Saturday, 5 October 2013

Celestial and Color4Nails - The Seven Kingdoms Collection

Nicki of Celestial Cosmetics and Sisi from Color4Nails have collaborated from opposite sides of the world to bring us this collection...the Seven Kingdoms collection. It's based on Game of Thrones (if you don't know what this is, how are you on the internet?). This collection will be launched October 15th and will be available from both Celestial and Color4Nails.

It's been a while coming, with polishes flying around the world for fine-tuning, but here it is, in its multichrome, holographic, thermal colour changing glory!

First, the multichromes - I used them by themselves on all the nails except the pinky, which has a black creme undercoat. With these polishes, the black undercoat does let you get away with 1-2 coats of the multichrome polish on top, but it looks identical to 3 coats of the polish by itself. I was very impressed with the coverage of these polishes - duo- and multichromes are often quite sheer, but that wasn't the case with these.

King Slayer is a beautifully deep blue/purple multichrome with subtle bronze flashes at extreme angles.

Mother of Dragons is a fiery red-orange duochrome. It's a lovely and rich shade.

Sapphires of Tarth is a blue/purple duochrome, again with a bronze flash at the very edges. It's basically a better version of Models Own Aqua Violet, which reaches opacity by itself in 2-3 coats.

Jaqen H'ghar is a purple/green duochrome that's quite similar to Rimmel Zeitgeist, but a more medium purple.

Unfortunately it's warming up in Sydney, and thermals are usually more spectacular in winter. With the help of some ice water I got these to show the cold colour, but they show better gradient effects without you having to put in effort when the weather is cold.

Ironborn is a linear holographic charcoal/taupe thermal polish representing the fiercely independent natives of the Iron Islands. The polish is a purple-leaning taupe when warm and charcoal when cold.

Highgarden is a scattered holographic polish in a yellow/green thermal jelly-ish base. The polish is a gorgeous emerald green when it's cold, and yellow-green when warm.

I love how different this collection is from the chunky glitter-based shades which have defined indie polish in the past! I particularly like the special effects - I'm looking forward to wearing the thermals in cold weather. I'm also very impressed by the multichromes - they give great coverage in 3 coats, and you can even get away with 2.

There are 10 polishes in total in the collection, and you can find more links to swatches on the Celestial Facebook page. They'll be out October 15 in limited numbers at both Celestial and Color4Nails - which ones are you lemming?

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  1. Mother of Dragons would probably look horrible against my skin tone, but damn, that colour is amazing!
    Beautiful swatches :)

  2. They are all perfect <3 Great swatches btw

  3. These are all beautiful, and your swatches are amazing!
    I love the look of Highgarden and Sapphires of Tarth :)

    Jess xo

    1. Thanks! Those two are probably my favourites too :)

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    1. It's such a unique collection - the thermals are beautiful!

  5. Wow these shades are just amazing! Thanks for posting.

  6. the first one is gorgoeus!

  7. Wow... all of these are gorgeous!


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