I'm really on the fence about this collection so far. The glitters are fantastic, but the creams are a little disappointing. With a name like "Haute Frost", I was really expecting frosts instead of creams. Especially the white. I also find the formula for the creams to be a bit difficult. Carte Blanche is a little thick and needed extra time to level out to avoid streaks. Dare to be Decadent gave me major fits. I'll elaborate on that statement in a few moments. For now, let's get on with the swatches, shall we?
First up is Carte Blanche. I really wanted this one to be a frosty white. Instead, it is more of a winter white - a pure cream with a very slight greyish undertone. Far from the bright whites that I love the most.
Since this post is going to be picture heavy, I won't show another shot of this one. After all, not much exciting about white, right?
The next on my list to show you is this gorgeous glitter called Imperial Treasure. Pink and red ultrafine glitter with larger red and purplish-pink hexes. As usual, this is three coats.
Ready for another glitter? This little beauty is Sapphire and Ice. Smaller blue glitters with with larger gold and white hex glitters. Again, this is three coats. As a side note, I leave my glitter polishes upside down for a bit before I swatch them since the glitter seems to sink to the bottom.
This next one may be my absolute favorite from the collection. Midnight Martinis is a dark purple base that is packed with red and blue ultrafine glitter and these funky shaped larger red glitters. It is completely opaque in two coats. I swatched three as usual for consistency, but the third was not needed at all. The second shot is blurred slightly to show the dimension of this polish.
This next polish is Dare to be Decadent. It is a very pretty brown with burgundy tones. Sadly, this is the one gave me fits. The first attempt resulted in curing issues. It is extremely thick for IBD, and with the new stiff brushes, it was very difficult to apply without streaking. Even so, it wrinkled on the edges and refused to cure in spots. I ended up having to thin it with a few drops of gel polish thinner after warming didn't fix the issue. That fixed the wrinkling and curing issues, but it was still difficult to apply and you can see where it streaked in spots. Oh, and it stained my skin when I soaked off the first attempt. I don't know if I simply got a bad bottle or what happened here, but I am very disappointed. Such a pretty color to be so difficult. I usually wouldn't post a swatch that looks this bad, but after swatching it twice, I refused to try again and moved on to the next one.
Finally, we'll end with another glitter. This burnt orange and holographic ultrafine beauty is Coquette What U Want. The shift in this glitter topper is quite impressive. As usual, this is three coats.
That's all for now. When I get the Siberian Minx and Yuri Berry, I'll swatch and show those as well. My closing thoughts: The creams so far leave much to be desired in my opinion, but the glitters...wow. They are all very fun and unique. I can't wait to get my hands on Yuri Berry and Siberian Minx to see how they stack up.