Look at her keeping up with blog posts once again! 2022 really is a new me (she says 8 days into the first month). But I do want to do better at keeping my blog caught up with what I’m posting on Instagram, so expect more consistent posts yet again!
Let’s get right into this group of gorgeous polishes from Glam Polish. This is the ‘Grand Duchess’ collection, and it’s a release of 6 polishes inspired by the animated movie Anastasia – you know the one with Rasputin and about the Romanovs. I recently re-watched this movie as an adult last year, and I’m filing it under “movies made for children that could be horror movies”. (Also in that category: The Brave Little Toaster, which I watched right before it). That’s right, I thought it was terrifying – Rasputin is just a zombie the whole time, what child would not be terrified.
But you know what isn’t terrifying – these Glam Polish polishes inspired by the horrifying movie. ANYWAYS, as I was saying 6 polishes here inspired by the animated movie. They’re all linear holographic bases with larger gold flakes all throughout. These are available now for a limited time on the Glam Polish website. You can buy the whole collection for $75 or each individual polish for $12.50.
As always, my spiel that even though these were gifted to me, I always still review honestly and the same way I would with any polish I purchased myself. I just love being able to show you all even more brands and polishes that I normally wouldn’t be able to because of budgeting! You would easily be able to see in the live swatches if I was trying to hype up a terrible formula. Your trust in me will always be the thing I value most!
Okay, let’s journey into these polishes!
First up, I grouped these into the 3 more “pastel” lighter base shades.
This first one is ‘A Perfect Beginning’, a lilac purple linear holographic with gold flakes all throughout. And this was a lovely 2 coat formula! Super smooth to paint on – I do notice these dried more quickly, so the 2 coats went by so fast as well.
Next up is ‘In the Dark of the Night’. This is a bright lime green linear holographic with those same gold flakes all throughout. And once again, an easy two coat formula here! No complaints.
Next up is ‘One Night in December’. This is a light almost sky blue base with those golden flakes. I found this one was less of a linear holographic look than the others, with the holo being more scattered. But still super sparkly and shimmery.
And just like the others, an easy and 2 coat formula. This has such wintery vibes to it, so the name is so fitting.
Now we’re into the 3 deeper and more saturated shades. This first one just might be my favorite of the whole collection – with the longest name. This is ‘Every Lonely Girl Would Hope She’s a Princess’ (whew) and it’s a deep navy blue linear holographic with the same golden flakes. Again, another easy and smooth 2 coat formula.
The combination of the deeper base and the golden flakes in this one just got me! So stunning!
‘She Will Rise Again’ is a lighter, almost champagne gold linear holographic with those same gold flakes. And nothing else to say here, an easy 2 coat formula just like the others. Super solid and consistent formulas overall here!
And last up, we have ‘Journey to the Past’. This is a bright teal blue linear holographic base with those same golden flakes. And, can you guess, an easy two coat formula here. No complaints!
And that’s the collection! A little repetitive in comments overall, but all of the formulas here were so easy to work with and were just 2 coats. I have no complaints, and they’re smooth to apply. If you like the colors and shades, and want to try a more indie brand, this is a great option!
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