Sunday, June 30, 2013

ellagee Double Feature Collection Review

*All products were provided for an honest review

I've been dying to get my hands on some ellagee polish, so when creator, Laura, contacted me to do a review I was so excited!! 

She sent me three polishes from the soon-to-be released Science Fiction Double Feature collection, inspired by the Sci-Fi classics. Included in the collection are amazing glitter bombs, solar changing, glow in the dark, and thermal changing polishes. It'll be an epic collection to say the least! 

First up is Twin Suns, a sheer pale yellow topper. It changes to a peachy-orange in direct sunlight. This polish is inspired by the twin suns of Tatooine, the planet and setting for many key scenes in the Star Wars saga.

I layered two coats of Twin Suns over two coats of white polish. The formula of this polish was very easy to work with and applied easily. It has a subtle golden shimmer that was very hard to capture in a photo. The photo above is taken with artificial lighting.

The only thing to be aware of when using this polish is top coat. A UV protectant top coat may prohibit the color changing effect. My first try at this mani I used Sally Hansen Dries Instantly and it didn't work for some reason. I started over and used Seche Vite and it was a success!! 

The photo below is taken in direct sunlight. The polish changes to a pale orangey color. SO COOL!!

Next Up is Redshirt, a beautiful glitter bomb that can be layered or stand alone. It has a clear base with small red, black and gold hex glitters. It is inspired by those unfortunate souls in the red shirts on the crew of the Star Trek Enterprise. 

I used one thick coat of Redshirt over black and two coats alone on my ring finger. The application was lovely. The glitter dispersed evenly and didn't drag. LOVE THAT! 

On to my favorite of the three, Not the Droids You're Looking For! Another glitter bomb filled with silver hexes, blue and gold circle glitters in a clear base. It is inspired by Laura's favorite droids, R2-D2 and C3PO. 

Can you see the resemblance?  LOL

I layered two coats of NTDYLF over two coats of white and two coats on its own on my ring finger. This polish was a little trickier to apply because of the larger glitters. The blue circles especially I found I had to fish for. 

It was all worth it in the end because I got this beautiful sparkly result!

This amazing collection will debut early July, so keep your eyes peeled!!

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You can purchase her amazing polishes on their website

Happy Polishing!!!

*All products were provided for an honest review


  1. I love the theme of this collection :)

  2. I love the Not The Droids You're Looking For polish! It represents them so perfectly. Great swatches :)
    - Olivia xo

    1. Thanks! That one was my favorite too!!