Part of Your World is a glitter topper with a purple jelly base. This glitter bomb is filled with various shades of teal and lavender hex glitters, you'll find a few scattered coral glitters mixed in as well.
Based on my favorite princess, Ariel from The Little Mermaid, what's not to love about this glitter bomb. The glitter combination is amazing, the scattered corals are the perfect touch. I'm not even going to beat around the bush, this is hands down my favorite from the whole collection! A definite must-have for glitter lovers. Swatched over a clear base, used three thin coats using the dabbling method, and sealed with a fast-drying topcoat. Formula was fantastic, the jelly base went on smoothly and the glitters only needed a bit of dabbling. I preferred not adding a base color because the jelly made it feel that much more 'under the sea' for me.
Belle of the Ball is a pale yellow crelly filled with golden micro glitters, as well as, yellow and golden hex glitters.
This beauty is based on Princess Belle from Beauty and the Beast. Another movie I grew up watching over and over again, this polish brings Belle to life on my nails. I wish my swatch photos could show the golden glitters a bit better because those are what seal the deal for me. Swatched over a clear base, used three thin coats, and sealed with a fast-drying topcoat. Sheer in one coat, I found that three coats was perfect for full coverage. To avoid clumping, you'll need very thin coats and will need to let each layer dry before applying the next. The formula gave me no trouble whatsoever and no glitter fishing for those larger ones.
Once Upon a Dream is a pastel pink crelly filled with different shades of pink glitters as well as white and golden glitters. An additional option for this polish is to include bubblegum pink butterfly-shaped glitters.
This polish is based on Princess Aurora from Sleeping Beauty. I know you... I walked with you once upon a dream... *Sigh* I love that song, I found it to be one of the most romantic ones. Okay, enough with the nostalgia. I love the shade of pink in this polish, it resembles the pink version of Aurora's dress so well. Swatched over a clear base, used two thin coats, and sealed with a fast-drying topcoat. Sheer in one coat, I accomplished full opacity with only two thin coats. Application and formula were very smooth and didn't give me any problems. I opted not to use the butterfly glitters, however, the glitters that were in the base required no fishing.
Magic Carpet Ride is a teal based flake polish filled with gold and teal glitters in various sizes.
This jaw-dropping polish is based on Princess Jasmine from the movie Aladdin. I'm not going to lie, I nearly flipped when I swatched this polish. I haven't had the chance to swatch a true flake polish in a long while so this got me extremely excited. The flakes are a perfection representation of Jasmine and all her classic outfit she wears in the movie. Swatched over a clear base, used three thin coats using the dabbling method, and sealed with a fast-drying topcoat. Without a base color, you'll find this polish to be sheer but that's a look I quite love. Each coat requires a bit of drying before applying the next and each one should be dabble on. If you haven't experienced a flake polish before I definite suggest popping your cherry with this one.
Let It Go is a white crelly filled with teal and periwinkle hex glitters as well as silver mircobars. An additional option for this polish is to add silver holo snowflake-shaped glitters.
Do I really need to tell you?! This polish is based on the beautiful Princess Elsa from the movie Frozen. The representation of winter and snow is spot on with this one, the glitter combination is fantastic. I need to watch this movie a few more dozen times after swatching this, haha. Swatched over a clear base, used two thin coats, and sealed with a fast-drying topcoat. Like the others in this collection, this polish formula gave me no trouble and applied very smoothly. I opted for not including the snowflake glitters, but did not experience any fishing with the other glitters shown here.
Glass Slippers is a pale blue jelly filled with iridescent rainbow glitters with a touch of mixed in white glitters.
The princess behind the missing slipper is Cinderella from the self-titled Disney movie. The sparkly shimmer is such a cute touch. I wish I could show the rainbow effects in the swatch photos from the iridescent glitters. It looks like you're really looking at her glass slipper but on your nails! Swatched over a clear base coat, used three thin coats, and sealed with a fast-drying topcoat. I didn't experience any glitter fishing from this, major plus for me. Formula was consistent with the rest and only required three coats for full opacity. I definitely suggest adding a topcoat to smooth out the overall look and glitters.
Colors of the Wind is a nude crelly filled with bronze, brown, and teal hex glitters as well as golden and caramel micro glitters.
This is based on the gorgeous Pocahontas from the self-titled Disney movie. Not only one of my favorite movies, but also one of my favorite songs. I love the nude base, it compliments my skin-tone so well and the array of brown glitters is a great touch. If I had to recommend a second, this would be it. Must-have alert ladies. Swatched over a clear base, used two thin coats, and sealed with a fast-drying topcoat. I love the formula, very smooth and easy to apply each layer. Sheer in one coat, I decided to add a second for full coverage. Definitely apply a topcoat to smooth out the glitters and an overall glossy look.
I'm in Disney Princess paradise over here as I listen to soundtrack after soundtrack. As I mentioned before, this review is only covering 7 out of the 14 beautiful polishes in the Happily Ever Lacquered Collection. The formula consistency with these polishes was an extreme improvement from the last collection I covered by Heather's Hues. You can see her growth as an indie maker and more importantly her passion for the work she does. All the polishes represented each Princess extremely well and were spot on for shades and colors. You can now purchase these polishes for $8.50 each from Heather's Hues while supplies last.
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