Today's post is probably my biggest post yet. It is also my first full indie collection review. I have for you, Music on Mars collection from Creations By Lynda based on the band 30 Seconds to mars.
First up is Map of the World which is based on the song From Yesterday. This polish is a bluish green jelly with several different sized green glitters. This was actually my favorite before using them and is still my favorite of the bunch. I will eventually be ordering a full sized bottle of this one.
I used 3 coats by itself for the above 2 swatches and topped with top coat.
Next up is No Alibi based on the song Alibi. It is a very soft grey, almost white polish with tiny silver holos. I used 3 coats by itself and topped with top coat.
Facade is the next polish which is based on the song A Beautiful Lie. I forgot to mention that prior to reviewing this collection I was a 30 Seconds to Mars fan and this is my favorite of their songs. Facade is a blue thermal polish which goes from a pale blue to a darker blue. For some reason I wasn't able to get it to change as well as Lynda did, so below you will see my swatches as well as a picture of Lynda's nail wheel swatches on the difference in color. I just don't think my hot and cold was cooperating with me today.
You can somewhat see the thermal of this polish on my pinkie nail here.
Here is Lynda's image of the color change (Used with her permission)
If you go back up and look at the bottle shot I have above you can see that in the bottle the polish is the darker blue due to the cold. After painting it on my nails and getting the warm lighter blue I could not get the cold side to work. I actually burnt my hand going back and forth from cold to hot, not realizing I had actually turned the hot water on full blast.
Next polish I have for you is No Regrets which is based on the song Closer to the Edge. This polish is an almost a copper looking chrome, which shifts anywhere between orange and red. This color is extremely gorgeous and I have nothing like it in my collection.
I used 2 coats and topped with top coat for the above 2 swatches.
Up next is War Child based off the song This is War. War Child is a clear based glitter with green shard glitter and brown hex glitters. I was not very fond of this one before I received it. Seemed christmasy almost. Now that I've swatched it I am totally in love with it.
The above 2 swatches is two coats by itself topped with top coat. Below is the same polish over a green polish.
I nail wheel swatched this polish over several other colors including grey and black and they both looked great. I'm sure there are tons more colors to use this over and have it look amazing.
Unwritten story is based off the song The Story. This polish is a nude with very small hints of shimmer. My daughters actually noticed the shimmer of it and argued that it was in fact a shimmer. This was before swatching. during bottle viewing, straight out of the mail box. They were happy they won and proved me wrong. Although my camera did not capture the shimmer very well, it is there.
Second to last polish I have to show you is Storm of Sins which is based on the song Hurricane. This polish is absolutely gorgeous in the bottle and swatched. Its very nice to look at. It has black and some silver holo glitters.
Here it is with 2 coats alone. Apparently I forgot to get a close up of this one.
Here is the same polish over black. This is another polish that would look great over a ton of different polishes.
The last polish I have is Finished With You based off the song The Kill. This is actually the first 30 Seconds to Mars song I had heard. This polish is amazing. There is so much to it. It has tiny holo glitters which gives it a really nice shimmery look. There is also silver glitters, black hearts, red circles and smaller red and black glitters.
This polish looks great by itself and looks amazing over other colors.
I love this entire collection. There is so much glitter, no 2 alike polishes and something for everyone. You can view all the songs that these polishes are inspired by on You Tube, which I recommend. They are a great band.
These polishes were sent to me for review. This collection will be available on January 2nd, 2014 and you can find it in Lynda's shop at that time. I will link her shop and page below. Don't forget if you've read any of my other reviews, Lynda's store offers so much more than just polish. So while your waiting for this collection, head on over and see what else she has to offer.
My Top 3 Polishes of this Collection:
Map of the World
Finished with You
What are your favorites of this collection? Will you be heading to Creations By Lynda's store on January 2nd to purchase your own collection?