When I first caught a glimpse of the new collection for this summer from Emerald & Ash, I about fell out of my chair. Every single one of the 14 new polishes will knock your socks off. This collection launched July 10th!
Nate and Ashley are so very detailed oriented they are even reformulating one of the shades they sent me. So I won’t be reviewing that one quite yet. They love color, obviously, so they said, “…So everything about this collection is based on colors that we are absolutely in love with. We also went with names that make both of us crack up when we hear them. Though there is a small mix in of meaningful names as well.”
I’m head over heels for “You Sun of a Beach”! It’s described by E & A as, “An eye-searing bright neon leaning coral crelly that hits you with a dose of scattered holo, just in case you already haven’t been blinded. Due to the nature of neon pigments this will dry to a semi-matte look. Leave it as is or gloss it up with a top coat, your choice! You can always layer it over a base coat of white polish to make the color pop even more! Without a base color you can get full coverage in 2-3 coats.” I used 2 coats, no top coat in these photos. I’m telling you, I see no reason to use a white base. This sucker is bright!
An indoor shot…
Next I present a glorious shimmery teal called Stubble Jumper!
E & A describe it like this. “A stunning polish that was created for Courtney over at Swatcher, Polish Ranger, and she was kind enough to let us include it in our collection. Stubble Jumper refers to a person or farmer who has to jump over the wheat “stubble” as they walk across the fields. This blue-ish teal crelly is flecked with blue shimmer as well as yellow and green/gold micro flakies. It is a stunner that gives full coverage in 2-3 coats depending on your application.”
They aren’t just whistling Dixie! Look at it in the sun!
Here’s an indoor shot. The application is awesome. I only used two coats and it sparkles even without the sun!
And now for the 3rd selection, Confusion With a K. It’s a crazy mixed up glitter topper!
Nate and Ashley describe it like this. “Once upon a time we found an ottoman that had beautiful bright colors and it needed to come home with us. It also needed to be made into a polish. After many trials and errors it decided to be a fun, festive glitter topper. Because it said so. And so, Confusion with a K was born. A glitter topper full of neon pink, neon green, metallic navy blue, grey and white glitters of all sizes. It wants to go on top of ALL of your polishes and maybe even be sandwiched between them as well. You’re good to go with one to two coats, depending on how glitter-hungry you are!”
I just HAVE to show you a macro of those lovely flecks of color!
It’s the perfect glitter to compliment any bright summer mani.
I also wanted to show you Emerald & Ash’s Scent of the Month, for July, Fresh Cut Grass!
I SO wish we had smellovision, because this smells just like fresh cut grass. It just reminds me of summertime. Not overpowering, just fresh. And of course all their oils are amazing for dry and distressed cuticles and fingertips. You’ll find a plethora of scents and sizes to choose from. My test bottle is 3 ml, which is perfect for travel or bedside! I love the rollerball too. No spilling 😉
Get your fingers ready for some polish haulin’! Life in Color is being released tomorrow! And remember, I’ll have more to show you within the week. Yay!
So head over to Ashley and Nate’s store now and get started on healthy cuticles today. http://www.emeraldandash.com. You can also find them on Instagram @emeraldandash.
These products were sent to me for review and all opinions are my own.