Monday, September 16, 2013

A Week of Falls with Pretty Jelly: Mexico City

Hey everybody!  I am pretty excited about this week's posts.  I will be featuring the new fall collection by Pretty Jelly, simply titled The Fall Collection.  You may think, "Oh well, that sounds like everybody else's collection for autumn", but creator Liz, being the extremely clever and talented girl she is, designed all 5 polishes after famous "falls."  I have to admit, she sucked me in with that description alone...but then when I saw the collection...yikes!!

The first "fall" polish I have is Mexico City.  It's red.  And it's a linear holo.  Wait!!  I didn't mean for you to fall LITERALLY! ;)


Liz's inspiration for Mexico City was "The Fall" by Albert Camus, which tells the story of a respected lawyer's fall from grace after he sabotages his own good reputation.  Mexico City is the name of a bar in the...uh...bad part of Amsterdam....hence the red color. :)


Are you "falling" yet?  I thought as much... :)  I love this polish.  It's not a RED red, but it is a very unusual color.  Of course, that gets another gold star from me.  Indoors and in shade, it's a delicious mauvey-red with a hint of salmon.  In the light, the color brightens and deepens.


And I discovered it's probably not a good idea to do holo posts at 11 p.m. :D  BUT lucky me...I have a halogen spotlight in my office, so I got a rather awful phone picture of Mexico City, as far as the color goes, but it does show the linear holo: 

Look, Mom!  I'm jaundiced!! 

There is no special base coat needed for Mexico City.  The application was fantastically smooth and covered in 2 coats.   And two other awesome things to note about this polish:  I had no cleanup, and it's incredibly shiny.  


A fall from grace may come as a result of many things...greed, envy, anger...nail polish addiction.  Did I just say that? :)  

Pretty Jelly polishes are 5-free and cruelty-free.  Mexico City can be purchased at the Pretty Jelly Etsy store.  And be sure to check out Liz's blog, Liquid Jelly.  She keeps you updated on all the great stuff she's creating!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a lovely day! :)

22 comments:

  1. Melissa this polish is absolutely gorgeous on you! In response you your "fall" question, yes I've fallen in love with this polish!! You captured the linear holo in this beautifully and that unique red tone really stands out in the last picture with you holding the necklace with the gold coins. I look forward to each post to see which piece of jewelry you will pair with the next mani! Can't wait to see the rest of the collection :-D

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    1. Oh thank you, Dani! <3 This is such a beautiful polish...I was surprised at what a chameleon it is. I can't wait to show you the rest...the whole collection is wonderful. :)

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    1. Thank you!! I am so thankful they're doing better! :)

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  3. Oooh how gorgeous!! I love the holo effect in there. And that shade of red/pink is so flattering and feminine! :D

    ~ Yun

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    1. Thanks Yun! I agree...it is feminine. It's just a really pretty polish, what can I say? :)

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  4. What a clever collection! I can't wait to hear the rest of the stories. You captured Mexico City beautifully and it's an amazing shade on you, to boot :)

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    1. So clever, isn't it? Sucked me right in, LOL...Ah, thanks, I think it's such a pretty and unusual color. :)

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  5. Ahh I'm a sucker for holo polishes - I want it! This shade looks really nice on your nails :)

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  6. It's gorgeous! I'm a sucker for red/pink holos and this one is no exception :)

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  7. Bahahaha jaundiced! Holos are a pain in the butt to photograph so I understand. This one is gorgeous so at least it makes all that trouble worth it!

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    1. :D I mean...look at how yellow!! Why thank you for the loverly compliment. :)

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  8. I'm totally "falling" for this color! Holos are the BEST. I *love, love, love* your pictures! Your nails are flawless. :D

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    1. Awww, thank you Miss Clare! I am very flattered, considering how lovely your pics and nails always are! ;)

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  9. Hi Melissa, if there is one girl on the Northern half of this planet who can rock those softer red shades it is you!!!!! Mexico City looks absolutely beautiful on you!!! I like it particularly that in this polish there isn't only holo but that the Mexico City manages to look so different yet striking in different lighting. Your pictures are beautiful and your description is a real pleasure to read!!! I love playing with words and I was taken by the Name of the Collection instantly. I do get tired of all those endless long names of collections and polishes. Great review <3

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    1. My goodness, what a compliment! :) I love it that the collection idea appeals to you. So unexpected and interesting! And it's even more amazing because of the beauty of the polishes...there's a lot more yummy where this came from. <3

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    1. Thanks Kim! :) I am pretty much loving it a whole bunch myself...

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