Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Parallax Polish - The SeCience Collection

     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 lets 's 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 fewer 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. 

    SCEN - Arkansas Home of the Razorbacks.
     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.

     The application was extremely easy with even coverage and lots of glitters in each coat. 

     I thought for sure this would be at least a 3 coat polish but it's amazingly opaque. And the bright orange actually looked pretty good with my skin tone. I call that a win-win.


     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. 


     McAlester – Missouri Home of the Tigers.
     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.


     Halbouty – Texas A&M Home of the Aggies.
     A maroon polish with chrome shimmer.

     Very opaque polish but slightly uneven on the first coat. Builds up nicely after 2 with a 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. Overall 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!


  1. Not really my type of polishes I guess, I only like McAlester :o

  2. Bryant is definitely my fav from this collection

  3. Parallax Polish has been on my "to-try" list for a while.

  4. super cute collection and lovely pics!

  5. Great post! I haven't tried this brand yet

  6. Naked Without PolishMay 13, 2015 at 12:12 PM

    I'm digging McAlester!

  7. I'm really liking the blue with orange shimmer. Bummer about the application. I still may look it up, though. I don't have anything like that in my collection.

  8. Great swatches there! I like that there a variety of colours as well as finishes in the same collection!

  9. Pretties! My fav is Morgan Kentucky, so bright!

  10. Your swatches of these look awesome!! Halbouty looks amazing on you!

  11. ValiantlyVarnishedMay 13, 2015 at 9:15 PM

    McClung Tennessee is so pretty!

  12. Such a unique idea for a nail polish collection! Morgan Kentucky is my fave of the bunch!

  13. I absolutely love Bryant! Such a vibrant shade.

  14. McClung and Morgan are my favorites!

  15. I own about a dozen polishes from this company and have yet to find one that I didn't like.

  16. I haven't been disappointed with one of her polishes yet.

  17. Yeah I was kind of bummed about the application. But I've read a few other reviews of this collection and it seems I was the only one who had issues. I wonder if I just haven't gotten the hang of applying the rubbery finish polishes yet.

  18. Me too, I especially like the ideas behind each collection Parallax Polish puts out.

  19. Morgan was very bright especially in direct sun light.

  20. That was the first polish I wanted to try. I liked the variety of glitters and didn't even mind the bar glitters which I usually cant stand.

  21. Erin puts a lot of thought into her collections. Each and every one leads back to her job as a science professor and she usually includes little bits of trivia with each color. It's been a fun company to follow!

  22. It's a unique color to my collection and I love the shimmer.

  23. What a fun idea for a collection! I like the first color especially.

  24. PhD in Nail PolishMay 14, 2015 at 6:59 PM

    I love the look of the Arkansas and Missouri polishes! The white glitter is really interesting!

  25. Choppin is one that I can see myself wearing again and again.

  26. Cosmetic SanctuaryMay 15, 2015 at 11:51 AM

    Loving Morgan! Gorgeous set!

  27. The Polished MommyMay 15, 2015 at 3:54 PM

    Choppin-LSU has to be my fav, such a pretty color

  28. Lovely swatches of all of these!

  29. Beautiful polishes! I especially love the glitter jellies, you made them look so yummy!

  30. Thanks! It was a fun set to play around with that's for sure. I like it when a collection has a mix of polishes and finishes.

  31. I can see myself wearing that one again and again.

  32. Very cute bottles!!! I love your swatches!!!

  33. Thanks Dani. I really liked this bottles, they are different but not odd. If that makes sense. lol


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