leaning an intense rich blue, in person this is a touch lighter and more of a periwinkle with blue undertones. There is a green shift that you’ll catch in shade, with the pink shimmer appearing most of the time. Formula is on the heavier side, but spread evenly on my nails. I think my swatch video will give you a better idea.
Memories Of Midnight – A purple filled with blue chrome flakes and metallic blue micro glitters.
Swatches show two coats with topcoat. Since my camera upgrade, I haven’t had any troubles with purple until this little minx came along. My photos are showing it both lighter in the macro and darker in the normal shots. In person, it’s a vampy, deep purple and the blue flakes give a vibrant blue glow. There’s little blue glitters as well that give a scattered sparkle. I’d recommend a glossy topcoat to really make this one pop. Once again, I lovingly push you to see the video of it in action to get a better idea.
Positive Contact – a dark rose gold foil magnetic with blue to purple shifting shimmer.
Oh Positive Contact, where do I start with you? Swatches show two coats with the magnet applied on the second coat. I used a ring magnet here to make the double appearance. The base is a dark rose, almost neutral shade and there is loads of blue shimmer that light up to a vibrant purple on tilt. The overall look is a foiled, almost reflective appearance and the magnetic particles show as a bright amber. There’s so much to see here and this is the second month Hayley has blown me away with her take on magnetics. I’d recommend any topcoat on this one, though I think glossy will allow movement on the cat’s eye the best.
You can see some of the purple showing on the edges here.
Right Of Passage – a dark purple holo with with subtle green to purple multichrome shimmer and tiny blue iridescent flakes.
Swatches show two coats with topcoat. This is one of my top picks in the set. It’s strongly holographic, with a rich indigo shift in person. You can kind of see the purple shift coming out in the second photo. The best way I can explain it: the base is a dark vampy purple, but the shimmer is so strong and appears green mostly but in shaded lighting you’ll see it light right up with almost a purple-y blue glow. This is almost one coater status, and dries down glossy so I’d recommend any topcoat.
Subdued Delights – a lilac ( warm ) to dark peach ( cold ) thermal with green to pink shifting shimmer.
Swatches show two coats with topcoat. This has a rich, buttery formula that is super opaque, so once again I’d recommend a good glossy topcoat. It changed instantly on my nails during application and is super sensitive to temperature. You can see in the shots with the bottle that the bottom is transitioning too. The warm state is a perfect warm lilac and the cold state is a warm grapefruit peach. The shimmer really pops in the cold state, and appears gold in both temperatures with a subtle green shift on extreme angles.
The Maze And The Hightower – A light blue ( warm ) to light teal green ( cold ) thermal with strong pink to gold shifting shimmer, iridescent flakes and silver micro glitters.
Swatches show two coats with topcoat. This was another tricky little minx for photographing. I highly recommend checking out my swatch video since I’ll be dunking in warm and cold water to really give you a better idea of the transition. The warm state is almost a white-blue with strong pink shimmer. The flakes give a rainbow appearance and the silver micro glitters remind me of a snow globe. This isn’t so in your face, but it’s just enough to see a difference. I’d recommend a good glossy topcoat to even everything out and get a smooth surface.
The August collection releases Thursday, 8/16 at 10 am AEST on the Australian site here:
and Wednesday, 8/15 at 8pm EDT in the US and international shop here:
You can find my video of these pretties in action HERE.
Thanks so much for reading! ❤