Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Ellagee Born to Be Brave Collection

Press Sample

Greetings, dear readers! I hope your week has been wonderful thus far! I am thrilled to be sharing the upcoming Lady Gaga-inspired collection with you today! Created by Ellagee in collaboration with Karl Adrian Bass, the seven-piece evocative collection perfectly captures the essence of the Lady Gaga inspiration photos. With varying levels of sparkle, each shade brings the glitz and glamour we've come to know from Lady Gaga; this collection is sure to steal your heart as it has stolen mine! Let's check them out!

The Countess
Two coats plus top coat

A shimmering rich magenta base with shifting blue to lilac flash and silver holographic glitter

I am obsessed with The Countess! The colour is positively exquisite and I love this level of glitter! This applies smoothly and without difficulty. It's definitely one of my favorites from the collection!

Million Reasons
Two coats plus top coat

A brilliant silvery blue base with flash that shifts from pink to blue to lilac, silver holographic microglitter, and linear holographic shimmer

Everyone was abuzz about Lady Gaga's halftime perfomance, and I know many were hoping to see a polish inspired by her outfit. I'm excited to be able to FINALLY share this beauty! This silvery blue holo is glorious! The formula is nice and easy to work with, but you do need to take care not to overwork it during application.

Beautiful Dirty Rich
Two coats plus top coat

A sexy black jelly packed with bright gold and coppery red shimmer and flakes

Dark and brooding, this shade is spectacular and fits the inspiration photo so fantasticly! The name makes this polish even more perfect. I love this polish and the formula is on point.

Velvet Ropes and Guitars
Three coats plus top coat

A vampy deep red jelly with shades of red microglitter plus translucent hot pink microflakes and red shimmer

There is something about a red jelly base polish that is so sexy! Of course I cannot seem to photograph the microglitters in their full glory, but trust me, this beauty is fantastic for any red polish lover! I found the formula to be fabulous as well!

I Am My Hair
Two coats plus top coat

A bright aqua blue base with gold flakes and linear holographic shimmer

While Million Reasons is a silvery Blue, I Am My Hair has more of an aqua lean and admitedly a little more to my personal taste. The formula is so good it practically applies itself to your nails!

Mother Monster
Three coats plus top coat

An ethereal pale lilac crelly with aqua and lavender to pink shifting shimmer

Even though it is described as a pale lilac, the base shade is so pale it looks white until placed next to something that is, in fact, white. Don't get me wrong, this polish is magnificent, but I don't want you to be expecting something a little darker than this. That said, the colours of the shimmer are much darker/more obvious in real life; my camera just souldn't handle the awesomeness of this polish. The formula is a little patchy with the first two coats, but it evened out nicely with the third. Those who paint with super thin coats or with longer nails may find they need a fourth coat for full coverage of the nail line.

Monster Ball
One coat over Mother Monster plus top coat

A clear base with a disco ball mix of metallic and holo glitter in shades of silver, pink, lilac, and bright gold plus silver holographic mini stars

I generally don't wear glitter toppers often, but this one is really cool! While I don't like traditional bar glitters, those in this topper are thinner and shorter and just so much fun! While I found all the polishes in this collection fit their inspirations, Monster Ball is unquestionably inspired by this photo! This applied easily with a dab here and there with no fishing required nor clumping of any of the glitters. As expected with so many glitters, the final result is textured and requires top coat if you prefer smoother nails.

The Born to Be Brave Collection is scheduled to launch on the Ellagee website March 14th at 6pm CST. The full collection can be purchased at a 10% off discounted price of $74 for the first four days after the launch. Afterwards, the collection will go to full price. If you don't want the full collection, each polish can be purchased individually.

In related news, Ellagee is going to be stocked on the Girly Bits Cosmetics website as well! The Born to Be Brave Collection, Jewel Encrusted, Vacation, and two Girly Bits exclusives are also scheduled to launch March 14th.

What do you think of the upcoming Born to Be Brave Collection? Is there a particular shade catching your attention? I'd love to hear from you!

Until next time, dear readers, have a wonderful day!

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  1. I've been watching the polishes be posted in the FB group - they are all so stunning. I love the angelic look of Mother Monster. I love me some Gaga!

  2. Ooh I was watching all the sneak peeks but hadn't seen swatches yet. I absolutely love them - and the back stories are awesome too!

  3. These all look great. I love Beautiful Dirty Rich!

  4. Lady Gaga has so much inspiration for polish colors. I love that shimmery white!

  5. This is a great collection! I really like I Am My Hair.

  6. Such a well done collection! Ellagee always does such a beautiful job!

  7. This collection is amazing! Everything is gorgeous and I love that it was inspired by Gaga.

  8. All of these are stunning, but Beautiful Dirty Rich is a cut above, with the gold and copper shimmer amid the black.

  9. Ahh I love them all, but I am also a huge Gaga fan.

  10. AHHHHH I <3 Gaga! PERFECT collection

  11. I love lady gaga! Such a beautiful collection. If i were to buy one, I'd choose Mother Mother.

  12. Gorgeous collection, gorgeous swatches! I like Velvet Ropes and Mother Monster best!

  13. They did a fantastic job wit this collection -- they really hit each one on the money, it instantly makes me think of the inspiration photo. They're all so pretty!

  14. Love Gaga! Such an inspiring collection! 😍

  15. What a gorgeous collection! Gaga rocked the Super Bowl half-time show, for sure!


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