16 February 2014

Hollish Nails - The glassfleck shimmer collection

The Aussie indie polish scene...its just so hot right now! The quality and variety of polishes coming out for us polish crazies to lust over....my poor wallet slinks off to hide in the corner begging for a timeout! Do NOT read the rest of the post if you are on a no buy because there is NO WAY you are going to be able to resist these polishes from up and coming Aussie indie brand Hollish Nails. The Glassfleck shimmer collection...a million tiny, shattered glittery flecks in delicious juicy satin shimmer bases.

Holly very kindly sent me 6 polishes from her new release. There are 12 glassfleck shimmer polishes in the collection which will be released on February 28th via Hollish's Etsy shop. The six I have are the more muted colours. If these are the muted ones I can't wait to see the others....drool! These polishes will be added to Hollish Nails core collection.

The first polish is Pinky Finger: A Bubblegum pink which leans slightly towards raspberry with a pale pink glassfleck shimmer which reflects silvery sparks. OMG love this polish! I have a few pink shimmer polishes which all throw gold sparks. Finally a silver shift. I've been searching for you a long time Pinky Finger. 

Pink Finger - 3 coats - full sunlight with Seche topcoat.

don't have any glassfleck glitter polishes in my collection because I have always shied away from glitter flecks. Seriously I have been missing out! The combo of glitter pieces with the similar base pigment colour create a faux texture/satin look when dry which is really interesting. All polishes have 3 coats, each coat dried quickly and applied perfectly, no glitter dabbing was needed, applied like a creme and no pulling when topcoat was added.

Pinky Finger with matte top coat. The matte really shows off the satin finish of these polishes. They feel smooth like a creme yet have the depth of a texture. Cool! There was a tiny bit of VNL after 3 coats which only showed up in the pics, not on the nail. It is just so pretty in real life that I didn't care one bit!

Holly you had me at Pinky Finger, and then I tried I Lilac You. Hollish Nails....well done *slow clap* well done babe. I Lilac You: A bright lilac with silvery lavender glassfleck shimmer which reflects silver sparks. Again the silver spark is a massive win for me. The combo of the darker purple glitter pigment base, with a light purple glitter shimmer, it's truly perfection.

I Lilac You - 3 coats - full sunlight with Seche topcoat.

Urg! Too much awesome! Matte topcoat satin glitter where have you been all my life? Make room for I Lilac You in your Helmer draws ladies because YOU NEED IT in your life.

Seriously Holly.....stop! I can't take much more! Teal, one of those colours that occupy a larger than normal percentage of space in my polish collection. Unfortunately teal is notorious for staining but our prayers have been answered, the perfect teal shimmer is here! I'm Kind of a Big Teal: A vibrant teal with blueish-teal glassfleck shimmer.

I'm kind of a big teal - 3 coats - full sunlight with Seche topcoat.

Oh the possibilities. I need to stamp over this like yesterday! Mattified - I'm kind of a big teal. Wow, epically amazing! Hands down my absolute fav of the bunch, glorious! 

The fourth polish I tried is It's in my Jeans: A denim blue with slightly brighter blue glassfleck shimmer. Move over every other blue polish I own, this polish just out glam'd you! So glamorous, so sparkly, the most amazing vibrant nautical blue. 

It's in my jeans - 3 coats - full sunlight with Seche topcoat

With matte top coat its a whole different obsession! A bonus with the formula that Hollish is using for these polishes is that it's a lot easier to remove then a glitter topper, glitter bomb or texture polish. 

So onto the darker blue, Shiny Happy Purple: A navy-based purple (or blurple) with deep purple glassfleck shimmer. Now this polish is described as blurple, on the nail I found it leans towards royal blue. In the bottle its blurple all the way baby, despite the fact that it appears blue in these pictures. It's gorgeous either way.

Shiny happy purple - 3 coats - full sunlight with Seche topcoat. 

Pow! I love the way these polishes mattify to a satin finish. So cool. 

"All Hollish polishes are hand made in small batches in Adelaide, South Australia, and tested for a minimum of eight weeks (on party animals, not bunnies!) to ensure that they stay as beautiful as the day the were made. All products are 5-free." Hollish.

The final polish is I Zinc I Can: A black with shiny gunmetal grey glassfleck shimmer. It's goth gone glam. Leans toward charcoal with a black shift.

I zinc I can - 3 coats - full sunlight with Seche topcoat. I can't wait for the release of this collection so that I can see the other 6 polishes. I'm sure they will be equally stunning. I've already got a few polishes in my cart from the old collections, Murder on the dancefloor......you will be mine!

It looked like bitumen mattified.  I preferred the sparkle with this one but the matte version shows off the satin finish. You can find ALL the Hollish Nails polish here at Holly's Etsy shop and don't forget to go and like Holly's facebook page here so that you can stay up to date with new releases. 

The formula and ingredients of these polishes are really high quality.  Do not let the hand written labels fool you (I believe there is some fancy new branding on the horizon). They are all round, top notch; good bottle size, good brush, great pigments, great blending, great suspension base, quality glitter...there is nothing not to like. Thank you so much Holly for sending them my way, they are prized possessions which will be popping up in lots of nail art in the future. Hollish Nails, go check it out already!


  1. I can't get over the variety from Aussie indies either - how do they do it?

  2. I love that the Aussies have an exploding indie nail polish scene!

    I have now put her etsy store on my bkmark bar to check for when these arrive - love 'em!



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