The polish in this post was provided by the maker for my honest review.
Remember the stamping I showed you last week using the Moonflower Polish Spring collection? Well, the 4 polishes from this collection can also be worn as regular polish and they are all gorgeous on their own! In fact, wearing these as regular polish allows you to see a lot more of the lovely shift these have. The set is described as iridescent duochromy holos in a jelly base. Don’t let the ‘jelly base’ part scare you – keep in mind these can even stamp effectively, so they are nice and opaque. Each polish also has an iridescent flakie that shifts in the same coordinating colour. These will also look amazing if used together in nail art! I can see a stained glass type look being done with them.
I’ll start off with my favourite from the set, Moonflower Polish Tortuga.
The official description of Tortuga is a yellow-leaning green holo jelly base with a green-yellow-gold shift. I found the shift strongest with this one out of the 4 polishes in the collection. I would decribe the shift as going from a dominant bright green to an almost orangey gold.
Here I am showing 2 coats of Tortuga with top coat. As you can see, it is perfectly opaque in 2 coats. Formula was also good, nice and smooth.
In the macro you can also see the little microflakies in this polish! From a distance they kind of blend with the base to just give an overall brighter and more iridescent look to the polish.
I really love the shift in this one, both how strongly it shifts and the green-gold colours that are visible. So pretty!
The second polish in this set is Moonflower Polish Mariposa. I have a gigantic soft spot for purples, so this one is easy for me to like.
Mariposa is described as a purple jelly holo base with a purple-silver-blue shift. Visually, I see a shift from purple to a kind of cool, slate-like silver. This is an interesting shade for the shift because you can almost feel like your eyes are playing tricks on you – for a moment it seems like your nails are moving into shadow but it’s just the grey-silver shift coming out. I’m a fan!
Once again, in these images I am showing 2 coats with top coat.
Next up, we have Moonflower Polish Crepúsculo.
Crepúsculo is described as a blue jelly holographic base with a purple-blue-teal shift. Visually, I felt like the shift was a bit more subtle in this one, but I do see shades of blue, purple and teal all come through.
As with the others, I am showing 2 coats of Crepúsculo with top coat. Formula is great, nice and smooth. This is another beautiful shade and kind of makes me question if Tortuga really is my absolute favourite 🙂
See what I mean? It’s lovely. So smooth and shimmery.
Last but not least, we have Moonflower Polish Amapola.
And as you can see, I swatched Amapola after a nail break forced me to shorten them all down. I’d have preferred to show you all of these polishes on a single nail length, but, it’s just one of those things.
The reason for this was a minor issue with my bottle of Amapola. Nadia sent a new bottle out right away and it seemed as though my issue should have been an isolated one. It’s good to know that she was really on top of things and sent me a replacement (with a perfect formula) right away. Unfortunately the small delay coincided with my nail breaking extra-short so now you’ll be seeing this shorter length for the next while!
Amapola is described as a reddish jelly holographic base with a red-pink-orange shift. I found a warm orange shift to be most dominant.
Although reds aren’t my personal favourite, this one is lovely, and I’m sure it’ll be popular with a lot of people!
All 4 of these shades are available right now on the Moonflower Polish site. Pricing is $9 for a 15 ml bottle or $34 for the set of 4. 7ml minis are also available at $5 each or $18 for the set of 4.
Which of these 4 is your favourite?