nails inc. alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Mini Nail Set Swatches + Review

alice + olivia is virtually one of my Top 5 all-time favorite lines, so when I learned that alice + olivia's Stacy Bendet was collaborating with nails inc. on a Limited Edition Fall Nail Polish Collection I had to have it. Enter the alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Mini Nail Set. Ladies, I am wild for this quartet, and pretty confident that it will remain my favorite for Fall 2015. The colors here are exclusive to this set, but four additional full-size shades have been released, which you can buy separately {all deets at the bottom of this post}. For now, lets focus on these mini beauties!

Gold Goddess is a Gold, Full-Coverage Chunky Glitter in a Blackened Green Base. Dead. Seriously ladies, this color is brilliant. Out of all of the gold shades I have tried over the years, nothing comes close to this. What truly sets Gold Goddess apart is the blackened green base which creates a burnished, antique metal look that is so one-of-a-kind. I just can't... Hands down one of my new favorite shades ever. Bonus: The formula is just incredible - your nails practically paint themselves with the ease of this one! Even better: Removal process is identical to that of a creme - no foil method necessary! This is 2 coats.

Ruby Night Sky is a Blackened Plum Creme. This shade is all sorts of misleading yet a fave of mine nonetheless. The name leads you to believe it's a ruby red shade. Wrong. The bottle would have you thinking it's a dark purple with purple/red microshimmer. Also wrong. On the nail, Ruby Night Sky is basically a hyper-shiny, so-dark-purple-it's-black creme that is ridiculously decadent and something you never want to take off. Microshimmer? It didn't show up for me; but I'm obsessed, and will definitely be donning this one quite a bit come fall. Loved the formula here. Most dark polishes are notorious for flooding the cuticles, but this one didn't. Woot! This is 2 coats.

Paris Rouge is a Blackened Wine Red with Shimmer. Isn't she lovely. Isn't she wonderful. Ermahgerd you guys this color! I have legit been swooning since applying coat one! Breathe, breathe...okay. In one sentence: Paris Rouge is brilliant to the tenth power. The lit from within glow, which gives the appearance of brightness in the middle and vampy goodness around the edges is so luxe and sophisticated, don't you think? Formula was divine. This was truly one of the easiest polishes I have ever worked with - quickly building opacity, keeping its distance from cuticles, and having the perfect consistency. Let's just say that this polish sets the standard for all future wine reds I pick up. Love! This is 2 coats.

Next To Nothing is a Nude Creme. Truth: I would have preferred another fall-apropos shade in the place of a nude creme; but, I actually really like this shade because it's kind of my perfect nude. The pink undertone of Next To Nothing is what keeps it from falling into creepy mannequin hands territory, adding a bit of a cafe au lait tone to the shade that will be perfect come winter. Formula here was flawless - the color is smooth and rich, building opacity beautifully. This is 2 coats.

AVAILABILITY: Sephora or Net-A-Porter for the mini set; Sephora for individual, full-size bottles {of different shades in the collab collection}.

PRICE: $25.00 for the quartet; or buy individual bottles separately for $15.00 each.



Couture Carrie said...

I need Next to Nothing!


ellie said...

Loved the review. Love all these colors. Definitely, my go to nail polishes for the season!

ivy said...

Awesome! Love the gold and glitter, but I need Next to Nothing too!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Paris Rouge looks great. I really like all these colors though!!

Matea Saric said...

Paris Rouge is perfect for autumn!

Chelsea Finn said...

That glittery one is too perfect!

xx Chelsea

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Gorgeous colors!

Imogen said...

Always perfect. I adore the gold sparkles. How classy does the pink set look.

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