Friday, 29 July 2016

Opulent Essences 'Holo Heaven', 'Poison Ivy', & 'Gravity'

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Hello! Today I have some Opulent Essences swatches to show you. It feels like it's been a while! I was a little bit too excited when Sharon sent me some polishes last week, and they went straight to the top of my swatch pile. For this post I have three to share - one holographic and two shimmers. Read on for full swatches and more info!

Opulent Essences 'Holo Heaven', 'Poison Ivy', & 'Gravity' @acertainbeccaa

First up is 'Holo Heaven'. I find this hard to describe - it's sort of a mix between a grey and lilac holographic, with a strong pink flash. The formula was really smooth and easy to apply, and completely opaque in one coat! I did apply it slightly thicker to ensure full coverage but it wasn't necessary. Below is one coat and topcoat.

The pink/purple flash doesn't photograph, making this seem darker. It's a lot lighter and softer in person.

Opulent Essences 'Holo Heaven' @acertainbeccaa
Opulent Essences 'Holo Heaven' @acertainbeccaa

'Poison Ivy' is a dark base full of iridescent green shimmer. The shimmer in this is just beautiful. The formula is smooth and easy to use, although it does apply sheer and patchy on the first coat. A second coat built up surprisingly well, and it was easily opaque in three. Below is three coats and topcoat.

Opulent Essences 'Poison Ivy' @acertainbeccaa
Opulent Essences 'Poison Ivy' @acertainbeccaa

'Gravity' is a deep base full of blue to purple duochrome shimmer. Again this is really smooth and easy to apply. Like 'Poison Ivy' it does start off sheer, but is easily built up in three coats. I love how the depth and intensity of the shimmer increases with each coat. Below is three coats and topcoat.

Opulent Essences 'Gravity' @acertainbeccaa
Opulent Essences 'Gravity' @acertainbeccaa

What do you think? These are beautiful. I'm really impressed with the two shimmers - those kind of polishes normally need a black base to help reach opacity, but both built up wonderfully on their own. My favourite this time is definitely 'Poison Ivy', I just can't get enough of that green!

You can find all three polishes over at Opulent Essences' etsy store here (10ml full sizes for £6, and 5ml minis for £3). Make sure to also follow them on Instagram here for more swatches and regular updates.

Hope to see you in the next post!
Becca x

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20 comments:

  1. All three of these are so rich! I like Holo Heaven the best though!

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    1. They are! They have such amazing depth x

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  2. Ooh these are very pretty but I think Gravity is the nicest. It looks amazing on your nails.
    Vicky xx
    @thepolishlist

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    1. Thank you :) I do love the depth and shift of Gravity x

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  3. I love the green one! I'll buy anything named poison ivy lol! And your nails are amazing :) I don't know how you girls maintain such lovely lengths xD

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    1. Haha yay that's my favourite too! Thank you so much x

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  4. I love these three they are gorgeous :D poison ivy is definitely my fave xx

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    1. They really are :) yay that's my fave too x

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  5. wow..... Holo Heven looks so gorgeous on you. love your nail length, stunning swatches.

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    1. Thank you so much! It's such a unique shade x

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  6. For my personally Poison Ivy are the best looking nail polish colour, the others are to depro to my taste. But i must admit i envy your long nails!

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    1. Poison Ivy is my favourite of the three too :) Thank you, my nails keep slowly getting longer haha x

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  7. What gorgeous colours!! Perfect for Autumn xx

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    1. They really are perfect Autumn polishes, although I have to say I love the shimmers in the sun! xx

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  8. Very nice!! I love these dramatic shades the best. Great swatches. :)

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  9. Beautiful swatches. I love Holo Haven xx

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