I'm so excited to share toady's blog post with you. Not only did I have the chance to swatch a collection before you could buy it, but it's a great collection full of fun vibrant colors. Ladies and gentlemen I give you the SeCience Collection from Parallax Polish! And no that's not a type-o with the name, but a very clever twist on the collection theme. These polishes or the entire collection can be yours starting Friday, May 15th.
"The SeCience collection was designed to highlight the ongoing research and educational goals at major universities in the SEC conference. While these schools are normally thought of as “football” schools, each one has unique accomplishments in the classroom and laboratory. Facts are shared on social media, so be sure to follow Parallax Polish!"
Before I start showing you swatches here are a few facts about how this brand has grown in the last year. New square bottles! They are bigger than a traditional mini at 9 ml each. This makes them smaller than a full sized but be honest, how many of you have finished a full size bottle of polish that wasn't black, white or top coat? Also the new flat brushes make application a breeze with more control over where the polish goes and less strokes required. They remind me of the brushes in the Sally Hansen Insta-dry line but not quite as wide.
This post is going to be very picture heavy so I'll try to keep my words short and concise. Each polish will be shown with 2 coats plus top coat (Seche Vite) unless noted otherwise.
CHOPPIN - LSU Home of the Tigers
A dark purple polish with gold sparks.
The first coat was slightly sheer and uneven and I did experience a little dragging when using multiple strokes on the same nail. I still had a small amount of VNL after 2 coats, shown here is 3 coats plus top coat.
I love the colors you get from the gold flecks in this polish. It's so pretty on the nail, you really miss out on the depth this polish has by looking at it in the bottle.
A deep red polish loaded with a variety of white glitters.
Fishing for glitters was required for this polish, but only for the larger ones. I found I had an abundance of the smaller glitters with each coat. Sadly there are some large circle glitters that I was never able to get out of the bottle.
The jelly like finish of the polish made it easy to move the glitters around on the nail so I could place them right where I wanted them.
McClung - Tennessee Home of the Volunteers.A bright orange polish with white glitter.
Application was extremely easy with even coverage and lots of glitters in each coat.
Bryant – Florida Home of the Gators.
A navy blue polish with an orange shimmer.
This is one of those polishes where you need to use a slightly thicker coat during application and only 3 strokes on each nail or you'll get dragging. I also recommend waiting until each coat is dry before applying the next. Before top coat Bryant dries to a rubbery finish that looked pretty cool but didn't showcase the shimmer very well.
Even with the not so user friendly application I think this polish is totally worth it. I mean look at how pretty that shimmer is! A bit of patience is all you really need. My photos captured a slight VNL but I couldn't see it when looking at my nails.
A black polish with small and large gold holographic glitters.
Very smooth application with even coverage and surprisingly opaque after 1 coat. 2 coats are needed for full coverage.
I really like how the glitters seem to dance on the nail as the light reflects off it.
A maroon polish with chrome shimmer.
Very opaque polish but slightly uneven on the first coat. Builds up nicely after 2 with smooth application of the polish.
Leans more to the berry side than maroon on me, but I love this color. It was also a big hit with my friends and coworkers. In fact there's a list of people waiting to borrow my bottle. I might just have to have a polishing party to keep it from "walking off".
Morgan - Kentucky Home of the Wildcats.
A true blue polish with chrome sparkle.
Smooth application but sheer on the first coat. This is a great shade of blue and very similar if not an exact dupe to Midnight on NYE that I blogged about last week. Since that one is no longer available this is a great polish to pick up instead.
I love the quick flashes of sparkle this polish has. It almost radiated off the nail when in direct light and looked awesome!
Whew that was a lot of photos. If you've made it this far thank you for sticking with me. Over all I really like the colors in this collection. Do all of them have perfect formulas, no but none of them are terrible or impossible to work with. Id have to say my favorites are Halbouty, Bryant and McAlester.
As I mentioned above this collection releases on Friday May 15th from Parallax Polish. (time to be announced) To make sure you don't miss out be sure to follow Parallax Polish on Instagram or Facebook. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Polishing!