Monday, July 30, 2018

Ellagee Polish for August 2018 Polish Pickup: Superstar

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July is rapidly coming to a close, and with the upcoming weekend comes the reopening of the Polish Pickup. Each month indie nail polish brands are provided with a prompt, and makers use this prompt to select their own specific inspiration and design a polish. The nail polishes are then made available to first weekend of the month on the Polish Pickup website, purchases are made as a pre-order, and selected products shipped out to customers approximately three weeks later. It is a great way to build up your nail polish collection if you have a love of specific themes, and there is no requirements of how many you purchase, or if you even need to make any purchases at all! Polish Pickup means you get only the polishes YOU want. The theme for August is Musicals, and today's post features the upcoming offering by Ellagee Polish.

Superstar is inspired by Andrew Lloyd Weber's masterpiece, Jesus Christ Superstar.

Superstar starts off with a rich plum base with the addition of vivid purple and hot pink shimmer plus metallic and multichrome flakes in shades of bronze, bright copper, and deep red.

Superstar applies really nicely to the nails. In spite of all the shimmer and flakes, the application is smooth and creamy, although you my have a stray flake wanting to hang off your nail. These strays easily push back up onto the nail or can be pulled off, whichever you prefer. Richly pigmented, I used two coats for full opacity. Those with shorter nails or who tend to paint with thicker coats may find they only need one coat to cover visible nail line. I have also added in a coat of Ellagee's Glass top coat for these photos.

This is such a pretty colour with a shiny finish, but I naturally had to see it matte! I added a coat of KBShimmer's Oh Matte! top coat to really make the flakes show against the plum background.

As pretty as this is shiny, I think I prefer the way it looks matte. Using matte top coat really brings out all the components beautifully!

Superstar will be available for purchase from the Polish Pickup website this weekend only from August 3rd through 6th. It will retail for $11 and there is no cap on the number of bottles that will be available for purchase.

Will you be adding Superstar to your Polish Pickup wishlist? Do you prefer it shiny or matte? I'd love to hear from you!

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

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  1. Love the coppery red flecks against the purple.

  2. Beautiful shade since the flakes aren't typical. I don't find that matte lasts as long on me as shiny.

  3. The bronze flakies really add a nice contrast!

  4. This is really pretty!!! I really like it matte!!!

  5. I haven't seen the musical but I really should if it inspires such a beautiful polish. I really enjoy the mix of copper flakes with the purple base.

  6. This is so pretty, and of course I favor the shiny! Also love that copper pop!

  7. Such a beautiful shade, I love it with the matte tc.


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