Pretty Jelly is a new brand to me but is entering its third year, thanks to the continued love and support of their customers.The creator, Liz actually began as a blogger! After years of blogging, her passion for nail polish grew and she craved more than the seasonal collections of mainstream brands. She began mixing for herself and found that it was something she really enjoyed. Suddenly, she wanted a color to represent herself.
Amidst all this, she had began working with piCture pOlish for a blogger collaboration shade. It was exhilarating and a bit scary, but ultimately it led her to realize that she could create polish and that people may like it. She decided to put all the research and practice to use and created Pretty Jelly, which takes half its name from her original blog. That blog was the root of her nail polish obsession, and Pretty Jelly is the flower it has bloomed into.
In 2011, when she was still a nail polish "muggle," Liz came across swatches of multichrome nail polishes that forever changed her perception of nail polish. How can a nail color be two, three colors at once?! Since then, she has been on the hunt for anything that will shift. While she is a crazy fan of holographic nail polishes, which is the finish Pretty Jelly does the most, multichromes have a special place in her heart. This collection is in a way a tribute to those first days when she was unaware of the crazy tumble that would take her into the nail polish world.
I love the story behind Pretty Jelly! Don't you?!
A little about these mulichrome flakies before we jump into the swatches. I swatched them all here with no undies (ie no polish under them). You can make these beauties 'pop' even more by adding it over another nail color. Most commonly I see this done over white or back. I used 3 coats for almost total opaqueness in these swatches. I found that although these are PACKED with flakies the formula was still very spreadable and easy to use. These beauties really are color shifters, depending on the lighting and the angle they are always changing.
Now onto the swatches!
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Dalliance is a vibrant fuchsia flakie that shifts to red, orange, gold, and green. This is one of my personal favorites from the collection. The bright fuchsia flash is really just stunning.
Cosmic Rage is a fiery red-pink that shifts to copper, orange, gold, and green. When you catch that fiery red this polish really comes alive.
Crossfire is a hot wine red that shifts to crimson, orange, and gold. This is one of my favorites because of how this one screams "fall" to me.
Chimera is a iconic red that shifts to copper, orange, yellow and green.
Trifecta is a copper speckled green that shifts to a richer green, blue, and purple.
Hinkypunk is a glowing gold that shifts to green, cyan, and blue.
Foxfire is a olive green that shifts to green, cyan, and blue.
Somersault is a cool green that shifts to cyan, blue, and sapphire blue.
Opulence is a lush green that shifts to blue, purple, and red.
Maelstrom is a a gorgeous cyan that shifts to violet, red, and orange. This is another one of my personal favorites from the collection. Look at that cyan and violet shift in this macro picture below and tell me that isn't stunning!?
Time Vortex is a sapphire blue that shifts to violet, red, and orange.
Dream State is a violet that shifts to red, orange, and gold.
What do you think? Which colors are your favorite? Have you tried Pretty Jelly before? Tell me below, I love to hear form you!!
All of these shads are available online at prettyjelly.etsy.com for $12.50/15ml and the minis are $5/5ml bottle. And of course there is always your chance to WIN the ENTIRE Collection! Pretty Jelly is generously giving one of my readers all 12 shades (mini 5ml collection). Enter below! Drawing ends Sunday October 18th!
*These polishes were provided for my honest review.