When Jess of Drip Drop Nail Paint asked me if I'd be interested in swatching and sharing her new collection on the site, I didn't hesitate for one second. It wasn't until after I accepted that I realized, 1. I have NEVER done an entire collection of nail polish swatches and 2. I have no idea what I'm doing. Haha. But alas, the collection and swatches are here and this post is going to tell you all about the collection and her re-brand!
Before we get started, I want to explain why I chose to take the photos outside, in direct sunlight. The first and main reason is that EVERY swatcher tends to take photos in a lightbox, and I didn't want the swatches of her new collection, to all look the same. The second reason, is continuing with having all the swatches look alike. Nail polishes look different in different lighting. Direct sunlight is the most natural lighting and how you see your nails a majority of the time. Lastly, I just prefer natural lighting over the lightbox, because I can't figure out how to NOT have the light glare in my photos. I'm still a newbie, be patient with me.
Before I give you my review and thoughts on the collection, I asked Jess some questions in regards to the re-branding and new collection.
What made you change your labels and re-brand?
I decided to get new labels to give my brand a face lift. I've been around for almost 3 years, so the change was overdue. Nice and streamlined. Fits my style. I hope everyone loves it as much as I do.
The main reason you are starting a new site is due to the charges Storenvy is now charging, do you think that this was a good thing looking back now?
Ohhh Storenvy...they've been up to some wacky stuff over the last year, and charging my customers a "handling" fee was the final straw. I will not miss Storenvy, and I'm pretty sure no one else will. I'm not the first indie to leave that platform and I highly doubt I'm the last. I'm definitely happy with the decision to leave.
With the new collection, you kept it very simple and classy, what inspired you?
I'm really loving this collection. It's totally based off of some of my favorite colors. I get a lot of requests for solid cremes, so I went with that. I'll admit though, it is hard for me to not throw glitter into everything! Lol, I did make a crelly for my glitter crelly loving posse. ;)
What is you favorite polish in this new collection?
My favorite from the collection is a toss up between 'Autumn Chic' and 'Nature's Way.' Pink and brown, baby! One of my favorite color combinations.
What can we expect from you in the upcoming collections with the new branding?
The future holds some restocks of some classics, and I'm getting pumped for Christmas. I absolutely love Christmassy polishes! You can expect some holiday glitter crellies.
My first thought upon seeing the collection was shock, as I'm not used to Jess doing cream polishes and there only being ONE glitter polish. I was definitely caught off guard, but super excited because these colors were right up my alley.
The collection is fall inspired, which you wouldn't guess with some of these colors. You have a bright pink, cleverly named Autumn Chic, a creamy purple named Purple Breeze, and my favorite out of the brights, a gorgeous green, perfectly named Granny Smith. These aren't the typical colors you see in fall collection, but I'm excited about them. Granny Smith really surprised me, as I'm not a green polish fan whatsoever.
Then there are my favorites, and it's possibly because my mind is starting to gear into fall polishes and colors. You have a crelly, which if you know me, I'm a sucker for these. This white crelly with red, gold and green glitters is called Fall Whispers. Then we have my top two, which let me just say, photos do NOT do justice to these. Nature's Way is a gorgeous grey, that has a hint of purple and brown to it, and the perfect subtle holo shimmer. Lastly, Evening Forest, which in photos looks extremely dark and teal, but in person, looks just like an Evergreen tree.
Formula is not thick, which I know many people tend to fear. All of these polishes were 2 coats, except Fall Whispers, which didn't need the 3rd coat, but I did it to brighten up the white. The polish doesn't pool and leak to the sides, and I'm a heavy coater, so that's a big plus. Evening Forest COULD be a one coater, if you don't want or need a darker and richer color and it did stain without a base coat.
Individual photos will be shared on my IG (linked), so check that out and check Drip Drop Nail Paint's IG (linked) for other blogger swatches and for the new website information. Collection drops this Friday, September 16th at 12PM (EST).
Which one was your favorite and what will you be picking up?
Disclaimer: these were sent to me for review.