Saturday, May 13, 2017

Review: Sugar Flor Enchanted Treasure Collection!

(Press samples ahead!)

Hello!


Man, have I had a week. Nothing big, but just a ton of little things, like a big nail break on my swatching hand and mixing up 'pause' and 'record' when trying to make a nail video, so I ended up recording when I thought I was paused and paused when I thought I was recording. The kind of week that makes you both simultaneously glad everything turned out okay, but also just leaves you drained, you know what I mean??


Luckily, I finished swatching and playing around with the Enchanted Treasure collection by Sugar Flor (previously known as Windestine) just hours before my nail break! So I have some lovelies to show you today. So let's get to it!


Sugar Flor Enchanted Treasure Collection
Sugar Flor Enchanted Treasure Collection


Because the concept behind the collection is treasure, the thread that runs through it is gold glitter, representing all that sparkling treasure goodness. We'll start out with Sugar Flor Angelica, a dusty purple-rose mauve crelly with microfine holo and gold glitters:


Sugar Flor Angelica
Sugar Flor Angelica

Sugar Flor Angelica
Sugar Flor Angelica

Sugar Flor Angelica
Sugar Flor Angelica

Coverage: Two coats
Formula and application: Excellent application with no issues

I adore the vintage feel of this polish so much! Is there such a thing as a vintage mermaid? If not, there should be, and this is the polish she would wear. This feels like a summer's afternoon tea party with warm breezes playing with the flowing dresses of pretty girls nibbling their cookies. Love.


Next up is Sugar Flor Calypso, a soft peach crelly with a variety of gold glitter sizes and subtle orange/green iridescent glitter:


Sugar Flor Calypso
Sugar Flor Calypso

Sugar Flor Calypso
Sugar Flor Calypso

Coverage: Two coats
Formula and application: Excellent application with no issues

This is so soft and feminine. It's an excellent neutral on me and a pretty universally flattering color across the board. This makes me think of a field of waving poppies. And/or peach cobbler.


Next we have Sugar Flor Medusa, a lovely grass-green crelly with a variety of gold:
Sugar Flor Medusa
Sugar Flor Medusa

Sugar Flor Medusa
Sugar Flor Medusa

Sugar Flor Medusa
Sugar Flor Medusa


Coverage: Two coats
Formula and application: Excellent application with no issues.

Green and gold play so well together, and this polish is such an excellent example of that. The green makes me think of rolling Irish hills (well, what I imagine they look like, since I've never been there) dotted with wildflowers. It's fresh and summery and I'm entranced by it.


Next up is Sugar Flor Mermaid Treasure, a turquoise crelly with a sprinkle of gold glitters:


Sugar Flor Mermaid Treasure
Sugar Flor Mermaid Treasure

Sugar Flor Mermaid Treasure
Sugar Flor Mermaid Treasure

Coverage: Two coats
Formula and application: Excellent application with no issues. Freda warns this may stain your nails, so recommends you use a peel-off base coat with it. I had no issues with staining with a regular basecoat, but that's just me--it's always good to be safe with blues.

Mermaid Treasure is a bonus polish included with purchase of the collection. I'm not normally a huge fan of turquoise, but the way the blue plays with the turquoise in this is stunning--like an incredible piece of jewelry. I adore this.


And finally, there's Sugar Flor Ursula, a lavender crelly with teeny gold glitters:


Sugar Flor Ursula
Sugar Flor Ursula

Sugar Flor Ursula
Sugar Flor Ursula


Coverage: Two coats
Formula and application: Excellent application with no issues

This is spring wildflowers in a bottle. Soft and pretty and girly.


So what do I think of the collection as a whole? I love the idea of having gold glitter be the unifying thread between the polishes, because it adds a touch of magic to each polish. I love the shades--they're a great blend of spring softness with summer fun. Each time I swatched the next one, I thought 'oooooo, this one's my favorite!', and I love them all so much it's hard for me to pick a favorite. At this exact moment, if pushed, I'd probably say Mermaid Treasure by a hair--and that's saying something for someone who isn't normally partial to turquoise!


The collection is on sale NOW in the Sugar Flor boutique. You can get all five polishes for $14 for minis and $30 for full-sized (except the Mermaid Treasure, which is a bonus mini). You can also stalk follow Sugar Flor around the interwebs:




Happy Stamping!
M.

4 comments:

  1. I really like all the colors in this collection. There just so lovely.

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    1. I agree! I love the beauty of the gold in them all!

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  2. I really like Medusa and Mermaid Treasure!

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  3. Wowee are these pretty! Ursula is just the bestest.
    (Sorry to hear about your lousy week; be glad it's over)

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