Late last week, I got an envelope I had been expecting from Canada. Inside were 4 little bottles of love from My True Love Creations. All of these polishes are from her upcoming collection due to hit her store in January and I do love them all! However, one in particular has found a place amongst my most favorite all-time polishes.
All of My True Love Creations polishes are 5-free which means they contain no formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate (DBP), toluene, formaldehyde resin or camphor. I always love to hear that! The colors are perfect for the season and I love the variety of the samples she sent (there are more than just these available as well!) I found all of these polishes inspiring and used each one in full manicure. I’ll post the nail art pics with the swatches and will have individual posts up soon for each mani.
First in the line-up is called Deck the Halls
This polish immediately reminded me of peppermint bark! Deck the Halls has a white crelly base loaded with shimmer along with small and medium red hex glitters. It dries to a demi-matte finish. The formula was on the thick side, but was very easy to work with. Shone above is 3 coats with one coat of Seche Vite. If you don’t want any VNL, a coat of two of a white polish as a base would do the trick, but I kind of liked the way this looked.
Below is a close up which allows you to see the shimmer in the base a little more clearly. If I was a nail biter, these nails would look delicious. Seriously, peppermint bark!
Next up is Sugar Plum Gumdrops. This is the perfect name for this polish and it looks similarly tasty!
This one is a bit more on the sheer side, so I did use an undie for this (Sally Hansen – Pedal to the Metal which is a lavender leaning chrome). Sugar Plum Gumdrops is a textured glitter in a light lavender base with purple hex glitters and a ton of holographic micro-glitter scattered throughout. The polish was on the thick side, but easy to work with. The above picture is two coats and one coat of Seche Vite. You can see how sheer it is on the swatch stick. If your nails are white enough (mine are stained) I can see this being worn by itself, but I needed something neutral under it.
The third polish is called Northern Blizzard.
Northern Blizzard is a glitter topper that has large blue stars, white diamonds and black hex glitters along with micro blue and holographic glitter in a clear base. This was the only polish that gave me any difficulty in application. The larger glitters sunk to the bottom a bit and I had to do some fishing to find enough to show them off on my nails. The micro glitter on the other hand applied smoothly and evenly, so it was just a matter of fishing out the larger glitters and dabbing them on where I wanted them. This is one coat (and some dabbing) over Sally Hansen – Breezy Blue and one coat of Seche Vite.
I also included the swatch stick view so you can see how it looks without an undie.
Last up is… an unnamed polish! It was sent out to swatchers to gauge their opinion of the polish and it seems it was well loved as it will now be added to the store in January along with this collection. If you like reds or earthy tones, if you are a fan of jelly polishes or holographic – or if you are all of the above, you NEED this polish.
When I saw the bottle, I was immediately drawn to the earthy red color, almost a brick color. Then I held it under the light and saw the scattered holo and I felt a bit giddy. I am generally not a huge fan of red polish. I don’t normally choose to wear solid red as a full manicure but I put this one on Friday and wore it for 4 days. I only took it off because I really needed to get these other polishes swatched, This unnamed is a gorgeous brick-red, super-squishy jelly with scattered holographic glitter. The glitter is subtle and you really can’t see it except in direct light, but it gives this polish some lovely dimension. The formula was on the thick side for a jelly, but that made it super easy to work with! Shone above is 3 coats for full opacity topped with one coat of Seche Vite.
Holographic polishes deserve sun shots, so here ya go:
Since I wore this polish for several days, I can also happily report that it wore really well. After 4 days I had very minimal tip wear but no chipping or peeling. As soon as this is officially released I am buying a full sized bottle!
I really liked all of these polishes, but Deck the Halls and the unnamed red were my favorites! Keep an eye out for the release of these polish and more in January. I’ll probably post an update when they are released!