Swatches | Love, Angeline Sea Escapes Collection

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Today I have the Sea Escapes collection from Love, Angeline to share with you today! This is a collection of 5 shimmery matte shades for Spring 2016 but I feel like these work well into the Summertime as well! I did purchase these and they are available now, retailing for $5 for a 7 mL mini or $9 for a 15 mL full size.

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Take Me Away at 2 coats under artificial lighting.
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Take Me Away at an angle under artificial lighting.

First up is Take Me Away, described as a “fuchsia pink matte polish with a blue flash.” This one has a great 2 coat formula with great coverage at 1 coat. These all have a ton beautiful shimmer but I especially love the ones with a shimmer in a different shade from the base, like this one! I didn’t have any problems with application or dry time and this one did a beautiful job at stamping as well.

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Take Me Away at 2 coats under artificial lighting.
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Take Me Away macro under artificial lighting.
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Take Me Away plus topcoat under artificial lighting.
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Take Me Away plus topcoat macro under artificial lighting.
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Take Me Away plus topcoat at an angle in direct sunlight.

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Cheeky Tiki at 1 coat under artificial lighting.
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Cheery Tiki at an angle under artificial lighting.

Next up is the only 1 coater for me in the collection, Cheeky Tiki! Described as “a rose gold matte polish with a gold shimmer!” This one did have a bit of thicker formula and got a little brush strokey on me so you may prefer trying a thinner coat. This one is absolutely phenomenal for stamping!

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Cheeky Tiki at an angle under artificial lighting.
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Cheeky Tiki macro under artificial lighting.
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Cheeky Tiki plus topcoat under artificial lighting.
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Cheeky Tiki plus topcoat under artificial lighting.
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Cheeky Tiki plus topcoat at an angle in direct sunlight.

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Mermaid Tales at 2 coats under artificial lighting.
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Mermaid Tales at an angle under artificial lighting.

Next up is another favorite of mine, Mermaid Tales! Mermaid Tales is described as “a turquoise matte polish with a green flash.” This one has another really easy 2 coat formula that dries down quickly and is gorgeous stamped over black and white.

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Mermaid Tales at 2 coats at an angle under artificial lighting.
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Mermaid Tales macro under artificial lighting.
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Mermaid Tales plus topcoat at an angle under artificial lighting.
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Mermaid Tales plus topcoat macro under artificial lighting.
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Mermaid Tales plus topcoat at an angle in direct sunlight.

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Calm Waters at 3 coats under artificial lighting.
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Calm Waters at an angle under artificial lighting.

Next up is Calm Waters, described as “a blue matte polish with a purple flash.” This is by far the sheerest of the collection, I did 3 coats here and could still make out my nail line a bit. The shimmer in this one really comes out with a topcoat and that is my preference for this polish. This one did stamp okay over white but really pops over black.

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Calm Waters at an angle under artificial lighting.
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Calm Waters macro under artificial lighting.
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Calm Waters plus topcoat at an angle under artificial lighting.
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Calm Waters plus topcoat macro under artificial lighting.
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Calm Waters plus topcoat at an angle in direct sunlight.

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Ocean Breeze at 2 coats under artificial lighting.
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Ocean Breeze at an angle under artificial lighting.

Lastly I have Ocean Breeze, described as “a light purpleย matte polish with a greenย flash” This was another favorite for me, and another incredibly easy 2 coat formula. I had no brushstrokes with this one and it stamped super easy for me! This one plus topcoat is so amazing in the sun!

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Ocean Breeze at an angle under artificial lighting.
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Ocean Breeze macro under artificial lighting.
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Ocean Breeze plus topcoat at an angle under artificial lighting.
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Ocean Breeze plus topcoat macro under artificial lighting.
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Ocean Breeze plus topcoat at an angle in direct sunlight.

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Extras included in my package.

I wanted to address the controversy I’ve seen lately around some of the extras included in most packages from Love, Angeline. I received a super boss green holographic nail polish bottle sticker (my sweet friend at Polish Galore suggested turning it into a magnet and I am all about that!) and a Jesus loves you notecard. There have been many, many people offended by the addition of religious specific material into these packages. I myself, am not religious. Am I offended? Not enough to not make future purchases from LA. I 100% support the freedom to include whatever religion into your business that you prefer, I also support the general publics freedom to support said businesses or not by their purchases. I just can’t get up in arms about anyone wishing me well in whatever way feels best to them. We need more love in the world, y’all.

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So that wraps up my swatch and review of the Sea Escapes collection! I will be featuring these on tomorrow’s But Do They Watermarble so don’t miss out on that! Are you planning on picking any of these up before they are gone?

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7 comments on “Swatches | Love, Angeline Sea Escapes Collection”

  1. This collection is soft and lovely! I am also not religious but personally don’t care if someone includes a sticker like that. I figure it is part of their way of showing they care.

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