Hello! Today I bring you a wonderfully vibrant collection from Celestial Cosmetics. It’s been inspired by Bollywood and appropriately named the Bollywood Collection. It just launched yesterday in time for November. I’m really happy this collection came out ready for summer as there’s a few shades here I can’t wait to wear again. Onto the swatches! (All photos are outside in natural light).
So I thought I would start with my favourite, which is Dard-e-Disco. What a stunner. It’s a buttery coral base with gold shimmer and silver sparks. The name is taken from a song in the movie Om Shanti Om. This is one of those summer must-have polishes and you will be very happy with its payoff as it’s very opaque. This is two coats with a top coat of Celestial Cosmetics Solar Ray Quick Dry Top Coat, but you could probably get away with one coat if you’re careful.
Aluva is a cornflower blue scattered holo with silver sparks. The name is taken from the prettiest girl in the region of the movie Premam. I have never seen the film, but I would love it if a polish like this was inspired by me. This is three coats with a top coat of Solar Ray. You might see that the polish – even at three coats – seems a bit patchy. This was because I did find the formula a little difficult to work with, but it’s nothing you can’t overcome. To the eye the polish looks fine.
Dilbara is another stunner from the collection. This is a blue-leaning green with pearl and silver flakes, which looks a bit like Ariel’s tail from The Little Mermaid. The name is taken from a song in the movie Dhoom. I reckon this will be another go-to polish for a lot of people. I’m wearing two coats with a top coat of Solar Ray.
Dilwara is a subtle gold linear holo with red microglitter. The name is taken from the temples in the movie Devdas. When I look at this polish all I can see is how awesome it would be with some Christmas nail art! The formula is great but it dries a bit lumpy due to the microglitter so you’ll need a thicker top coat. I’m wearing two coats with a top coat of Celestial Cosmetics Light Year Quick Dry Top Coat.
Mumbai Music is the second scattered blue holo in this collection. It has a strong violet effect in the sun. The name is taken from one of the towns in the movie Chalte Chalte. The formula is great, but just because it looked like it could be a little patchy I used three thin coats and added a top coat of Solar Ray.
Finally, we have Mughal Emperor. This is a subtle light green scattered holo with red sparks. I found it looks more like a shimmer in real life. The name is taken from the lead actor in the movie Jodhaa Akbar. I’ve done three thin coats in my swatches here (with a top coat of Soar Ray) but you can still see a bit of my nail line if you look closely.
- Where to buy: Celestial Cosmetics
- Cost: Individual prices range from AU$10 to AU$12 and sold as a full set discounted by 10% for the first week only at AU$61.20
- Volume: 12ml
- Coats to opacity: See the individual polish descriptions above
Overall, this is a really lovely collection that has something for everyone. The collection theme was suggested by a member of the Celestial’s Stars Facebook group and I’m so glad it was chosen (at random)! What do you think? Thanks for reading!