I know it's Thursday and I don't usually post on Thursdays but I have an awesome collection and I need to show it to you ASAP.
This collection is from Ellagee (http://ellagee.com) and it is centered around the celebration Dia De Los Muertos. Dia De Lod Muertos is commonly known as Day Of The Dead. it is a Mexican holiday and celebrated many places on October 31st, November 1st, and November 2nd. It is a day to remember and pray for previously passed family and friends.
First up is Cempasúchil, a deep yellow color with the most amazing shimmer to it. This polish represents the marigolds used during the celebration. This description if from the Ellagee website "The Cempasúchil is the Mexican Marigold traditionally used to decorate grave sites and ofrendas (elaborate displays of offerings for the spirits of loved ones) during the Dia De Los Muertos celebration." I used three thin coats here and topped it with Clearly On Top from KBShimmer. This was easy to use for a yellow, no issues at all!
This is Danza De Los Muertos which means Dance of the Dead. This is a blackened base but has TONS of shimmer to it. It is so complex, there is gold, copper, and green in it. Great formula, I only needed two coats for the photos here. I have it topped with Glossy Glam from Rica.
On top of Danza De Los Muertos I applied Calaveras De Azúcar. Calaveras De Azúcar represents sugar skulls. I am sure you have seen them around. The brightly painted skulls with ornate decorations on them. Traditionally they are made out of sugar or clay. It is a glitter topped packed full of glitter in multiple shapes and colors. There are heart, flowers, skulls, dots, bars, stars, and hex glitter. I have two dabbed coats here topped with Glossy Glam.
The next two polishes I am showing are also featuring the skull bracelet you can get free with your order of the entire collection, or you can buy it on it's own! It's really super cute, skulls and all!
This next one is called Ofrenda. Which is the name of the objects that people place on the altar during the celebration. This polish was also inspired by the black and white sugar skulls according to Ellagee's site. It is a glitter topped in black and white glitter in multiple shapes. You can see flowers, rectangles, stars, hearts, and squares. I have two coats here over Covergirl Silver Lining and topped with Clearly On Top.
Last up is La Calavera Catrina. According to Ellagee "Inspired by the zinc etching by Jose Guadalupe Posada and the traditional elegant skull make-up used in the celebration." This is a glitter topper as well consisting of red, black, hot pink, and white glitters. I saw skulls, diamonds, hearts, rectangles, and hex glitter. I did have to swirl my brush around to get some of the glitters out. But that shouldn't be surprising considering the size of some of the glitters. I did just one dabbed coat over Covergirl Silver Lining and topped it with Clearly On Top.
This is a perfectly timed collection with the celebration being just around the corner. I thought all of these were so unique and well thought out. I personally love Ellagee polishes and need to go order more myself. Make sure you head on over to http://ellagee.com and pre order the ones you want! Regular sale starts September 12!
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****Items were sent for review, all opinions are 100% my own****