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Celestial Cosmetics Game of Thrones Collection swatches, review and nail art

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Hiya! I’m bringing you a big post tonight: Celestial Cosmetics Game of Thrones Collection! As you can guess it’s inspired by the TV show Game of Thrones and it launched on June 26 so it’s just over a week old. There was a flurry of blog posts, pictures, etc on its launch that were so amazing I decided to wait a little while before posting my pics as I’m not sure I’ve done it justice! This collection has two parts. One part is cremes and the other part is holos. I’m bringing you both parts tonight. I found this adorable gif I thought was appropriate to celebrate this collection, so once you’ve had a giggle let’s move on to the polishes!

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HOLOS

Just a note on the application of the holos so I’m not repeating myself. I found them all super easy to apply with a wonderful, buttery formula. Also, they all dried so incredibly fast. Very impressive.

YOU WIN OR YOU DIE

Celestial Cosmetics Iron Throne Collection You Win Or You Die by Dry, Dammit!Outside in full sun

Celestial Cosmetics Iron Throne Collection You Win Or You Die by Dry, Dammit!Outside in full sun

Celestial Cosmetics Iron Throne Collection You Win Or You Die by Dry, Dammit!Inside (no flash)

Another extraordinary holo blue by Celestial Cosmetics! This is a bright blue linear holo and it has the same wow effect that On Your Left from the Avenge the Earth Collection has. This has a really strong rainbow to it and I loved wearing it. This is two coats without top coat.

DANCE WITH DRAGONS

Celestial Cosmetics Iron Throne Collection Dance With Dragons by Dry, Dammit!Outside in full sun

Celestial Cosmetics Iron Throne Collection Dance With Dragons by Dry, Dammit!Outside in full sun

Celestial Cosmetics Iron Throne Collection Dance With Dragons by Dry, Dammit!Inside (no flash)

Dance With Dragons also has this incredible rainbow like You Win Or You Die, much stronger than what I could capture. This is a dark green linear holo that leans blue. This polish is very limited because of the ingredients required and I think it’s already sold out (only 18 bottles available!). I can see why! This is two coats without top coat.

KINGSROAD

Celestial Cosmetics Iron Throne Collection Kings Road by Dry, Dammit!Outside in full sun

Celestial Cosmetics Iron Throne Collection Kings Road by Dry, Dammit!Outside in full sun

Celestial Cosmetics Iron Throne Collection Kings Road by Dry, Dammit!Inside (no flash)

Kingsroad is another limited polish because of its ingredients (also just 18 bottles). A linear green holo like Dance With Dragons, this time more of a lime-yellow combo. The rainbow through this one was very yellow toned, which made a nice change. What you see is two coats without top coat.

GARDEN OF BONES

Celestial Cosmetics Iron Throne Collection Garden of Bones by Dry, Dammit!Outside in full sun

Celestial Cosmetics Iron Throne Collection Garden of Bones by Dry, Dammit!Outside in full sun

Celestial Cosmetics Iron Throne Collection Garden of Bones by Dry, Dammit!Inside (no flash)

Garden of Bones is a light brown linear holo. It’s quite neutral indoors but when you’re outside: WOWZA! That’s when it really comes to play, even though I couldn’t catch it that well. This is two coats without top coat.

FIRE & BLOOD

Celestial Cosmetics Iron Throne Collection Fire & Blood by Dry, Dammit!Outside in full sun

Celestial Cosmetics Iron Throne Collection Fire & Blood by Dry, Dammit!Outside in full sun

Celestial Cosmetics Iron Throne Collection Fire & Blood by Dry, Dammit!Inside (no flash)

Fire & Blood is the surprising favourite of mine from the collection. Surprising because in the bottle I wasn’t moved by it, but once on my nails I loved it. It’s a pinky-red linear holo that seems more pink to me, and a really beautiful shade of pink, too. The holo effect on this is stunning and lives up to its name – very fiery! This is two coats without top coat.

Now, I couldn’t help but try to do some nail art with these holos, so I laid down a base of Kingsroad, added random pieces of striping tape and then sponged Garden of Bones, Fire & Blood and You Win Or You Die on top. I removed the tape and added some brown holographic studs as some of my make-up sponge left pieces on my nails.

Celestial Cosmetics Iron Throne Collection holo tape and studs nail art by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics Iron Throne Collection holo tape and studs nail art by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics Iron Throne Collection holo tape and studs nail art by Dry, Dammit!

CREMES

MYHSA

Celestial Cosmetics Iron Throne Collection Myhsa by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics Iron Throne Collection Myhsa by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics Iron Throne Collection Myhsa by Dry, Dammit!

I love this colour, it’s totally a shade of nail polish I am drawn to for some reason. Myhsa is described as a plum red creme, but in some lights it looks more pink than red. This was super shiny by itself and so what you see is two coats without top coat. Also, this was surprisingly easy to clean-up around the cuticles for a darker shade. I don’t know if my application is getting better or if it’s just a really manageable formula, but I was happy!

A GOLDEN CROWN

Celestial Cosmetics Iron Throne Collection A Golden Crown by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics Iron Throne Collection A Golden Crown by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics Iron Throne Collection A Golden Crown by Dry, Dammit!

A Golden Crown is a lovely mustard yellow creme. I found application to be a bit difficult as it was patchy. It built up fine but you do really need a steady hand. What you see here is three thin coats but I found that still a bit sheer so on my ring finer I applied one coat of ulta3 Lily White and then two coats of A Golden Crown, which fixed up the sheerness. All nails were topped with Celestial Cosmetics Solar Ray Quick Dry Top Coat.

THE NIGHT LANDS

Celestial Cosmetics Iron Throne Collection The Night Lands by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics Iron Throne Collection The Night Lands by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics Iron Throne Collection The Night Lands by Dry, Dammit!

The Night Lands is a coffee brown creme. It’s a bit sheer in application but like A Golden Crown it builds up nicely. This is three thin coats with a top coat of Solar Ray.

DARK WINGS, DARK WORDS

Celestial Cosmetics Iron Throne Collection Dark Wings, Dark Words by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics Iron Throne Collection Dark Wings, Dark Words by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics Iron Throne Collection Dark Wings, Dark Words by Dry, Dammit!

Dark Wings, Dark Words is a dark green creme. This is a green I really enjoy wearing, it feels more “adult” than other shades of green to me. Again, this was super shiny by itself, so what you see is two thin coats without top coat. If you were better than me at applying nail polish you could even try applying this in one thick coat.

BREAKER OF CHAINS

Celestial Cosmetics Iron Throne Collection Breaker of Chains by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics Iron Throne Collection Breaker of Chains by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics Iron Throne Collection Breaker of Chains by Dry, Dammit!

Breaker of Chains is a dark blue creme. I impressed myself with it because what you see is just one coat. It’s very opaque. Also, it was really shiny so no top coat. Just like Dark Wings, Dark Words, this blue feels more “adult” than other shades, I felt like a fashionista wearing it.

I also decided to do some nail art with the cremes. I put on a base of The Night Lands, applied long triangle vinyls and did a gradient of A Golden Crown, The Night Lands and Myhsa on top. I removed the vinyls and voila! I’m really happy with how this turned out.

Celestial Cosmetics Iron Throne Collection creme gradient nail art by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics Iron Throne Collection creme gradient nail art by Dry, Dammit!

Celestial Cosmetics Iron Throne Collection creme gradient nail art by Dry, Dammit!

DETAILS

  • Where to buy: Celestial Cosmetics
  • Cost: Holos are AU$12 each, cremes are AU$9 each
  • Volume: 12ml
  • Coats to opacity: See the individual polish descriptions above

Phew! Sorry about the long post, but I think you’ll agree with me that it was definitely worth it. What do you think about this collection? Or my nail art, for that matter? Thanks for reading!

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