February 13, 2014

Emily de Molly- Oceanic Forces [Swatch]




With all of the heart-filled Valentines Day manicures floating around right now, I thought I'd give your retinas a slight reprieve from the pink/ white/ purple!  I do have a V-day nail design I'm excited to share, but you'll have to wait until tomorrow!

Anyway, here is a polish from an Australian indie brand: Emily de Molly- Oceanic Forces.



Oceanic Forces is a saturated, deep teal jelly base containing holographic hex glitter that flashes blue-green, as well as large holographic circle glitter that also flashes blue-green.

Artificial light, two coats:



Window-filtered daylight:



If it looks like the big circle glitters are curling, they're not! It's just a phenomenon called "reflective curling"- Elevation Polish gives a good explanation about it here.

Outside, shade:




Well, suffice it to say, I really loved this one! I took about a billion photos of it, and still think it's so much prettier in person when you can see the holo glitter flashing with movement.

Up close:


Formula: The texture is almost butter, jellyish.  The base deepens considerably after two coats, and that's all I needed for opacity on most nails!  If you want a lot of the large circle glitter, you may have to fish a bit, but once in a while I did get one on the brush "naturally."  I did let the bottle sit upside down for a couple of hours prior to application, though.  I used two coats of NYC- In A New York Minute to smooth out the glitter.

Such a nice formula for a jelly/ glitter; if this is what all Emily de Mollys are like, then I need to move to Australia!
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12 comments:

  1. This is a huge lemming of mine and your swatches just made me want it more! Absolutely, positively stunning!!

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  2. Very beautiful, this is one of my favorite polishes and you captured it perfectly! <3

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  3. If only I could find that jelly base without the glitter. *sigh*

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  4. Every time I see swatches of this polish, I love it more. My sister threatened to steal my bottle after I painted her nails with it and I was like LOL NO.

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  5. Haha! Yea, I think this one's definitely a crowd-pleaser. :)

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  6. You know, I think Zoya's Frida might be close (http://www.polish-hound.com/2012/08/nail-art-syrup-nails-with-zoya-frida.html), maybe just a touch greener?

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  7. Thanks! Now I have to hunt down Cosmic Forces to go with it!

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  8. Thanlk You! The polish made it easy...

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  9. Haha! It's totally worth lemming!

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  10. Thanks for the suggestion, I'll look into it!

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  11. Polish Hound, you do such great picture! :D

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