Sunday, November 29, 2015

SugarLOOM Cosmetics - A Sparkly Staycation: Swatches & Review

press sample

Hello, all! I have swatches of the beautiful and festive Holiday collection by SugarLOOM Cosmetics to share today! A Sparkly Staycation consists of 3 shades available as a limited edition holiday gift set and for the first 20 purchases, a bonus polish will also be included for the price of three! Additionally, if you purchase the set (or any shades from SugarLOOM), you'll receive 15% off + free shipping - use code SUGARLOOMFIX! Just be sure to use the code soon because it expires end of day Monday, 11/30.

SugarLOOM is 5 free, non-toxic, and cruelty-free. Each shade is curated and dreamed up by founder, Nitya, and aims to combine a love of nature and fashion with each color (as a nature and polish lover, I especially appreciate that last bit). Additionally, every package I have received from SugarLOOM has been beautifully wrapped and sealed with a wax emblem! Really unique and just fun to open!

I always love a well done holiday collection that looks incredible both as a set of polishes or as individual shades and this collection manages that. I can also see myself using these shades in the future even after the season's end. They'll make great stocking stuffers or general gifts for your girlfriends! The possibilities are endless, really :) The square bottles and matte black caps make for a really attractive look and will be a great addition to anyone's collection (whether they have 2 or 100 polishes). Let's take a look!

Fuzzy Sweater is a deep magenta shimmer with flecks of holographic glitters mixed in. The best part of this shade though? It's a fantastic textured polish! This finish in particular has just the right amount of grit to the texture. Because the glitter/pigment mix is small & fine (but not too fine!), it doesn't scratch you like some of the rougher finishes I've tried before. This texture adds some great dimension to the color and glitter combo. Shown is 3 easy coats (I waited about a minute between each coat). Obsessed with this shade!

Snowflake Scandal is a silver micro-glitter holo topper that is one of those polishes you'll always want to have in your collection. I love that it's a simple and straight forward glitter topper that doesn't overwhelm you when wearing it. Something so classy and pretty about a straight silver holo topper! I've shown this over SugarLOOM's Mistletoe (check out my last swatch of this post), but you might be able to try the sponged on technique with this one to reach opacity on it's own...though you'll probably have the best luck with a base polish first. Shown is 1 coat.

Black Tie Affair is a black tinted jelly with silver and gold holographic micro-glitter mixed in. The layering of the black jelly over the glitter adds some great dimension to this shade and so the more coats you do, the more intense the polish becomes. You could probably get away with 2 coats, but I've shown it here with 3.

Lastly, Mistletoe is a deep forest green shimmer. This is a bonus polish that is included in the gift set for the first 20 purchasers (I believe there are just a few left so don't miss out on this extra shade!). I wasn't sure how I felt about this one in the bottle (I loved how it looked as part of the collection, but sometimes shimmers are hard for me to wear), but once I had it on my nail I really loved it. Wonderful polish for the season as well! The formula was a little bit finicky in that the second coat showed some brush strokes, but once I got the 3rd coat on everything looked great.

As I mentioned, you can purchase the entire A Sparkly Staycation collection now from and be sure to use the code SUGARLOOMFIX to receive 15% off + free shipping! Help support small businesses :)

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What do you think of this set of polishes? Do you like it for this time of year? Let me know your thoughts! Happy Polishing :)